Here’s everything you need to know to make the most out of your visit to The Blue Room Theatre. We look forward to welcoming you.
Find us at 53 James St, Northbridge in the Perth Cultural Centre.
We’re tucked away behind the State Theatre Centre of WA and right beside PICA and Pretzel (pink shipping container).
We’ve got two convenient City of Perth parking lots nearby:
CPP State Library – 15 Francis St
CPP Cultural Centre – 2 Roe St
On weekends, you can get 3-hours parking for free in CPP parking lots.
We’re a 5 minute walk from the Perth Train Station and Yagan Square Busport, and a 2 minute walk to Beaufort St where a variety of busses stop outside the WA Museum and the Court Hotel. Plan your journey to us through the Transperth website to make sure you’ve got plenty of time for a cold drink and a toasted sandwich.
Unfortunately, the Perth Cultural Centre doesn’t have any locked bike shelters but you can chain up your bike outside on the bike rack near Pretzel. However, this is at your own risk.
Coming to the theatre can be an exciting, new, and even overwhelming experience for people. To prepare yourself for your visit, here’s how most nights at The Blue Room Theatre run:
Most of our shows have a strict lockout once they begin so if you’re late you won’t be permitted entry. This also applies if you leave during the show to use the bathroom or go to the bar.
If you’re worried about arriving late and being locked out, give our Box Office a call and let our staff know.
We do not offer refunds or exchanges for customers who are locked out of a show.
Check in at the Box Office
Whether you’ve purchased tickets online or have wandered in to buy them on a whim, you’ll need to visit our Box Office. It’s directly in front as you enter through the glass doors – join the queue and our friendly staff will see you soon.
You do not need to print off your tickets at home. Simple say the name of your booking at the door and we’ll give you a slapband to act as your ticket for the night.
On the ground floor you can find our bathrooms. It’s best to use these before the show goes in as we do not readmit if you leave during a performance.
Our facilities include:
1x Female-identifying bathroom with 3x stalls, 2x sinks and 2x sanitary disposal units.
1x Male-identifying bathroom with 1x stall, 1x urinal and 2x sinks.
1x Accessibility bathroom with 1x toilet and 1x sink.
Head upstairs to the bar and performance spaces
Once you’re checked in, head up the stairs to find our bar and balcony area.
The doors to the show don’t open until just before the start time, so you’ve got plenty of time to relax, grab a drink, eat a toastie, and read the program.
5 minute call
5 minutes before the show begins, our ushers will ring the bells to let you know to use the bathrooms, grab another drink (they can be taken in to the show with you!), and turn off your mobile phones.
Time to take your seat
Before we open doors and start the show, the usher will ring the bell once more and make an announcement.
Form an orderly line and hand in your slapbands to the usher (sorry you can’t keep them!).
It’s general allocation in the auditorium (which means you can sit in whichever seat you want) so line up early if you have a favourite spot.
From there, we leave you in the hands of our artists! But don’t worry, the bar is open after the show too.
We’ve got a limited menu of snacks including our Perth famous toasted sandwiches (ham and cheese, vegetarian, and vegan options available).
Based in the heart of Northbridge, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dining. Here are some of our favourites:
A staple of the Northbridge scene, The Biv offers fine Eastern-inspired food and drinks – just around the corner from The Blue Room.
Recently re-opened as a hot live performance venue, it also comes equipped with a huge restaurant downstairs: Double Rainbow.
A range of options from Singaporean noodles to American-style burgers, it won’t break the bank either.
Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti! Generous servings of tons of exciting pasta dishes and a small menu of wines.
A huge menu of mouth-watering Indian cuisine, 30 seconds away on the corner of William and James.
Their gelato is the perfect after-show treat while you wander through Yagan Square or the Cultural Centre.
Sometimes all you want is bread, butter, and salt.
Dinner: before or after the show?
With our lockout rules, we often get asked: when is it best to grab dinner?
If you’re coming to a 7:00pm show, we recommend that you head out for dinner after the show. Our shows typically run 50-70 mins with no interval, which leaves plenty of time to grab a bite post-show.
If you’re coming to an 8:30pm show, we recommend making a dinner reservation for 7:00pm to give yourself plenty of time to make it to the theatre.
We welcome all patrons of all access requirements into our venue. Our lift can take you from foyer to bar, and our seating can be rearranged to accommodate your needs.
Leave us a note when booking or call our Box Office on (08) 9227 7005 to discuss how we can help you.
In response to COVID-19, we’re doing all we can to keep you safe and able to enjoy the show. Our COVID Safe Plan is re-evaluated every fortnight and responds to the latest updates from the State Government of WA.
If any of the following changes, you’ll be updated before the performance.
- Our performance spaces, bar, and rehearsal rooms are currently operating at 100% capacity.
- If you’re feeling unwell with cold/flu symptoms, we ask that you stay home. If you are no longer planning on attending, please let us know as there is often a waitlist for shows.
- We ask that all members of the audience practice physical distancing before and after the performance where possible.
- Our venue is regularly cleaned for your safety and the safety of our staff.
- Everyone who enters our venue must sign in via the SafeWA App (or paper register). This is a legal requirement – refusing to do so, will result in staff refusing you entry to the venue.