The Perth International Arts Festival offers a diverse program for absolutely everyone, from classical music lovers to indie rock fans; from dance fanatics to contemporary art addicts; from circus goers to theatre buffs with numerous events dedicated to children and young people.
Of the many fantastic works and performances, the Festival also offers a wonderful free program for everybody to enjoy. So here's your chance to enjoy what the Festival has to offer, at no cost.
Gather your family for a night of extraordinary theatrical experience at Langley Park. As the Festival's opening performance and an Australian exclusive, Lotterywest Festival Spectacular: Veles e Vents is an amazing recreation of a ship's majestic voyage delivered by one of the world's biggest outdoor theatre company, Xarxa from Spain.
Hold on to your seats (or rather, your picnic blankets) as you watch this awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping show. Expect to be dazzled by explosions of music and movement, and a magnificent visual display of fireworks lighting up the night sky. This production is spellbinding and at the same time reminds us that the journey itself is just as extraordinary as the journey's end.
This family-friendly spectacular will light the skyline for three big nights from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 Februrary from 8pm to 10pm. Picnickers are welcome from 6.30pm so find your perfect spot and get ready for this thrilling and unforgettable experience.
A new life is waiting for you at this quirky, interactive installation, I Think I Can. Become a temporary resident via an avatar by selecting a miniature puppet as your alter ego and then start living your new life in this intricately crafted model railway world. With model trains, innovative and intricate puppetry, and live video streaming of your new life in this enchanting model town, this is definitely a must see.
You get to dictate your new life and the adventures you encounter on these magical streets. The odd, yet exciting storylines are delightful and whimsical which will be enjoyed by all ages.
On show every day from Saturday 8 to Wednesday 19 February at Hackett Hall and The Great Southern. Please check their website for the various opening times.
For the young and young at heart, Sacrilege is a stunning (and cheeky) version of Stonehenge and an experience not to be missed. What used to be an ancient shrine, is now a full-scale inflatable and interactive sculpture. Leap into the ancient history, somersault around the Stonehenge and bounce your life away.
Created by Jeremy Deller, a Turner Prize winning artist, don't miss out on this once in a life time bounce every day from Monday 17 February to Saturday 1 March at Supreme Court Gardens. Various opening times apply so please check their website for further details.
As the heart of all the exciting happenings during the Festival, Chevron Festival Gardens will become your greatest summer soundtrack for 24 exceptional nights.
Organise to meet your friends here to enjoy some tunes, make new friends over a drink after the show, meet and greet the fabulous artists hanging around here, or have a chat to the Festival team about what you love, hate, agree and disagree with. Guaranteed to have a fantastic atmosphere with the Dutch DJ master Radio Barkas, scrumptious boutique beers and a new mouthwatering menu to suit all tastes.
Free entry from 5pm until late Wednesday to Saturday, and from 6.30pm until late Sunday to Tuesday.