WCPA & BG

The Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts was developed in 2006 through a partnership between Ballarat Grammar and the wider Ballarat Community.

The main 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 many schools hold their graduation ceremonies here.

International performance groups, such as the Japanese Bunraku Puppets, have already appeared in the Centre. It is also the home of the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Ballarat Wind Orchestra (BWO) and Ballarat combined Schools' Symphony Orchestra (BSSO).

The Centre is a facility 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 with 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 adjoin the auditorium and service the requirements of the VCE Music Industry Skills course.

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 (03) 5338 0879


Contact Us

Booking Office hours:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Plus one hour before any ticketed event
  • Phone: 03 5338 0980

Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts

  • 1220 Howitt Street Wendouree, Victoria 3355
  • Phone: 03 5338 0980
  • Mobile: 0438 581 392
  • Email: wcpa@bgs.vic.edu.au
  • Web: www.wcpa.com.au

Further Enquiries

  • Centre Manager: Mark Witham
  • Centre Coordinator: Catherine Heenan
  • Phone: 03 5338 0980
  • Email: wcpa@bgs.vic.edu.au​

BGS Educational Services Ltd 
ABN: 
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Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts
1220 Howitt Street Wendouree, Victoria 3355
Telephone: +61 3 5338 0980
Email: wcpa@bgs.vic.edu.au