Perth is alive with a spectacular mix of music, theatre, comedy, dance and visual art.

This rich tapestry of cultural experiences and attractions are found throughout the year across the region.

Music lovers are in for a treat, with plenty of live music on offer especially in cultural hotspots like Perth City, Northbridge and Fremantle. You'll find music ranging from rock bands at trendy pubs to chilled-out jazz floating from wine bars and restaurants as well as international performance acts and shows at our theatres, concert halls and entertainment venues.

You can learn about Western Australia's history and heritage, and discover amazing local and international arts at a number of galleries, museums, cultural centres and historic landmarks. Join a tour to hear stories from local experts. 

Whether its a movie under the stars or discovering public art down secluded laneways, you'll find the perfect arts and cultural experience in Perth.

Arts and Cultural Attractions

Find a variety of arts cultural attractions, including museums, art galleries, aboriginal attractions, heritage attractios and sites, and theatres scattered all across the region.

  • Neighbouring the Perth CBD, Kings Park is one of the world's largest inner city parks. It enjoys sweeping views of the Swan and Canning Rivers, the...
  • As Western Australia's cultural tourism showcase, Perth Cultural Centre is home to the state’s flagship cultural, arts, heritage and knowledge assets...
  • A museum about Western Australia. Our people, our places and our role in the world. WA's unique cultural and scientific collections will come alive...
  • RAC Arena is Western Australia's landmark home of live entertainment, music and sports. Widely reported as Australia's finest venue, RAC Arena...
  • Located just 25 minutes from Perth, the Swan Valley is home to more than 150 wineries, breweries, distilleries, growers and producers of artisan wares...
  • Redefine movie night at Perth’s grandest cinema experience. Treat yourself to mulled wine at East Perth’s most vibrant bar, toast marshmallows over an...
  • The Museum and Art Gallery is New Norcia's star attraction. It tells the story of the monks and lay people who have made a home in New Norcia since...
  • Inside these historic premises, opened in 1899, your guide will introduce The Perth Mint's world-class exhibition and its mesmerising journey of gold...

History and Heritage Tours

Explore Perth's fascinating culture and history on a guided tour to some of the regions top heritage hot spots.

  • In a relaxed setting taste a variety of wild bush foods, such as quandong, native limes, sandalwood nuts and local coastal greens. Learn about and...
  • Two Feet & a Heartbeat is a multiple award-winning experiential tourism provider specialising in fully escorted tours in Perth and Western Australia...
  • Whiteman Park is a unique conservation and recreation reserve, covering 4,000 hectares of natural bushland and leisure facilities. Located just 25...
  • Djurandi Dreaming is a family run tour guiding and Aboriginal art business that started in 2017 aiming to deliver an exciting cultural experience to...
  • Warrang-Bridil (meaning ‘Enlighten to Acknowledge’) is a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated cultural business in Perth, Western Australia. Services...
  • Oh Hey WA run fun and informative walking tours designed to showcase and celebrate the BEST of Perth! Their tours cover a range of topics including...
  • Off The Beaten Track WA (OTBT) is a small WA eco-tourism business that offers a range of hiking experiences and adventure tours. Their unique and...
  • The Hike Collective bring guests the best opportunity within the Perth region to adventure and explore hiking trails. Due to COVID restrictions...

Arts and Cultural Events

Check out some of the great upcoming arts and cultural events in Perth and surrounds.

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    If you are visiting Mandurah and looking for a creative experience, go and paint with the Mandurah Plein Air Artists (Inc). This friendly group of plein air...
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    A captivating exhibition filled with some of the finest examples of Greek sculpture, armour, jewellery, vases and ancient sporting artefacts. From the sporting...
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    A compelling new exhibition at the WA Maritime Museum, using LEGO® bricks plunges enthusiasts into the stories behind eight of the world's most fascinating...
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    Indulge in a gourmet breakfast at Epoch café before exploring WA Museum Boola Bardip's Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes in a fascinating guided...
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    IOTA21, the first Indian Ocean Craft Triennial announces 37 lead artists in its international exhibition and a rich festival program of over 30 exhibitions and...
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    The Indian Ocean Craft Triennial inaugural exhibition, Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday, presents the work of 37 artists across two venues: Fremantle Arts...
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    Sunday Music returns to Fremantle Arts Centre in 2021 with a stellar line-up of WA musicians. Sunday Music returns to Fremantle Arts Centre in 2021 with a...
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    Robert J McCaffrey artist/designer opens his solo exhibition “HOMMAGE” in October at Perth Concert Hall. “HOMMAGE” consists of several major impassioned...

