- How to Book
Follow the ticketing links on the show/workshop page or visit awesomearts.com to purchase your tickets online.
You can also call us at AWESOME on (08) 9328 9666 during business hours. We are here to help!
Would your school like to participate in an AWESOME Day Out excursion?
Visit the AWESOME Festival and receive WA Curriculum linked resources to accompany your visit.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Navigational Guide
Autism Spectrum Disorder Navigational Guide
If you have a child on the autism spectrum, we have designed a navigational guide so you can get the most out of your Festival experience. We know that all children are different, so the guide has been designed so that you can make informed choices based on the specific needs of your child. The guide will be available from awesomearts.com.
We are always looking to improve this resource, so if you have any feedback about the guide we would love to hear from you!
Please contact us at [email protected]
We would like to thank our supporting partners DADAA and the Autism Association of WA for their assistance in developing the guide.
Click here for the 2020 ASD Guide.
- Getting Here
Walk from the city. Walk across the Perth Train Station pedestrian bridge or through Yagan Square.
Bus to Perth Bus Port, then walk up William Street to the west entrance of the foot bridge to the Perth Cultural Centre.
Train to Perth Train Station then make your way across the foot bridge to the Perth Cultural Centre.
CAT Bus the Blue CAT Route, Stop 5 (Beaufort Street entrance to the Perth Cultural Centre) or Stop 12 (Corner of James Street and Francis Street).
City of Perth Parking
• State Library Carpark, Francis Street
• Cultural Centre Carpark, Roe Street (Northbridge side)
• Citiplace Carpark, Roe Street (Perth Train Station)
- Parking Offer
City of Perth Parking Offer
We’ve partnered with City of Perth Parking to offer you 5 hours of parking for just $5*
Park at the State Library or Perth Cultural Centre City of Perth Car parks between 21 September and 4 October 2020 and validate your ticket at the AWESOME Ticket Booth located in the Perth Cultural Centre to redeem the offer.
*Please note, this offer will be applied for people arriving and leaving between 6.00am and 5.59pm and only applicable to those who park at the State Library Car Park (entry located at 15 Francis Street, Northbridge) and Perth Cultural Centre Car Park (entry located at 2 Roe Street, Northbridge.) The AWESOME Ticket Booth is open for ticket validation from 9.00am to 3.00pm from 21 September to 4 October, 2020.
Wolfgang’s Magical Musical CircusCircus/Theatre
Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, as musical mayhem and movement fuse show with a circus twist.
The Adventures of Snugglepot and CuddlepieBallet
Featuring many of your favourite characters from May Gibbs’ well-loved children’s books, this ballet is the perfect way to discover the magic of this iconic Australian story.
Whoosh!Audio-led Theatre Experience/Theatre
Hop on board our spaceship and get ready for blast off! Whoosh! is an interactive multi-sensory adventure that puts children with disabilities in the Captain’s Chair!
Valentine is a clown who loves her Grandpa, but his heart is running out of time. Valentine is determined to be strong, but in doing so she loses her heart.
The Pigeon and the AlbatrossCraft/Theatre
Enthrall yourself in a joyful union of music and storytelling that celebrating the spirit of adventure, the rewards of curiosity and the value of kindness.
A Piece of YouInteractive Performance
A live intimate and interactive performance for up to three people at a time; a private concert for an individual or a child and their family.
Jazz For JuniorsInteractive Performance
The rhythms and energy of jazz has been getting bodies moving and toes a tappin' for decades.
An exciting and unique collaboration between five companies, The Nightingale is an opera for young people, performed by young people, for all to enjoy.
Picture Book in a Day with James FoleyCreative Workshops
Ever wanted to make a picture book? Join James Foley for a very special workshop. Spots are limited!
Clay Maquettes with James FoleyCreative Workshops
Join James Foley for a clay maquette workshop where you will be guided through the process of building a model of a character you design.
African Dance with ZicoCreative Workshops
Zico’s Afro Dance class will bring energy to kids in a mood-boosting session. You will learn popular African dances like Gwara in South Africa to Tanzania’s Kanyaga.
Circus Workshop with Aidan BaylissCreative Workshops
Learn circus tricks with Aidan! From juggling to balancing acts, Aidan has a long list of skills that he trains and teaches.
Puppet Making with Leon HendroffCreative Workshops
Create your very own hand puppet friend from everyday items to take home with you. Join puppet maker Leon Hendroff as he guides participants in making very ‘handy’ puppets.
Happiness Jars with Fleur HockeyCreative Workshops
What if you could hold happiness in a jar? This feel-good theatre-making workshop explores this idea, as children work with teaching artist Fleur Hockey to devise a play.
