The Swan Valley Visitor Centre aims to provide the latest business information on this website. Considering the evolving operating environment due to COVID-19 we encourage people to call ahead and confirm opening days and times before visiting. View the Covid-19 update to learn more.

Skip to main content
Search

Enjoy a show at WA's oldest theatre

Built in the 1850s by convict labour, the fascinating Garrick Theatre originally served as a Commissariat Store and quarters and is a stunning reminder of the early convict days of the Swan River colony.

The dwelling was designed by prominent engineer Lieutenant Edmund Du Cane to help kickstart the Colony's economy and infrastructure after a period of depression. It was built alongside a gaol, a depot for ticket of leave men, and quarters for himself. All these buildings, along Meadow Street, were completed by convict labour by the end of 1852.

The single-storey, brick-walled, corrugated iron dwelling was built in the Colonial Georgian style and was later used as a drill hall by Enrolled Pensioner Guards.

Enjoy an ogle from the outside or buy a ticket to one of the many quality shows on offer throughout the year for a true Garrick Theatre experience!

Address:

16 Meadow Street
Guildford 6055

Phone:

(08) 9377 3358

Web:

www.garricktheatre.asn.au

The Swan Valley Visitor Centre is here to help

  • Open Seven Days — 9am to 4pm
  • +61 8 9207 8899
  • Locate us
  • Get in touch

The City of Swan acknowledges the Whadjuk (Noongar) people, who are the traditional custodians of this country. We pay respect to their culture, history and their elders past and present.