7 Ways To Have The Best Art & Culture Experiences In Perth Without The Cost

7 Ways To Have The Best Art & Culture Experiences In Perth Without The Cost

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These days, most of us are conscious of our budget, but it doesn’t mean we have to give up on the good times. Whether it’s a day out with the girls or your better half, you can have your cake and eat it, too, without the high cost.

Having fun shouldn’t always equate to a premium price tag, so we’ve done the legwork to show you what’s on offer in our sun-drenched city, without breaking the bank. From paint and sip classes to tours of the night sky and everything in between, here’s a roundup of Perth’s best art and culture experiences. 

Roll in for a FRINGE WORLD show 

The immensely popular, annual FRINGE WORLD festival is set to light up the city from January 19 to February 18. With an enormous program of more than 200 shows featuring local rising stars, out-of-town sensations, and global headliners, whether it’s comedy, cabaret or circus that tickles your fancy, there’s something for everyone. 

A word to the wise: Kleenheat customers can enjoy all the good stuff for less, with $10.00 off tickets. All you have to do is head to Kleenheat’s website and enter the email address linked to your Kleenheat account, and they’ll email you a unique gift voucher code to use on any ticket purchase.

Cost: From $10.00

For something a little different, the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Rooftop Bar is where art and entertainment collide against the spectacular backdrop of Perth’s city skyline. Ignite your senses with the open-air sculpture walk, groovy tunes by a curated line-up of local DJs, and bites and sips featuring an unmistakably WA flavour. The AGWA Rooftop is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, except Tuesdays and AGWA Rooftop Bar is open across the spring and summer months on Fridays and Saturdays from 3:00 pm till late.

Discover Perth with a street art walking tour

Oh Hey WA Street Art Walking Tour
Credit: Oh Hey WA

Jump onto a Perth Street Art Tour with Oh Hey WA to rediscover the city and uncover hidden gems you didn’t know existed. You’ll meander through vibrant streets, laneways, and public spaces with an enthusiastic guide while exploring and learning about murals, sculptures, and graffiti works along the way. The tour covers three kilometres at a leisurely pace — it’s also wheelchair and pram accessible and suitable for all ages. The tour operates on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, November to March, and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, April to October.

Cost: Adults $59.00; Children under 16 $20.00

Get jazzy and enjoy a night of soul at The Ellington Jazz Club 

Swing into one of Perth’s most popular and established jazz haunts for a toe-tapping night of soul. A CBD staple, The Ellington Jazz Club is renowned for starring the crème de la crème of Australian talent — both local and interstate — in more than 500 shows per year. Expect top-notch music in a warm, intimate environment that’s earned a reputation for getting a little rowdy. There’s a reason everybody raves about it, plus it’s open seven nights a week.

Several FRINGE WORLD shows are also showing at The Ellington so there’s a large variety of options to keep you entertained. You’ll need to book tickets for most events at The Ellington with prices varying based on what’s on but generally starting at $20.00. 

Adults-only Paint and Sip class 

If you have a bit of an arty side and are partial to something a little creative, a paint-and-sip class with Pinot & Picasso might just be the thing for you. It’s all about letting your hair down and having fun with an evening of painting, tunes, and a couple of alcoholic thirst-quenchers to get the inspiration flowing. All materials are provided, so all you need to worry about is providing your own beverage of choice and a dash of artistic flair.

Cost: From $49.00

Night sky tour at the Perth Observatory

Night Sky Tour at the Perth Observatory
Credit: Perth Observatory

Located in Bickley, just 25 kilometres east of the CBD, the Perth Observatory offers Night Sky Tours where you can explore the diamond tapestry with an impressive collection of telescopes. From nebulas and dying stars to gigantic star clusters, the Moon, and planets, you’ll sit in on a grand tour of the most captivating celestial wonders in the Southern Hemisphere. But wait, there’s more! You can also discover historical instruments, a meteorite exhibit, and breathtaking astrophotography at the museum, along with the first-ever Star Atlas which was printed in 1729. 

Cost: Adults $50.00; Concession $35.00; Children under 17 $25.00

Indulge in Guildford’s Padbury Café & its illustrious Meringue Munro pancakes

Take a wander back in time in the Perth suburb of Guildford. Located 12 kilometres northeast of the city, Guildford hosts a charming collection of historic buildings, antique shops, and a bustling foodie scene. Check out Padbury’s Café for coffee and its legendary Meringue Munro pancakes, made famous by social media. Think homemade lemon curd and candy, honeycomb, coconut, fig granola, and meringue, you might as well be in heaven (and probably a food coma too).

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