Image: Geelong Arts Centre, Photographer: John Gollings.
The Geelong Arts Centre is Australia’s largest regional arts centre and sits at the heart of the city’s burgeoning cultural precinct.
The Centre was officially opened on Friday 18 August with a red carpet event, featuring performances by Jessica Mauboy, Rachel Griffiths and Dilruk Jayasinha, and speeches by state and federal politicians among others.
With the completion of the ARM Architecture-designed third and final stage of its redevelopment, the building now stands as a shining symbol of Geelong’s revival, reinvigorating the city as a vibrant hub of arts and culture.
ARM’s design reimagines the traditional idea of a theatre by eschewing the conventional black box hidden behind an imposing façade. Instead, it embraces openness, transparency, and a delightful lack of pretension, inviting a fun and engaging experience for all.
Theatre consultant Charcoalblue provided comprehensive auditorium design and theatre planning scope, alongside a full suite of technical design for all the Geelong Arts Centre performance spaces.