Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

32 Burelli Street Wollongong

Located in the heart of Wollongong's Arts Precinct, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) is the region's most loved and respected venue for the performing arts. Comprising three versatile spaces, it plays host to a variety of events, from internationally renowned theatre, music and comedy to a wide range of community events.

In the classic tradition of the proscenium arch lyric theatre, the IMB Theatre's steeply raked auditorium ensures every seat is the best in the house. With excellent sight lines, the audience is immersed in the action on stage. 

Fully equipped with a fly tower, orchestra pit, thrust stage, FM hearing augmentation system, captioning facilities and a modern PA, the IMB Theatre is the complete professional performance facility. 

BRUCE GORDON THEATRE Seats 206 (up to 234)
An intimate alternative to the IMB Theatre, the stylish Bruce Gordon Theatre offers two levels, balcony seating, wheelchair and standing room only spaces. 

The theatre is also equipped with a T-switch hearing loop, a versatile lighting rig, PA and optional cabaret seating. 

The venue is perfect for minimalist to full scale theatre productions, cabaret, comedy, intimate musical and dance productions, conferences and community events.

A multipurpose 'black box' studio for training, theatre or project development and shows with audiences up to 80 people. Measuring 8.4 metres by 10.45 metres with a high ceiling, the Bob Peet Studio is a versatile space equipped with lighting grid, power and AV options.

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If you would like to hire the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre for your next event, please complete the Event Enquiry Form here and email it to our Venue Hire Coordinator.

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Illawarra Performing Arts Centre General Information
IMB Theatre - Tech Specs
IMB Theatre - Seating Plan
Bruce Gordon Theatre - Seating Plan
Bruce Gordon Theatre - Tech Specs
Bob Peet Studio - Tech Specs

Upcoming Events Here

A Circa Contemporary Circus production

Circa - Humans

In this love letter to our species, Circa takes us on a stirring journey through what it means to be human.

15 Aug 18 - 19 Aug 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Merrigong Talking Point - Let Me Hear Your Body Talk! Movement, Meaning and Communication

A free talk to complement Circa - Humans, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the arts, and the world around us.

18 Aug 18 - 18 Aug 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre


An Opera Australia Production

Madame Butterfly

A love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time.

22 Aug 18 - 23 Aug 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
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