13 November 2019
The doors have opened on a new era of creativity at Geelong Arts Centre with the unveiling of its new Ryrie Street building.
The $38.5 million redevelopment, backed by the Victorian Government, includes a stunning new, accessible entrance on Ryrie Street, new studio, rehearsal and performances spaces, new foyers and visitor amenities.
Designed by Melbourne-based design studio HASSELL, the project incorporates both old and new and has included restoration of the heritage-listed church façade, a centrepiece of the new design.
The redevelopment also includes a new co-working space for Geelong’s creative organisations and practitioners to work side by side and collaborate. Named the Creative Engine, it offers a dedicated professional and business development program that will be open to the wider creative community.
Geelong Arts Centre will host a free open day on Sunday, 17 November from 11:30am-2:00pm, including tours and entertainment.
For more information on all programming, visit geelongartscentre.org.au