WCPA & BG

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

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 ceremonies here.
International performance 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' Symphony Orchestra.

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 students.

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


Contact Us

WCPA: Office Hours

  • Tuesday to Friday
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Phone: +61 3 5338 0980

Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts

  • 1220 Howitt Street Wendouree, Victoria 3355
  • Telephone: +61 3 5338 0980
  • Facsimile: +61 3 5338 0991
  • Email: wcpa@bgs.vic.edu.au

Further Enquiries


Donation Postal Information (For people making postal donations)
  • Director of Development
  • Ballarat Grammar Foundation
  • 201 Forest Street
  • Wendouree 3355
  • Email: development@bgs.vic.edu.au
  • Phone: +61 3 5338 0884


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Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts
1220 Howitt Street Wendouree, Victoria 3355
Telephone: +61 3 5338 0980
Facsimile: +61 3 5338 0991
Email: wcpa@bgs.vic.edu.au