Perth Cultural Centre

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Coordinates: 31°57′01″S 115°51′38″E / 31.950394°S 115.860472°E / -31.950394; 115.860472

Art Gallery of Western Australia in the Perth Cultural Centre

The Perth Cultural Centre is an area of central Perth, Western Australia, around the James Street Mall.

It is home to a number of cultural institutions including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Western Australian Museum, State Library of Western Australia, State Records Office, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).[1]

The Perth Cultural Centre precinct is bound by Roe Street, Aberdeen Street, Beaufort Street and William Street in the suburb of Perth.[2] A walkway – Gallery Walk, named to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WA Art Gallery – connects the Cultural Centre to Perth railway station.

From 1 July 2018, the Perth Theatre Trust took over responsibility for the management and activation of the Perth Cultural Centre from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.[3][4]


Name Facilities
Art Gallery of Western Australia Gallery
Blue Room Theatre
  • Main Space - 62-seat theatre
  • Theatre Studio - 50-seat theatre
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
State Library of Western Australia
State Records Office of Western Australia
State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
  • Heath Ledger Theatre - 575-seat theatre
  • Studio Underground - 234-seat theatre
  • The Courtyard 200-seat performance space
Western Australian Museum

See also[edit]

  • Picabar, bar adjacent to the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts


  1. ^ "News from the Perth Cultural Centre". Perth Cultural Centre. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  2. ^ "When did the Perth Cultural Centre project start?". Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  3. ^ Perth Theatre Trust Annual Report 2016-2017 (PDF) (Report). Perth: Perth Theatre Trust. 2017. p. 41. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 November 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  4. ^ 2018-19 Government Mid-year Financial Projections Statement (PDF) (Report). December 2018. p. 122. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2019.

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