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UWA Somerville

35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009

08 6488 1732 or from 6pm nightly: 0410 699 075

Savour many fabulous nights of the best world cinema under the stars at the magnificent picture garden, the UWA Somerville. Direct from international festivals, all the films are first release and exclusive to the Perth Festival. What better way to spend an evening than picnicking with friends before the sun sets and the silver screen lights up.

Door sales from 6pm nightly.
Picnickers are welcome from 6pm but must be seated by 8pm (7.30pm from 7 March 2016)

Bring a picnic or select from the mouthwatering summer foods available at the venue.

Showing at Somerville –


23–29 Nov In Harmony
30 Nov–6 Dec A Perfect Day
7–13 Dec Tangerines
14–20 Dec The Crow's Egg
21–24 & 26–27 Dec Blind Date
28 Dec–3 Jan Dark Horse: The Story of Dream Alliance
4–10 Jan Tale of Tales
11–17 Jan Mia Madre
18–24 Jan The Brand New Testament
25 & 27–31 Jan Dheepan
1–7 Feb The Wait


8–14 Feb Sherpa: Trouble on Everest
15–21 Feb The End of the Tour
22–28 Feb La belle saison (Summertime)
29 Feb–6 Mar The Legend of Barney Thomson
  Mon–Sun (7.30pm)
7–13 Mar Miles Ahead
14–20 Mar Rams
21–27 Mar Embrace of the Serpent
28 Mar–3 Apr Our Little Sister
4–10 Apr A Pigeon Sat on a Branch
Reflecting on Existence


Charlie's Pizza 

Take advantage of delicious wood-fired pizzas from Charlie's Pizza at UWA Somerville. Order at the venue or pre-order during the day on 0437 877 837.

Margherita – tomato, mozzarella, basil $18
Mushroom – field mushrooms, thyme, garlic, butter $22
Pepperoni – spicy cacciatore, olives $22
Somerville – ham, cacciatore, olives, mushrooms $24
Smoked salmon – red onion, capers, rocket $26
Garlic prawn – Shark bay tiger prawns, garlic, parsley, olive oil $26
Blue pumpkin – blue cheese, roast pumpkin, walnuts, rocket $24
Prosciutto – parma prosciutto, rocket, truffle oil  $25
Vegetarian – features seasonal produce $22


Italian meatballs, Torre Butchers mini meatballs in tomato sugo, served with todays salad and pizza bread $15
Cheese plates – local & international cheeses, quince paste, housemade olives, lavosh & seasonal fruit $14 single or $20 double
Fresh salads – changed daily $8.50
Homemade rocky road – White or Milk chocolate $3
More tapas style selections to rotate on a regular basis – check specials board at venue   


PREMIER PICNIC HAMPER – serves two or more people $55

Choose any pizza and get:

500ml San Pellegrino mineral water
Premium cheese plate & fresh salad
Homemade rocky road

Upgrade to include 2 tickets for any screening at Somerville for an extra $30  

Guild Food Menu 

Asian and Western food selection with rice or salad $12
Lasagne – beef or chicken or vegetarian, with salad $12
Salad selection $6.50
Fruit salad (pre-packaged) $6
Sushi – large $9
Sushi – small $7


Sparkling mineral water  $3.50
Natural water  $3 
Coca-cola range   $3.50 
Juices  $4 


Sweet & Savoury  Various prices

Rain Policy

Film cancellations due to rain will be announced at 4.30pm on the day of screening.
Please visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for the most up to date information, or click here.

Please note: PIAF will only make an announcement if a film has been cancelled. If no cancellation announcement has been made, the screening on that night will go ahead. 

Lost Property 

For lost property enquires please call 08 6488 2691.

Access Information

Please visit the University of Western Australia's Access and Mobility map for venue access information.


The best parking can be found at Car Park 1, Car Park 2 and Car Park 3. Refer to the University of Western Australia's Campus Map for locations. Parking restrictions apply and illegal parking with attract an infringement notice. 


We want to reduce waste and maximise recycling at UWA Somerville. Thinking of buying a coffee? Don't forget your Keep Cup. Bringing a picnic? Go for reusable over disposable containers every time. Whether you get snacks here or bring your own, at the end of the night please do the right thing, and put rubbish in the right bin! Bottles and cans, coffee cups, wine cups, ice cream tubs and pizza boxes all go in recycling and everything else into general waste. Thanks for playing your part to reduce waste at the UWA Somerville.

Please remember that UWA is a smoke-free campus


The University of Western Australia is serviced by buses on both Stirling Highway and Mounts Bay Road. There is a set down/ pick up point behind the theatre suitable for cars, taxis, maxi taxis & small buses. Enter off Hackett Drive adjacent to University Club.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13 

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