Community

Providing meaningful engagement

Black Swan values the community in which we live and work, and continues to explore new ways to stay connected and engaged with the people who share this unique place and call it home. Here are some of the initiatives we are running currently.

Heart of the Art Club

Heart of the Art Club is like a book club, but for theatre lovers (only you don’t have to read the plays). These intimate social gatherings allow access to Black Swan artists to chat, inquire and gain insights ahead of the productions included in our 2021 season.

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday 30 June - Maali Festival - Curatorial process

    Join us for the next Heart of the Art Club with Maali Festival curators Ian Michael (Wilman Nyoongar) and Chloe Ogilvie (Yamatji Nhanda) as they discuss the festival program.

    Hear first-hand about the curatorial process and the various elements that make up the inaugural Maali Festival encompassing theatre, music, dance, film, visual art, markets and family friendly activities.

    Date: Wednesday 30th June
    Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location: Mezzanine Level, Alex Hotel (50 James St, Perth)

    To register, fill out this form here.

  • Wednesday 28th July - Curating a season

    Join Clare Watson, Artistic Director of Black Swan, as she discusses with you the process of curating this year's season 'With Love,' for you our audience.

    The word ‘curation' is derived from the Latin word meaning ‘one who takes care of souls’. Clare will share with you some of the great joys and challenges of the curatorial process at Black Swan. You’ll hear about the collaborative and iterative process of research and selection that aims to take care of our artists and audience. We’ll consider the role and responsibility of Black Swan as an active participant in the cultural conversation - locally, nationally and globally.

    We’ll reflect on Black Swan's repertoire - in 2021 and throughout our 30-year history. We’ll discuss the Canon. We’ll talk about commissioning new work. And we’ll consider what you want to see on our stages into the future.


    Date: Wednesday, 28 July
    Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
    Location: Mezzanine Level, Alex Hotel (50 James St, Perth)

    To register, fill out this form here.

  • Wednesday 22 September - Animal Farm - Adaptation

    Join Director of Animal Farm Emily McLean, as she discusses political powerhouse Van Badham's adaptation of George Orwell's well known work.

    Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location: Mezzanine Level, Alex Hotel (50 James St, Perth)

    Registrations open soon.

Past Events

  • Tuesday 30 March - Playthings - Independent Theatre

    Playthings - presented in association with The Blue Room Theatre. Meet the Director and Writer of Playthings Scott McArdle and Executive Director of The Blue Room Theatre Katt Osborne as they discuss independent theatre and cross collaboration in the performing arts sector.

    Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021
    Time: 6pm - 7pm
    Location: Vibe Hotel Subiaco Level 9 – Storehouse Restaurant and Bar.