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From family-focused fun at Elizabeth Quay and the stunning Kings Park to the theatres, small bars, cool restaurants and myriad public spaces of the city, the seamlessly integrated Perth CBD / Northbridge precinct is internationally renowned as a fun place to go. Jump on the ferry, hire a bike, check out the galleries and museums, chill out in the cultural centre, shop at King St or best of all, stay over in one of the many new 5-star hotels.



PICA Open Studios: Lisa Liebtrau

PICA’s Open Studios give audiences a sneak peek into the studio spaces of artist-in-residence at PICA, as well as a chance to meet the artists.

  • Dates:December 7
  • Time(s):5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Venue:Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts


  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Photography,Other Visual Arts,Historical
  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Ticket Price:free


Join us for our final Open Studios of 2021 facilitated by Margaret Moore! PICA’s Open Studios give audiences a sneak peek into the studio spaces of artist-in-residence at PICA. As well as getting a glimpse into what they’ve been working on, artist Lisa Liebetrau will be in conversation with Margaret Moore, founder, and director of Moore Contemporary. From 5.00pm the galleries will stay open late for your chance to meet our resident artists, see inside their creative practice and experience our current exhibitions Sky Cave and Coming Home in our upstairs and ground floor galleries. Drinks and catering are provided from 5:30pm. Artist talks from 6pm. Find out more about our artists below! Artist in Residence: Lisa Liebetrau During her residency at PICA, Lisa Liebetrau is researching, examining and documenting PICA ephemera from the collections of the State Library of Western Australia, Western Australian Museum and PICA’s own archive through a series of photographs. Liebetrau will consider the historical archive and heritage of the building and its original purpose as a place of education, specifically its first use as the Perth Central School in 1897.

Sassafras at The Ellington

Toe-tapping swing, breakneck gypsy classics, wistful french ballads and re-worked jazz standards, all performed with the dazzling virtuosity and passion that is intrinsic to the gypsy jazz tradition.

  • Dates:Thursday December 9
  • Time(s):Doors open 6.30pm | Band plays 7.30-10pm (2 sets with Interval)
  • Venue:The Ellington Jazz Club


  • Event Venue:Ellington Jazz Club
  • Music:Jazz,World
  • Food & Drink:Cocktail,Restaurant,Beer,Cider,Spirits,Whisky,Wine,Coffee
  • Hosted By:The Ellington Jazz Club
  • Ticket Price:$18-36


Acclaimed gypsy jazz group Sassafras features Jessie Gordon (voice), Aaron Deacon & Lachlan Gear (acoustic guitars), Adrian Galante (clarinet) and Pete Jeavons (bass), and they have sold out numerous shows at the Ellington Jazz Club, The Duke of George, Lyric's Underground, Kidogo Arthouse, The Stirling Arms, The Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre and more. For six years in a row, Sassafras has presented a season of shows as part of the Perth Fringeworld Festival ("An Evening in Paris" from 2016-18,"Under Paris Skies" in 2019, "An Evening of Gypsy Swing" in 2020 and "Gypsy Jazz Soirée" in 2021) – all to sell out crowds and rave reviews. The band has also featured at a number of other festivals including: The Jazz By The Bay Festival (2017, 2019), Perth International Jazz Festival (2017, 2018), King Street Corner Pocket Festival (2018, 2019), Perth Festival (2021) and the Oz Manouche Festival (Brisbane, 2018). ” Acoustic gypsy jazz band Sassafras presented a world-class musical performance to the capacity audience that filled (the) Ellington Jazz Club…” Steve Baitz, Seesaw Mag, Jan 26th 2019

The King of Rock and the Prince of Pop

For more than a generation they were the two biggest rock stars on the planet. Today, they remain two of the biggest recording stars in music history

  • Dates:Dec 9
  • Time(s):8:00pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall


  • Music:Pop,Tribute Band
  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall


For more than a generation they were the two biggest rock stars on the planet. Today, they remain two of the biggest recording stars in music history.

Elvis was King and Cliff Richard, England’s answer to Elvis, became the PRINCE and was duly knighted to become Sir Cliff.

Australian music legend Marty Rhone is a master when it comes to singing Cliff, and Mark has performed on every continent as Elvis. Together they bring you an unparalleled night of music magic

This is the first time these two legends and their music will be presented on the same stage.

Suspicious Minds, Viva Las Vegas, Jailhouse Rock, Devil Woman, Wired for Sound, Young Ones, oh, and a couple of bonus tracks called Denim & Lace and a Mean Pair of Jeans.

So, Lords, Ladies and Gentleman, get ready for the The King of Rock and the Prince of Pop.

