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Artist's impression of the northern façade

Photo: Northern façade artist's impression. Landscape design subject to change.

This major financial contribution almost triples the total value of the project to $150 million. The new funding will be added to the previous contributions of $36.4 million by the State Government, $12 million from the Australian Government and $4 million by the City of Perth.

Redevelopment of the 50-year-old heritage-listed Perth Concert Hall includes:

  • preservation of its world-renowned acoustic features
  • overdue essential structural maintenance of the award-winning building architecture
  • refurbishment of working areas used daily by resident company WASO
  • improved venue access for users, especially for people who live with disability
  • transformed forecourts to make the outside useable for gatherings and festivals.

Perth Concert Hall hosts 160 events a year. The revamp will provide patrons — from our State, all around Australia and across the globe — with a better experience, from improved food and drink offerings to enhanced views of the Derbarl Yerrigan/Swan River. Performing artists will benefit from new rehearsal spaces and better backstage facilities.

Artists impression of the interior

Level 2 proposed expansion, artist's impression

"The Perth Concert Hall has been a WA icon since it opened 50 years ago," Premier Mark McGowan said.

"Our investment will see the venue deliver an even better experience for patrons and performers. Importantly, it will provide a permanent home to the WA Symphony Orchestra — our State's largest employer of performing artists.

"This significant financial contribution will go a long way towards tackling structural maintenance issues that have come to light during the design phase.

"We can now guarantee a lasting and transformational impact on our premier musical venue."

Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman added:

“We recently celebrated 50 years of performances at Perth Concert Hall and it’s important to ensure the heritage-listed performing arts venue can be enjoyed by future audiences for generations to come.

“Our government’s huge funding announcement will be music to the ears of Perth Concert Hall patrons, WASO who have called the venue home since 1973, and all of us who treasure this culturally significant community asset.

“Importantly, this refurbishment will increase our state’s arts and culture offerings and contribute to recovery of Perth’s culture, arts, and tourism sectors beyond the pandemic.”

Artists impression of the southern façade

Southern façade artist's impression — landscape design will involve stakeholder consultation.

WITH Architecture Studio and OMA were appointed lead architects in 2022. For this important redevelopment to take place safely, the Perth Concert Hall and its forecourts will need to be closed to the public during structural works.

Perth Concert Hall’s redevelopment is part of the WA Recovery Plan and the $1.5 billion Perth City Deal to stimulate the economy, create jobs and improve liveability outcomes for the CBD.

Perth Concert Hall


Page reviewed 27 February 2023