Comfort Hotel Perth City
200 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6004
Phone: (61) 08 92207000
Fax: (61) 08 92207007
Trotting became popular by the 1920s in Western Australia and nowadays race meetings are held every Friday night. Gloucester Park is home to the West Australian Trotting Association, the Beau Rivage Restaurant and a casino. Race nights are a hub of activity with wining, dining and betting all part of the action. Friday night is not the only time to catch the trots with midweek races and other special events held throughout the year.
Officially opened in 1885, the WACA is the home of cricket in Western Australia. More than a cricket ground, The WACA Ground has also operated as a harness racing venue, an athletics venue, home to Perth's baseball team and as an Australian Football League (AFL) venue. The ground continues to host special sporting events, but is generally used for local and state cricket games. Visit the Western Australian Cricket Association Museum to view the superb collection of sporting memorabilia or take a tour of the ground.
Renowned as having one of the finest music acoustics in the southern hemisphere and having recently been voted "Best Acoustics in Australia" by Limelight Magazine, the Perth Concert Hall is located in the city center and is within easy reach of major hotels and transport. The Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, Chicago and London Symphony Orchestras are among the great classical music ensembles that have performed in this magnificent venue. Many of the world's contemporary artists have appeared on its stage including Sting, Tim Minchin, Wynton Marsalis, Tori Amos, KD Lang, Michael Bublé, Keb' MO’, PJ Harvey and Noel Gallagher.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Perth Oval is a massive stadium that has been the most sought-after sports facility in Perth. Home to the A-League club Perth Glory in 1996 and Western Australia Rugby League in 2003, the Perth Oval has witnessed some very historic tournaments and victories of brilliant sports persons. The Perth audience simply love the experience of watching their favourite players in action in this stadium equipped with high-end lighting and sound systems. Their executive suites, function rooms and corporate facilities cater to every kind of event.
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 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.
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.