Arts and Cultural Hotspots

Perth Concert, Hall Perth City

Perth City

Catch a performance by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra or WA Opera Company or see the latest plays, musicals, acts and exhibition at one of the intimate stages, the Art Gallery or Concert Hall.

Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle

In Fremantle, the cultural offerings continue with galleries and street art. Its streets buzz with the song of buskers, heritage buildings, art centres, theatres and museums.

Stories on the Wall, Swan Valley

Swan Valley

The Swan Valley is home to many talented artisans and you'll be moved by the varied range of arts on offer, particularly in Guildford where you'll find galleries, craft shops and heritage buildings.

Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring

Perth Hills

The Perth Hills is home to many internationally acclaimed artists who use the stunning environment in which they live and the rich heritage of the area as inspiration for their work.

Arts and culture, Avon Valley

Avon Valley

Amongst the beautiful old towns of the Avon Valley, discover arts and crafts and a lively history. Don't miss York's Town Hall, Toodyay's art galleries and New Norcia, Australia's only monastic town.

Best of Perth Blog

See the latest arts and cultural blog stories and news in Perth.

  • Posted 27th May 2021
    Oh, the weather outside is frightful (well, a bit chilly, at least) At this time of year it's easy to slip into homebody mode and become one...
  • Posted 25th Feb 2021
    Perth is an incredible place to learn about the Noongar people. Western Australia's Indigenous history has spanned many tens of thousands of...
  • Posted 20th May 2020
    Missing the exciting places to explore and fun things to do in Perth? Great news: plenty of your favourite Perth experiences have gone...
  • Posted 12th Mar 2020
    Perth's not only Australia's capital of cool (thanks, CNN!) but also a thriving hub of arts and culture. If you love a good night at the...
  • Posted 12th Dec 2019
    Summer is in full swing, and it's time to enjoy the unique experience of outdoor cinema! Whether you're catching the latest flick or a...
  • Posted 21st Oct 2019
    Perth's street art is seriously cool! Street art is often thought of as the domain of funky Melbournian laneways, but Perth is increasingly...
  • Posted 30th May 2019
    There's always a good time to to visit Perth. Wanting to head west but not sure when to plan your trip for? Not to brag but the sun is...
  • Posted 26th Apr 2019
    Have a look at what's on in Perth in May. All year round there are so many things to in Perth that it's hard to choose. Read our 10...

Plan Your Trip to Perth

Start planning your visit by finding out what to do in Perth during the day and night. See all accommodation, tours, attractions, activities, food and drink and retail in Perth. 

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Accommodation in Perth

You'll find a diverse range of accommodation to suit all budgets and styles all across Perth from five-star resorts to caravan parks.

Rottnest Express Eco Tour, Rottnest Island

Tours in Perth

Tours around Perth and surrounds take you to some of the most exciting and interesting holiday spots from hot air ballooning in the Avon Valley to cruising the Swan River.

Perth's Outback Splash, Maze

Attractions in Perth

There's plenty of attractions to choose from in Perth and surrounds, with fun-filled activities for all ages.

Public House, Perth City

Food and Drink in Perth

Whether its dining in an elegant restaurant overlooking the river or sampling local wines, Perth boasts an extensive buffet from which to delight your tastebuds.

Aspects of Kings Park, Perth City

Retail in Perth

Perth offers a host of shopping options to choose from - stock up on the latest fashions, buy unique art or head to a local market.

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Hire in Perth

Looking to explore Perth on your own? There are plenty of hire options available from cars and motorhomes to bikes and kayaks.

Spring in Perth

Perth comes alive with colour in Spring with stunning wildflowers, amazing wildlife encounters and a variety of events and festivals to keep you busy all season long... that's Perth in spring.