By any measure, our capital has been transformed in extraordinary ways since the City of Perth joined the Festival as an active partner in 1956.
That crucial partnership more than 60 years ago paved the way for the Festival to step boldly beyond the University of Western Australia campus for its first official opening, a street parade through the CBD.
From spectacles that fill our streets, parks and playgrounds to rare and intimate encounters in small city venues, Festival events bring bursts of excitement, creative energy and personality that complement the physical changes Perth has seen over the years.
With the ongoing support of the City of Perth as Civic Partner, the Festival shares high-class experiences with diverse audiences and enhances Perth’s reputation as a global city, a centre of excellence and a stimulating place to live, work and play.
The Festival experience is uniquely Perth, spiced up by local flavours mingled with the finest international ingredients.
The City of Perth’s enduring partnership with the Festival is community engagement at its best, one that continues to build and enhance our capital city and its important role in representing the entire State of Western Australia at a national and international level.