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A man and a woman tussle over a ball in a scene from the Back Swan State Theatre Company production of Barracking for the Umpire.

Regional win for the arts

Mar 7, 2024
Three Western Australian dance and theatre companies will be staging their work around the State over the next three years thanks to regional touring funding.
3 people on a boat

Taking Liberty as part of Australia II: 40 Years On celebrations

Aug 17, 2023
The WA Maritime Museum, in collaboration with Theatre 180, presents Taking Liberty, an adaptation of Ingle Knight’s award-winning play about Australia’s historic, 1983 America’s Cup win.
A group of people socialising on the balcony at His Majesty's Theatre.

Stunning heritage balconies at His Majesty’s Theatre open

Feb 13, 2023
For the first time in 70 years, the beautiful wrap-around balconies that were a prominent feature of the original façade of His Majesty's Theatre have been reinstated, ready for Western Australians to enjoy again.
Inside the Bronze Box, State Theatre Centre of WA. Photo by Eva Fernandez.

Grants encourage vibrant theatre

Dec 20, 2022
Two local theatre projects have been the recipients of funding through the 2022-23 round of the WA Theatre Development Initiative (WATDI).
Theatre performers on stage

State Government raises curtain on $69,000 Theatre Kimberley grant

Aug 1, 2022
Roll up! Roll up! The Culture and the Arts Minister has presented a $69,060 Lotterywest grant to the spectacular Theatre Kimberley.
A crane lifting a restored balcony on His Majesty's Theatre

Uplifting experience for His Majesty's Theatre

Apr 29, 2022
The restoration of His Majesty’s Theatre reached another key stage on Saturday 23 April, with the installation of the first level of the iconic Perth landmark’s balconies to their original state.
An artist in his studio

Four regional artists receive sought-after fellowships

Jul 5, 2021
Each receive $50,000 over two years from the Regional Artist Fellowship program.
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