A new chapter

The Perth Cultural Centre is one of our proudest success stories – a precinct that was once in decline with serious safety and security issues now transformed into one of Perth’s most popular destinations. 

We used a place making approach back in 2009 and for the years to follow to bring this area to life. In mid 2018, after many years under our management, the time came for Perth Cultural Centre to enter a new chapter and for the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, through the Perth Theatre Trust, to take on its management. We remain the planning authority for the precinct.

Visit www.perthculturalcentre.com.au to find out what's on or to organise an event in this exciting precinct, or read on to learn a bit about the place and our role in its transformation.

For arts, culture and community

Perth Cultural Centre has become a popular meeting place for locals and visitors. Sitting between the city centre and Northbridge, it’s the cultural heart of the city with a vibrant mix of arts, music, food, entertainment and festivals.

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    Events are held all year round.

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    Enjoy coffee and snacks in the heart of the PCC.

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    The winterland ice rink in the PCC was a fun addition during the winter period.


Perth’s cultural and education hub

Perth Cultural Centre is home to some of WA’s major cultural and educational institutions. 

State Library of WA inspires learning for students and the wider community.

WA's new museum is set to open in 2020.

Visit Art Gallery of WA

Visit Art Gallery of WA

State Records Office holds fascinating records of Perth’s history.

Enjoy a performance at State Theatre Centre

Central Institute of Technology offers a range of courses.

Central Institute of Technology offers a range of courses.

PICA offers a range of visual and performing arts.

The Blue Room Theatre offers contemporary performances.

An oasis in the city

As a regular visitor once described, “walking through the Perth Cultural Centre in the morning is like walking through the garden of Eden.” With a spacious amphitheatre, museum strip, public artworks and plenty of places to sit and relax, it’s the perfect space to take a break from the bustle of the city.

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    Urban Orchard

    This once dark and isolated rooftop car park is now a thriving community garden.

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    The Native Wetland

    Students and workers often visit this area for a peaceful spot to relax and learn.

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    Play Space

    This interactive play space sparks creativity and nature play as children explore the elements.

William Street reinvented

William Street's restored heritage buildings are now home to cutting-edge fashion, independent retailers, creative industries and cosy small bars. Perth Cultural Centre's James Street entrance spills out onto this bustling strip in Northbridge. 

Enjoy fine wines, boutique beers or your favourite cocktail

High end and high street fashion

High end and high street fashion

Discover fine dining or a casual eatery along William Street

There are always new places to shop and discover on William Street