UWA Somerville

Savour many fabulous nights of the best world cinema under the stars at the magnificent picture garden, the UWA Somerville. What better way to spend an evening than picnicking with friends before the sun sets and the silver screen lights up.

Door sales from 6pm nightly.

Picnickers are welcome from 6pm but must be seated by 8pm (7.30pm from 5 March 2018)
Bring a picnic or select from the mouthwatering summer foods available at the venue.

View your food options here.

UWA Somerville Lotterywest Films Program - Season Two  

12 – 18 Feb Gurrumul
19 –  25 Feb Lean on Pete
26 Feb – 4 Mar Let the Sunshine In
  Mon - Sun, 7.30pm
5 – 11 Mar Foxtrot
12 – 18 Mar Under the Tree
19 – 25 Mar Gabriel an the Mountain
26 Mar – 1 Apr I am Not a Witch
2 – 8 Apr Pop Aye
9 – 15 Apr The Divine Order

No screenings Good Friday (Fri 30 Mar)
ECU Joondalup Pines closed 24 Feb & 2 Mar

Films will usually go ahead in the event of rain. Any cancellations will be announced by 7pm on the day of screening at perthfestival.com.au and on Facebook/Twitter.

CTC: check the classification

In the event of rain, view our film cancellation policy here.

View the UWA Somerville website


Wheelchair access

UWA Somerville is accessible by wheelchair.

Additional information

Level access to venue from paved entry.
Venue flooring is a combination of paving and compact dirt.
There is no audio loop available for performances in UWA Somerville Auditorium.
Wheelchair seating is available on the centre aisle in the back row of the front block.
Two seats have been reserved on either side of these spaces for accompanying patrons. Wheelchair seating is also available on the side of the auditorium. Please speak to venue staff on arrival if you require assistance.
Hard backed plastic chairs are available for patrons who are unable to sit in the deckchairs. These chairs may be used in the wheelchair areas only. Please speak to a staff member if you require a chair.
A universal access toilet is located in the foyer of Octagon Theatre. Additional access toilets are located in the Music building.
Pick up and set down is available in Car Park 1. A bay is allocated for drop off on the right-hand side of the car park.


We want to reduce waste and maximise recycling at UWA Somerville Auditorium. Thinking of buying a coffee? Don’t forget your Keep Cup. Bringing a picnic? Go for reusable over disposable containers every time. Whether you get snacks here or bring your own, at the end of the night please do the right thing, and put rubbish in the right bin! Bottles and cans, coffee cups, wine cups, ice cream tubs and pizza boxes all go in recycling and everything else into general waste. Thanks for playing your part to reduce waste at the UWA Somerville Auditorium.
Please remember that UWA is a smoke-free campus.


UWA has many car parks patrons can access. Please refer to all signage in the car park for payments and duration. The closest car park with access bays is Car Park 1.
Car Park 1
Located on the north side of the Recreation Centre
Entry of Stirling Highway
5 x ACROD bays

Please note UWA carpark 23 (corner Mounts Bay Road and Hackett Drive) is now unavailable.

Transport options

Buses frequently travel past UWA along Stirling Highway and Mounts Bay Road. Please refer to the Transperth website for details.
Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13 
Transperth Website: transperth.wa.gov.au