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Fri 11 Feb 2011
[50min no interval]

Welcome to Country begins at 7.45pm


* Free Event

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City of Perth

720 ABC Perth

Lotterywest Festival Opening: Transition
Pan.Optikum (Germany)

Perth Festival invites the entire City to an opening night of excitement and thrills as multi-award winning Pan.Optikum dazzle and delight.

True to their name – pan being Greek for total, and optikum for visual – the ensemble have entertained audiences young and old around the globe with dramatic shows filled with amazing acrobatics, high-octane pyrotechnics, large-scale video effects and live music.

For the 2011 Perth Festival they perform Transition, a tale of deceit, revenge, warfare and ultimately the desire for peace. Based on ancient myth, the action moves between two stages and custom-built islands located within the crowd, engulfing you in a feast of sights and sounds. From fiery blasts that light up the sky to moments of gentle reflection, this is an event destined to be talked about for years to come.

Pan.Optikum have performed extensively across Europe and have appeared in such international festivals as Tarrega in Spain, Sziget in Hungary, Glastonbury in England and Festival Internacional in Cervantino (Mexico).

PLEASE NOTE: This is a standing-only show, and some of the performance moves through the crowd. Please travel light and wear sensible shoes!

Each finale brings with it an immersion into fiery worlds of enchantment, surrounding the audience with a much awaited and expected dose of dream and pleasure, the very reason for their coming. VIVRE A CHALON

  • Fri 11 Feb, 8.15PM

The action kicks off from 7.45pm with Welcome to Country, and we recommend arriving early to find your spot. To keep up to date with information on the opening as it comes to hand, register for our eNews.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a standing-only show, and some of the performance moves through the crowd. Please travel light and wear sensible shoes!


Supreme Court Gardens

The Supreme Court Gardens are located on the corner of Barrack Street and Riverside Drive, Perth.

Parking: Please note that Governors Avenue will be closed for the duration of the event, however parking may be accessed via Victoria Avenue. Additional event parking will be available at Langley Park at a cost of $8.

A drop-off zone and ACROD parking is available on Riverside Drive (near the corner of Barrack Street).

Mention Entrees and Encores when making your booking and arriving at some of the City's premier bars and restaurants and extend your night beyond the show. Be it an entrée or encore, these venues offer special Festival deals for $30 to keep the night alive.

Box Deli Box Deli
918 Hay Street, Perth
P 08 9322 6744
Open Mon – Fri 10am to late; Sat 4pm – late
Choose any main meal from our ala carte menu with a glass of house wine
Platform Restaurant Platform Restaurant
7/240 St Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 9226 3636
Open Mon – Tues 7am to 6pm; Wed – Fri 7am to late
Sweet potato, tomato, spinach, leek, feta tart, roast pepper, parmesan salad
Salt and pepper squid with mango, mint, cucumber mixed leaves, lime aioli
With a glass of Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon or a Corona or a Flametree Cab Merlot
Bar One Bar One
250 St Georges Tce, Perth (Plaza Level of QV1 Building)
P 08 9481 8400
Open Mon – Fri 7am to late
Penne Arrabiata (or vegetarian option) with a glass of house wine
The George The George
216 St. Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 6161 6662
Open Mon-Fri 7am to late; Sat 5pm to late
A choice of beef, fish or chicken and a glass of house wine
Lamonts - Bishop's House

Bishop's House
P 08 9226 1884
Lunch and Dinner, Mon-Fri, private group bookings Sat & Sun
Lemon crumbed King George whiting with fennel salad, chips and dill aioli
Grilled corn fed chicken breast with soft egg, truffle butter
And a glass of Lamonts Quartet or Cabernet Merlot

Manhattan's Bar Manhattan's Bar
243 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
P 08 9361 2237
A bottle of house wine and a gourmet pizza

Bookings may be required, mention Entrees & Encores when making your reservation or order.