Kidogo Arthouse Function Spaces
Kidogo Arthouse is an enormously popular venue to hire for weddings, functions and events and for musicians, poets and authors to stage live performances. Housed in a beautiful, heritage-listed building right on Bathers Beach, the arthouse provides beautiful spaces in a unique rustic setting. Kidogo Arthouse offers four diverse function spaces, serving events of various sizes and styles. All the spaces can be styled by you, or your preferred stylist to suit your occasion.
Complete with exposed beams and a Rustic wooden floor, This renowned space is Coveted by Artists, musicians & wedding planners Alike. Typically, the Large Gallery holds 70 – 90 people for a sit- down meal, or up to 130 people for a cocktail-style wedding.
Dimensions: 12.5m x 9.5m
Connected to the Large Gallery through a quaint hole-in-the-wall, this Smaller space is Elegant, with white Floor and walls. It is perfect for intimate ceremonies or receptions, typically holding up to 50 Guests.
Dimensions: 9.5m x 5.5m
Bathers Bay Deck
This stunning outdoor space offers the best views of the Kidogo Arthouse seascape. It is a popular choice for a scenic summer ceremony, or a relaxed drinks reception. Gather here with family & friends to watch the sun set after a perfect wedding day. The deck hire includes an attached indoor kitchen for your convenience.
Dimensions: 20.5m x 10.5m
The courtyard space right outside the gallery doors is a lovely addition to any event. Overlooking the grass and connecting through to the beautiful Manjaree Walking Trail along Bather’s Beach, it really provides an element of spaciousness and greenery.
Susan R, Function Client
Had an Arty Farty birthday party there recently and it was amazing!
J.D, Soiree Guest
Fabulous evening at Kidogo tonight….highly recommended
Marc P, Musician
It was our absolute pleasure playing for you and the crowd that we had there. You’re bringing in a totally new flavour to the arts and I think lots will like be curious to come for a taste.
Shelley W, Soiree Guest
A friend of mine went to your soirée dinner last Friday and was raving about how great it was! Looking forward to it. 😊
Anthony B, Filmmaker & Soiree Guest
Just wanted to say thanks again for inviting us on Sunday. It was the perfect night for it and the music was fantastic!
M.Y, Wedding Client
Thank you so much for having us. We were thrilled with everything and couldn’t have been happier with how you helped us through the day. It all looked stunning!
Joanne & Glen, Function Client
We can’t thank you enough for our day on Saturday – it was absolutely amazing. We’re telling everyone to have their parties there!
N.V.Z, Soiree Guest
We were there last night, it was absolutely amazing!
John Barrett, Musician
Thank you once again for another magical evening, such a great night and amazing people, you’ve truly created something very special.. Well done.
My experience at Kidogo Arthouse was thoroughly satisfying. Joanne is very professional and easy to get along with. A key factor was that it was not stressful in any way; and that was due to Joanne and her staff. I would definitely recommend Kidogo Arthouse to any of my friends and fellow artists.
Rayann & Brendon, Wedding Clients
We wanted to send you a note to say a million thanks. It was such a delight to work with you and your team. Thank you for putting up with our endless questions and visits. We had such a magical night, it was a perfect beautiful space. Being so near the beach was exactly what we wanted and the deck has such a wonderful laid back party vibe.
Once again thank you for helping us. We would do it all over in a flash.
T.D, Soiree Guest
We love your work and the unique and very special way you enabled musicians and the arts to perform in a very special space.
Trav M, Hand in Hand Festival Guest
Thank you and your team for creating a space to allow for such incredible experiences!
Kidogo has everything that makes Fremantle, Fremantle. The arts, music, stunning views, soulful people, limestone and the sea. It is an unpretentious venue and the perfect place to hold a meaningful ceremony.
Jenna D, Wedding Client
Absolutely stunning venue and really easy to communicate with the managers in planning our special day and in visiting the venue.
We totally recommend using this space!
S.Z, Soiree Guest
awesome venue with fabulous nights xxx
S.W, Soiree Guest
We were there for the first time on Friday night, just wonderful
P.S, Soiree Guest
Congratulations Joanna, well deserved, you’ve created a gem.
CEO, Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, Christmas Party
Thank you to all our members and guests who watched the sun go down with us last night. Such a lovely relaxed evening to send off this year – a big thank you to our hosts Joanna, Susan and the team at Kidogo, our team at the Chamber and our awesome suppliers for their work to bring us all together on the Kelp Deck. The weather gods definitely listened to our pleas and sent a picture perfect sunset, dolphins and even a ketch in the twilight to show us truly how lucky we are to do business in Fremantle.
