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Perth Culture Guide
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The arts in Perth tend towards the traditional, except at Perth International Festival time, when the avant garde is embraced. Nevertheless, the overall scene is healthy, with an brilliant symphony orchestra, ballet company, opera company and several professional theatre troupes.

There is no shortage of talent in Perth, the West Australian Academy of the Performing Arts (WAAPA), renowned for turning out stars of stage and screen, attracts students from all over Australia.

While the arts in Perth lack a observable focal point, such as Sydney’s Opera House or Brisbane’s Performing Arts Centre, the Perth Cultural Centre in Northbridge, comprising the Art Gallery, Western Australian Museum and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, goes some way to filling the void, as does the 100 year old architectural gem that is His Majesty’s Theatre.

Tickets to most shows are available from Ticketmaster (telephone: 136 122). Cultural listings can be found online and in the West Australian newspaper.