Escape From 7.30pm Various Venues FREE
11 – 12 Feb at Various Venues, FREE

A Perth Festival Commission

Celebrate the opening of Perth Festival 2022 in immersive and unforgettable style.

Over two magical nights the quays, docks, warehouses and beachfront of Fremantle will undergo an extraordinary transformation. Music, stunning light installations, mass community participation, performance, food, dance, ceremony and mayhem fuse into a joyous affirmation of belonging.

Escape celebrates the ocean and the diverse voyages, cultures and experiences that define us here in Western Australia. From the Noongar stories that enter from the western horizon to the waves of subsequent migration, from sail to steam, from convicts to Irish revolutionaries, from the flowering of Mediterranean cultures to the contributions of the African diaspora, to the greatest escape of them all – the Catalpa rescue.

Escape is a feast for the eyes, ears and heart. Be part of this free, action-packed experience built by the extraordinary team that brought you Boorna Waanginy.

Full event details and more information about how you can be involved available from Thu 27 Jan.  

Click here to listen to an audio recording of this page.

Time & Location

11 – 12 Feb

From 7.30pm Various Venues, Start at Bathers Beach in Fremantle


Free Event


More event information coming soon

This is a free event, no registrations are required. 

We will release more event information on Thu 27 Jan. 

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Connect Events

Get your schools involved! Click here to see the Espace activity for schools

Stay COVID Safe

It's a condition of entry to register your attendance at our venues. 
To make it easier, download the SafeWA app now via the WA Government website. Or you can register at the venue. 

Click here to download the SafeWA app.

Image credit

  • Rob Dose


  • Supported by Statewide Staging Systems

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