Built in 1870, Perth Town Hall is Australia’s only Gothic-style town hall and its only town hall built by convicts.
An award-winning restoration has returned this historic jewel to its original charm. Antique aesthetics and modern amenities combine in a grand and unique venue.
The venue is open for public inspection 10:00 am-4:00pm Monday-Saturday, unless hired for a private function.
There is a small permanent exhibition of City of Perth memorabilia including a roll of the convicts who worked on the building, original old Town Hall playbills, photographic portraits of all Perth's mayors and lord mayors, and an impressive life-size painting of Sir George Murray, who our city was named for -- his county seat was Perthshire, Scotland.
Tuesdays at 11:00 am the Town Hall hosts the Tuesday Morning Show, a free weekly community event aimed at seniors, with a program of musical entertainment, speakers and more.
The Lower Foyer also hosts art exhibitions on a regular basis.
Upstairs, the original jarrah hammer-beam ceiling, dramatically lit, soars to 15 metres. Framed by three pointed arches, a restored Juliet balcony overlooks the Main Hall.
The Town Hall hosts banquets, weddings, cocktail functions, exhibitions, launches, meetings, receptions, conferences and themed events for up to 400 (240 banquet style).
Fri 22 Apr 2016 03:00pm - 04:45pm
Fremantle Chamber Orchestra presents a program of rarely heard jewels of the Baroque and Romantic period. Torelli’s jolly Concerto Grosso Op18 No1 is a great opener followed Locatelli’s introverted Concerto Grosso Op7 No6 leading to Bach’s sublime Concerto for Oboe d’Amore BWV 1055 featuring Leanne Glover, Principal Cor Anglais player in WASO. Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No 12 and Nielsen’s wonderful Suite for Strings complete the performance.