While the temptation is there to stay indoors and hibernate through winter, there is so much to see and do in Perth this June to August that you’ll just have to fight off the urge. Time to throw off those ugg boots and get out ‘n about for some winter fun with the Perth Winter Arts Festival.



Perth Winter Arts Festival Invites You to the City


This winter, from June to August, Perth is hosting its biggest ever winter festival. A unique cultural program will get you through the colder months, with something on every night of the week across 130 free and ticketed events.

More than 60 participating organisations and artists are set to entertain audiences with music, comedy, theatre, cabaret, film, dance, literature and visual arts at Winter Arts Festival 2016.

The festival will bring local, national and international artists together, and utilise a variety of both expected and unexpected venues across the city, from Perth’s iconic theatres to outdoor, public spaces. This epic event has everyone’s tastes covered withall the arts represented. Some Program Highlights include:

Winter Arts Festival 2016 | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Some Program Highlights include:

A Perfect Specimen

Behold the dying days of the travelling freak show and the tragic true story of its star attraction: Julia Pastrana, the ape-woman.

When: 8pm, 30 Jun 2016 – 17 Jul 2016

Where: State Theatre Centre of Western Australia


The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Set against the backdrop of a tumultuous civil war, this epic work is an engaging parable about motherhood, ownership and identity.

When: 7.30pm, 30 July – 14 Aug 2016

Where: State Theatre Centre of Western Australia


Little Shop of Horrors

Meek and mild flower shop assistant Seymour Krelborn has stumbled across a peculiar new plant species, which he names after his stunning but vulnerable colleague Audrey. Before he knows it, Seymour and Audrey must battle the perilous and persuasive plant not just for their lives, but for the very future of planet earth!

When: 8pm, 4 Aug – 14 Aug 2016

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre


Comic Tragics: the exploding language of contemporary comic art

An international multi-media exploration of the inner life of the comic artist and their incredibly intense, personal and affecting comic works that connect with audiences in unexpected and powerful ways.

When: 10:00am – 5:00pm, 09 April – 25 July 2016

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia


Scooby-Doo Live! Level Up

For Scooby fans young and old, this interactive live show with big musical numbers pays homage to video games. Can the Gang escape from a virtual world of creepy gaming ghosts?

When: 10:30am – 6:30pm, 22 – 23 July 2016

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre


Winter Artsbar

Winter ArtsBar is for the curious, artistic and adventurous to perform, create and play! A tunnel under St Georges Terrace will be transformed with multi-media projections, LED installations and live performances from electronica to opera.

When: 5:00pm – 2:00am, 1 July 2016 – 27 Aug 2016

Where: Perth Concert Hall


Winter Supper Club

Perth Town Hall undercroft and foyer host a colourful international food market serving hearty meals and snacks with a generous side of free live music.

When: Last Friday of every winter month, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Perth Concert Hall


Winter Special – Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Perth Winter Arts Festival Accommodation Offer

Take advantage of our best value hotel deal and do more of what you love. Book the Winter Special at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre for up to 35% off accommodation.

  • Up to 30% off our Advance Purchase Rates for room only or room & breakfast
  • Additional 5% off for IHG® Rewards Club members, plus free Internet access and late checkout. Free to join.
  • Kids Stay & Eat Free
  • Book before 15 September 2016
  • Valid for stays from 1 June to 30 September 2016