Events

The Red Earth Arts Festival is the City of Karratha’s favourite annual arts festival is back for 2018! Join the celebration with 11 massive events over 10 days! 


  • WHERE: All towns
  • WHEN: 11 August - 9 September
  • WHO: All ages
  • COST: FREE

EyeJack is an Augmented Reality App and platform that specialises in the curation and distribution of augmented art. Find huge pop-up pieces of interactive artwork scattered across the city leading up to and during the Red Earth Arts Festival – bring the art to life right in front of your eyes!

You can download the EyeJack App for free in the Google Play and App Store. Available for both Android and iPhone.


  • WHERE: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre
  • WHEN: Friday 31 August // 18:00-22:00
  • WHO: All ages
  • COST: FREE (No ticket required - just show up!)

To celebrate the opening of our fantastic new Red Earth Arts Precinct, the 2018 REAF Launch Party will be a little bit different! 
As always the annual Red Earth Arts Festival kicks off with a vibrant family-friendly party. Expect delicious food, a variety of market stalls, roving performers, amusement rides and more! This year we're taking it off the streets and throwing an all-out amphitheatre celebration at the Red Earth Arts Precinct.

The REAF Launch Party will feature a wicked live performance of HIGHLY SPRUNG by Legs On The Wall.

All the way from the East Coast HIGHLY SPRUNG is a quirky and simple performance that uses connections between gymnastic athleticism and physicality, dance and the storytelling possibilities of physical theatre. 

The show explores the everyday challenges of a group of people finding it difficult to start the day, and conquering a seemingly endless set of barriers that prevent them from doing so.


  • WHERE: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre
  • WHEN: Saturday 01 September // 18:30-21:00
  • WHO: All ages
  • COST: Adults: $35pp, 5-17yrs: $15pp, 4 & under: FREE
  • BUY TICKETS: https://goo.gl/pa3h3i

Experience the first of four cultural exchanges with the Modern Māori Quartet! Four accomplished actors/musicians from four different corners of Aotearoa come together to perform as the Modern Māori Quartet. 
Modern Māori Quartet brings the concept of a Māori Ratpack into the present with a contemporary twist, weaving their acting and musical abilities together to tell stories, fusing hearty and humorous Māori storytelling with the Western tradition of showband entertainment.


  • WHERE: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre
  • WHEN: Saturday 01 & Sunday 02 September // 9:00-16:30

Legs On The Wall bring a whole lot of trampoline fun to REAF Junior including their show HIGHLY SPRUNG and BIG BOUNCE workshops. All participants will receive a pair of jump socks and an ice cream as part of their ticket price!

  • Highly Sprung Performance & Public Jumping 
  • WHO: All ages
  • COST: $10pp
  • BUY TICKETS: https://goo.gl/mS3dk9

Enjoy an exciting 30-minute trampoline performance by Legs On The Wall and leap into action yourself after the show! Aided by Legs On The Wall performers, public jumping is ideal for anyone who wants to kick off their shoes and have a go – no expertise needed. Everyone is invited to have a jump - from kids to mums, dads and even grandparents!

Appealing to the more enthusiastic acrobats in training, these workshops include fundamental safety training and are tailored to participants exploring creative and athletic trampoline tricks and wall-running skills. Participants must have basic trampoline skills.
Numbers are limited due to safety requirements. Pre-purchase to avoid disappointment. Only workshop participants need to purchase a ticket, parents are welcome to watch! 
All sessions are facilitated by Legs On The Wall trained performers.

Daily Programs:

  • Saturday 01 September
9:00 Big Bounce Workshop 60mins $15
10:30 Performance 30mins FREE
11:00 Public Jumping 60mins $10
13:30 Big Bounce Workshop 60mins $15
15:00 Performance 30mins FREE
15:30 Public Jumping 60mins $10
  • Sunday 02 September
9:00 Big Bounce Workshop 60mins $15
10:30 Performance 30mins FREE
11:00 Public Jumping 60mins $10
13:30 Big Bounce Workshop 60mins $15
15:00 Performance 30mins FREE
15:30 Public Jumping 60mins $10
 

This project has been supported by Mr.Trampoline.


  • WHERE: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre
  • WHEN: Sunday 02 September // 17:00-20:00
  • WHO: All ages
  • COST: FREE (No ticket required - just show up!)

Our second cultural exchange embraces local culture, our diverse multi-cultural community and acknowledges the traditional owners of the land where the Red Earth Arts Festival is taking place.  

A Welcome to Country will open an enriching evening of cultural delights, which will include a short piece by the Modern Māori Quartet accompanied by local students, a set by The Narlis featuring Stephen Pigram and Mark Atkins, presented by Tura New Music, and a performance by Roebourne-based band and WA Music Award Song of the Year finalists, JoKeria. 


