Portland Arts Centre

Description of Venue: Owned and managed by Glenelg Shire Council, Portland Arts Centre (PAC) was built in the 1970s, has a proscenium arch stage and an auditorium with raked seating for 144.
The foyer offers two adjoining exhibition spaces with a total floor area of c.100 sq. metres for community exhibitions.

The Glenelg Shire Council’s ArtsGlenelg Program aims to provide a diverse range of inbound professional touring performances, catering for a range of age groups and interests. We present around 18 performances in a season, and accept venue hires for performances, presentations and community arts use.

Since July 2016, the PAC has shared the building with independent cinema operator, Twilight Cinemas, which runs regular new release movie screenings

For all arts and performance enquiries including venue hire contact the Arts & Culture Manager Susie Lyons or Acting Programming and Venue Coordinator Courtney Hoggan at the Portland Arts Centre on ph: 5522 2263, or email: slyons@glenelg.vic.gov.au or choggan@glenelg.vic.gov.au.

The Portland Arts Centre is situated on the corner of Glenelg and Bentinck Streets in Portland and is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm

Types of events which are run/held: Exhibitions, theatre, music performances, workshops, meetings, films, AGMs, awards presentations, school functions, community fundraiser events.

Is the venue able to be booked by the public? Yes

Distance from Melbourne: 350kms. Allow 4 1/2 hours to drive, (much) longer if travelling on the Great Ocean Rd

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? Open to the public Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm. Free admission to exhibitions.

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? Contact Portland Arts Centre on 55 222263

Floor Dimensions: CEMA Gallery & Foyer Floor space: 104 sq. metres Linear space: 26 metres Woolcock Gallery Floor space: 39 sq. metres Linear space: 22 metre.

Seating Capacity: 144 in the auditorium/theatre

Seating available on-site? Yes

Access: Accessible venue - ramps and toilets

Toilets: Ladies x 2, Men x 2, Accessible x 1, Performers x 1

Kitchen: sink, fridge, oven, hotplates, urn, cutlery, plates, bowls, cups and saucers, glasses

Stage: w 10.9 d 6.8 h 3.4 - 7 (raked)

Technical equipment: Tech specs available on request

Extra categories: Yamaha Grand Piano

Contact Details

Contact Name: Programming and Venue Coordinator

Phone number: 03 55222263

Email address: enquiries@portlandartscentre.com.au


Portland Arts Centre, Glenelg Street, Portland, Victoria, Australia

Portland Arts Centre

Portland Arts Centre, Glenelg Street, Portland, Victoria, Australia

Portland Arts Centre - Theatre/auditorium and exhibition space for hire

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