WAAPA’s future home to be a high-tech campus in Perth CBD

Perth's arts and business communities have welcomed the recent announcement that Edith Cowan University, including WAAPA, will relocate to a new home in the CBD.

Central Perth is poised for an influx of staff and students from Edith Cowan University (ECU) when a high-tech new education precinct opens in 2025.

ECU’s Creative Industries, Business and Technology Campus will be home to over 9,000 staff and students, including the WA Screen Academy and 1,254 students from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts