Raina Savage: Stories from the Studio at GPAC
Everyone’s talking about the new Goulburn Performing Arts Centre and this week STA were treated to an exclusive behind the scenes tour of this amazing new theatre with Raina Savage the Centre Manager.
Raina and her team have been working round the clock the get GPAC ready for it’s opening celebrations which started last weekend and continue with a special family day and season launch this Saturday.
The team and I are looking forward to welcoming the community into GPAC for our family fun day. You can take a tour. Try your hand at Parkour and join in the flamenco workshop. Be sure to stop by the STA Badge making zone to create your own souvenir of the day to wear home.
Be inspired by our online videos and tomorrow take the whole family in to enjoy the festival atmosphere.
GPAC FREE FAMILY FUN DAY 10am to 2pm Saturday 2nd April – FREE – no BOOKINGS necessary.
Check our the GPAC website for program and tickets.
If you’re looking for a Saturday night destination get your FREE tickets to the inaugural Season Launch. An evening of entertainment and a fun sneak peek at the amazing line up of season shows for 2022.
Goulburn Performing Arts Centre is an adaptive reuse of Goulburn’s historic town hall; housing a funky café and Box Office, with the Council Chambers converted into ‘the Meeting Place’ – a wine bar and boutique performance space. A glass atrium connects to the 400 seat state of the art proscenium arch auditorium, which includes wheelchair seating and hearing loop.
There is a fly tower, counterweight fly system, lighting bridges, opera pit and a 15k lumen projector, with 4 dressing rooms, band room, green room, workshops and loading dock.
The project began six years ago, with a community vision and the beginning of planning, before construction commenced in December 2019. The $18.95m project has taken just over two years to reach completion.
Goulburn Performing Arts Centre has received significant grant funding for which Goulburn Mulwaree Council would like to thank the Federal & NSW Governments:
– $4.5 Million from NSW Government Department of Premier and Cabinet, Create NSW Regional Cultural Fund.
– $1 Million from Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
– $300,000 from NSW Government Club Grants NSW Liquor, gaming and Racing
– $100,000 from NSW Government Heritage Near Me Activation Grant