Crit Club


“The best conversation you have about a show is in the carpark afterwards” – Anonymous 

Sometimes it’s hard to find the words to talk robustly about a work. To unpack, wonder and critique.  
We have curated five works, and matched them with a local arts leader to facilitate a critical discussion. Come and watch a show, network with your peers and be given some tools and provocations to dive a little deeper into what we do: art. 

We encourage film makers to come to dance events and visual artists to come to theatre to provide insights to different artforms. It is also a key opportunity to meet other industry members from different artforms and to network. 
Each Crit Club ticket is heavily discounted and will include a beverage and access to the facilitated post-event discussion.  

Tickets are available to Arts Industry Pass holders only.


Step 1 - Sign up for an Arts Industry Pass

Step 2 - Check your emails for the Crit Club promo code word  (hint: search "Crit Club" to find it)

Step 3 - Use the code to get tickets to the below events


Panawathi Girl

By David Milroy

Saddle up for the next big Black Musical. Set in the 1960s, this bold new production from Yirra Yaakin will have you questioning if much has changed at all, even as it has you tapping your toes. Click here to find out more.

When: Wednesday 9 February 7pm
Faciliated by Ian Wilkes (Associate Artist, Perth Festival)
Tickets: $20
Book here

Songs to Experience

By Ta-ku and friends

Art and music collide in Songs To Experience, an immersive installation from multi-disciplinary artist Ta-ku. Click here to find out more.

When: Thursday 17 February 6pm or 6:30pm
Facilitated by Simon Miraudo (General Manager, RTR) and Matthew Perrett (Music Director, RTR)
Tickets: $19
Book here for the 6pm session
Book here for the 6:30pm session

We Hold You Close and Monumental

We Hold You Close is by Katie West, curated by Eloise Sweetman, and Monumental is by Amrita Hepi

Drawing together textiles, sound, video and community practice, We Hold You Close carries the colours and scents of Country, inviting us to consider our relationships with each other and the ecologies in which we live and participate. Click here to find out more.

In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests and renewed calls for the removal of inherited monuments that symbolise colonialism and its ongoing legacies, Monumental offers a charged meditation on the tradition of building monuments, questioning who and what gets memorialised. Click here to find out more.

When: Sunday 27 February 3pm
Facilitated by Amanda Bell (Visual Artist, Badimia and Yued woman) & Gemma Weston (Program Associate Visual Arts, Perth Festival) 
Cost: $5
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The Ninth Wave

By The Farm

Across the broad expanse of the iconic City Beach, The Ninth Wave is an apocalyptic narrative performed with wild and fearless abandon by dancers from The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Click here to find out more.

When: Wednesday 2 March 8pm
Facilitated by Rachael Whitworth (Head of Programming, Perth Festival)
Cost: $20
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Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Through vivid imagination, and a smattering of archival footage, this groundbreaking documentary weaves together a stunning tapestry of memories and reflections. Click here to find out more.

When: Wednesday 9 March 7:30pm
Discussion: Thursday 10 March at 10am at Alex Hotel
Facilitated by Tom Vincent (Program Associate Film, Perth Festival)
Cost: $11
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