Geelong Arts Centre unveils $140 million redevelopment

25 August 2023

Geelong Arts Centre has raised the curtain on its $140 million Little Malop Street redevelopment, a Victorian Government-backed transformation that has created Australia’s largest dedicated regional performing arts centre.

Following almost four years of construction, creating 600 jobs, the Little Malop Street redevelopment is a striking new landmark for the city that has added two new theatres to the centre alongside new bars and event spaces and a new dining destination called Tutti.

Doors opened to the public on Saturday 19 August with two sold out Grand Opening Showcase events kicking off a month-long opening festival of art, music, theatre and community events.

The festival offers something for all tastes and all ages, 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.

The centre is already delivering on its promise to offer even more creative experiences for Geelong audiences,  with more than 1,000 events already booked in across its venues in the months ahead.

For more information, and tickets to upcoming performances, visit