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Festival Gardens
  • Western Australian Museum Grounds, Enter via Francis Street Ramp
  • Perth Cultural Centre
  • 6000
  • WA
  • (08) 6488 5555

The Main Stage

For 22 nights during the Festival the best Australian and international acts perform on the Main Stage.  This area offers both standing and seated viewing to suit each night's unique performance.

The Lounge

No matter what you see at the Festival (any day, any venue), your ticket for that night enables you priority entry to the Lounge, an intimate retro hangout where you can catch up with friends in a relaxed atmosphere.

Opening hours

From 6.30pm to midnight (or later) every night of the Festival (except Sat 11 Feb).

Enter through the Francis Street ramp.

The Festival Gardens is a fully licensed venue which includes standing or seated performances. No BYO drinks of any kind. Seating is provided. Food and drink available for purchase. 18+ ID Required. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Entry is at venue management's discretion. Conditions of entry subject to capacity and licensing restrictions.


Use your Festival Gardens ticket stub for free transportation to and from the venue on every Transperth bus, train or ferry. Just show your ticket and away you go!

Valid for three hours before and after the event - subject to timetabled services. Thur-Sun only.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13
Transperth Website:


There are two City of Perth Parking complexes located within walking distance of the Festival Gardens.

CPP Cultural Centre
Enter from Roe Street
315 bays, 5 ACROD and 5 motorcycle bays
Open 6.30am-midnight

CPP State Library
Enter from 15 Francis Street 
567 bays, 7 ACROD and 8 motorcycle bays
Open 6am-midnight

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