Forrest Place is a pedestrianised square located within the CBD of Perth. It connects Perth Railway Station on Wellington Street with the Murray Street Mall, outside the Carillon City shopping centre and is a stone’s throw away from some of Perth’s major shopping destinations.

Our free and open-air stage, brought to you by Lotterywest, City of Perth and ECU/WAAPA will showcase what the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts contributes to the culture of our city.

Forrest Place will be alive with music on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm featuring WAAPA musicians and engaging panel discussions with PIJF artists.


11am – 12pm WAAPA Ensembles present: Grand Designs- Jazz and the World Part I

12:30pm – 1:30pm WAAPA Big Band and Vocal Choir: Grand Designs – Jazz and the World Part II

1:30pm – 2:30pm Panel Discussion / Q&A

Commissioning and Creating New Large Scale Works
Tom O’Halloran, Jess Herbert, Alice Humphries, Adam Page (TBC)

2:30pm – 3:30pm WAAPA Guitar Ensemble – Music of John Scofield

3:30pm – 4:30pm Panel Discussion / Q&A

Perspectives on Jazz / Improvised Guitar Playing
Freddie Grigson, Julius Schwing

4:30pm – 5:30pm 4th Year Recitalists: Jayden Blockley and Will Pethick