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Octagon Theatre, UWA

35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009

08 6488 7407


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

Lift access available to all levels.

Level access to venue from paved entry. Wide carpeted stairs provide access to the auditorium entry.

Theatre seating is tiered from the entry. Within the auditorium; no steps to row M.

There is no audio loop available for performances in Octagon Theatre.

Wheelchair seating is available in row M.

A universal access toilet is located on the entry level of the venue.

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.


Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance. Please check event page for the latecomer policy.

Mobile devices are to be turned off during the event.

Photography and recording of any kind is prohibited during the event.

Please note 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: transperth.wa.gov.au