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Octagon Theatre, UWA

35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009

08 6488 2691

The Octagon Theatre is a newly refurbished, intimate, thrust stage venue hosting opera, classical and popular music, dance, theatre, stand-up comedy and seminars.

With 683 tiered seats, versatility is the Octagon's strength. The thrust stage can be increased to 12 metres wide, or entirely removed, allowing an additional 53 seats. Removing half the stage reveals an orchestra pit.

Facilities include a green room, 2 large dressing rooms for 70 cast members and a 120sqm rehearsal studio. A comprehensive lighting and sound rig, and large lamp stock, ensure most technical requirements can be provided in-house.

The theatre's intimacy and excellent sightlines are unique in Perth. In 2013 all Front of House areas were refurbished including new seating and lighting, making the Octagon one of the most comfortable theatres in Western Australia.

All technical and front of house staff are provided by University Theatres.

Access Information

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

Wheelchair access is through a lift inside the foyer.



The following car parks are recommended for visitors coming to a show: 

These car parks only require a pay and display ticket between 8am to 5pm weekdays.

There is also pay parking is on the roads surrounding UWA. This parking is controlled by the City of SubiacoCity of Perth and City of Nedlands.