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Movie buffs, it’s time to put down
the remote and step outdoors to
enjoy a film under the stars.
Ben & Jerry’s Openair
Cinemas, East Perth Mar-Apr,
BamBoo Outdoor Cinema, Highgate
Camelot Outdoor Cinema,
Mosman Park Dec-Apr, camelot.
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre, Kingsley
All year round, galaxydrivein.com.au.
Perth’s stage and screen culture is
extraordinary, with artists cultivated
at the Western Australian Academy
of Performing Arts, one of Australia’s
top three schools for film, theatre and
musical arts. WAAPA churns out actors
like Lisa McCune, Frances O’Connor
and Anna Bamford, musicians like
soprano Emma Matthews and singer/
songwriter Meg Mac, and all-rounders
like the multi-talented Hugh Jackman.
STATE THEATRE CENTRE
Two stages present high-quality,
locally produced work from the state’s
best companies. The underground
theatre is named after the late actor
Heath Ledger, who grew up in Perth.
THE BLUE ROOM THEATRE
Chances are you’ll be served
a drink by the star of the next
production at this intimate, arty,
in-the-know performance space
and bar, with a year-round program
by local independent producers.
SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE
You’ll be surprised how much those
puppets can tug on your heartstrings.
Bring tissues, or at least a gaggle of
kids to distract you. sppt.asn.au.
The gorgeous art deco building puts
on family favourites and revamps
familiar shows from musical theatre to
GEOFF GIBBS THEATRE
Say you saw them before they were
famous. This WAAPA venue is one of
the first stages our next crop of stars
will tread. Student performances are
open to the public. waapa.ecu.edu.
OLD MILL THEATRE
Quality, locally produced drama
and comedy shines in the Old
Mill’s unassuming, historic building.
Perth Institute of
The art centre at PICA showcases
challenging, innovative contemporary
HIS MAJESTYS THEATRE
Home to the West Australia Opera,
this stunning Edwardian theatre
(the only one in Australia) is worth
a visit just to do a recce round the
foyer, but its program of dance
and cabaret is a must-see, too.
SUBIACO ARTS CENTRE
A suburban building for local theatre
through Perth Theatre Trust. ptt.
Joondalup Pines Picture
Garden, Joondalup Dec-Apr,
Cinema, Mundaring Nov-Apr,
Luna Outdoor Cinema,
McDonald’s Community Cinemas,
various locations Visit website for
Moonlight Cinema, Kings Park
Movies in the Square, Fremantle
Northbridge Piazza, Northbridge
All year round, visitperthcity.com.au/
Rooftop Movies, Perth Oct-Apr,
Somerville Auditorium, Nedlands
Movies at Cape Mentelle,
Margaret River Summer,
City of Kalgoorlie Boulder
Outdoor Cinema Series,
Kalgoorlie Visit website for dates,
Caves House Hotel – Outdoor
Cinema, Yallingup Summer,
Sun Pictures, Broome All year
Dongara Denison Drive Ins,
Dongara Visit website for dates,
Moonrise Cinema, Karratha All year
Kununurra Picture Gardens,
Kununurra All year round, kpg.org.au.
Take your love of film to a whole new level with Cinefest
Oz. The five-day annual festival in the Margaret River
wine region premieres Australian and international feature films,
documentaries and short films, filmmaking workshops, a gala night
and free community screenings. Held in August. cinefestoz.com.
Fun fact The Bijou
Theatre in Esperance is
Australia’s oldest surviving
wood-and-iron theatre. It
opened in 1896 and today
hosts an array of community
acts and events. Take a tour
throughout this historical
gem for just $5 per person.
Rooftop Movies (photography Jarrad Seng).
State Theatre Centre of WA
(photography City of Perth).
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