Highlights of Perth's entertainment scene include live music, comedy and excellent and often edgy theatrical productions. Sport is also very important to Perth's residents, with the local AFL, basketball, netball and football teams all enjoying strong support.
Gay & Lesbian Perth
Perth is home to all of Western Australia's gay and lesbian venues. Before you get excited, let's clarify matters: it has precisely two bars and one men's sauna. Many other bars, especially around Highgate and Mt Lawley, are somewhat gay friendly, but it's hardly what you'd call a bustling scene.
For a head's up on what's on, pick up the free monthly newspaper Out in Perth (www.outinperth.com). Pride WA runs PrideFest, a 10-day festival from mid-November culminating in the Pride Parade.
Theatre & Classical Music
Check the West Australian newspaper for what's on. Book through www.ticketek.com.au or www.ticketmaster.com.au.