Discover Perth's Arts and Cultural Experiences.

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.
  • Perth Hills Artisan Markets: Perth Hill's biggest and best indoor artisan market in Perth! with 140 stalls to explore. Spanning two floors, this...
  • Located in the heart of Fremantle, the WA Maritime Museum is packed with famous stories and vessels that highlight WA’s historic, sporting and...
  • The City of Stirling is a vibrant hub of activity with many things to see and do. The City is renowned for its beautiful beaches, great surf and...
  • West Australian Opera was established in 1967. It is Western Australia’s only full-time, professional opera company. The company presents operas drawn...
  • Inside these historic premises, opened in 1899, your guide will introduce The Perth Mint's world-class exhibition and its mesmerising journey of gold...
  • Featured in 2019 Guinness World Record Gamer’s Edition and Lonely Planet, The Nostalgia Box is a celebration of video games and the people that made...
  • As Western Australia's cultural tourism showcase, Perth Cultural Centre is home to the state’s flagship cultural, arts, heritage and knowledge assets...
  • Situated in the heart of the scenic hills community, only 40 minutes north-east from Perth, Mundaring Arts Centre presents regular contemporary...

History and Heritage Tours

Explore Perth's fascinating culture and history on a guided tour to some of the regions top heritage hot spots.
  • Djurandi Dreaming is a family run tour guiding and Aboriginal art business that started in 2017 aiming to deliver an exciting cultural experience to...
  • The Hike Collective bring guests the best opportunity within the Perth region to adventure and explore hiking trails. Due to COVID restrictions...
  • Two Feet & a Heartbeat is a multiple award-winning experiential tourism provider specialising in fully escorted tours in Perth and Western Australia...
  • 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...
  • Perth-Tours WA specializes in entertaining visitors to have memorable holidays. They are known for offering relaxed journeys, combined with expertise...
  • Experience the best of Western Australia’s incredible natural environment with Mandurah Cruises. There’s a cruise for everyone, exploring Mandurah's...
  • Whiteman Park is a unique conservation and recreation reserve, covering 4,000 hectares of natural bushland and leisure facilities. Located just 25...
  • Join your local Nyungar guide on a 90-minute walking tour on location at Elizabeth Quay. Take in the stunning views of Perth and the Swan River as you...

History and Heritage Attractions

Perth has a fascinating history and heritage to explore. Head out to some of WA's oldest towns, visit a local museum or step back in time and learn about days gone past.
  • Connor’s Mill was built in 1870 by George Hasell for Dan Connor. It was the third stem powered mill built in Toodyay and has since also been used as a...
  • The WA Shipwrecks Museum is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere. The Museum is housed in the convict...
  • Inside these historic premises, opened in 1899, your guide will introduce The Perth Mint's world-class exhibition and its mesmerising journey of gold...
  • Built in 1865 by convicts, the Newcastle Gaol Museum has been used as a gaol, residence and now a museum. The history of Toodyay is displayed within...
  • Mandurah, Western Australia’s largest regional city and less than an hour from Perth, is set against a backdrop of magnificent beaches and an estuary...
  • Kidogo Arthouse is the premier hub for all things arts and entertainment at Bathers Beach, Fremantle. The building is a majestic 1884 heritage listed...
  • The next time you are wanting a Nyoongar cultural experience, come out to the picturesque Avon Valley, to the Bilya Koort Boodja – Centre for Nyoongar...
  • Located just 25 minutes from Perth, the Swan Valley is home to more than 150 wineries, breweries, distilleries, growers and producers of artisan wares...

Arts and Cultural Events

Check out some of the great upcoming arts and cultural events in Perth and surrounds.
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    2 Women, 2 Marys…and the shadow of Frankenstein! It is 1825 and the writer Mary Shelley is about to become embroiled in a daring plot to engineer a fake...
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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 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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    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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    What divides us, also connects us. The Wanneroo Gallery features a suite of solo shows, collaborations and group exhibitions by artists, artisans and...
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    Cancel your couch plans, because Perth's favourite outdoor cinema destination Rooftop Movies is back from 4 November 2021 - 2 April 2022. The producers of...
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    This is the state of being full of energy and life with striking brightness of colour with strength and resonance. Featuring: Lyn Franke, Gerald Ashcroft...
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    A Celebration of Western Australian art. One moment. 200 perspectives. In The View From Here, The Art Gallery of Western Australia presents its largest ever...

Arts and Cultural Hotspots

Visit some of Perth's arts and cultural hotspots.
Perth Concert, Hall Perth City

Perth City

Catch a performance by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra at the Perth Concert Hall, see the latest ballet and theatre at His Majesty's Theatre, watch a live performance from your favourite national or international band at RAC Area, and visit the exhibitions at the Art Gallery of WA or WA Museum Boola Bardip.

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 30th Nov 2021
    It’s December! For some, that means welcoming the start of the summer season and warm, sunny days. But for others, December 1st means...
  • Posted 23rd Nov 2021
    The weather’s finally warmed up, and we’re hot to trot! With only a week left of Spring, it won’t be long before we’re enjoying swimming in...
  • Posted 9th Nov 2021
    Perth is abuzz with incredible arts and cultural experiences. After all, we’re home to the world’s oldest living culture, and an incredible...
  • Posted 1st Nov 2021
    Perth’s event calendar is in full swing, and there’s so many reasons to get out and about and have fun. Go with friends and family, or solo...
  • Posted 1st Nov 2021
    Everyone’s favourite eclectic port city, Fremantle, is a fascinating melting pot of artsy boho culture, history, stunning heritage...
  • 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...

Things To See and Do in Perth

Looking for awesome activities to do in Perth? We've got you covered, from food and drink to family fun and adventures.
The George, Perth

Eat and Drink in Perth

Perth boasts an extensive buffet from which to delight your tastebuds. The warm climate makes for sensational al fresco dining, succulent seafood and the finest local produce and wines.

Sea Lions, Seal Island, Rockingham

Nature and Wildlife in Perth

Perth offers a smorgasbord of nature and wildlife experiences. From beautiful nature parks and reserves, unique wildlife encounters, world-class walking trails. 

State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth City

Arts and Culture in Perth

Perth is alive with a spectacular mix of music, theatre, comedy, dance and visual art. This rich tapestry of cultural experiences is on offer throughout the year across the region. 

AQWA, Perth Beaches

Family Fun in Perth

Treat your kids to a fun day out in Perth! The Experience Perth region has many places of activities and interest for children whether you are after a water or fun park or something more educational.

Kayaking, Swan River, Perth City

Action and Adventure in Perth

The scope of action and adventure activities in the Perth region is outstanding. Go on a 4WD adventure, soar through the skies on a scenic helicopter flight or explore the river waters in a kayak.

Perth Drive Trails

Perth Trails

From drive trails to cycle trails, art trails to food and wine trails and whether your on foot or horseback, no matter your mode of transport or interest there is a Perth Trail for you.

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. 

Pool, Crown Towers Perth

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.

Apollo Motorhome Holidays

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.

Summer in Perth

You don't have to wander far to find a spectacular canvas of urban adventure sitting side by side with nature. Perth's endless summer shines across our city's dazzling beaches, islands and waterways.