Centre for Performing Arts
is a splendid jewel in the crown
for Ballarat, further enriching the cultural and artistic life of
the city and Western Victoria.
completed Proscenium Arched Concert Hall boasts an acoustically
superior Auditorium consisting of stalls seating and two
balconies. The configuration of the seating allows unrestricted
views from each of the 857 seats.
With 170 square
metres of stage and an additional 60 square metres of wing space
the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts is suitable for a huge
range of functions. The stage is wide enough to accommodate a
symphony orchestra, yet it can be made narrow enough to make even
solo performers feel comfortable. This is done with the use of a
unique pivot proscenium that can be opened or closed without
affecting audience sightlines.
Beyond the wings, on
stage right, is a street level loading dock allowing single level
stage access from street to stage.
Directly under the
stage are pivoting walled dressing rooms which allow versatility
in layout. The system enables conversion from a single open room
into two, three or four smaller dressing rooms in a matter of
minutes. An unhindered passageway allows stage access from
dressing rooms to either side of the stage via stairs at either
The Centre has two
spacious foyers, one on either side of the auditorium, on the same
level as initial seating rows, making access to the venue easy.