Create a Sculpture with Michael WiseCreative Workshops
Unleash your creativity by creating sculptural figures from re-cycled materials.
Circus Workshop with Michael SperanzaCreative Workshops
Circus is a curious artform with multiple challenges and obstacles to overcome. Learn how to juggle, hula hoop, spin and manoeuver your way through new skills with Michael.
Paper-Making/Drawing with Susan HauriCreative Workshops
Get the buzz on bees and native plants in this arts/science workshop for kids. Hand-make seed-paper as a gift and create a drawing using colour made from native plants.
3D Paintings with Nathan HoyleCreative Workshops
Mix and match colours, shapes and sizes as you paint and assemble your unique artwork.
Graphic Novel Creating WorkshopCreative Workshops
Award-winning graphic novelist Campbell Whyte is back, with his signature kaleidoscope of art styles, help him celebrate his book HOME TIME II with his workshop.
BIG BIG Drawings with Samantha HughesCreative Workshops
You are invited to create a wild version of our city – working with Samantha to draw a large-scale artwork using charcoal and pastels on paper several metres long.
Join Kelly Canby as she releases her new book, Littlelight, a thought-provoking tale of diversity, tolerance and acceptance for young children.
What Colour is the Sea?Literature
Koala has a question for her friends – what colour is the sea? Join WA author and illustrator Katie Stewart for a beautiful tale of discovery and perception.
Chickensaurus & There’s Something Weird about LenaLiterature
Award winning author and illustrator James Foley makes books for courageous kids! This year he's releasing two new books on the same day.
Backyard Book FairLiterature
Write. Draw. Create! Join 19 of WA’s most talented children’s book authors and illustrators as they take you on a kids book speed dating roller coaster ride.
May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies ExhibitionExhibition
Gum-Nut babies … are full of mischief … but they hurt nothing and are gentle, for they love all the world.
Electric Blue: An Exhibition by Dylan MadurunExhibition
Dylan Madurun is the 2020 AWESOME Festival’s Artist in Residence.
Marching BandRoving Performance
The 9Fifty Marching Band draws on the influences and traditions of the joyful New Orleans Marching Bands.
DADAA Short FilmsFilm
DADAA are presenting a series of short films at the 2020 AWESOME Festival for all to enjoy for FREE!
Puppet Play and Storytelling with Fleur HockeyLiterature/Puppetry
This is interactive storytelling at its best! Under the gentle guidance of Fleur Hockey, toddlers and their parents will create their very own shadow puppets.
Key Word Storytime with Charlotte WighamLiterature
Key Word sign is for children and adults with communication difficulties, it’s a great way to encourage and support language development. This is an inclusive event for everyone.
May Gibbs Storytime with Sarah McNeillLiterature
Come and listen to May Gibbs reading stories about the Gumnut Babies, their bush friends and all the dangers they encounter on their adventures to find some humans.
AWESOME Authors Storytime with Sarah McNeillLiterature
Lit Live storyteller Sarah McNeill will read stories by AWESOME authors including Hans Christian Andersen, May Gibbs and Kelly Canby.
Better Beginnings Morning Tea Party & Story TimeLiterature
Join us for a Morning Tea Party with Better Beginnings where you can learn all about some new activities, make a book and enjoy a very special storytime.
Better Beginnings Books-to-GoCraft/Literature
Create your own stories at the State Library of Western Australia. A great activity for budding authors and illustrators to produce their very own book to take home.
AWESOME Pop Up Activities
The AWESOME Festival is famous for its delightful line-up of fabulous activities. Be surprised each day with FREE activities to ponder, play, create and build!
Public Art Tours
We’re going on an art hunt! Join our AWESOME guide for a tour of some of the most interesting and exciting public art to be found in our city.
Calling all Crafty Nannas! Join us in a comfy space for a chat and some colourful craft activities.
Get out your camera and dive into photography for 2020! AWESOME invited WA schools, playgroups, and clubs to take photographs that respond to the theme of ‘Tell me more’.
Mountain Goat MountainAudio-led Theatre Experience
An exciting new adventurous audio-led theatre experience created by Australian theatre company, Threshold during isolation for families across Australia to enjoy at home.
The Little HOO-HAA!Comedy/Theatre
The Little HOO-HAA! Is a theatrical rollercoaster of comic sketches, song, slapstick and fun stuff that kids like. It’s interactive, hyperactive and other superlatives.
Creative Challenge ‘Tell Me More’Exhibition
See the fantastic artwork students created as part of our Creative Challenge residencies this year.