  • WHERE: Red Earth Arts Precinct Theatre
  • WHEN: Sunday 02 September // 20:00-21:00
  • WHO: All ages
  • COST: $25pp
  • BUY TICKETS: https://goo.gl/b3WxZ7

The Narlis, featuring Aboriginal artists Stephen Pigram, Naomi Pigram and Mark Atkins, with some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists, Stephen Magnusson, Erkki Veltheim, Joe Talia, Tristen Parr and Tos Mahoney, meld a vibrant and inviting sound world.

Full of celebration and sense of place, Kimberley Echoes features songs of country alongside newly commissioned music in a program that reaches across cultures, time and place.

“Superb concert… moving and meaningful” – The West Australian


  • WHERE: Red Earth Arts Precinct Theatre
  • WHEN: Monday 03 September // 20:30-21:30
  • WHO: 18+
  • COST: $25pp
  • BUY TICKETS: https://goo.gl/4sNJVi

Can you put a price on paradise? BFFs Jimmy and Corgan are heading on a whirlwind trip of cheap cocktails, awkward massages, and disgusting tourists to Australia’s favourite holiday destination: BALI. Armed with privilege, arrogance, and an unbelievable exchange rate, these two endearing messes face a wake-up call from the real world. This show will have you laughing one moment, and reeling the next as Jimmy and Corgan navigate their own ideas of paradise.

This project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


  • WHERE: Ngurin Cultural Centre Amphitheatre
  • WHEN: Tuesday 04 September // 20:30-22:00
  • WHO: All ages
  • COST: FREE (No ticket required - just show up!)

Presenting Tjaabi – Flood Country, the final performance in the REAF cultural exchange. Flood Country is simultaneously music, mystery and life. Living culture and country wrapped in sound, image and story. An intersection between old and new.

Flood Country was previewed in Roebourne in 2016 as part of the Roebourne 150 celebrations; a Big hART production, made with the Roebourne community, performed by Ngarluma man Patrick Churnside. Join us in Roebourne at Ngurin Cultural Centre for this performance not to be missed!


  • WHERE: Red Earth Arts Precinct Theatre
  • WHEN: Wednesday 05 September // 20:30-22:00
  • WHO: All ages
  • COST: $35pp
  • BUY TICKETS: https://goo.gl/zcbYMQ

It’s July 1979. NASA’s Skylab is hurtling towards Earth, about to  crash land near Esperance in remote  Western  Australia.  

The Dreaming meets Monkey Magic in this fantastical comedy  where things that were once considered impossible, become not only possible, but real. Based on a true story – only the facts have  been  changed to protect the innocent!

This regional tour of Skylab is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Black Swan Partners Rio Tinto, Yara Pilbara, Chevron, Water Corporation and Thrifty Car and Truck Rental. Yirra Yaakin Partner Woodside.


2 shows:

  • WHERE: Rambla Bar & Bistro
  • WHEN: Thursday 06 September // 19:00-21:00
  • WHO: Strictly 18+
  • COST: $30pp
  • BUY TICKETS: https://goo.gl/ctrx69
  • WHERE: Red Earth Arts Precinct
  • WHEN: Friday 07 September // 19:30-22:00
  • WHO: Strictly 18+
  • COST: $45pp
  • BUY TICKETS: https://goo.gl/4XrfzC

The Umbilical Brothers are an international comedy phenomenon. David Collins and Shane Dundas' unique fusion of physical and vocal comedy has taken them to stadiums supporting Robin Williams, and brought comedy audiences into the Sydney Opera House. Now they're set to hit the City of Karratha.

Don't miss your chance to see this hilarious duo live in action! Plus catch a very special support act, Janelle Koenig, at the Karratha show!  


  • WHERE: Red Earth Arts Precinct Theatre
  • WHEN: Saturday 08 September // 19:00-22:00
  • WHO: Ages 15+
  • COST: $55pp
  • BUY TICKETS: https://goo.gl/WSKmVn

Begin the evening with a drink in the Red Earth Arts Precinct lobby before heading to the theatre for The Orchid and the Crow; a show about an atheist, Daniel Tobias, surviving cancer by finding God in Lance Armstrong. Reflecting on Daniel’s real life (and almost death) experiences, The Orchid and the Crow is a solo performance that is part story-telling, part-theatre featuring original songs.

Light supper provided on 'The Shelf' after the show with drinks available for purchase.

This project has been supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Ian Potter Foundation and Rex Airlines.


  • WHERE: Red Earth Arts Precinct Theatre
  • WHEN: Sunday 09 September // 11:00-13:00, 16:00-18:00
  • WHO: All ages
  • COST: $5pp
  • BUY TICKETS: https://goo.gl/bzQtUE

Dance Fusion is back with a bang for the Red Earth Arts Festival in 2018! Get ready for a day full of sensational dance performances as our local dance schools come together to present the biggest dance concert of the year! 
Catch performances from:

  • DanceFX
  • DanceKIX
  • Lea Cullen Performing Arts
  • Terre Rouge Ballet