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Friends of the Academy support the training that goes into producing the next generation of stage performers and their backroom support.

Areas covered may include:

  • ballet
  • jazz
  • classical music
  • opera
  • musical theatre
  • acting
  • costume design
  • scenery construction
  • lighting
  • sound and special effects

For more than 35 years, the Friends of the Academy have been assisting students at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, (WAAPA).

The small but hard working Friends of the Academy Committee ensures students continue to directly receive the benefits of the Friends’ fundraising efforts and pastoral care. The help provided by the Friends Committee on behalf of the membership takes many forms, including individual assistance grants for students, a ‘meet and greet’ service for new interstate or country students arriving in Perth without local contacts, opportunities to interact with their audiences, ongoing recognition of high achievers after they leave the Academy…view more


    Fundraising activities include Friends performances, hosting behind-the-scenes tours of the Academy, and providing food and drink at the Academy’s annual Open Day.


    Financial grants are provided mainly to supplement travel and accommodation for final year students undertaking work experience secondments around Australia and overseas.


    Individual grants of up to $600 each.

Letters of Thanks

Donna - August 2014

Tonight I was lucky enough to attend the concert “Petrushka” which was an amazing combination of piano and percussion pieces… view more

Donna - August 2014
Student - Dec 2013

After my return from Unishorts International Film Festival in Auckland last year I carved a place for myself at Prospero Productions in Fremantle… view more

Student - Dec 2013