Somerville Auditorium

Entrance 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley
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Somerville Auditorium


In 1927, William Somerville conceived the idea of a tree cathedral of Norfolk pine trees. Today the venue is best known for the Perth Festival's annual Lotterywest Film Season from November through to April. Under the majestic tree canopy there is no better venue to enjoy a film on a warm Perth evening. Picnicking has become a traditional part of the pre-film entertainment and is a great way to soak up the ambience. The Somerville Auditorium is licensed with a comprehensive bar, has delicious dinner options, snacks, ice-creams and coffee. The venue is also renowned for the annual In the Pines music festival organised by local community radio station RTR FM.


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UWA's paid parking applies Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Parking after these hours is free (unless signposted otherwise - always check the parking signs!) UWA now uses an easy-to-use mobile app called EasyPark, click here for instructions and information. 

The campus parking map has recently changed, please refer to the new map here.
The closest parking is car park 1.

Parking meters are still available in some areas.


UWA Somerville is accessible by wheelchair, with 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 in the centre 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.
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.


Toilets are located in the nearby Octagon Theatre (including a universal access toilet) and UWA Conservatorium of Music. A pass-out is issued to enable you to re-enter the venue.


If you have lost something at this venue, you can report it here.


The University of Western Australia is smoke free. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on campus.