The Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts was
developed in 2006 through a partnership
between Ballarat Grammar and the wider Ballarat
The large auditorium seats 857 and the expansive stage area
has the capacity to handle performances ranging form
opera, pipe bands, and live
theatre to orchestral and ensemble presentations.
Many dance and theatre schools
use the facility for their gala performances whilst
primary schools hold their graduation
groups, like the Japanese Bunraku
Puppets, have already appeared in the Centre. It is
also the home of the Ballarat
Symphony Orchestra and Ballarat combined Schools'
The Centre is a venue of the highest standard and
seeks to showcase excellence.
It also illustrates, in a very
public way, Ballarat Grammar's
commitment to innovation in environmental
sustainability in its cooling system,
using convection to move parcels of air from the
underfloor labyrinth rather than
conventional air conditioning.
Grammar's Music and Drama students use the Centre
and the associated rehearsal rooms,
composition laboratory and tutorial rooms. Sound and
vocal studios service the auditorium
and the needs of the VCE Music Industry Skills
Dance, Theatre Studies, backstage and technical
skills, event management and studio
techniques are other areas that are considerably
enhanced for Ballarat Grammar students
as they enjoy the use of this remarkable facility.
For further information on the
Performing Arts program at Ballarat Grammar
call the Admissions Office on (+61 3) 5338 0830