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ECU flies First Fleet piano back to UK for restoration

One of Australia’s greatest musical treasures, the first piano to ever come to Australia with the First Fleet, flew to the UK this week to be restored to its original playing condition.

Music under the stars at WAAPA in the Park

An annual tradition since 2007, WAAPA in the Park is a family-friendly evening of fabulous music performed under the stars in Mount Lawley’s Ron Stone Park.

Tiny camera passed down throats of WAAPA vocal students to help see 'behind the scenes'

Edith Cowan University researchers have joined forces with the WAAPA to give vocal students an insight into the inner workings of their voice, thanks to a tiny camera passed down their throats.

Michael Abercromby picks The Cherry Orchard for WAAPA acting students

Additionally, Perth-born WAAPA graduate Michael Abercromby has returned to his alma mater to undertake his Masters in Directing and is leading second year acting students in a production of The Cherry Orchard.

Performances and events

Romeo and Juliet

Mar 19, 2019

Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre

The Cherry Orchard

Mar 19, 2019

Judith Cottier Theatre, Perth College

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