For over 30 years, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts has been
helping students realise their dreams of successful careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries.
ECU Mount Lawley Campus
2 Bradford Street Mount Lawley
Perth, Western Australia
Phone: (61 8) 9370 6443
There's never a dull moment at WAAPA. The Academy is a constant hive of activity, and provides a packed program of performances each year.
Our world-class teaching staff and specialist tutors share the knowledge and skills gained from professional experience on stage and behind the scenes.
WAAPA boasts an impressive range of production, rehearsal, teaching and performance facilities and services to support students and academics.
In addition to degree and VET courses, WAAPA offers corporate training and short courses across a range of disciplines.
WAAPA provides the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia - both on stage and behind the scenes.
Customised corporate training programs and professional development workshops taught by world-renowned staff in our state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities.
Taught by industry experts, our weekend/weeknight workshops offer practical tuition in areas such as acting, singing, music, dance and music theatre.
Each year, WAAPA students, staff and special guest artists participate in an amazing selection of performances.
There are a number of ways to book a WAAPA performance.
Contact WAAPA's Box Office
There are many ways to get to our campus.
WAAPA would not be the thriving performance institution and community
it is today without the generous help and support of our donors, sponsors, Friends and alumni.
We love keeping track of the success of our graduates.
WAAPA is generously supported by our sponsors, community partners and philanthropic donors, and through the work of the Friends of The Academy.
Every year, we celebrate the achievements of WAAPA?s most outstanding students through the presentation of scholarships and prizes.
WAAPA staff and postgraduate students are involved in research and collaboration across many disciplines.
WAAPA has three distinct research centres that focus on a range of disciplines across the world of arts, education and performance.
Our research staff and students dedicate their time to exploring the creative unknown in all areas of the arts.
The WAAPA Accent and Dialect collection contains over 300 audio samples from across 60 countries of origin.
The diversity of performance groups and ensembles at WAAPA reflects the world of opportunity awaiting prospective students.
This year we welcome acclaimed actor, narrator, broadcaster and director Rachael Maza, Artistic Director for the Ilbijerri Theatre Company in Victoria as our guest director. Join us in a celebration of contemporary Indigenous culture as we