Events in Esperance

Loose Ends: Photo: Supplied by Country Arts WA.
Loose Ends: Photo: Supplied by Country Arts WA.

Life in Pictures

Budding filmmakers of all ages are invited to attend two free Skype sessions on 1 May to inspire them to enter the Life in Pictures short film competition.

Now in its second year the competition, which is part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, aims to promote the positives of ageing.

Films entered into the competition should be two minutes or less in duration, and should start a conversation on the different perceptions of getting older.

People of all ages are encouraged to collaborate on their film projects in categories ranging from 17 years and under, 18 years to 59 years, and over 60 years.

There are great prizes for the winners and a special $1,000 voucher prize will also be awarded in each section as an Ambassador's Choice.

To register for Skype sessions, and view entry details, visit Life in Pictures on the Revelation Perth International Film Festival website.

The film competition entries are due to close on May 18, 2018.

Civic Centre events

Tickets are now on sale for several events on at the Esperance Civic Centre throughout the month of May. 

Loose Ends is a show inviting makers, creators, and story lovers to dive into a theatrical adventure that feels like the magic box of a bygone trickster!

On Monday, May 14, journey to an eccentric place where gadgets are poetic, puppets naughty, machines untamed and circus tricks pop up when you’re least expecting it!

Loose Ends is a family show, combining custom-built contraptions, puppetry, circus, shadow projection, music and transformed objects.

There will also be an Aussie Inventors Showcase displayed in the Civic Centre foyer.

Black Swan Theatre Company returns 

On Friday, May 18, the Black Swan Theatre Company is back with one of the most significant plays in Australian theatre history.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is set in 1950’s working class Melbourne, revolving around the events of the seventeenth summer where two mates, on yet another ‘layoff’ season, come back to ‘live it up’ in the city with their girlfriends.

However, this summer, things begin to change. 

With ‘FIFO’ and ‘DIDO’ now being a normal part of life for many Australian families, this play is more relevant to our audience than ever before.

Black Swan Theatre Company's Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is being simulcast live to the Esperance Civic Centre on Friday, May 18, at 7.30pm.

Captain Active arrives

Activeland’s most famous superhero, Captain Active will be bringing his unbridled energy and enthusiasm to the Esperance Civic Centre stage, on Saturday, May 26.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

In one of the most highly anticipated shows, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow will be in town on Wednesday, May 30. 

Featuring fantastic comedians from across the globe, the show will have it all.

Expect stand-up, satire, silliness and song – all in the one show.

Tickets to Civic Centre shows are available from the Shire Administration, Library, Visitor Centre and online at the Shire of Esperance website.

For more information on all of the upcoming events in and around town, make sure you keep an eye on the events calendar at or via the Shire of Esperance website at