Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    WA’s largest free carols celebration receives Lotterywest support

    10/11/2021 10:00 AM
    • Lotterywest $283,000 grant for WASO's 2021 Lotterywest Christmas Spectacular
    • More than 20,000 people expected to attend this free community event

    The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) Lotterywest Christmas Spectacular returns to RAC Arena on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The Spectacular is a free ticketed event with two performances at 2pm and 7pm.


    The McGowan Government, through Lotterywest, is proud to continue to support community events that help build a better Western Australia together. The Lotterywest grant, alongside support from the City of Perth, means that more than 20,000 Western Australians can experience their State orchestra, local artists and the WASO Chorus in a spectacular event for free.


    The 2021 WA Arts and Culture Monitor Survey found 87 per cent of people said arts makes them feel good and 77 per cent said arts is valuable, contributing to WA's sense of community. The 2021 Lotterywest Christmas Spectacular will provide jobs for more than 160 local performers and support people, and the connection of over 100 volunteers.


    The funding for WASO's Lotterywest Christmas Spectacular is only possible thanks to retailers and players who support Lotterywest products. As the only government-owned lottery in Australia, Western Australians are incredibly fortunate that Lotterywest proceeds are distributed directly back into the WA community.


    Lotterywest also provides vital funding for public hospitals, sports and thousands of community groups across the State.


    To reserve free tickets for yourself and your family, visit https://waso.com.au or Ticketek.


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "Lotterywest grant helps more people around WA access and appreciate the amazing talents of WA artists.


    "I encourage everyone to get their voices warmed up to sing their favourite Christmas carols - I know I will be.


    "The community is eager to make up for lost time from COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Get out there and show your support for the arts by booking your free ticket today at Ticketek."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400