Excision Perth

Returning to Australia for the first time in over 5 years, Excision will perform in Perth for one of the most anticipated tours in recent memory.

  • Dates:Dec 10
  • Venue:Metro City


  • Music:Rock
  • Performing Arts:Musicals
  • Hosted By:BASSMENT, Inhibit Promotions and Metro City


A night where your ears will ring and your eyes wil roll back in your head as you join the Excision perform their most anticipated show. If you want to witness a virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds turn massive crowds into a frenzy it is the show for you.

Bass will rain down from above for hours as Excision’s skills as a DJ and producer shine like an unholy light from the underworld. The things you see and hear during the concert will eclipse your mind for a lifetime, as you are constantly enlightened by the true fervor and energy that only an Excision set can provide.

Festive Land at Perth Cultural Centre

Festive Land is the ultimate holiday extravaganza coming to the Perth Cultural Centre, outside WA Museum Boola Bardip, open 10th December to 3rd January (Closed Xmas Day/NYD).

  • Dates:Friday 10th December 2021 to Monday 3rd January 2022 *Open Boxing Day *Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day
  • Time(s):Monday - Friday: 4:00pm to Late Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm to Late
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre


  • Other:Homes and Design,Markets,Arts & Crafts,Museum events
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA,State Library of WA,WA Museum Boola Bardip
  • Type:Community,Kids,Free,Pet-Friendly,Youth,Festivals
  • Hosted By:Carnival Amusements
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Food & Drink:Coffee,Food Markets


Festive Land is an exciting holiday carnival coming to the Perth Cultural Centre, outside WA Museum Boola Bardip and open from the 10th December to the 3rd of January (closed Xmas Day and NYD). Festive Land is an extravaganza of the senses this festive season with thrilling carnival rides, sideshow alley, must-have show bags, fun holiday activities and delicious festival delights. 


The fun doesn’t stop at Festive Land as families enjoy Perth’s ultimate white Christmas with FREE Snowfalls every 30 mins, Christmas Night Markets, Santa's Bauble Making, Gingerbread Decorating, Food Trucks and Live Entertainment. 


Bring the whole family and make a night of it in The City of Perth on the discovery Christmas Lights Trail, Perth’s biggest shopping retailers and mouth-watering food and coffee vendors galore. Getting to Festive Land is easy as we are right next door to the Perth Train Station and close to the City of Perth’s car parks. Don’t miss out, visit us at Festive Land. Your must-visit end of year event with access to Perth’s spectacular Holiday Wonderland. Best of all, entry is FREE.

Friday 10th December 2021 to Monday 3rd January 2022
*Open Boxing Day
*Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day

Monday - Friday:  4:00pm to Late
Saturday - Sunday:  12:00pm to Late

Carnival Rides from Carnival Amusements including:
+ Dream Swinger (2 Tokens Per Rider)
+ Runaway Train Rollercoaster (1 Token Per Rider)
+ Fiesta Balloon (1 Token Per Rider)
+ Storm (1 Token Per Rider)
+ Cup & Saucer (1 Token Per Rider)
+ Mini Ferris Wheel (1 Token Per Rider)
+ Taxi Jets (1 Token Per Rider)
+ Jurassic Lost Temple (1 Token Per Rider)

A Very Festive Sideshow Alley:
+ Laughing Clowns (1 Token to Play)
+ Rabbit Shooting Gallery (1 Token to Play)
+ Fishing Pool (1 Token to Play)
+ Lucky Numbers (1 Token to Play)
+ Pick A Box (1 Token to Play)

Christmas Themed Attractions:
+ FREE Snowfalls
+ Personalised Letters to Santa
+ Gingerbread Decorating (1 Token to participate)
+ Santa's Bauble Making Workshop (1 Token to participate)
+ Christmas Festive Music
+ Live Roving Performers

Christmas Night Market Stalls:
+ Artisan Homewares
+ Curated Gifts Emporium
+ Handcrafted Soaps & Scents
+ Delicious Homemade Jams & Chutneys
+ Perth designed Jewellery & Accessories

Food Truck Village:
+ Fairy Floss
+ Buttery Popcorn
+ Home Made Jam Donuts
+ Gourmet Burgers
+ Christmas Sweets
+ Juice Bar
+ Gelato

Find out more and pre-purchase tokens at festiveland.com.au

Home Alone in Concert

Ring in the festive season with one of the most entertaining Christmas classics, Home Alone in Concert with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

  • Dates:Fri 10 Dec 6:30pm
  • Time(s):6:30-8:30pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena


  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Type:Community
  • Hosted By:Wets Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Ticket Price:$35-$98
  • Produced By:WASO


A true holiday favourite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams' charming and delightful score performed live to film by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who's accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family!

