Comfort Inn Wentworth Plaza
300 Murray Street
Perth, WA 6000
Phone: (61) 8 93385000
Fax: (61) 8 93212443
With nifty interiors, the Piccadilly Cinemas has been delighting movie lovers for a long time now. Catch the freshest Hollywood potboilers on any of the three screens, and forget the outside world as soon as the plush gold velvet curtains part. The tickets are reasonably priced and proceeds go towards maintaining this heritage establishment. Check the website or call for film schedules.
The iconic His Majesty's Theatre is the only remaining working Edwardian theater in Australia and is home to WA Ballet and WA Opera. The importance of His Majesty's Theatre to the cultural fabric of Western Australia has been recognized by its inclusion on the State Register of Heritage Places and the Register of the National Estate. The venue is perfect to catch first class shows ranging from comedy, drama, dance and opera or an evening of cabaret, DownStairs at the Maj. Patrons can also submerge themselves in a treasure trove of theater history at the Museum of Performing Arts.
Located on the corner of Roe and William Streets in Northbridge, the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia features the 575 seat Heath Ledger Theatre and the flexible performance space, Studio Underground, with over 200 seats. Also included in The Centre is The Courtyard, a multi-purpose outdoor events space, two rehearsal rooms and two flexible use private suites. The State Theatre Centre presents contemporary performing arts, such as theater and dance, in diverse ways with a focus on distinctive professional and contemporary work produced locally, nationally and internationally.
The Blue Room theater company part of the Performing Arts Centre Society Incorporaion, is a prominent center in the cultural landscape of Perth. The Blue Room Theater, formerly a school laboratory, is a compact and multidimensional space which has adjustable seating and an artistic decor. With limited seating and innovative lighting, this place stages many experimental theater performances. Also available here are convenient green room spaces and a bar.
Perth Town Hall is a Gothic style building, built between 1868 and 1870, and painstakingly constructed from bricks kilned at the nearby Queens Gardens. It is the only convict built town hall in Australia. The main feature of the hall, an imposing clock tower with a peal of three bells, chimes on the quarter hour. Perth City Council administers the hall and tours of the interior can be arranged.
Reality is virtual around here. Race your friends (or the clock) at Daytona, shoot-to-kill in Time Crisis, test your martial arts in Tekkan or try your coordination at downhill skiing, basketball and air hockey. Timezone is a heaven for children on weekends, with games for a variety of ages and skills. Through the week though, you will see businessmen on lunch breaks, while at night a mixed and vibrant crowd test their skills. Multi-game cards are available at discount prices.
Cinema Paradiso, a part of the Luna Palace Cinemas chain, brings a little bit of European charm to the land down under. Located in Northbridge, the entertainment area of the city, it is close to many bars, restaurants, shops and the like. The three chic cinema screens showcase some of the finest independent and international productions. Also home to film festivals, this theater is one of the best around. Check the website for timings and further information.
Perth Cultural Centre is a community center that not only provides knowledge about diverse art forms but promotes cultural activities too. Various important venues and organizations that enrich the cultural life of one and all, are housed within the Perth Cultural Centre. This prestigious list includes, State Records Office, Western Australian Museum, State Library of Western Australia, Blue Room Theatre, Art Gallery of Western Australia and so forth. It hosts events that not only provide entertainment, but develop and nurture creativity too, amongst the performers and the audiences as well. It also runs social projects like Urban Orchard (small farm space that grows natural crops and materials used here are recycled or wasted). While you are here, do visit this cultural center and you will surely get to see and experience an interesting and unique show or project. For details, check website.
Spot shows, drag shows and nightly DJ's rock the dance floor at this gay and lesbian hangout. Live music and guest acts play every other Friday, while Saturday is comedy night. The "Aussie corner pub" style sets the ambiance complemented by a courtyard with cool fountains and greenery.
The Gasworks building, managed by the Perth City Council, is located at the heart of the city. The building used to be a old warehouse but was later refurbished and now has the capacity to hold close to 600 people. The venue has played host to the Perth Fashion Festival. Pretty impressive for an old building!
Perth Arena is one of the most dynamic ventures of the city. Equipped with ultra-modern facilities and a professional team, this event venue is unparalleled. World-class performers, renowned sportsperson & teams and entertainers are a regular feature here. Apart from cultural, sporting and local events, the Perth Arena can also be hired for private events. The support staff and event planners ensure a smooth and hassle-free event. Lavishly decorated halls, excellent catering facilities and easy accessibility, certainly make for a world-class venue. Check website for updated details.
Throughout Western Australia, The Playhouse Theatre in Perth s renowned for the wide range of cultural and theatrical activities. Built in 1956, this 700-seater theater is built superbly. Modern facilities include excellent sound and lighting system. It also serves the purpose of a flexible venue for events such as meetings, jazz concerts, conventions and many other events. Catering and conferencing facilities are available. During performances, the bar at the theater is open one hour before and after the programs and also during the interval. Even today, works by playwrights such as Beckett, Shakespeare, Wilde, Sheridan and other contemporaries are staged here. Art festivals, music concerts, are staged here either by companies or schools. You will find always find interesting events and performances taking place here.