Cultural Precinct

About the Cultural Precinct

Further information

  • Exhibitions and Museums
  • Performances

The Cultural Precinct is the University of Western Australia’s cultural hub supporting the music, theatre, exhibition programs and broader arts and cultural events that take place throughout the year.

Conceived as a ‘park with buildings’, UWA is arguably one of the most beautiful campuses in Australia. Sited throughout its heritage-listed gardens are many sculptures, murals and notable buildings, including the Octagon & Dolphin theatres, the Sunken Garden, Somerville Auditorium and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. This fusion of culture, nature and learning provides visitors with an experience unique in Western Australia.

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In this short video, Ted Snell introduces you to the Cultural Precinct.

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Updated 17 Jul 2009


Precinct development 


The Cultural Precinct already hosts many cultural facilities, and there are plans to expand with a major development of new venues. Stage one will focus on Aboriginal culture and society, including a new home for the Berndt Museum.

The Cultural Precinct at the University of Western Australia is evolving into a spine of arts and cultural activities flexing through the campus. It will continue to develop over the next decade into a vibrant site of communication, contemplation and engagement.

We welcome visitors to the campus and we encourage you to make the most of the activities and events on offer through the Cultural Precinct.