Built in 1870, Australia’s only Gothic-style town hall has re-opened its doors amidst Phase 4 of the Western Australian government’s COVID-19 roadmap, welcoming up to 130 guests in its Main Hall.
When Phase 5 is implemented, capacities will increase to normal numbers - up to 240 banquet style and up to 400 cocktail style.
Interested Western Australians can book the town hall for any type of event or wedding, with the historic venue lending itself to a variety of themed events, including vintage, gothic, medieval, Victorian and steampunk.
Visitors to the Town Hall are encouraged to explore a small version of Kuraree – The Heart of Perth – 150 years of the Perth Town Hall exhibition in the Upper Foyer.
Exhibits will include an installation by artist Kristie Rowe on historic fashions at events at Town Hall and a collection of artworks and paraphernalia from the City’s cultural collections, as well as private collections.
The more extensive online exhibition explores the romance and mystique of the hall through a range of exciting stories, photos, videos, cultural collections and oral histories from Western Australians across the state.
After a closure necessitated by the pandemic, Citiplace Community Centre located at the north end of the Perth Central Train Station concourse, has also re-opened to the public.
Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond said the centre cared for the social, physical and mental wellbeing of the Perth community.
"The centre is a welcoming space for older citizens to make important social connections, especially for the more vulnerable members of our community,” he said.
More than 70 volunteers help keep the centre a welcoming place, with new activities including bootscooting and chair yoga planned to add to existing range of activities including ukulele, carpet bowls, mah-jong and quilting.
The centre will open under a Phase 4 COVID Safety Plan, with regular sanitising and patrons encouraged to keep up social distancing.
Learn more about the Citiplace Community Centre or the Perth Town Hall.
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