Now be part of an exclusive guided tour that gives an insightful look behind the scenes!
Most people are intrigued by the mystique and drama of ballet, jazz, classical music, opera, musical theatre and stageacting. However, apart from what we see on television or from our seat in a theatre, we generally have little idea of what is involved in producing the performing arts experiences we all love so much. Until now!The Friends of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts conduct behind the scenes tours. A part of Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, the Academy is unique in Australia, and one of only six institutions in the world providing training in all aspects of the performing arts under one roof. The quality of the Academy’s program is internationally recognised, with high profile graduates including Hugh Jackman, Lisa McCune, Rachel Durkin, Frances O’Connor and William McInnes and others.Tours of the Academy show 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 and stage acting; as well as costume design, scenery construction, lighting, sound and special effects. Each tour occupies a full week-day morning – culminating in a free theatre event at lunchtime. During the morning, guests enjoy close-up experiences of the dancers, actors and singers practising their arts, as well as seeing stage settings being constructed, and how make-up and wardrobe are applied.
DETAILS Only four tours are held each year, each with a maximum of 25 participants.
The cost per person for this rare experience is $47 and includes morning tea and free parking.
Parking is available outside the Academy, or in paid visitor parking at the Academy (four hours recommended).
The 777, 886, 887, 889 buses from Wellington Street Bus Station pass the Academy in Alexander Drive.
Once payment is received we’ll post full details to you or your club Secretary.
Tours are organised by the Friends of the Academy in cooperation with the staff of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at ECU, Mount Lawley campus.
Only four tours are held each year, each with a maximum of 25 participants. The cost per person for this rare experience is $47 and includes morning tea, a live concert and free parking. Parking is available outside the Academy, and the Friends of the Academy provide parking vouchers to all participants at no extra cost. Once payment is received we’ll post full details to you or your club Secretary.
- All Tours are held on Tuesdays at: 2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, 6050
- Time: 8.30am to 2.00pm
Please note that Tours book out quickly.
Why not bring a friend or two?
Clubs are also welcome to book and you don’t need to be a member of the Friends of the Academy.
To confirm your booking, an advance payment must be sent to: Academy Tour Bookings
Friends of the Academy
PO Box 1556, Subiaco, WA 6904