A tasty Tuesday series of free classical lunchtime concerts featuring staff, students or visiting guests serving up sumptuous musical treats for hungry ears!
Four of Haydn’s finest keyboard sonatas will be played by acclaimed fortepianist Geoffrey Lancaster on some of the Viennese and English pianos available at WAAPA.
Spanish percussion superstar Miquel Bernat entrances listeners with beauty and virtuosity, as the rapturous sounds of ancient and modern percussion soar through the trees and gardens of the Fremantle Arts Centre.
A driven performance that explores what we carry from family, culture, in love, across borders and boundaries.
Arthur Miller’s timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.
Brought brilliantly to life on stage, the ages-old Middle Eastern folk tale The Arabian Nights, or A Thousand and One Nights, is the ultimate homage to the power of storytelling.
From the award-winning composer and lyricist of the hot-ticket musical Hamilton comes this sassy, sexy sensation of a show brimming with hip-hop, salsa and soul music.
This much-loved family friendly night of entertainment under the stars features some of the most talented musicians and performers from WAAPA's Jazz and Contemporary music streams.
The City of Stirling, Edith Cowan University and WAAPA proudly present Australia’s premier performing arts academy in concert.
From the heroic myths of Egypt, Greece and Rome to the magical depths of German forests and the heights of mountains, Schubert, Schumann and their poets have musically painted vivid, breathtaking scenes.
Mozart's extraordinary final work - the uplifting, passionate and deeply moving Requiem - fills the beautiful St Mary's Cathedral as WA's finest young singers and orchestral players join forces in music that will leave you spellbound.
Having worked with the biggest names in Jazz, it is with great excitement we welcome them to WAAPA for this celebration of Afro-Cuban music in New York.
Staff and students from Classical, Jazz and Contemporary Music join together to present an event where classical, jazz, minimalism and funk collide, collude and collaborate to produce some truly ‘original blends’.
The wonderful Emma Matthews, Australia’s favourite soprano and WAAPA’s new Head of Classical Voice, shares with us some of her personal favourites in a delightful afternoon of song.
A super-charged circus-inspired evening of musical entertainment, a joy-filled show brimming with surprise, delight and wonder… and supreme musicianship.
Chekhov's masterly meditation on how the old take revenge on the young is both comic and tragic, and marks the birth of the modern stage.
Oscar Wilde’s most elegant comic masterpiece is brought vividly to life by visiting British director Dan Bird.
WAAPA’s talented dancers rise to new artistic heights in neo-classical and contemporary dance works created on them by four outstanding choreographers.
This festival of new sounds features WAAPA’s Composition and Music Technology students and staff performing five nights of original music at ECU's Spectrum Project Space.
Inspired by the 1924 surrealist movement, WAAPA’S adventurous young theatre-makers will look back on the ideas, imaginings and art generated from this time to create a dynamic program of thought provoking and original self-devised solos.
Pianist Thomas Hecht follows pathways from the Old World to the New, with the great composers Bach, Beethoven and Brahms who are often referred to as 'the 'Three B’s'.
This concert features works by WAAPA Composition and Music Technology students responding to the key moment that mainstreamed the aesthetics and techniques of alternative musical exploration.
Superstar Emma Matthews, Australia’s renowned international opera star, returns to Perth as WAAPA’s new Head of Classical Voice.
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for some serious funky good times as WAAPA's talented Jazz musicians and special guests present this interactive performance of New Orleans modern jazz and funk.
Composers from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States have contributed new songs for outstanding American tenor Kevin Hanrahan and WAAPA singers.
Keen singers, shy singers, bathroom singers and stage animals of all kinds are invited to our Spiegeltent, The Edith, for a day of sheer joy with the inspiring Mary King (UK).
Daring, surprising and different: WAAPA's graduate dance company perform exciting new works choreographed by guest artists
In an exciting collaboration, WAAPA and WAYJO come together to present a showcase of the rising stars of the jazz world in the WAAPA Jazz Young Artists Ensemble.
The WAAPA Symphonic Wind Ensemble shines its boots and marches into 2018 with a program celebrating the military band tradition.
WAAPA's talented piano students present this celebration of Chopin’s beloved piano music.
Special guest Australian guitarist Ken Murray joins WAAPA's guitar students for a fascinating musical journey into the Australian outback, from the musically iconic to the arcane.
For all amusement seekers everywhere, we propose an evening of delights prodigious and fantastical.
Alexandre Da Costa joins his students to perform one of his signature pieces in a concert that overflows with charm, energy and virtuosity.
Join fortepianists Geoffrey Lancaster and James Huntingford as they present three of Beethoven’s most popular and revolutionary piano sonatas.
WAAPA guitar lecturer, Freddie Grigson, leads the incredibly talented jazz guitar students through a diverse range of music featuring the king of the string instruments (according to them!).
Torn between army politics and the love of his soldiers on the front line of war, a legendary leader begins to spiral out of control.
