Summerset Arts Festival - Frequently Asked Questions
24 JAN - 11 FEB 2018


When is the Summerset Arts Festival?
The Summerset Arts Festival returns to the City of Stirling from Wednesday 24 January - Sunday 11 February 2018. For the full program visit our EVENTS page.
Can I download a copy of the program?
A downloadable PDF version of the print program is available here. You can also request a hard copy of the program to be mailed to you by completing your details here. Programs will be mailed out closer to the new year.
Are there any free events?
Yes, the festival offers lots of free events for all ages.  A list of the free events is available for viewing here.
Can I bring my own alcohol or food?
BYO alcohol is not permitted at any Summerset Arts Festival venue or event. 

The festival does have a number of licensed events, so keep an eye out for the licensed venue icon on the individual event pages. 

Food is available for purchase at many festival events, and picnics are permitted at selected events.  Check the relevant icons on each event page.

Please note: You are not permitted to bring your own food or drinks to the Sunset Veranda pop up venue.
Do I need a ticket for the Seaside Spectacular or Summerset Concert?
Tickets are not required for the free Seaside Spectacular or Summerset Concert. We recommend arriving early to secure a prime viewing location.
Can I purchase Sunset Veranda tickets at the venue?
If not sold out, tickets will be available on the door 1 hour prior to the performance.  We highly recommend pre-purchasing your tickets online to avoid disappointment.
I don't have a credit card, how can I buy a ticket in person?
Purchasing options vary depending on the event and we highly recommend purchasing tickets online if possible.  If you are unable to do this, please contact the City of Stirling customer service team on (08) 9205 8555 for more information.
I'm seeing a show at the Sunset Veranda - Do I need a ticket for my child?
All show attendees require a ticket, with the exception of children 2 & under.
How do I get to events in Scarborough?
The Summerset Arts Festival strives to be a sustainable festival and encourages all patrons to think green when getting to and from all festival events; particularly those in Scarborough such as the Sunset Veranda and Seaside Spectacular.
Why not have a healthy and eco-friendly day out by walking or cycling? There are a number of walking and cycling paths in the area; visit for more information. There will be VIP Bike Parking right at the entry to the Sunset Veranda.
Scarborough Beach is well serviced by public transport. You can catch a bus from Stirling Train Station or Glendalough Train Station (which are both located on the Joondalup train line). The 990, 410, 421 and 422 bus routes all service Scarborough beach. We also recommend using Transperth’s Journey Planner for up to date route suggestions. To travel on any Transperth service, you need to purchase a ticket or use your SmartRider. Before you travel make sure you plan your journey using the Transperth JourneyPlanner at  For more information call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13. 
Taxis and ride sharing services such as Swan Taxis, Uber and Shofer all operate in Perth and are a convenient and affordable way to get to and from festival events safely; especially if you decide to have a drink.
Public parking is extremely limited in the area as a result of the redevelopment works. If you absolutely must drive, it is recommended that you allow yourself extra time to find parking. Additional parking may be available in the following locations:
  • Wilson Manning Street Multi Level car park (free 2 hour parking, fees apply after 2 hours)
  • Underneath the Rendezvous Hotel (fees apply), access via West Coast Hwy and The Esplanade
  • Trigg Beach Carpark accessed via Karrinyup Rd & West Coast Hwy 
  • Some on-street parking may be available in streets east of West Coast Drive (sign posted parking restrictions apply);
Scarborough Parking Map

Please be respectful of our neighbours by not parking on their verges or blocking their driveways. Parking patrols are regularly undertaken in the area and fines for illegal parking will apply. This includes parking in no-stopping zones, on residential verges, driveways, tow away zones etc
Can I bring my dog to the Sunset Veranda?
We love dogs! However they are not permitted inside the venue. We have set up a Puppy Pitstop with water bowls immediately out the front of the venue where you can tie up your dog. 
Where do I park for the Summerset Concert at Stirling Civic Gardens?
We recommend using public transport to travel to and from this event. However, if you need to drive please use the parking allocation indicated on this Parking Map.
How can I get involved in the Summerset Arts Festival?
Expressions of interest to be involved in the 2018 festival have now closed. 
How can I give feedback about the festival?
A post-festival survey will be made available online soon after the festival. This survey will give everyone the opportunity to provide formal feedback about the festival. Results of this survey are used by the Summerset Arts Festival team when planning for future events.
Who presents the Summerset Arts Festival?
The Summerset Arts Festival is proudly presented by the City of Stirling. Every year, the City of Stirling provides and supports a range of arts and events for the community.

The City's vision is to showcase and enjoy the unique lifestyle and diversity of the City through a range of free and low cost events and activities that celebrate our art, music, culture and heritage.
Additionally, the City is committed to supporting arts and culture in our community through awards and competitions, funding, workshops, displaying of public artwork and developing our own art  collection.
By providing and supporting arts and events, the City of Stirling is helping to build connected, positive communities, and ensuring that the City is active and vibrant all year round.