CEO, Fremantle Chamber of Commerce
Bev Abela, Musician
Once again thank you so much for making the evening so successful.
K.A, Function Client
A very big thank you for your wonderful help with our Christmas function yesterday. While the weather was not in our favour, (though it could well have been worse!) the event went off without a hitch.
Your assistance in the lead up to the day, and Susan’s fantastic set up and help throughout the event yesterday, made our job so much easier. It is without doubt the easiest function we have done to date. And we received so many compliments on what a lovely setting the Kidogo space and surrounds are.
P.J, Soiree Guest
Went to our first soirée last night… Ab Fab, great vocals, performance, venue, atmosphere… looking forward to the next one.
Melissa & Sam, Funeral Clients
We had so many wonderful comments about the lovely setting for our sisters funeral, especially about being able to hear the ocean throughout the service. We thought it was just perfect and fitting for our sister and it was such a beautiful day. We are sincerely thankful for all of your help and time.
Hand in Hand Festival Guest
Thanks so much for putting on such a great festival, myself n my friends really enjoyed the st Paddys day celebrations yesterday. We also loved the Soda bread!
Adrienne & Wayde, Function Client
A big thank you for your help to pull off last weekend! The venue was just perfect and your help made it such a special day.
Patricia J, Hand in Hand Festival Guest
I attended [Irish/Aboriginal St Patrick’s celeb) and loved every minute!
Travis S, Exhibition Client
Well what an Exhibition we had !!
The week by far exceeded all expectations I had hoped for when putting together the idea. The quality of work on display was phenomenal! I knew that we had a lot of talent hiding in the Amateur Photographers space but wow I never expected such consistent quality and such creative interpretations, it was truly humbling on a personal level to have my work sharing the space with the quality of work on display. My personal highlight most certainly was seeing one of our exhibitors face light up when a member of the public, a complete stranger to them expressed their love for their photo within earshot of the exhibitor. That to me encapsulated the very reason why this exhibition existed, having our work seen and loved by the public.
S.I, Soiree Guest
Thank you for having us last night! It was such a bliss, like always!
Of course each event is so unique and special, I am so glad that I made it too! Would have been a loss if I hadn’t!
My neck is a little better, thank you. It will take a few days to fully heal, yet the music and vibes last night did help in making me forget the pain for a while. Thank you again for considering me for tickets, it was very kind of you, and we were so very grateful to be able to be there last night!
Kidogo is a place of soul, beauty, love and connections, and how wonderfully you have created this gem of a place! Thank you! ❤️
Pam A , Kidogo Irish Aboriginal Festival 2022 Guest
First time I’ve seen Fiona Rea! I’m hooked! Bought her CD, chatting with more fans of hers & Kidogo & made new friends.
Impressed with the owner/manager with her boundless good energy & enterprise! 👍 She has made Kidogo a huge Freo asset!
Stacey, Funeral Client
Firstly a huge thank you to you for your amazing generosity of spirit. Our passion is to support families wanting to personalise their loved ones funerals and we cant do this without people like yourself willing to extend your love and support to those needing a special sacred space for the service. Hooray for your mindfulness!! There was certainly a wonderful healing energy within the building. The family were thrilled with the day. Shine and sparkle on Joanna!
Joanna ,you are a joy and such a deep breath of fresh air, thank you so much for your vision you integrity and your trueness to art and culture, so grounding and inspiring to be around. I was observing last night the similarity of energy in both crowds ,even though the room was transformed and refilled with different souls, the beautiful energy in the room was a constant. That’s a rare and wonderful thing. Once again ,go raibh mile Maith agat , Slan agus baneacht.
F.S, Soiree Guest
Definitely the Best Attraction in Freo…
Jenna D, Wedding Client
Absolutely stunning venue and really easy to communicate with the managers in planning our special day and in visiting the venue. We totally recommend using this space!
Dan A, Hand in Hand Festival Guest
Many thanks and congratulations on accomplishing something truly remarkable!
Jenni S, Soiree Guest
I attended a Soirée with John Barrett and my feedback is;
Haha! One only speaks of a John Barrett performance by whispering superlatives!
Joanne is a wonderful host of a stone cottage venue by the sea called Kidogo House, with gulls cawing and waves floating between lyrics & song. Feels like home inside.
It don’t get better than that. Joy joy.
J.DS, Soiree Guest
Great evening at Kidogo yesterday, the music was so good!
Mark, Wedding Client
You were amazing in helping us bring our most special day together. We couldn’t have pulled it off without you!
J.S, Soiree Guest
Just attended tonight’s soiree of Dublin songs. Beautiful Irish songs in a lovely setting. Shed a tear or two.
