Geelong Arts Centre opened in 1981 and provides access to a wide range of arts experiences for audiences in the Geelong and Barwon region. The Geelong Arts Centre promotes a wide range of performing arts activities through the hiring of its facilities, management of visiting performances, and fostering of local artists and companies.
Geelong Arts Centre comprises:
- Two theatres - Playhouse Theatre (formerly the Ford Theatre) and Drama Theatre (formerly the Blakiston Theatre);
- Several studios;
- Meeting rooms; and
- Catering facilities.
Geelong Arts Centre presents a range of performances, family events and education programs as well as one-off comedy and film events.
Key Facts 2017-18
- Total income - $5.7 million
- Value of assets (land, buildings & equipment) - $26.8 million
- Creative Victoria's annual operating appropriation - $1 million
- Creative Victoria's annual capital appropriation - $1.1 million
- Number of attendances - 177,000
- Number of website visits - 468,000
- Number of participants in education programs - 7,560
- Number of employees - 41 full-time equivalent
- Number of volunteer hours - 1,046 hours (equivalent to 138 full-time days)