Open House for WAAPA on August 13

Posted on: 8/8/2017 10:02AM

2017 Open Day of the Western Australian Academy of Performing ArtsThe Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), as part of Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, is opening its doors to the public this Sunday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for it’s annual Open Day event. Showcasing its wide range of performing arts courses and state-of-the-art facilities for prospective students, the WAAPA Open Day will offer the perfect opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at Australia’s premier performing arts academy.


WAAPA offers full-time courses in Aboriginal Theatre, Acting, Arts Management, Costume, Dance, Design, Lighting, Music, Music Theatre, Performing Arts, Props and Scenery, Sound and Stage Management. In addition to gaining information on these WAAPA courses, the Open Day will provide opportunities to meet staff and students, visit rehearsals and classes, view exhibitions and watch performances.


Visitors will be able to sit in on voice and movement classes from the Acting and Music Theatre programs, open rehearsals of the next lot of WAAPA shows (Unleash, Momentum, Chicago and Love & Information). Open classes and rehearsals for the Dance and BA Performing Arts programs will offer an ideal opportunity to gain a better understanding of the disciplines covered by these exciting WAAPA programs. The Composition & Music Technology students will be giving demonstrations and performances throughout the day, whilst Classical singers and instrumentalists, Jazz and Contemporary Music ensembles will be giving free concerts in the Music Auditorium and The Edith – Spiegeltent.


Students from the Production & Design program will present guided tours all day. The Behind the Scenes Tour will explore the machinations of theatrical production encompassing the sound and lighting studios, costume and design studios, the Academy’s state-of-the-art theatres and the Props and Scenery Construction workshop.


“ECU and WAAPA’s Open Day is a great opportunity to learn about how to become part of one of Australia’s best known and respected performing arts training institutions,” stated WAAPA Director Julie Warn. “As well as finding out more about the specific courses on offer, prospective students, their families and any interested member of the public can have a good look over ECU’s Mount Lawley campus.”


There will be free parking all day across campus. For more information, visit


Photo courtesy of WAAPA.



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