Alex Run Club

Every Fortnight | Thursdays | 6am, Alex Hotel

Do you miss the gym when you’re travelling? Next time you stay with us, pack your running shoes and join our Thursday morning Run Club.

Next Run | Thurs 16 January

Register with reception by Wednesday.

Twilight Hawkers Market

Every Friday until 28 February – Forrest Place

Photo: Destination Perth
Photo: Destination Perth

The Twilight Hawkers Market is Perth’s original & biggest Street Food Market bringing the tastiest street food from around the globe to the heart of Perth.

Held in Forrest Place from 4.30pm – 9.30pm this is the place to be on a Friday night over summer – meet with friends after work, grab a bite to eat pre-show or bring the family into town to enjoy the ambience of this wonderful market serving up authentic, delicious street food with live local music to add to the atmosphere.

More information here.


Neighbourhood Art

Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete

AGWA 40 – Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist building

21 September – 17 February, Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Opened on 2 October 1979 by then Premier Charles Court, the new Art Gallery of WA building was a dramatic example of late Brutalist architecture designed by Polish born Charles Sierakowski.

This exhibition opens out the many layers of the history of the building’s development featuring images of the building in construction and its early days, along with ephemera such as building models, plans, diagrams and drawings, and early promotional brochures about the structure and its place in the Cultural Centre (now undergoing its biggest development since 1979 with the WA Museum project).

The iconic structure marked the end of a 10 year building boom and had been dreamt of for years before that by Gallery Director Frank Norton, whose own international researches and design thinking also fed the building’s final form.

More information and tour sessions here

Click here for more information about the Art Gallery WA and all their exhibitions.


Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang

9 February – 19 April, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Presented in association with Perth Festival

Enter an ordinarily white gallery space to find the walls filled with gestural drawings, scrawled across all surfaces, reaching the ceiling. Don a virtual reality headset and step deeper into an immersive world, in which you journey through an enormous structure made of words, drawings and stories. Once you enter this realm you are free to roam and fly. Words sail through the air. They fall into dust. They form and reform.

Created by pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson and Taiwanese new media artist Hsin-Chien Huang, Chalkroom is a virtual reality experience unlike any other.

Rendered from hand-written text, gestures and chalk marks this is a world where the power and impression of words, lyrics, stories and text reigns. Allow yourself to roam through the corridors and pathways of words, accompanied by Laurie Anderson’s unmistakable and indelible voice.

Sessions will run regularly throughout the day.

Opening Event
5pm – 7.30pm, Saturday 8 February 2020

Join us for a special early evening opening event to launch our summer exhibitions, featuring an artist talk by Tina Havelock Stevens at 5pm.

More information here.

 Perth Festival

February 7 – March 1, Various Locations

The Festival was born out of The University of Western Australia’s annual summer school entertainment nights as a ‘festival for the people’ on 3 January, 1953.

Since then, Perth Festival has seeded and cultivated decades of cultural growth as the oldest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere. It is Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festival and one of the greatest in the world, known for commissioning major new works, celebrating the unique qualities of Perth and engaging diverse audiences.

For a few weeks every glorious summer, the best artists from Western Australia and the world stand shoulder to shoulder in creative unity within the community.

More information and programs here.


Neighbourhood Theatre

Palace Cinemas – Raine Square


Palace Raine Square offers the best in first-release cinema, special events and festivals, screening in a sophisticated, unique architectural space.  The cinema has four bespoke bars, with the cinema rooftop terrace overlooking the Yagan Square and the nightlife of the city and Northbridge.

With your Alex Hotel room key, enjoy $8 movies every Monday

Click here to see what’s on


 Fringe World

17 January – 16 February – Various Locations

FRINGE WORLD is the most popular annual festival in Perth and annually hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the incredible array of entertainment on offer.

There’s something for everyone at FRINGE WORLD; from comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more, plus ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows in one night out!

The 2020 Festival will be held from 17 January to 16 February at more than 150 venues all over Perth and regional WA.

The most popular way to enjoy the Festival is at one of the central hubs such as The Woodside Pleasure Garden or Girls School. The spaces are free to enter and have a magical atmosphere featuring food trucks, outdoor bars and free entertainment.

More information and the full program here.


6 – 9 February, State Theatre Centre, Heath Ledger Theatre

Presented by Perth Festival


Woollarawarre Bennelong was a Senior man of the Eora who led his community to survive a clash of cultures. Through striking dance, soul-stirring soundscapes and exquisite design, Bangarra unpacks his legacy and its reverberation through contemporary Australian life.

More information and tickets here.



6 February – 9 February, State Theatre Centre, Studio Underground

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Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass … but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

More information and tickets here.

The hub for performing arts. Learn more about the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia and there exciting 2020 program here.

Quokka Apocalypse

Presented by public service announcement

24 January – 1 February, Blue Room Theatre

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Quokka, Possum and Snipe have had just about enough of the greed and corruption of their furless overlords. They’ve devised a plan to rid themselves of human tyranny, armed with nothing more than a bottle of dishwashing detergent and access to Perth’s water supply.

Exploring the power of systems over individuals and the importance of fun in the face of imminent doom, QUOKKA APOCALYPSE blows Blinky Bill out of the water.

With a delightful team of Perth’s rising stars and a uniquely Australian flavour, this is a mischievous telling of a hypothetical Armageddon. There will be bubbles.

As part of Summer Nights at FRINGE WORLD 2020.

More information and tickets here.

French Over

Presented by Rorschach Beast

18 January – 25 January, Blue Room Theatre


A quiet car. In the background we hear the distant beat of a late night farm party. It smells of smoke, and the only light is from the disco-ball that hangs from the rearview mirror. This is Betty’s chance to unload on Jimmy about the regret she feels from seeing that her first love is becoming a father. It sucks. But the goon bag they’re sharing makes her feel less alone.

From Perth’s indie theatre darlings, Rorschach Beast, comes a Western Australian story about the moments we share when we think nobody else is watching.

Intimate and immersive, you and two friends get to experience these moments from the backseat of the car itself.

The car is warmer than the fire. Get in.

More information and tickets here.

More on at the Blue Room, check out their program and what they’re all about here.


 Outward Happenings


 Explore Fremantle


Just 30 minutes from Perth City, Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Fremantle’s streets buzz with the song of buskers, the side walks fill with a wild collection of art and music floats out from trendy cafés and bars.

If you feel the need to escape the city centre, venture out the the port city of Fremantle and find yourself surrounded by market stalls and street vendors, Arts and Culture and some of the cities trendiest food and beverage outlets.

For travel guides and more information chick here

For help finding your way to Fremantle speak to our receptions staff or click here for transport guides.