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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 6 March 2017)

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

Showing at Somerville –

28 Nov–4 Dec Little Men
5–11 Dec The Teacher
12–18 Dec After the Storm
19–24 Dec Julieta
26 Dec–1 Jan The Red Turtle
2–8 Jan Paterson
9–15 Jan The Dancer
16–22 Jan Neruda
23–29 Jan Monsieur Chocolat*
30 Jan–5 Feb Toni Erdmann
6–12 Feb Like Crazy
13–19 Feb Things to Come
20–26 Feb Personal Shopper
27 Feb–5 Mar Handsome Devil
6–12 Mar The King's Choice
13–19 Mar Lady Macbeth
20–26 Mar Graduation
27 Mar–2 Apr Fire at Sea
3–9 Apr The Salesman
10–16 Apr The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

No screenings on Christmas Day (25 Dec) or Good Friday (14 Apr). 
*On Australia Day at UWA Somerville screening starts at 8.30pm. 

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 & herbs on a white base $22
Pepperoni – spicy cacciatore, Kalamata olives $24
Somerville – ham, cacciatore, olives, mushrooms $25
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  $26
Vegetarian – white base, caramelised onion, zucchini, Kalamata olives, rocket $22


Italian meatballs, Torre Butchers mini meatballs in tomato sugo, served with today's 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 from $8.50, add smoked salmon or prosciutto $4 
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 two tickets for any screening at UWA Somerville for an extra $30, great as a gift idea!  

Guild Menu

Nachos – Vegetarian Bean or Chilli Cheese
with cheese, sour cream and guacamole
Lasagne $13
Curry & Rice $13
Salad/ Cold Noodle Salads $7.50

Snack Items

Mixed Nuts $4
Lollie Tubs $3.50
Chocolates from $1.50
Donuts $2
Mints and Gum from $2.50
Grapes/ Fruit Salad $5




Angove – Sparkling Mini $8gl
Vasse Felix – Classic White (SSB) $38bt $8.50gl
Vasse Felix – Classic Red (Shiraz) $38bt $8.50gl
Vasse Felix – Filius Chardonnay $48
Vasse Felix – Filius Cabernet Merlot $48

Beer & Spirits

Carlton Dry $7.50
James Boag’s Premium Light $7.50
Little Creatures: Pale Ale, Bright Ale, Pipsqueak Cider $8.50
Spirits – Jack Daniels & Cola, Gin & Tonic with Lemon $9.50

Soft Drinks

Coke, Coke Zero, Juice $4
Mineral Water from $2.50
Coconut Water, Iced Tea $5

Hot Drinks

Coffee $4.5
Hot chocolate $4.5
Tea: English Breakfast, Chamomile, Peppermint Tea, Green Tea $4

Rain Policy

Films will usually go ahead in the event of rain. Any cancellations 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

Level access to venue from paved entry.

Venue flooring is a combination of paving and compact dirt.

There is no audio loop available for performances in UWA Somerville Auditorium.

Wheelchair seating is available on the centre aisle in the back row of the front block. Two seats have been reserved on either side of these spaces for accompanying patrons. Wheelchair seating is also available on the side of the auditorium. Please speak to venue staff on arrival if you require assistance.

Hard backed plastic chairs are available for patrons who are unable to sit in the deckchairs. These chairs may be used in the wheelchair areas only. Please speak to a staff member if you require a chair.

A universal access toilet is located in the foyer of Octagon Theatre. Additional access toilets are located in the Music building.

Pick up and set down is available in Car Park 1. A bay is allocated for drop off on the right-hand side of the car park.


UWA has many car parks patrons can access. Please refer to all signage in the car park for payments and duration. The closest car park with access bays is Car Park 1.

Car Park 1
Located on the north side of the Recreation Centre
Entry of Stirling Highway
5 x ACROD bays

Please note UWA carpark 23 (corner Mounts Bay Road and Hackett Drive) is now unavailable.


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


Buses frequently travel past UWA along Stirling Highway and Mounts Bay Road. Please refer to the Transperth website for details.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13 
Transperth Website: