What’s on in Perth: Discover the Best of Perth’s Festival Season


Known for its vibrant cultural scene and artistic spirit, Perth comes to life during the annual Perth Festival and Fringe Festival seasons. As the excitement builds for these much-anticipated events, it’s the perfect time to start planning your getaway or staycay; organising your festival tickets and booking your stay at the Alex Hotel. 

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Perth festival season – summer 2024

Perth Festival and Fringe Festival are two of Western Australia’s premier cultural extravaganzas, drawing visitors from across the globe. These festivals have earned their reputation for delivering exceptional performances, captivating art installations, and a lively atmosphere that permeates the city.

As an avid supporter of the arts and the Northbridge community, Alex Hotel is proud to be sponsoring both upcoming festivals.

Fringe Festival: an explosion of creativity

19 Jan – 18 Feb 2024

For those who crave a more unconventional artistic experience, the Fringe Festival is a must-see. This open-access arts festival invites performers, artists, and creators of all kinds to showcase their talents in unexpected and exciting ways. With events popping up in various locations around Perth, Fringe Festival is an artistic adventure waiting to be discovered.

Perth Festival: a cultural extravaganza

9 Feb – 3 March 2024

The Perth Festival is a nonprofit, multi-arts celebration that annually delivers world-class performances, music, film, visual arts, and literary experiences to Perth during the summer season.

With a history spanning over six decades, it’s no wonder that this festival consistently captivates audiences. The program boasts a wide range of events, from world-class performances to thought-provoking exhibitions. 

Exploring Northbridge: the heart of Perth’s cultural scene

One of the standout features of both festivals is their close proximity to Northbridge, a neighbourhood renowned for its cultural richness (with the Alex Hotel in the heart of it all). Northbridge is where the action happens, and you’ll find an array of venues to keep you entertained before and after festival events.

Northbridge by day: art and exploration

During the day, Northbridge is a haven for art enthusiasts and explorers. Wander through the streets adorned with colourful street art and pop into galleries showcasing local and international talent. The nearby Cultural Centre is home to the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the State Library, perfect for those looking to indulge in culture.

Northbridge by night: a hub of entertainment

As the sun sets, Northbridge transforms into a vibrant hub of nightlife and entertainment. Whether you’re seeking a delectable dining experience, a lively bar scene, or just a pleasant evening stroll, Northbridge has it all. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a day of festival activities.

Close proximity to festival venues and Northbridge attractions

A key consideration for festival-goers is finding accommodation close to the action. The Alex Hotel is within walking distance of both Fringe Festival and Perth Festival venues. This means you can conveniently hop between events in Northbridge and the CBD and return to our comfortable haven whenever you please. So whether you are travelling from overseas or interstate to attend the festivals, or are simply wanting a summer staycation, The Alex is your perfect home away from home.


Exclusive 15% discount for Perth Festival attendees

As a proud supporter of the Perth Festival we’re offering an exclusive 15% discount* on hotel room bookings at The Alex for Perth Festival attendees. 

Simply add the code PF24 to the promotional box when you book directly via to redeem this offer.

*This discount is only available to Perth Festival ticket holders who book to stay at the Alex during the Perth Festival (9 Feb – 3 March 2024). 

What to do in Perth at night this summer

With all the excitement in the air during this time of year, making plans for your evening is a must-do. Here are some ideas to help you get started:

  • Wine and Dine: Check out Shadow Wine Bar for a delicious bite to eat pre or post show, and indulge in their extensive wine list.
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  • Late-Night Fringe Shows: The Fringe Festival is known for its late-night performances, offering a unique and thrilling atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else. These late-night shows spread out across Perth in different venues, offering you the chance to discover new bars or spaces along the way.
  • Rooftop Movies: If you’re looking for a great way to spend a balmy Perth evening, catch a film at the Rooftop Movies. The 2023/2024 season has already commenced, spanning from October 26 to 31 March.
  • The Pleasure Garden: A hub for festival venues, bars and food stalls, The Pleasure Garden is a great venue to grab something to eat or drink before a show and gives you a chance to mingle with fellow festival-goers.

Booking your stay at The Alex Hotel

To book a hotel room at the Alex Hotel this festival season, visit our website, choose your dates, and don’t forget to use the code PF24 during the Perth Festival season to redeem your exclusive 15% discount. Our friendly staff are always ready to assist you with any inquiries or special requests.

As Perth prepares for the exciting Perth Festival and Fringe Festivals, Alex Hotel is ready to ensure your experience is nothing short of unforgettable. Book your stay with us now and get ready to enjoy the vibrant creativity of Perth’s festival scene.

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