PICA is located in the Perth Cultural Centre – also home to WA Museum, State Library of Western Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Blue Room Theatre and the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia. It is a 5-minute walk from Perth Train Station and Busport.
Nestled in a corner of the building is the PICA Bar & Café where you can grab your morning coffee, lunch or evening drinks in the relaxed atmosphere of the Cultural Centre.
Our art exhibitions are free to attend and are open to the public from Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Please note that the galleries are closed during exhibition changeover.
Our performances are generally ticketed entry, you can find out all the details and how to book in our What’s On section.
PICA is easily accessible via public transport and by car.
PICA is just a 5 minute walk from the Perth Train Station (take the pedestrian overpass to the Perth Cultural Centre) or the Roe Street Bus Station (enter the Perth Cultural Centre via James Street).
Transperth’s free Blue CAT buses also provide the closest pick-up and drop-off points for PICA located in Beaufort Street.
The closest carparks to the Perth Cultural Centre are the CPP State Library (entry via Francis Street) or the CPP Cultural Centre (entry via Roe Street) Carparks
ACROD car parking is available within both of these carparks.
Further details can be found at City of Perth Parking.
Open during gallery hours and one hour before performances, in person & by phone +61 (0) 8 9228 6300.
PICA offers a range of services to make our gallery and performance spaces accessible to all.
Please look for these icons within the event pages throughout the site.
The Companion Card
PICA is partnering with DADAA to offer Audio Description services for selected exhibitions and performances through the Access All Arts program. Audio Description enhances live performance and visual art for people who are blind or vision impaired. An Audio Describer delivers a verbal description of the visual elements via a personal headset.
This symbol indicates that assistance from a Companion is likely necessary for wheelchair users to navigate a space.
May have music or sounds in the background. Open caption, scripts and descriptions are provided.
This indicates that the venue/location is accessible for people with limited mobility, including wheelchairs. If this symbol is not listed on an event, access may be limited, so please contact us for more informatio
Large print texts
Large print versions of texts accompanying exhibitions and performances are available from Front of House upon request.
PICA is proud to offer Tactile Tour for various exhibitions and events. Tactile Tours involve participants exploring the exhibition with a trained Guide as they journey through informed discussion, touch and sound. The Guide will offer verbal descriptions of the artworks during the tour to visitors who are vision impaired or blind.
No music or sounds. Access to spoken word provided by open caption and/or script.
No music or dialogue, or all dialogue is open captioned
Auslan interpreting is provided at a number of our talks, performances and events.
COVID-19 Saftey Policies
The safety of our patrons and staff is our main priority at PICA. All guests at the Summer Exhibitions Preview are asked to follow the current WA State Government COVID-19 Guidelines
Proof of Vaccination & Check-in
All visitors to PICA aged 16 years and over will be required to present proof of vaccination (or an approved form of medical exemption) upon entry to the venue.
All visitors must check in via ServiceWA, SafeWA, or manual sign-in upon arrival.
Guests are required to wear a mask at all times in PICA’s Galleries and public spaces. Please ensure social distancing is maintained where possible.
If you are feeling unwell with cold/fly symptoms, we ask that you stay home and follow the latest State Government guidelines around testing and isolating.
We encourage 1.5m physical distancing and good hygiene. Hand sanitising stations are located throughout our venue for your use.