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Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island and Scooplight Theatre presents...

The Rottnest After Dark Series 2014 - "Capturing the Enemy"

Rottnest After Dark Series 2014

A theatrical experience of Rottnest Island during WW1...

Marking the centenary of the Great War, the engaging theatrical performance portrays the role of the Island during this world historic event.

Let Rottnest Island and Scooplight Theatre take you on a journey back to 1914, when the Department of Defence commandeered the Island for use as an internment and Prisoner of War camp.

Through photographic film and theatre, the poignant stories of interned Prisoners of War and their military guards are “captured” and shared. The theatrical presentation will run in June, July and August 2014, with a supporting exhibition from April to August 2014.

Performance Dates:

  • June 27 and 28
  • July 25 and 26
  • August 1 and 2


  • Adult $50 (tickets just $40 for guests in RIA accommodation)
  • Child $25 (Under 16 years old)

Limited places available
Get yours before they sell out!

All guests to meet at the Salt Store at 7.15pm. Shows start at 7:30PM.




Weekend packages from
$345 for 3 nights

PLUS purchase your Rottnest After Dark tickets for the promotional price of $40 per adult.



  • 3 nights accommodation in 4-bed unit during performance dates
  • Promotional ferry fares with Rottnest Express and Rottnest Fast Ferries
  • Plus check out the Open House Heritage program

Package conditions:

  • Weekend packages apply for stays Friday to Sunday from 2 May to 31 August 2014
  • Accommodation package price applies to stays in 4-bed units
  • 6 bed, Premium View and upgraded houses are available at a supplement
  • Packages are not available over the June long weekend or July school holidays

Capturing the Enemy theatre production

The Great War – Capturing the Enemy Exhibition

In conjunction with award-winning Rottnest After Dark theatre productions, Rottnest Island will be exhibiting at the Rottnest Island Salt Store from Anzac Day to mid-August. This year marks the centenary of the commencement of World War One and Rottnest Island Authority is hosting an exhibition of photographs taken on Rottnest Island in 1914 and 1915 when it was an internment camp for enemy aliens. German and Austrian Slav (mainly Croatian) men and boys, held in the internment camp between August 1914 and November 1915 are shown in the familiar landscapes of the Island, along with Australian soldier guards and Aboriginal men, brought to the island as extra labour.

 Capturing the Enemy photographic exhibition

Rottnest After Dark Series - Capturing the Enemy 2014