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Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Grindhouse Grooves

Put a spring in your step with these energising free jazz gigs.

Opening night: 26th Feb, 12.30 pm
Closing night: 15th Oct, 12.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Classical Tuesdays

A tasty Tuesday series of free classical lunchtime concerts featuring staff, students or visiting guests serving up sumptuous musical treats for hungry ears!

Opening night: 26th Feb, 1.10 pm
Closing night: 29th Oct, 1.10 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Box Beats

WAAPA's Jazz and Contemporary Music staff and students, along with special visiting guests, provide energetic sounds for that afternoon pick-me-up.

Opening night: 27th Feb, 2.30 pm
Closing night: 30th Oct, 2.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Spiegel Jazz

Put a spring in your step with these energising free jazz gigs.

Opening night: 19th Mar, 12.30 pm
Closing night: 24th Sep, 12.30 pm
Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Tilt

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.

Opening night: 11th Sep, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 21st Sep, 7.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Steve Reich's Drumming

Unique, astonishing, pioneering, enchanting and mesmerising, Drumming sweeps audiences into another realm – a musical universe where time stands still, where rhythms shimmer with joy, and melodies unfold until they sparkle like

Opening night: 19th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 21st Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Royal Over-Seas League Showcase

This concert showcases the winners of the Royal Over-Seas League prizes in Chamber Music, the Music of Bach, Improvisation, Art Song, Early Keyboard and Composition.

Opening night: 25th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 25th Sep, 7.30 pm
Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Crossing Borders

A program of short films exploring the theme, Crossing Borders, created by the 2019 Screen Academy class of producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, sound designers and editors.

Opening night: 26th Sep, 6.30 pm
Closing night: 26th Sep, 6.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Passionate Strings

A night of romance and passion, as Paul Wright directs WAAPA's String Camerata in a ravishing program of music for strings.

Opening night: 27th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 27th Sep, 7.30 pm
Found Pianos - WAAPA
Marvels and Curiosities

WAAPA staff and students introduce and play instruments from WAAPA's astonishing collection of Historical Keyboard Instruments.

Opening night: 28th Sep, 3.00 pm
Closing night: 28th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Alice Giles: Harp Celebration

One of the world's leading harp soloists, the Australian-born musician leads the Perth Harp Festival in a celebration of exquisite harp music showcasing the talents of Perth's harpists.

Opening night: 6th Oct, 2.00 pm
Closing night: 6th Oct, 2.00 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Sound Spectrum 2019.2

WAAPA's Composition and Music Technology students and staff break out a stunning array of original works at ECU's Spectrum Project Space.

Opening night: 7th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Parisian Guitar

Join us for a celebration of the beauty, passion and romance of the Parisian guitar.

Opening night: 9th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Australian Brass Quintet

Australia's most outstanding brass players dazzle in a concert of showcase works for brass quintet.

Opening night: 10th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th Oct, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Birdland

From the Olivier Award-winning writer comes this funny, sad and compelling satire of fame, celebrity and stardom in the 21st century.

Opening night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 17th Oct, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault is a story about familial connections and fault lines, and why the debris of a well-lived life matters.

Opening night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 17th Oct, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Westwards by Iceberg to Tokyo Bay

WAAPA's Composition and Music Technology students celebrate the zany, shape-shifting world of The Scratch Orchestra.

Opening night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Cry Baby

Based on Waters' 1990 cult-classic film of the same name starring Johnny Depp, Cry-Baby is witty, wacky and exuberantly endearing.

Opening night: 12th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 19th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Die Fledermaus

Created by the waltz king Johann Strauss Jr, Die Fledermaus (The Bat) is a heady mix of sparkling music wrapped around a brilliant farce.

Opening night: 14th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 19th Oct, 7.30 pm
Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
And the first time I was very much afraid

This is a work that speaks of the fates of buildings and of those who inhabit or pass through them over time.

Opening night: 16th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 19th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Mesdames et Messieurs

Book a ticket and take a step back into time as WAAPA's multi-talented team of pianists and the illustrious Professor David Tunley recreate the sophisticated and intimate musical salons of France.

Opening night: 17th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 17th Oct, 7.30 pm
Found Pianos - WAAPA
The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross

Joseph Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross is a deeply moving masterwork that serves as a meditation on the Passion of the God-Man.

Opening night: 19th Oct, 3.00 pm
Closing night: 19th Oct, 3.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Classical Music Accolades

Every year, WAAPA's top classical musicians vie for a glittering series of performance prizes and scholarships. Tonight, the recipients of these prizes dazzle you with their award-winning virtuosity.

Opening night: 23rd Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 23rd Oct, 7.30 pm
Found Pianos - WAAPA
Ecstatic Beethoven

This recital celebrates the arrival of WAAPA’s replica 1819 Conrad Graf piano, the type of instrument used by Beethoven and Schubert, made by the renowned European master-maker Paul McNulty.

Opening night: 30th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 30th Oct, 7.30 pm
Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts
Reason for Being

Experience this creative response to the State Art Collection and Gallery architecture re-interpreted through contemporary dance and collaborative performance.

Opening night: 30th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 3rd Nov, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Spooktacular!

It's on again! WAAPA's Symphonic Wind Ensemble celebrates Halloween in style with a rip-snorter of a concert!

Opening night: 31st Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 31st Oct, 7.30 pm
Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Life on Earth

First loves, last rites, old wounds, fresh starts: the fleeting moments of life reveal their secrets in this impressionistic portrait of human life on earth.

Opening night: 31st Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 2nd Nov, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Festive Strings

Described as 'the most ethereal of Brahms's larger works', the String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36 is a musical love letter to Agathe von Siebold.

Opening night: 2nd Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 2nd Nov, 7.30 pm
Aboriginal Performance events at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
2019 Performance

Join us in a celebration of contemporary Indigenous performance and culture as we demonstrate the achievements of the 2019 ensemble.

Opening night: 15th Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 21st Nov, 7.30 pm
Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts
Verge

On the verge of their professional careers, WAAPA's graduating dancers celebrate their final season as students in a dazzling display of technical skill, versatility and passionate performance.

Opening night: 16th Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 23rd Nov, 7.30 pm
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