Our Story

Yirra Yaakin (Yir-raarh Yaarh-kin] which means “Stand Tall” in Noongar language, is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal performing arts organisations producing award-winning, world-class theatre that is exciting, entertaining, educational, authentic and culturally appropriate.

Panawathi Girl

Set in a small town in the northwest of Western Australia in the 1960s, Panawathi Girl overflows with wild joy as hippies and cowboys, politicians and protesters fuel an all-singing, all-dancing night of entertainment.

Date: 8 – 13 Feb 2022

Venue: His Majesty’s Theatre (Karboordup)

Tickets: $25 – $59

Dating Black

A funny and energetic story of the trials and tribulations of dating and finding love.

Dates: 16 – 27 Nov 2021

Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre

Tickets: $35 – $45

Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera

Our 2019 production of Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera is back for a metro and regional tour!

Fractured like shards, Cole, Carly and Joy must fight the demons of their past to reclaim their future, but it’s not easy to leave behind the crystal meth plains of Ice Land.

Metro & Regional Tour

April & May 2021

The Sum of Us

See an exciting revisioning of the much-loved story from the off-Broadway hit and award-winning film The Sum of Us with an all First Nations cast.

Dates: 18 – 28 Feb 2021

Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre

Tickets: $20 – $59

 

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Education

Each year Yirra Yaakin presents a vital and strong education program suitable for young people. We create youth-focused productions, undertake residencies and conduct workshops across the state. We tour locally and regionally, providing unique cultural experiences to some of the most remote communities in the world.

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We rely on you, our community, for our future creative and cultural programs. Your donations, encouragement and friendship provide vital support for the ongoing development of our artists and our work. Help us share Aboriginal stories by becoming a donor today!

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