A Perth Festival co-commission and world premiere


In association with TURA New Music

Meet the cast of Sunset

Leave your comfort zone and enter a mysterious world where you wander with the spirits of Perth’s colourful past. Discover forgotten secrets in the dusty shadows of one of our city’s most intriguing and significant heritage sites – Sunset down by the iconic Swan River. 

From the renowned UK director-choreographer Maxine Doyle (co-director of Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, Sleep No More) comes a visceral dance-theatre performance that is epic in reach but intimate in experience. Inspired by the riverside precinct’s rich and unique history and the bushland that surrounds it, a stunning team of Australian creatives, including the indomitable Racheal Dease, transform the former Sunset Old Men’s Home into a waiting room between worlds, where classical myth collides with WA stories and local heroes can waltz with gods.

Date: 7 Feb – 17 Feb

Time: 8:00pm / 9:15pm

Venue: Sunset Heritage Precinct, Dalkeith

Price: $25 - $65

Bookings  HERE

Festival Info 08 6488 5555 / STRUT Dance 08 9321 4066


Your Sunset Story

To celebrate this exciting new work, STRUT Dance and our partners the Minderoo Foundation would like to invite you to tell us:

What is your Sunset story?

An iconic heritage site of rich history, we would love to find out what Sunset means to you. From stories, personal histories, connections and experiences, what does this place represent for you and your community? As the site comes to life, contribute your personal Sunset story and be part of its future.

To participate - email your contribution by clicking here Your Sunset Story

As a Sunset story-teller you will be entitled to a special ticket concession/code upon receipt of your story. Information on these tickets will be available through STRUT Dance.

Please note tickets for SUNSET are already on sale, with a very limited capacity – only 100 guests per performance and 16 performances in total during the Festival season. We would hate for you to miss the opportunity to see SUNSET in your own very back yard.

To purchase tickets today, click HERE

SUNSET - Supported by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; Creative Partnerships Australia; Minderoo Foundation; The Ungar Family Foundation; The Feilman Foundation; City of Perth and STRUT Donor Circle/Prof Ian Lawrance