About Girls School

Why is it called Girls School Cinema?

Girls School Cinema is housed in the historic Old Perth Girls School building which operated as a school in East Perth from 1936 until 1962. Read more about the history of the building.


How much do tickets cost?

Online Sales: $16 ($13 plus $3 booking fee)

Door Sales: $17

How Do I Buy Tickets?

Follow the links from each film’s page in the program. We accept Mastercard and VISA online.

Tickets are on sale until the session begins on the day of the screening unless sold out prior. The cinema is open for door sales from doors open time.

We advise booking online before the day of screening to guarantee entry.

Do I need to print my ticket, or can I show it on my phone?

Either is OK. Make sure to have your ticket ready on your phone to show the Box Office staff when entering.

Do films sell out?

Yes! Make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Once sold out, there’s nothing we can do to get you in.

I booked tickets but can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?

All bookings are final - we don’t refund or exchange tickets for a booking mistake or a change of mind. Please take care when booking to check you have the correct details. You are welcome to give your tickets to friends or family.

For full details of our refund and exchange policy please refer to our terms and conditions.

Do you accept Companion Cards?

We do! Please see the accessibility and companion card page for details.


venue facilities 

What Should I bring?

Girls School Cinema is a licensed venue and you will be asked for proof of age to gain entry.

Bring with you valid photo ID for entry, your movie tickets (on phone or printed) and your wallet if you’re planning on buying drinks or snacks.

It can get cold in the cinema, so some warm clothes and a blanket are advised. We’ll have a limited supply of blankets.

You can’t bring your own chairs. If you’ve got accessibility requirements, see our accessibility page before booking.

How do I get there? Where do I park?

Girls School Cinema is housed in the heritage Old Perth Girls School building that sits at the highest point of East Perth at 2 Wellington Street. 

Entry to the cinema includes parking for the first 50 cars, after that there is a huge City of Perth carpark across the road with the cheapest rates in the city.

The YELLOW CAT Bus Stop 29 is outside the front door and RED CAT Bus Stop 3 is across the road. The building is a 5 – 15 minute walk from McIver and Claisebrook train stations depending on how game ready your power walk is.

If you’re catching the train in and forgot to bring your sneakers, we recommend taking a free CAT bus from Perth central train station and get dropped at the front door.

Check out our Getting Here page for more info.

Is the venue 18+ only?

Yes – Girls School Cinema is a licensed venue and you will be asked for proof of age to gain entry.

Minors will only be able to enter under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. The minors’ legal parent or guardian must provide entrance for them and must stay for the duration of the film.

The rating of the film takes precedence, so for example if the film is MA15+ they must be over 15 to attend, regardless of whether the minor with a parent or not.

What proof of ID will I need for entry?

Girls School Cinema is a licensed venue and you will be asked for proof of age to gain entry.

Click here to find out about acceptable identification for proof-of-age in Western Australia.

Can I bring my friend who is under 18?

Nope. Sorry! Minors will only be able to enter under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian.

What is the seating and vibe?

Girls School Cinema aims to offer something a little different and a boutique alternative to megaplex mono culture. We’re creating a cinema experience that hopefully feels like a huge flix and chill party in the loungeroom of your mate's place, if your mate is the Great Gatsby.

The décor for the cinema is heritage pop-invasion inspired with colourful beanbags strewn across the historical hall, little personalised tables for you to perch your bevie and popcorn on and free snuggle blankets if you want to get reeaaallllyyy cooomfffyyy. They come in single as well as double sizes depending on how your date night is going.

Is seating reserved?

Seating is unreserved - it’s first come, best dressed. We can’t reserve beanbags, sorry.

What time should I get there?

Doors open at 6:00pm, and the film starts at 7:15pm. Late Saturday night films will commence at 9:30pm. We recommend getting there as early as you can to choose your seat and purchase drinks and snacks.

When does the season end?

Our last film will show on the 29th of September 2018.

What food and drinks are available?

There is a bar and candy bar operating before and during the film selling Gage Roads beers and Madfish wines along with popcorn and yummy sweet treats

Toastface Grillah and Suppa Club are providing us with toasted sandwiches and soup for those who are after a light meal

Click here to see our candy bar menus


What about my food allergies?

While we try to cater for everyone all of our food is prepared in a small kitchen area so there is always a chance of cross contamination. For your reference:

Suppa Club soups are gluten free (skip the bread) and either vegetarian or vegan

Toastface Grillah provide vegetarian options

Popcorn is vegan and gluten free


Can I BYO food and alcohol?

You can take in bottled water, but not your own food or drink. Our bar and candy is stocked with goodies – our food and drink menus can be found on our Food & Drink page.

Do you accept EFTPOS?

Yes – box office, bar and candy bar accept EFTPOS.


Girls School Cinema is wheelchair accessible. Please read our accessibility page before making your booking.


Functions and venue hire

Can I hire out the cinema?

We can hire out the cinema for private screenings. Please get in touch with us about function packages.

Do you offer group booking packages?

Yes. We have packages available for bookings of 10+ people.

1 x Cinema Ticket
1 x Drink Token valid for draught beer or house wine
1 x Popcorn Voucher valid for regular popcorn at the Candy Bar. 

This group booking offer is available for all screenings.

For larger groups please get in touch with us about function packages.


your website account

The website says I have an account, but I’ve never been to this cinema?

Your details may be in our system from a purchase with the Rooftop Movies (we run that too!).

If you can’t remember your password, get in touch with us via email hello@girlsschoolcinema.com.au or give us a call on (08) 9227 6288.

I can’t remember my password. Can you help?

When being asked for login details, click the ‘trouble logging in?’ link underneath the password box to reset your password. If you’re not receiving the reset email, make sure to check your junk folder.

If you’re still having difficulties, get in touch with us via email hello@girlsschoolcinema.com.au or give us a call on (08) 9227 6288.

feedback & contact

Can you play this movie?

We will certainly consider your suggestions and would love to hear from you. Please email hello@girlsschoolcinema.com.au

I’ve got some feedback. Where can I send it?

Great! We love feedback. Please email it through to hello@girlsschoolcinema.com.au

Can I work for Girls School Cinema?

We hire all our staff before the season begins, so we recommend subscribing to our e-news (link in footer) you can be informed of any upcoming jobs for future seasons.

If you’re interested in bar work, get in touch with bar managers Barpop.

How do I contact you?

Contact us via phone on (08) 9227 6288 or email at hello@girlsschoolcinema.com.au


Please note our office hours are 9am - 5pm weekdays so we can only respond to queries during this time.