Summer Nights is The Blue Room Theatre’s curated program of theatre and performance, presented as part of Western Australia’s biggest annual arts festival – FRINGE WORLD. In 2020, the festival will run for four and a half glorious weeks from 17 January – 16 February.

Summer Nights is a whirlwind of new collaborations, social commentary theatrical playfulness and heartfelt stories. We aim to present a program featuring high-quality, diverse and contemporary live events that champions out local crop of WA talent alongside the best independent artists from around the world.

Applications for Summer Nights 2020 are NOW CLOSED.

Applications for short works programs 600 Seconds and MicroMove are open until Tuesday 20 August.

Read on for the key dates and the application pack for application information.


Summer Nights 2020
Information Pack Released and Applications Open: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Summer Nights Applications Due: Thursday 11 July 2019
MicroMove & 600 Seconds Applications Due: Tuesday 20 August 2019
Summer Nights Notification By: Friday 9 August 2019
MicroMove & 600 Seconds Notification By: Friday 6 September 2019

The performance programs on offer for Summer Nights 2020 are outlined below.

The Blue Room Theatre and Studio – 
The Blue Room Theatre and Studio are intimate and flexible black box space. They are intimate and can accommodate small-to-medium productions with professional design that do not require a large amount of space for storage

The Blue Room Theatre Downstairs – 
In 2020, we’ll be programming a pop-up performance space in the Kaos room, downstairs at our venue. The space makes for a cosy experience, suitable for simple, stripped back performances.

External Events –
While most Summer Nights action takes place in our performance spaces, the streets of Perth during FRINGE WORLD are packed with hungry, festival-fit audiences. We welcome offers from artists for outdoor events, free performances, or amazing ideas that simply don’t fit into a traditional theatre, whatever form they may take.

600 Seconds and MicroMove –
We are proud to support emerging artists wanting to dip their toe into Fringe, or familiar faces keen to road test a new idea, through short work Development Programs, MicroMove and 600 Seconds.

For the detailed, full performance program offer for Summer Nights 2020 , please check out the application info pack.

The information and application pack for Summer Nights 2020, detailing what’s on offer for the season and with the application form, is now available here.

If you have any questions about The Blue Room Theatre’s Summer Nights, please don’t hesitate to contact our Producer Harriet Roberts at or call the office on (08) 9227 7005.