Set against a background of feuding families, Shakespeare's timeless tale of star-crossed lovers is fuelled by a reckless passion that has devastating and fatal consequences.
Chekhov's final masterpiece is a bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy – and with it, the sale of their estate and beloved cherry orchard.
Anthony Neilson's weird and magical play about a young woman suffering from dissociative disorder is a bold and moving drama that gives the Music Theatre students the opportunity to prove their acting skills.
Stephen Sondheim's multi-award-winning musical about about life and love featuring all your favourite songs.
The rapturous sounds of ancient and modern percussion soar through the trees and gardens of the Fremantle Arts Centre in an evening of musical masterworks.
The City of Stirling, Edith Cowan University and WAAPA proudly present Australia's premier performing arts academy in concert.
A night of fairy tales, surprise and magic as WAAPA's leading Classical Music students perform a gorgeous program of chamber music.
Renowned Australian choral conductor Jonathan Grieves-Smith, leads WA's finest young singers and orchestral players at the enchanting St Mary's Cathedral.
One of Australia's best and most beloved performers, the angelic voice of Noonan will be accompanied by WAAPA's talented Jazz students in an evening of outstanding artistry.
The exquisite Moonlight and Pathétique sonatas headline a program of favourite Beethoven piano masterpieces performed by visiting guest fortepianist, Mike Cheng-Yu Lee.
Free Lecture Demonstration for Professional Studio Piano Teachers, covering issues that beset the pianist and interpreter.
The infectious rhythms and riffs of Steve Martland, Moondog, Michael Nyman and Philip Glass are performed by the Classical, Jazz and Contemporary Music students.
Michael Askill powers up Defying Gravity with his extraordinary musical skills and experiences in a super-charged, dance-inspired evening of musical entertainment.
Written in 1928 and inspired by the true story of the first woman to be executed by electric chair in New York, Sophie Treadwell's expressionist play Machinal is an unforgettable portrait of a young woman suffocating at home and work.
WAAPA is delighted to welcome Dr. Peggy Shannon from Toronto's Ryerson University to direct this time-travelling drama that raises questions about sustainability and climate change, father-son relationships and the past's ability to devour the
WAAPA's first dance season for the year lifts off with neo-classical and contemporary dance works created by international and award-winning choreographers.
WAAPA's Composition and Music Technology students and staff break out a stunning array of original works at ECU's Spectrum Project Space.
In this concert the students reshape contemporary folk music to reflect the rise of a myriad of sub-genres including psych-folk, urban folk, nu-folk, acid folk and so many more.
The magnificent Government House Ballroom is filled with the glorious voices of WAAPA's talented Classical Voice students as the WAAPA Symphonic Choir and Classical Voice senior students sing repertoire from Mozart to Sondheim.
Romantic music at its best, as trumpet virtuoso Brent Grapes joins the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling concert of orchestral masterworks.
This concert will showcase arrangements of pop and rock classics from musical legends such as the Beatles, Gypsy Kings, David Bowie and much more.
With jaw- dropping virtuosity and a flair for the unexpected, the North American duo parade their musical skills and passions in this showcase performance.
LINK kicks off its 2019 season with a triple bill of new dance works by outstanding international and local guest choreographers.
In an exciting collaboration, WAAPA and WAYJO come together to present a showcase of the rising stars of the jazz world.
WAAPA's Symphonic Wind Ensemble explores the extremes of human emotion in a concert of contrasts.
This perennial Mozart favourite is performed by the WAAPA String Camerata along with Joseph Haydn's passionate Symphony No. 44 in E minor. An evening of succulent and sublime classical music.
Join WAAPA's Jazz Brass students and special guests as they lift the roof off The Edith Spiegeltent with favourite New Orleans funk and street grooves.
In 2019, WAAPA's adventurous young theatre-makers throw down the gauntlet to create and perform original solo works inspired by what matters to them, right HERE, right NOW!
WAAPA's leading piano students celebrate the music of Rachmaninoff and his contemporaries in what will be a night to remember.
Join Geoffrey Lancaster and James Huntingford as they present a celebration of music for two fortepianos and four hands.
Graduation recitals are the highlight of a music student’s studies, and bring excitement and variety to WAAPA`s music performance calendar.
Moliere's comedy of manners asks how far one should accept the rules of the society in which one lives.
Inspired by Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis, this vision of contemporary Australia draws on modern Australian experiences from the Black Saturday bush res to pre- teen sexuality and domestic rituals.
Strictly Ballroom: The Musical will quick step, cha cha and samba its way into your heart when it dances onto the stage of the Regal Theatre as WAAPA's highly anticipated mid-year musical.
The first and still only one of its kind in Australia, this event brings together staff and students from a number of schools across WA, along with saxophone enthusiasts from the wider community.
WAAPA's Jazz Guitar students honour this guitar great in a concert of music from the Metheny songbook, spanning his exceptional career.
Get down and boogie with a choice selection of classic soul, neo-soul, funk and R&B favourites in a concert of sensational sounds and glorious grooves by the WAAPA Phat Funk Band.
Renowned for their mastery of orchestral colour, the treatment of the brass and woodwinds by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss has left a lasting legacy on composers to this day.
Watch as Paul Tanner, one of Australia's most versatile percussionists, performs a program of his favourite solos, featuring some surprise musical guests including the Mix't Trio.
You're invited to come behind the scenes at WAAPA. ECU's Open Day at the Mount Lawley campus gives you the perfect opportunity to see our talented students in action in rehearsals, classes and short concerts.
WAAPA's Jazz students play a selection of Mingus' most famous works, tinged with soul, hard bop, gospel, free jazz and classical music, in an uplifting tribute concert to this American jazz legend.
Director Peter Zazzali from the University of Kansas tackles Shakespeare's controversial battle-of-the- sexes comedy about power and gender.
The outstanding WAAPA Mini Big Band gets a Latin-beat boost from Daniel Susnjar's expert drumming skills and standout WAAPA Percussion students performing on traditional Peruvian instruments.
In this concert of classical guitar artistry, Paul Cesarczyk performs solo and is joined by WAAPA's own Jonathan Paget for duets on 19th century guitars.