Downtown Independent

About Downtown Independent

Downtown Independent, formerly Downtown Fairground, is a hub run for artists and by artists. From it's inaugural season three years ago, this hub has been continually growing to host over 20 shows in the 2021 season.

Taking place at the Belgian Beer Cafe and Rubix Bar in the CBD, the Downtown Independent program spans from Comedy to Theatre to Music & Musicals; it has something for everyone in the family.


A hub in Perth CBD across two venues

Opening Hours

Belgian Beer Cafe

Sunday - Monday: 11am to 10pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 11am to 12am
Friday - Saturday: 11am to 1am

Rubix Bar

Monday - Thursday: 12pm to 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm to 11:30pm
Sunday: 4pm to 9:30pm



Belgian Beer Cafe and the performance space is wheelchair accessible thorugh the main entrance. 

Rubix Bar is wheelchair accessible. Patrons using wheelchairs are advised to enter through Ibis Hotel and request assistance from staff who will take you to the performance space. 


Food and Drink

Both venues provide full food and bar menus available for purchase.


Downtown Independent is in walking distance of Perth Station, Perth Underground and Elizabeth Quay train stations. Both Perth Busport and Elizabeth Quay Busport are within walking distance of this hub. 

As it is within the CBD, parking is limited but Wilson Parking on Queen Street is the closest option for those wishing to drive.