Mikahla W, Wedding Client
Love love loved this venue. It was exactly what we wanted for our relaxed, intimate wedding. We held the ceremony in front of the arch doors and the reception in the deck. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They were very accommodating to our requests and very flexible with the use of their furniture and different areas of the venue.
J.F, Concert Guest
Love your work Gorgeous Woman! All your support & exposure for musicians & artists is a continued delight for all of us!
I love Kidogo Arthouse as both as a performer, but also as an audience member. My wife and I have also held a function there – outstanding location and supportive staff.
Fabulous Joanna, great interview. Well done – such an impressive adaptation in these challenging times. I’ve been seeing some beautiful images from friends having memorable nights at your pop-up Soirees.
Janet W , Soiree Guest
Magical spot & warm welcoming Hostess. It was a fantastic value night, tons of delicious food and live performance.
Helen Shanahan, Musician
Dear Joanna, Thank you so much again for having us play at your Candlelit Soiree’s. They were such special gigs, and I am so appreciative of all your support and what you do for artists!!
Claire C, Soiree Guest
Great music, great venue and really delightful programmes. Glad music is available in this format again.
Thank you again Joanna for being so gracious and helping us arrange a special and memorable farewell for our mother.
J.F, Funeral Client
Hello Joanna, We were very happy with way things went yesterday, at your beautiful venue. Many people commented on what a special space it was, & how appropriate it was for mum.
Anne G, Wedding Client
This venue is absolutely perfect. Next to the ocean, incredible views, a historic building,and an amazing sunset on the day I married the man of my dreams! Joanna and her team did an incredible job. They went above and beyond for us and we are forever grateful!
Heather, Soiree Guest
Hi Joanna just wanted to thank you for organising such a great afternoon. We really enjoyed the music and the food. My husband enjoyed the carrot and orange soup and the plum pudding.
D.R, Soiree Guest
Treat my hubby for his birthday . Just beautiful. The night was a complete package. The entertainment was sensational the Irish singer Bryan( sorry can’t remember his last name ) the atmosphere was just beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed every second, and not to mention the delicious soup and THAT Irish soda bread. OMG . Great night will be going again.
Joanne F (from Cork), St. Patrick’s Day Event Guest
Dear Joanna ,
Thank you for providing the perfect St Patrick’s day celebration for us this evening .
I baked brown bread and had a smoked salmon starter with beef and Guinness for dinner after which my husband and 2 of my 3 sons joined the festivities !
We joined you for the Fenian celebration a few years back and attended that beautiful film “ the song of the sea “ with my three boys .
We will return again and continue to celebrate St Patrick’s day with you at Kidogo.
Claire, Wedding Client
Kidogo was the most amazing place for our wedding, it was a spectacular day and everyone had the best time. Our friends and family still reminisce on the afternoon. Everything went so smoothly (thanks to Susan’s amazing non stop work behind the scenes all evening!) it was a relaxing afternoon full of jazz and the beach and I can’t thank you enough for opening your venue to us!
Abe and I will certainly be back soon!
Glen G, Function Client
Thank you for everything—very much appreciated. Great effort by you and your kind and considerate staff. I will be recommending Kidogo to all of our friends when looking for a function place as well as the Soirees.
A.D, Soiree Guest
Thanks for a fabulous evening! Get out WA and support the arts – the experience will fill you up!
Sue C, Soiree Guest
I attended several freeze frame opera events and just love the venue, the music ,the food and the cozy atmosphere … So wonderful to enjoy opera arias in such an intimate venue. Delicious food and ‘warm fuzzy’ atmosphere.. Just love it ❤️🎶
O.S, Event Guest
Atmosphere to burn -a sensory feast ! Thanks for what you have created Joanna
Thanks so much for your easy manner, complete cooperation and helpful suggestions. I LOVED the building, the acoustics and ambience inside it. It was everything you said it would be and more. Everyone was so happy.
Jessie Gordon, Musician
Love this venue so much!
J.A & R.A, Soiree Guests
Unique and stunning venue. We are so lucky to have you.
Les, Function Client
I just wanted to say a really big thank you for your generosity – holding an event at Kidogo is like borrowing a good friend’s house, we felt so welcome and at home and the night was a great success! I do so love being at Kidogo!
Dear Joanna, I had such a lovely evening, it was very special….so nice to be playing indoors again 🙂
with Much Admiration
Peter B, Soiree Guest
Hi Joanna , brilliant, you are a master of many . The place always had a beautiful ambiance but now you have brought it to a New Level – well done & every success. Talk soon.
Michelle T, Function Client
Good Morning Joanna, Wow, what an evening we had on Friday night. Everyone absolutely loved the venue. Susanna was amazing as well.
