Lang Toi: My Village

Grab a family package to Lang Toi and experience Vietnam’s unique culture with theatre, juggling, acrobatics, contortion and music. This Australian exclusive performance will be the hottest ticket in town as Nouveau Cirque Du Vietnam return to the Regal Theatre with their theatrical experience of daily life in a Vietnamese village. This spellbinding circus event is perfect for the whole family!

8 to 17 February
Regal Theatre
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Vietnamese circus performers balancing on stage
Photo credit: Nguyen Duc Minh

Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak

The extraordinary 2017 hit Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak returns to transform Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland over four spectacular nights. Huge projectors transform the avenues of Kings Park into an ever-moving canvas where trees and flowers bloom, flocks of birds descend, wetlands fill and stories of the formation of the land unfurl all around you. Bring along family and friends for this unmissable, free experience that is truly awe inspiring. 

8 to 11 February
Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
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Projected lights on trees at Kings Park

Photo credit: Toni Wilkinson

Writers Week

Wow! What an incredible lineup for Writers Week this year. Join local, national and international writers for an array of workshops, intimate encounters and in-depth discussions examining the world in which we live, with an emphasis on children’s literature. Featuring Markus Zusak, Anna Funder, A. J. Betts, Future D. Fidel, Dianne Wolfer, James Foley, Alison Evans, and Carly Findlay and many others – it’s an unmissable opportunity to hear, learn and create. 

Writers Week Schools Day will also allow primary and secondary students to meet authors, illustrators, and storytellers, tackle big questions and consider big answers. View the entire Schools Day events here

18 to 24 February
University of Western Australia 
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People sitting on the lawn listening to people speak
Photo credit: Rachael Barrette

The Nature of Why

The Nature of Why brings the stage to life in an uplifting, up-close-and personal music and dance experience. This one of a kind musical adventure is led by renowned conductor Charles Hazlewood, members of the world’s only large-scale ensemble for professional disabled musicians, the British Paraorchestra and string players from Perth Symphony Orchestra. You will feel the transformative power of music as The Nature of Why erases the divide between musicians, dancers and audience to immerse you in an unforgettable theatrical experience. 
21 to 23 February
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
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People on stage dancing and playing instruments

Photo credit: Paul Blakemore

A Ghost in My Suitcase

Barking Gecko Theatre presents the hair raising and heartwarming super natural thriller A Ghost in My Suitcase. The award-winning book of the same name has been adapted into visually spectacular, superb family theatre that centres on twelve-year-old Celeste arriving in China and being thrust into a world of magic and myth. This much-loved children’s book will be a must-see on stage. With family packages available, there’s no excuse not to get lost in this rip-roaring adventure.

26 to 3 March
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
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Actors on stage laughing
Photo credit: Daniel Grant