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Illuminate Yagan Square

April 27 @ 11:00 am - April 28 @ 11:30 pm AEST

We’re unveiling the new-look Yagan Square with a massive weekend celebration!

Illuminate Yagan Square is a free event with over 50 family-friendly and after-dark activities in a thrilling fusion of culture, food and excitement.

The opening weekend will transform Yagan Square into the pulsating heart of Perth city with five spaces of simultaneous, free activations for different ages. Expect to discover a stunning one-of-a-kind LED maze, cutting-edge entertainment acts, epic street markets, aerial performers, live music stage programmed from day into night, food trucks and pop up food carts, photo moments, circus school, one minute portraits and more!

On Saturday night, 27 April, prepare for an unforgettable spectacle with the GLOW–GLEAM–DREAM program which includes The Last Numbat, a large-scale, interactive puppetry installation and performance narrated by Indigenous artist, Nadia Tavo; evocative artwork projections by renowned Indigenous Perth artist, Deborah Bonar; and Shadow Stories with storyteller extraordinaire, Glenn B Swift. This creative collaboration between the team at Twine, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, VJzoo, and some of WA’s leading artists and performers promises to mesmerize audiences with its immersive visuals, soundscapes and uniquely Australian tales.

Sunday evening (28 April) is the chance to dive into Noongar culture with KAYA, by Phil Walleystack. This unique 75 minute-experience merges traditional Noongar storytelling with captivating sounds, movements, and visuals, didgeridoo loops, chants, aerial footage, and projections. The performance features the Aliwah Dancers and art projections by Justin Martin. KAYA offers an immersive journey through Noongar heritage, blending ancient tales with modern artistry.


April 27 @ 11:00 am AEST
April 28 @ 11:30 pm AEST
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