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 run:
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.
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 60% 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.
- Our venue opens 30 minutes before the performance currently.
- We ask that all members of the audience practice physical distancing before and during the performance where possible.
- Audience members are encouraged to wear face coverings if they choose to do so but this is not mandatory.
- Our venue is regularly cleaned for your safety and the safety of our staff.
- To comply with government recommendations, we are contact tracing all of our patrons (mandatory from Dec 5). If there are any last minute changes to who is attending, please let us know their name and phone number. All records will be destroyed after 28 days.
- If you have pre-booked your tickets, you DO NOT need to sign in on the SafeWA App or paper register.
- If you are buying at the door, you will be requested to sign in on the SafeWA App or paper register. Refusing to do so or providing false details will result in our staff refusing you entry.