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8 Fringe World Events at Perth Town Hall

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Published January 5th 2018
See some shows at iconic Perth Town Hall
Perth Town Hall. Most of us do not go to the town hall anymore, however, this building is an award-winning and beautifully restored heritage hall in the Victorian Gothic style.

It is a little-known gem in the heart of the Perth CBD. It has glorious Gothic arches, a polished jarrah floor, stained glass windows and a high cathedral ceiling.



The Hall's vintage charm makes it an ideal venue for the shows that are being staged here as part of the Perth Fringe Festival. The Hall is within the Cathedral Square heritage precinct and within walking distance of major City landmarks, trains and buses. It has wheelchair access, wheelchair accessible toilet and the main entrance has wheelchair access, as well as lift access to other areas.

1. KIDS COMEDY CLUB
This event is hosted by The Lucky Cat and Born Lucky Productions. It is a comedy for children and one which the grown-ups will also love!



It will be on every Saturday and Sunday of the Perth Fringe World at the Perth Town Hall, and Kids Club Comedy will feature different guests at each show. These events will be hosted by Bert Maverick and Lauren Bok, and the show lasts for 50 minutes.

Tickets are only $10, with discounts for families and groups, and to buy your tickets, go to this website.

It will be on in the Main Hall, and will start at 2.30 pm.

2. WTF RENAISSANCE - THE EXHIBITION
WTF RENAISSANCE RETURNS TO PERTH FOR THE VERY LAST TIME!

This is described as "Paintings that are old as f*ck, with captions that are modern as sh*t." It is a live exhibition by the online sensation, WTF Renaissance, and some of the comments from organisations include:

The New York Times - "Where would our literary culture be without @WtfRenaissance?"

Concrete Playground - "When something is back by popular demand, you know it's worth dropping in on

Metro - "Trust us - the Renaissance just got funny"

Huffington Pots - "WTF Renaissance is about to become your best friend"

Bustle - "The funniest captions you can possibly imagine "

Melbourne Fringe 2015 - Award Winner - People's Choice



This is a free show and is suitable for 18 plus. It has mild coarse language, strong sexual references, frequent strong nudity levels, and strong violence is depicted.

You can see more about this show here. You do not need to book for this, however, you can see times etc here.

3. FAMILY FUN AFTERNOONS AND MARKET
This is hosted by The Lucky Cat and will be on each weekend of Fringe World for family friendly entertainment (except Saturday 24th February). There will be a market showcasing local artisans, children's entertainers, food trucks and much more yet to be announced.

For updates on events, please check back at this site which also gives details of dates.

This event is presented from 1:30 pm till 4:30 pm.

4. 5 at 5.30
5 at 5:30 is the best value comedy at the Fringe Festival with different lineups every day! It will be "a tasting plate" of the best comedians the festival has to offer. Tickets will be cheap, so it wont "break the bank".



This show will be presented by Born Lucky Productions, who are a Melbourne based comedy production company.

Perth Town Hall, situated on the corner of Hay and Barrack streets in Perth and the shows run from 27th January to 25th February 2018.

5. SONNY YANG VS FRINGE
After a sold-out first season, the hit cult comedy sensation "Sonny Yang vs Fringe" returns to Fringe World to provide a "warped, absurdist critique of this year's dubious festival offerings."

Organisers say that no show is safe, not even the children's events!



Rotunda Media claims "His combination of deadpan and hyperbole left the audience in stitches from start to finish" while the Australian Times say "Confusing if you take him too seriously".

It is presented by Infinite Jest Comedy, a group of Perth-based comedians who have been producing live comedy events in Western Australia for 4 years.

You can buy tickets here for 27th and 28th January.

6. MATES: AN IMPROVISED AUSSIE SOAP OPERA
Gav and Rochelle have had a bad crop season and they're worried their marriage might not make the New Year. While year 11 school boy, Tobias has a crush on the hunky life guard Peter Garrett, but he was told no dating till after the HSC. Big town lawyer, Susie Smalltown, is back in town and ready to take over the old watering hole, but she doubts she has the ability to connect with the locals the way her mum used too.



This is presented by Baby Boy Bolognese, who are a comedy group based in Sydney.

You can book tickets here, and it will be on 21st, 23rd, and 24th February.

7. THE STAND UP SHOW
The Standup Show brings you the best standup comedies at the festival!



There will be a different lineups every night and with tickets only $15, the Standup Show is one of the best value shows at the festival, and will sell out, so book now at this site, and it will be on during January and February.

8. HERE. MOVING
Three women decide to make dances in three short pieces, in these bodies. Moving. For you. It will be choreographed by Ellen-Hope Thomson, Ayesha Katz and Lauren Catellani, and presented by: Fonder Physical Theatre.

Fonder Physical Theatre is an emerging performance company based in Perth, and they are passionate about inventing new platforms for dance and physical theatre.



This event will be in the main hall, will cost $20 for adults, and you can book here. The show will be on 1st, 2nd and 3rd February, and will last for 60 minutes.

You can see more shows on at the Perth Town Hall at this website
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Why? For some excellent shows and entertainment for all ages
When: Between January and February, 2018
Where: Perth Town Hall
Cost: Varies - see article
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