Black Swan State Theatre Company of Western Australia acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live.

First Nations People have been telling stories on this country for many thousands of years, and we acknowledge their incredible contribution to the cultural and environmental landscape we reside in.

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With box office revenue only covering 30% of the cost of each seat, we rely on your generosity to stage great theatre here in Perth and beyond.

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Welcome to our season

Theatre is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the world through a perspective other than our own; how someone lives, the concerns they have, the hopes they harbour.

Find out everything you need to know about our 2024 Season by downloading our brochure.

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About Black Swan State Theatre Company

Entertain.
Challenge.
Inspire.

With the vision of connecting artists and audiences through the power of theatre to entertain, challenge and inspire, Black Swan’s purpose is to create exceptional, high-quality theatre that speaks to the world from our unique WA culture, landscape and moment in time.

​Black Swan began over 30 years ago in Perth, Western Australia, in 1991 with the work of founding Artistic Director Andrew Ross. The company was characterised by and celebrated for its original theatrical works, Western Australian stories, site-specific and promenade productions presented outside the theatre, Perth Festival presentations that toured extensively, and cross-cultural collaborations that uplifted and celebrated Aboriginal artists.

Since 1991, Black Swan has presented more than 215 productions, 63 national tours and collaborations, 48 world premieres, 7 international tours, and has travelled the length and breadth of Western Australia. The company has earned both critical and popular acclaim for its world premiere productions and highly distinctive reinterpretations of international theatre classics – all of which are infused with the unique culture of Western Australia.

At Black Swan, we aim to operate with values of creativity, connection, innovation and quality at the core of everything we do.

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Frequently asked questions

Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA’s office is located at:

State Theatre Centre of WA
Level 1, 182 William Street
Perth WA 6000 Australia

Our office is open 9:00 – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. There is a buzzer to entry on William St, next to Chi Cho Gelato.

Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA’s Ticketing Office is located at:

State Theatre Centre of WA
Ground Floor, 176 William Street
Perth WA 6000 Australia

Our Ticketing Office is open 10:00 – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. Look for the green door on William St, next to Chi Cho Gelato.

Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA’s Ticketing Office is located at:

State Theatre Centre of WA
Ground Floor, 176 William Street
Perth WA 6000 Australia

Our Ticketing Office is open 10:00 – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. Look for the green door on William St, next to Chi Cho Gelato.

You can purchase tickets to Black Swan online or in person at one of the following box office locations:

State Theatre Centre:

174 - 176 William Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
Mon – Fri: 10AM to 5PM

Phone: (08) 6212 9300
Email: tickets@blackswantheatre.com.au

His Majesty’s Theatre:

825 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia

Mon – Fri: 9AM to 5PM, Sat: 10AM to 5:30PM

Subiaco Arts Centre:

180 Hamersley Road
Subiaco, WA 6008
Australia
Mon – Fri: 9AM to 5PM

To book online, head to our What's On page here.

There are vibrant and diverse hospitality options around the State Theatre Centre which you can view here.

We will endeavour to accommodate your needs as best as we can to make your visit enjoyable. To discuss what you need please contact us on (08) 6212 9300 or email us at tickets@blackswantheatre.com.au. For more information about our accessibility services visit our page here.

If you feel unwell before a show, we ask that you please stay home in order to keep our community safe. Please contact us by email or phone prior to the show and we can assist with a credit on account or gift voucher that can be used towards a future Black Swan show.

You can reach the Black Swan Ticketing team at tickets@blackswantheatre.com.au or call our office at 08 6212 9300. We're open Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm.

If you have lost your ticket, we will reprint it for collection at the venue on the evening of the performance, this may incur a fee of $3.95 per ticket.

To arrange this, please contact tickets@blackswantheatre.com.au.

Please try searching your email for "Your tickets". When making a booking you will receive two emails. One is an order confirmation detailing your payment and show dates. The second (which can take up to half an hour to arrive) will be an email with the subject "Your tickets". The second email will contain QR codes that usher will need to scan to gain entry to the theatre. Digital tickets can be scanned off your mobile device.

Requests for refunds and exchanges will be granted at the discretion of Black Swan in accordance with the LPA Ticketing Code of Practice, and may incur a small fee of $3.95 per transaction. For more information about our refund and exchange policies, please visit our Ticketing Terms and Conditions page.

To enquire, please contact tickets@blackswantheatre.com.au

As part of the terms and conditions of service, you will need provide your name and phone number or email address as a minimum requirement. If you are purchasing tickets online, you will need to provide a mailing address, please be aware that we will not post tickets to an overseas address. You can read more about our Privacy Policy here.

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Each show has a different age recommendation and not all shows may be suitable for someone under the age of 18. You can see the recommended age for a show in the Event Details section on the show's play page. Please ensure the show is suitable for the age of your child before booking.

For any expressions of interests for work experience or internships please contact us at hello@blackswantheatre.com.au

As the state theatre company, Black Swan is engaged with the theatre communities of Western Australia and around Australia. We welcome artists and maintain programs to provide access and support for local performers and others. Further information can be found here.

Black Swan is always keen to hear from new creative artists. Contact our Company Manager, Chantelle Iemma at c.iemma@blackswantheatre.com.au

We would love to hear what we’ve done well and where we can do better. You can send any feedback you have to hello@blackswantheatre.com.au. If required, our complaints handling policy can be found here.