Helen, Wedding Client
Anne G, Wedding Client
This venue is absolutely perfect. Next to the ocean, incredible views, a historic building, and an amazing sunset on the day I married the man of my dreams! Joanna and her team did an incredible job.
They went above and beyond for us and we are forever grateful!
Rebekah R, Fundraiser Client
Thanks again for Wednesday night, it was fantastic! We raised more than we have hoped for to send to Destiny Reflection.
Alison W, Wedding Client
Beautiful venue for our reception. The owner is very easy to work with and accommodated our requests.
D.M, Funeral Client
Thank you Joanna, I will pay the invoice tomorrow. Everyone said how lovely the venue was and Susan was amazing.
We couldn’t have had a nicer send off for our brother and thank for everything that you do.
Melissa Erpen, Musician
Oh this is so wonderful Joanna! It’s such an experience and soon the word will be out so much that people will have to book months in advance! Well done on the beautiful space you have created for artists and the community, it’s been such a pleasure working with you all.
Lauralee Faith, Musician
Kidogo Arthouse- it’s History, the Art, the vibe, the staff & caliber of Musicians alone, make this by far my favourite venue in Fremantle. Magical sunsets, the train that passes by, the people, “home-cooked”meals on the deck while sipping wine, the sense of community.. Joanna’s love of bringing people together, especially in these times… hands down makes Kidogo Arthouse, the best venue.
A.C, Event Guest
Whether it is a wedding, a funeral or catching a sunset…you create an atmosphere of inclusion, warmth and heart. Artists supported in an integral hub like Kidogo are such a draw card for the wider community and it is so very important that Kidogo is honoured for this work 💛
Kay R, Function Client
I wanted to thank you personally and on behalf of the City, for making the Arthouse so beautiful and welcoming for the Elders. You are a treasure!
We really had a great experience and thanks to you, Bryan and the team for your hospitality. From start to finish, we wanted for nothing and felt very welcome in your most special venue. In particular, thanks for the extra hospitality you showed to Donough, Kevin and Fiona. They were our guests on the night and you treated them so well. I am sure that their contribution embellished our show to no end.
If you have any further use for some Irish music at Kidogo in the future, we’d be delighted to come back and try to top our last performance. We were stoked to be considered. You asked for a “party-vibe” and that’s something that we pride ourselves in being able to deliver, with wee elements of musical magic dotted throughout.
Have a great New Years and we hope to work together again in 2021.
Roger B, Soiree Guest
I attended a dinner followed by a recital by a soprano with piano accompaniment and my feedback is: I had a wonderful time. The décor, service and atmosphere were very appropriate to the event The food was unusual and delicious. The recital was of the highest quality pitched just right for the occasion.
I intend to come again….and again! Thank you very much indeed.
Hi Joanna, Thank you again for all your support and huge congratulations on a successful season of Soiree this year! We hope we can do many more in the future!
Lynn S, Soiree Guest
Thank you for a wonderful evening on Sunday, we both enjoyed our big cane chairs! The food was delicious and oh my that bread!!! Music was fab, such a relaxing atmosphere it was very special, you are an amazing host.
Heather L, Soiree Guest
Hi Joanna. It was a really lovely night. You are doing a great job enabling Kidogo to be enjoyed by so many and also showcasing our wonderful musicians. I’m hoping to come next week as well now I’ve made the step out again so happily.
A.M, Event Guest
We’ve been to so many fabulous nights at Kidogo. If you haven’t been, put this on the top of your list of places to visit. Thanks to Joanna and the team.
Alana & Kyle, Wedding Clients
Thank you sooo much for everything in regards to the wedding!! Alana and I had an amazing time and couldn’t have imagined it going any better than it did.
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A bit about the venue
Home to two galleries, the Kidogo Arthouse is a unique exhibition space located at the edge of the sea in Fremantle. Housed in a beautiful, heritage-listed building, the galleries provide a beautiful and pure exhibition space in a rustic setting where a wide variety of artwork can be exhibited.
The Kidogo Arthouse hosts an ever-changing and exciting array of art experiences, featuring artists from all over the world whose works are amongst the most innovative, uplifting and thought-provoking found on the contemporary scene. Our exhibition programming regularly features floor talks and symposia with artists and art historians, critics and theorists.
As Kidogo is run by artist and hostess extraordinaire Joanna Robertson, we are able to provide an extensive list of highly regarded caterers, musicians, decorators, photographers, florists and graphic artists who can help make your event a truly special experience. We also have equipment for hire including glassware, crockery, cutlery, chairs, tables and styling props as shown below.
Equipment For Hire