The Perth Concert Hall, which opened on 26 January 1973, is a 1,729 seat purpose built concert hall. It is owned by the City of Perth and has been leased to the Perth Theatre Trust since 1981.
The Perth Concert Hall is regarded as the best fine music acoustic venue in Australia. The heritage listed building is set back from St Georges Terrace behind an extensive forecourt plaza and has terraced platforms overlooking the river foreshore to the south. The heritage listing includes the views of and from the Perth Concert Hall.
The facility is the principal performing and rehearsal venue of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. In addition to regular seasons by the Orchestra, other fine arts companies of international standing such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Musica Viva use the venue.
While fine arts constitutes the primary use of the venue, the Perth Concert Hall is also hired by many other organisations that present leading international contemporary artists seeking a venue with high quality acoustics. Artists such as Tori Amos, Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jr, Kasey Chambers, Human Nature, Ben Elton, Noel Gallagher and Missy Higgins have performed at the venue. The PCH also plays an important civic role in hosting university and school graduations and business conventions and civic functions.
The main foyer level accommodates offices, the box office, entry to the main auditorium, a café and the Wardle Room which is available for hire for functions.