Belong: Language Connecting Feeling, Culture, Country Exhibitions

Experience an immersive, culturally rich multimedia exhibition like no other. using a mixture of associated portraits, languages, and landscapes to showcase the rich and diverse culture.

  • Dates:Dec 11 - Jan 30
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre


  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Type:Aboriginal,Free
  • Event Venue:WA Museum Boola Bardip
  • Hosted By:WA Museum Boola Bardip
  • Ticket Price:Free


In this exhibition: Nijiniji (Connection in Yawuru) – Awaken your senses with Yawuru speaker, choreographer, and Co-Artistic Director of contemporary dance group Marrugeku, Dalisa Pigram. Watch as she performs her interpretation of what it means for our physical bodies to be ‘joined’ to our emotions: “like bark to a tree”. Martine Perret collaborated with Dalisa and composer Jonathan Mustard to create this unique three-part video. Mitchee Youp Bullargar (Coming Together) – Explore a collection of traditional and ceremonial objects from Vivian Brockman Webb’s family collection. Vivian (aka Dwardinan) is a Matriarch Elder from the Margaret River region in Western Australia. Step through a series of video installations, as Vivian shares her deep knowledge of Country, traditional land management and the importance of what we leave behind which is inspired by her late father’s book Nunyahboogera – My land. About the artist Martine Perret is an award-winning photographic artist who was born in Paris, and now works and lives in Margaret River, Western Australia. Known for her startlingly beautiful portrayal of the Western Australian landscape, she uses aerial photography and portraiture to tell important stories of our times. Martine’s approach to her artistic work is based on a career in photojournalism, including 10 years covering United Nations peacekeeping missions in conflict zones in South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Timor-Leste. During her time in West Africa, Martine documented the Ebola crisis. Her recent projects Ngala Wongga (Come Talk) – Cultural Significance of Languages in the Goldfields and Belong – Language connecting feeling, culture, country highlight the importance of First Nations' languages and exemplify Martine’s approach to storytelling. Martine’s immersive gallery installations feature her signature aerial landscapes, portraits, lighting, and soundscapes.

Archie Roach 'Tell Me Why' The Final Round: 1990-2020

Legendary songwriter and ‘voice of the Stolen Generations’, Archie Roach AM, brings his life story to the stage in his final tour ever Tell Me Why.

  • Dates:Dec 12
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall


  • Ticket Price:Standard Tickets from $70
  • Type:Aboriginal
  • Music:Country & Folk,Gig Guide
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall


From stolen child and teenage alcoholic to musical icon, social activist and First Nations leader, Archie Roach’s compelling story is an extraordinary odyssey through love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal – and a testament to the healing power of music.

30 years after the release of his two-time ARIA Award winning album Charcoal Lane (1990), Tell Me Why is an intimate and moving musical journey through Roach’s life. The work features seminal songs from his back catalogue, influential music from his youth and three new autobiographical songs.

Roach will be joined onstage by his five-piece band, including award-winning jazz composer and improviser Paul Grabowsky and special guest Emma Donovan.

Don’t miss this spectacular concert celebrating Roach’s eponymous memoir and latest album. 

Keith Urban World Tour 2021

Five-time ARIA and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban is returning for 'The Speed of Now World Tour 2021,' a performance not to be missed.

  • Dates:Dec 14
  • Venue:RAC Arena


  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Hosted By:RAC Arena
  • Music:Country & Folk,Concert Tours


Urban will deliver a power packed set filled with his best-known hits including ‘One Too Many’, ‘The Fighter’, ‘Wasted Time’, ‘Blue Ain’t Your Colour’, ‘Long Hot Summer’, as well as songs from his new #1 album, THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1. Urban’s shows are filled with a unique energy and showmanship pulling the audience in and leaving you with no choice but to sing along. With this tour featuring never-before-seen state of the art production, don’t miss your chance to see one of the music industry’s best live performers.

Murders at The Maj - Murders on the Nile

What if you can relive the past and help solve the murder mystery on Nile all in style and glamour?

  • Dates:Dec 16 - 18
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre


  • Other:History
  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Food & Drink:Cocktail
  • Hosted By:His Majesty's Theater
  • Ticket Price:$110


Some enthrilling evenings dedicated to commemorate the historic opening of King Tutankhamun's tomb, ten years ago on the 26th November 1922, by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon is happening at His Majesty`s Theater from the 16th to 18th of December. Participants celebrate fancy cocktails and vegetarain and vegan friendly dinner while solving great murder mystery involving a recently discovered tomb believed to belong to the famous ancient Egypt`s Queen Nefertiti. Robert Mallowan who happens to be one of the ones to enter the tomb will brieft the mission of the evening with clues and questions to help solve the mystery. Participants will get to experience an interactive dinner theater show in goups of 10, dressed in the style of the period. So bring along your thinking hats and keep them on for you are going to need them.

