Perth entertainment

Top Choice Jazz in Fremantle

Duke of George

Opening early 2019 in the historic Brush Factory, this is a fun, lively, hugely approachable new jazz bar where dancing between the tables (there's no designated dance floor) is encouraged. Saturday’s dinner and sho…
Live Music in Fremantle


Part live music haunt, part microbrewery, part food-truck and beer-garden hang-out, Freo.Social is difficult to pigeonhole. Opening March 2019, the evolving venue with capacity for 550 people fills a historic space …
Stadium in Central Perth

Optus Stadium

Perth's new 60,000-seat riverside stadium and its surrounding, family-friendly park (think playground, BBQs, sculptures) opened in January 2018. Big concerts, AFL games and international sport fixtures including cri…
Theatre in Northbridge

State Theatre Centre

This stunning complex filled with gold tubes hanging from the ceiling includes the 575-seat Heath Ledger Theatre and the 234-seat Studio Underground. It hosts performances by the Black Swan State Theatre Company, Yi…
Cinema in Northbridge

Rooftop Movies

Art-house, classic movies and new releases screen under the stars on the 6th floor of a Northbridge car park. Beanbags, wood-fired pizza and craft beer all combine for a great night out. Booking ahead online is reco…
Live Music in Fremantle


Local and national bands (mainly Aussie rock and indie) and DJs play at this small place, and there's a sociable beer garden out the back. First Friday of the month is reggae night, every Monday is open-mic night an…
Live Music in Northbridge

Badlands Bar

Located on the fringes of Northbridge, Badlands has shrugged off its previous incarnation as a retro 1950s-inspired nightclub to be reborn as an edgy rock venue. The best WA bands are regulars, and if an up-and-comi…
Cinema in Kings Park & Subiaco

Somerville Auditorium

A quintessential Perth experience, the Perth Festival's international film program is held outdoors, on the University of WA's beautiful grounds, surrounded by pines and strings of lights. Picnicking before the film…
Live Music in Northbridge


Low-key, late-night cafe that's been running for more than 20 years and is regarded as a local institution, particularly by students. It has singer-songwriters on Wednesday night, jazz on Thursday and poetry slams o…
Theatre in Central Perth

His Majesty's Theatre

The majestic home to the West Australian Ballet and West Australian Opera, as well as lots of theatre, comedy and cabaret.