A dynamic space to explore
The Perth Cultural Centre has been designed to be a fun, safe and interactive space. We've worked closely with the cultural institutions in the precinct to activate the space and invite people to connect with Perth’s cultural heart.
EventsThe Perth Cultural Centre has already hosted a number of major events including St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, FringeWorld, Perth International Arts Festival and the Artbar outdoor concert series.
Pop-upsPop-up bars, cafes and shops are fun to explore and allow emerging businesses to test a shopfront environment.
Discover the Urban Orchard
This once neglected carpark rooftop is now a vibrant community garden and a model of sustainability. Visit this unique green space for events and activities, or just to enjoy the view among 31 fruit trees and a wide range of vegetables and herbs.
Relax in the Native Wetland
The Perth CBD was once dotted with freshwater wetlands. This Native Wetland has been developed in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre to reintroduce an ecosystem which will become home to plant and animal species once common throughout Perth, including native fish, frogs and invertebrates.
We’ve consulted with experts to take a sustainable approach to landscaping and design, including using recycled gravel from other parts of the site and locally-sourced salvaged timber. The existing steps have been repurposed to provide seating for an outdoor classroom for school groups and visitors.
Learn and explore the play space
Visit the James Street Mall in front of the WA Museum to find out why this interactive play space was recognised with a design award by the Landscape Industry Association of WA (LIAWA).
Children can explore the elements in a space that combines climbing, balance, energy, music, texture and educational play. Chimes and beaters, a colourful set of melodic drums and interconnected talking tubes create a fun soundscape, while children can get active with walking stilts, low steppers and climbing rocks.
Creating a space for everyone
In 2010, the first stage of revitalisation introduced the Urban Orchard and Native Wetlands. It provided more seating and shade, new signage, two retail pods and new performance spaces.
In the second stage of revitalisation in 2011, we added a large LED screen, public art, the children's play space, feature lighting and security upgrades.