Festivals, like great feasts, are long in the making and quick in the devouring. For over two years we’ve been enticing artists, bringing together collaborators and bursting the boundary of artistic possibilities.
Every summer, the University’s Perth International Arts Festival brings some of the world's best theatre, dance, music, visual arts and literature to an audience of more than 300,000 people.
As the founder of the Perth International Arts Festival, the University encourages you, your staff, business colleagues, clients, family and friends to join us in our celebration of creative arts excellence.
For more than half a century the Festival has presented the very best films from around the world outdoors at Somerville.
Enjoy this ultimate Perth summer experience by coming early, from 6pm onwards, with a picnic, or make your selection from the delicious range of food available at the venue.
Please note that from November to March, all movies start at 8pm. From 4 March 2013 onwards, the movie start time will be 7.30pm.
The 'Festival of Perth' was founded in 1953 by Professor Fred Alexander, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, whose vision of 'a festival for the people' continues to this day.
The Festival began as a community arts experiment of the then Adult Education Board and has developed into the most wonderful, creative partnership between The University of Western Australia and the community.
The Perth International Arts Festival remains one of the most exciting arts festivals in our nation, and the world, and is the oldest international arts festival in Australia.