A classic story of love, lust, passion and power. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Best Play in 1948, A Streetcar Named Desire is one of the most celebrated plays of the 20th century.
Set in an isolated New England fishing village, Carousel follows the tragic romance
Graduation recitals are the highlight of a music student’s studies, and bring excitement and variety to WAAPA`s music performance calendar.
This incarnation of Keys In The City sees four of Western Australia’s greatest keyboard instrumentalists take visitors on a journey of sound across an assortment of rare and historical keyboard instruments.
This high-energy ensemble will pay tribute to this legend, playing an assortment of Mingus’ most famous works tinged with soul, hard bop, gospel, free jazz and classical music.
Join WAAPA’s superb wind chamber ensemble as they perform the sublime Gran Partita by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The WAAPA / ECU Open Day is a perfect opportunity to explore behind the scenes. Come and see WAAPA in action!
Get down and boogie with all the classic soul, neo-soul, funk and R&B favourites.
“Stuff happens… and it’s untidy, and freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.”
Radioactive in residence is a unique performance presented by the students of Great Southern Grammar, Albany Senior High School and WAAPA.
Temptation, betrayal, desire, deceit... how far would you go to get what you want?
Brazilian classical guitarists, Chrystian Dozza, will perform a stunning selection of his solo guitar music and will be joined by WAAPA guitar students for special performances of some of his larger works.
This award-winning musical from two of the greatest music theatre artists of the modern era merges past and present into a poignant and sophisticated exploration of what it takes, and what it costs, to be an artist.
The graduating dancers unleash their creativity by choreographing their own dance works, performed by their peers.
Powerful performances and impressive stagecraft underpin works that explore the very edges of theatre making, creating an evening of other-worldly theatre that will inspire, provoke and entertain.
Two of WAAPA’s outstanding showcase choirs come together to raise the roof with glorious choral singing
Meta Overman’s music has been buried treasure until very recently. Performer scholars Jeanelle Carrigan and David Wickham present performances of piano music, duo sonatas and songs in a fascinating portrait of this important artist.
The WAAPA Afro-Peruvian ensemble showcases high-level WAAPA music students from all year groups collaborating to perform original music combining Afro-Peruvian and jazz musical elements.
A night of drama and superb musicianship as WAAPA’s three leading instrumentalists join the Faith Court Orchestra to battle it out in the final of the prestigious 2018 Warana Prize.
The WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase offers a rare opportunity for audiences to be dazzled and intrigued by arts projects in their nascent stages, to view the ideas that will transform the future of arts practice.
LINK Dance Company join Co3 Australia in their WA Dance Makers Project presented in the MoveMe Festival 2018.
Rapturous and exotic, gorgeous and romantic, passionate and powerful: an ace team of percussion magicians joins Defying Gravity to create musical alchemy in a heavenly world made entirely of sound.
The show features a diverse repertoire of music from pop to rock, R&B to soul and funk classics in a spectacularly produced concert with a huge cast of highly talented young musicians and singers.
Come and be blown away with the sound of 130 saxophones.
Our jazz Vocal Ensemble will have you grooving in your seats to soul classics with lush vocal harmonies in abundance.
WAAPA is the proud owner of a specially commissioned harpsichord by Bruce Kennedy, one the world’s greatest craftsmen.
ECU's, WA Screen Academy, WAAPA and leading screen industry guests take to the red carpet for the Gala Screening of The Academy Films - a program of short films exploring the theme, Uncharted Territory.
The Royal Over-Seas League helps WAAPA’s most talented music students achieve their dreams on stage in Australia and internationally.
WAAPA’s Music Artist students present their fabulous original works along with some creative rearrangements of iconic songs from song masters of our modern times.
The WAAPA Camerata presents an evening of Baroque beauty with a full spread of romantic and modern vision.
New voices of the next generation of composers, sound artists and improvisers will perform over 10 hours of world premieres.
Graduation recitals are the highlight of a music student’s studies, and bring WAAPA’s 2018 music calendar to a thrilling conclusion.
An original, bespoke work created in response to this unique building and its rich history. Audiences will be guided through a unique, immersive experience at this iconic site.
The guitar has always belonged to the people; across its history of many centuries, the guitar has continued to occupy the space between both popular and elite.
In this concert WAAPA Composition and Music Technology students explore recordings made 'in the field' and projected into the concert hall both with and without acoustic instruments.
WAAPA, in conjunction with the Minderoo Foundation, proudly presents an original commissioned work from one of Australia’s most accomplished playwrights, Reg Cribb.
When two pairs of star-crossed lovers, a feuding pair of supernatural sprites, a love potion gone awry and some well meaning Mechanicals – all come together in an enchanted moonlit forest, the result is a delightful mix of merriment and
Fall in love again with Anna Sleptsova and the WAAPA piano students in an evening of elation, heartbreak, yearning and passion.