Goulburn Performing Arts Centre is located on land known as Mulwaree by local First Nations. Creatively reactivating the McDermott Centre – Goulburn’s historic town hall, it houses a funky café and Box Office, with the Council Chambers converted into ‘the Meeting Place’ – a wine bar and boutique performance space.
A glass atrium connects to the 400 seat state of the art proscenium arch auditorium, which includes wheelchair seating and hearing loop.
There is a fly tower, counterweight fly system, lighting bridges, opera pit and a 15k lumen projector, with 4 dressing rooms, band room, green room, workshops and a loading dock.
GPAC presents an exciting annual Season of live performance – including drama, opera, classical and contemporary music, dance, circus, children’s and seniors programming, with featured First Nations and culturally diverse works. Both the auditorium and the Meeting Place are available for hire by commercial and community organisations.
The building was designed by Brewster Hjorth Architects and includes a suite of commissioned plaques tracing the site’s history from Traditional Owners to the present day.
GPAC was officially opened on 25 March 2022 with the first season launch on Friday 1 April 2022.