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.
WAAPA is delighted to present a Masterclass Series with Mr Yurisich, all of which are free and open to the public.
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.
A tasty Tuesday series of free classical lunchtime concerts featuring staff, students or visiting guests serving up sumptuous musical treats for hungry ears!
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.
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
Get your double denim out and your bouffant hair on! This jukebox musical spins classic songs of the 1980s into a high-energy evening of raunchy rock’n’roll karaoke comedy.
Massenet’s sumptuous Cinderella story comes to WAAPA in a witty and darkly charming new production by director Thomas de Mallet Burgess.
Fall in love again with Anna Sleptsova and the WAAPA piano students in an evening of elation, heartbreak, yearning and passion.
A night of celebration and achievement as WAAPA’s music prizewinners showcase their extraordinary skills.
Then come and join us for an exhilarating exercise in musical time travel.
Immerse yourself in beauty, vibrato and sensitivity as the string department invites you to experience some of the most delightful and sensual music ever written.
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble brings you a fun, frivolous and feisty program of music to celebrate Halloween.
Adapted from Franz Kafka’s darkly humorous novel about the forces that control our freedom, and eerily prescient of our surveillance society, The Trial is puppetry without rules.
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
Take a sentimental journey through the songs and times of Gilbert and Sullivan, those two venerable writers of cabaret who took centre stage when Queen Victoria ruled the empire.
The graduating dance students are poised for big things and after witnessing their versatility and energy in this rich and varied season you will know why.