Must-see entertainment in Perth

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    Duke of George

    Newly opened in the historic Brush Factory, this is a fun, lively, hugely approachable jazz bar where dancing between the tables (there's no designated…

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    Part live-music haunt, part microbrewery, part food-truck and beer-garden hang-out, Freo.Social is difficult to pigeonhole. Open since March 2019, the…

  • Moon

    A 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…

  • 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.

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    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…

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    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…

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    Rooftop Movies

    Art-house films, classic movies and new releases screen under the stars on the 6th floor of a Northbridge car park. Beanbags, wood-fired pizza and craft…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Somerville Auditorium

    A quintessential Perth experience, the Perth Festival's international film program is held outdoors, on the University of WA's beautiful grounds,…

  • Universal

    The unpretentious Universal is one of Perth's oldest live-music bars and much loved by soul, R & B and blues enthusiasts. All ages hit their groove on the…

  • Regal Theatre

    A heritage art-deco theatre hosting popular musicals, stage shows and festival events.

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    Lazy Susan's Comedy Den

    Shapiro Tuesday offers a mix of first-timers, seasoned amateurs and pros trying out new shtick (for a very reasonable $5). Friday is for more grown-up…

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    Fully licensed, art-house cinema in Leederville with Monday double-header features and a bar. The vintage cinema has been renovated with four new screens…

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    Charles Hotel

    Hosts lots of live music, including the Legendary Perth Blues Club on Tuesday. It has a community vibe, with seniors lunch specials, tradies drinks prices…

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    Metropolis Fremantle

    Metropolis is a mainstream nightclub on weekends, but roughly twice a month it becomes a great space to watch a gig, from punk rock to pop-anthem musos…

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    Ellington Jazz Club

    There's live jazz nightly in this handsome, intimate venue staging professional-level jazz in all its forms. Standing-only admission is $10, or you can…

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    Newport Hotel

    Local bands and DJs gig out the back from Friday to Sunday, while there's musical bingo and trivia on quieter nights in this nautically themed pub. The…

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    Main venue for interstate and international cricket, and home to the Perth Scorchers. Since 2018, one-day internationals have been held at Optus Stadium.

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    RAC Arena

    Used for big concerts by major international acts such as Rhianna and the Rolling Stones. It's also used by the Perth Wildcats NBL basketball franchise…