Perth’s Invited to Have a Very Jazzy Christmas

WA’s new flagship to jazz – The Western Australian Jazz Project – will bring excitement and wonder to the CBD this festive season, with their debut Christmas Concert.

  • Dates:Thursday 16th December 2021
  • Time(s):7:30PM to 10:00PM
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall


  • Music:Jazz
  • Hosted By:The Western Australian Jazz Project
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall


WA’s new flagship to jazz – The Western Australian Jazz Project – will bring excitement and wonder to the CBD this festive season, with their debut Christmas Concert. The band of 17 internationally acclaimed musicians will fill Perth Concert Hall for “A Very Jazzy Christmas”, performing a stunning rendition of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite, as well as some of the world’s most beloved Christmas songs. Drawing on the nostalgia and anticipation of Christmas in the city and adding a contemporary twist to traditional festive songs, the concert will be unlike anything Perth has ever seen before. The audience will also be blown away by a dazzling performance from musical theatre legend John James O'Hara…who is flying into town for WAJP’s first live performance. A Very Jazzy Christmas will be taking place on Thursday, the 16th of December at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available via https://perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/jazzy-christmas

The Speakeasy-December

Dust off your dancing shoes and Charleston to the tunes of the 950 Express.

  • Dates:Dec 16
  • Time(s):8.30pm
  • Venue:Rechabite Hall


  • Music:Jazz
  • Type:Community
  • Ticket Price:$17.03


The 950 Express will be playing tunes all night, with our Rockin' in Rhythm section, the 10 piece Horns with the incomparable Lucy Iffla on vocals!?????????

Come have a boogie to the great tunes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Goodman and Ella Fitzgerald etc.

Gyroscope At Badlands

with special guests Pot Plant House Party & Indigo Blaze

  • Dates:Dec 17
  • Time(s):6pm
  • Venue:Badlands Bar


  • Type:Adults Only
  • Music:Rock
  • Hosted By:Badlands Bar
  • Ticket Price:$39.80


Perth local rock band playing till late. "Come all ye’ faithful, its gunna get festive. Much love, Gyroscope xo”

Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys Christmas Party

Time to celebrate the festive time of the year, with Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys Christmas Party!

  • Dates:18 December 2021
  • Time(s):8:00pm until 10:30pm
  • Venue:The Royale Theatre at Planet Royale


  • Music:Jazz
  • Hosted By:Adam Hall
  • Ticket Price:$35.90 to $349.00


With Special guests and all the Velvet Playboys Hits this is one to remember. Whether you're into New Orleans Parades, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Chuck Berry, the Beatles, Marvin Gaye or Bruno Mars, there is a little something for everyone. We may even throw in one or 2 Christmas songs. This will be our first time performing in the exciting new "Royale Theatre" in the centre of Northbridge, bring your family and friends for a massive Christmas Party with prizes for the Best Costume (worst) and Ugliest Sweater. With full plush, tiered theatre seating and special 4 person VIP booths and 6 Person VVIP booths (best in house). Truly a special night out in one of Perth's newest and most fantastic venues.

Handel's Messiah

The wonders of Handel’s Messiah are made almost endless when directed by Perth’s own brilliant choral director Dr Margaret Pride OAM and performed by Perth Symphonic Chorus and Perth Baroque Orchestra

  • Dates:Dec 18
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall


  • Music:Orchestral,Classical,Choral
  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Ticket Price:From $20.00
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall


Beginning with the evocative overture, the work progresses through three parts similar to an opera, the Nativity, Crucifixion and Redemption. Exquisite arias such as I Know That My Redeemer Liveth and Rejoice! are contrasted with majestic arias of enduring splendour such as The Trumpet Shall Sound and Thus Saith the Lord. Acclaimed WA soloists will bring these movements to life with outstanding virtuosity and musicianship. The real genius of this work, however, is revealed in the great and exhilarating choruses sung to perfection by the Perth Symphonic Chorus. The sombre and hushed beauty of choruses like Since By Man Came Death are juxtaposed with the grandeur and impact of the climactic moments in the Hallelujah chorus and the final extended and thrilling Amen chorus. Without doubt one of the greatest oratorios ever written, the magnificence of Handel’s inspired writing is always uplifting and is a unique and wonderful gift for the Christmas Season 2021.

Conductor: Dr Margaret Pride OAM

Violin: Paul Wright

Perth Symphonic Chorus

Perth Baroque Orchestra