State Theatre Centre
Performing arts & multipurpose centre showcasing notable drama and contemporary dance productions. Housing the Heath Ledger Theatre, named after late Perth born Hollywood actor Heath Ledger, this 575 capacity theatre is part of a defining architectural landmark in the city; home to the Black Swan State Theatre Company, Barking Gecko Theatre and Co3 Australia.
Designed by award-winning Kerry Hill Architects, the State Theatre Centre’s design delivers a building that not only provides a functional and inspiring venue for performers and their audiences, but has also become an instantly recognisable part of the city. Two interactive, visually and audibly stunning artworks ‘Falling from heaven to earth, the shooting star’ and ‘Interval’ are part of the physical structure using current technology to connect the history of the site with its present and future. The Centre hosts contemporary performing arts, such as theatre, dance and music with a focus on distinctive professional and contemporary work produced locally, nationally and internationally. Spaces within the State Theatre Centre are available for hire.