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.

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.

Regional Tour

Karratha: 16 Apr 2021 | Red Earth Arts Precinct

Broome: 24 Apr 2021 | Broome Civic Centre

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

 

FIFO – Fit In or F**k Off! (Past production)

Disintegration and hope in a fractured land.

Dates: 13 – 24 October 2020 (Perth) | 29 – 31 October 2020 (Broome)

Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre (Perth) | Gimme Club (Broome)

Tickets: $26 – $40

 

Deer Woman (Cancelled for 2020)

A solo-warrior-woman story of righteous vengeance created by ARTICLE 11, an international leader in Indigenous activist arts.

Due to restricted international travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 season of Deer Woman is cancelled. We will continue to champion this show and plan to bring it to Perth audiences in 2021.

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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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