Girls School

About Girls School

Girls School is the newest/oldest Fringe Hub.

It's your one-stop-shop for a Fringe night out with all kinds of shows on offer in nine performance spaces.

Featuring a superb new outdoor food offering, exhibitions, impressive installations and a secret bar.

You might remember the incredible building from when it was a cop shop, from the winter Girls School Cinema season or from the FRINGE WORLD 2019 hit show A Midnight Visit.

Located conveniently close to loads of cheap parking and a short drive from the CBD. Dogs are not allowed at Girls School (service animals and guide dogs excepted).

When you're in the CBD or Northbridge you can catch a FREE ride to Girls School in East Perth with the FRINGE CAT. Operating every 15 mins Sun-Thur until 11.20pm and Fri-Sat until 12.05am during the Festival. See the map.

The historic 1930s Old Perth Girls School building is iconic in its ‘Egyptian Art-Deco’ grandeur. The castle-like building operated as a school for thirty years and then a Police centre for fifty years. 

Visit the Girls School website for more information.

Important Information

Girls School is a licensed area and security may ask to see valid Photo ID to gain entry. If you cannot produce valid photo ID then you may be refused entry, without refund for any tickets purchased. Under 18's are welcome to licensed areas but must be accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian or a responsible adult and the decision to allow entry is entirely at the discretion of the licensee. Visit the FAQ page for the valid forms of Photo ID accepted in Western Australia. Note that some events are restricted to over 18s only.

Location

Entry to Girls School is from 2 Wellington St East Perth.

Opening Hours

  • Monday: 5:30PM - 12:00AM
  • Tuesday: 5:30PM - 12:00AM
  • Wednesday: 5:30PM - 12:00AM
  • Thursday: 5:30PM - 12:00AM
  • Friday: 5:30PM - 1:00AM
  • Saturday: 3:00PM - 1:00AM
  • Sunday: 5:30PM - 12:00AM

Getting There

Located conveniently close to loads of cheap parking at CPP Queens Gardens and a short drive from the Perth CBD.

Please note there is no parking on-site at Girls School.

Girls School is serviced by the Red Cat & Yellow Cat buses, just get off at the Plain St Stop.

The closest train stations are Claisebrook and McIver, an approximately 15-minute walk.

FRINGE CAT

When you're in the CBD or Northbridge you can catch a FREE ride to Girls School in East Perth with the FRINGE CAT. Operating every 15 mins Sun-Thur until 11.20pm and Fri-Sat until 12.05am during the Festival. More info is at the Transperth website.

Facilities

  • Cashless Bars
  • Cashless Food Vendors
  • FRINGE WORLD Box Office

Accessibility


Girls School is heritage-listed and parts of the building are not wheelchair accessible. Check the information available on your show listing or call our customer service team on 08 9227 6288 for more info.

View the Access Map for Girls School.

Patrons requiring wheelchair access or unable to climb stairs will be able to access the building through the rear of the Girls School Hub. Please call the Venue Manager on 0492 905 692 ahead of time if you are requiring access through this entry. Two parking bays are available.