About

Cabaret honours the great tradition of storytelling, and more particularly, storytelling set to music. As an artform it is admired and performed globally with cabaret festivals in major cities held annually around the world.

And now, we have a cabaret festival here in Perth!

Perth International Cabaret Festival is the brainchild of Ali Welburn and Graham Lovelock.  Supported by an enthusiastic group of people with arts, community, business and governance expertise, a non-profit company was established in 2019.

Storytelling, artistic excellence and the celebration of culture will be the beating heart of everything we do.

Perth International Cabaret Festival will create a dazzling and inspirational atmosphere filled with great humour, imagination and glamour and will be an intrinsic part of our great Australian storytelling landscape.

We all look forward to you joining us for this very special time in 2021 — when we raise the curtain on Perth’s inaugural cabaret festival.

Our vision is to deliver a festival of indulgence in all things cabaret.

We will:

  • deliver a high-quality programme that includes the full range of cabaret styles and honours many cultures.
  • provide a vibrant entertainment event during winter in Perth.
  • present the best local, national and international artists.
  • become a part of the Australian and international touring cabaret circuit.

Perth International Cabaret Festival celebrates culture and the art of telling stories in their many forms, influences and origins. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the many lands upon which we meet, work and live across this great country, and the enduring significance to the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation to the lands, waters and sky around Perth, which have been part of their lives, stories, dances and songs for thousands of years. In so doing, we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.