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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.


A bold and humorous Maori twist on the classic tragedy in which Te Reo, original prose, and contemporary English come together. Co-presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Te Rehia Theatre Company

Dates: November 20th – 24th

Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre

Price: TBC

Kaarla Kaatijin

Kaarla Kaatijin (which in Noongar means to ‘understand fire’) will use Noongar knowledge and storytelling to deliver traditional stories about fire in an exciting and engaging way. Following the success of Boodjar Kaatijin in 2017, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company is proud to present our 2018 primary school show Kaarla Kaatijin.

Dates: June 11th – 29th | July 16th – August 3rd

Venue: School Incursion

Price: $11 (Inc GST) per student


The launch of a science laboratory into Earth’s outer orbit was hailed as a mracle of the modern age. But what was really going on up there? The nature of the experiments conducted was kept top secret…

Co-presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Dates: 16 August – 2 September

Venue: State Theatre Centre WA

Price: TBC

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Since 1993, Yirra Yaakin has presented a vital and strong education program suitable for young people. We have created more than 20 original youth-focused productions, undertaking residencies and workshops across the state. We tour locally and regionally every year, 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 as a Koordah or donor today!

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