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Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

  • Theatre
  • Perth Central
Exterior shot of red brick heritage-listed building housing the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Photograph: Supplied/PICAThe Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts aka PICA

Time Out says

The beautiful red brick heritage home of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) houses a hotbed of multi-disciplinary goodness. Once the Perth Central School, these days the beloved Cultural Centre institution celebrates visual art, music, dance, live performance and so much more. By bringing together a wide variety of creative minds, the idea is that they bounce off one another and inspire even more excellence behind the scenes. Both a production hub and a place to present, experimentation is key. That means PICA is one of the best spots in Perth to catch thrillingly inventive, boundary-pushing theatre, live performance, intriguing debates and exhilarating exhibitions. A home to some of the city’s finest minds, from emerging artists to veterans of the scene, it’s all about imagining an exciting future. And where better to debrief over a glass of something and some nibbles than at PICA Bar & Café?


Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
51 James St
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm
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