Unveiling the Geelong Arts Centre

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Exterior of arts centre with mural by Kait JamesTake a look at Australia’s largest dedicated regional arts centre, bringing a new creative spark to Geelong.

Geelong Arts Centre has pulled back the curtain to reveal its $140 million Little Malop Street redevelopment, creating a stunning new landmark for Geelong, fuelling creativity, culture and entertainment for the region.

Special guests Rachel Griffiths AM, Jessica Mauboy and Dilruk Jayasinha previewed the new spaces and facilities before launching a month-long opening festival of art, music, theatre and community events.

And what’s in the festival lineup? A collection of artistic delights including community open days and backstage tours, a concert by Missy Higgins, Opera Australia’s The Barber of Seville, a performance from iconic 80s hitmakers Pseudo Echo, and Windmill Theatre Company’s new musical puppet show for children and families HICCUP.

Construction for this mammoth project, which has transformed Geelong Arts Centre into Australia’s biggest dedicated regional performing arts centre, created around 600 jobs and saw the build of 2 new theatres, new bars and event spaces and a dining destination called Tutti – its menu bursting with healthy and seasonal produce.

The transformed centre aims to boost Geelong tourism, enticing visitors with more creative experiences and boasting more than 1,000 events already booked in across its venues in the months ahead.

More on the Grand Opening Festival.