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Gippsland Performing Arts Centre celebrates first year of operation on 3 March 2023

Latrobe City Council is proud to have celebrated Gippsland Performing Arts Centre's (GPAC) first birthday on 3 March.

By news@gippsland - 8th March 2023 - Back to News

It has been twelve months since the official opening of the state-of-the-art facility that was built to attract a wide range of performances and local events. During this time there have been over 35,000 booked seats, 391 events and 115 shows held in the theatre.

In the first year of raising the curtain at GPAC, the venue has held 391 events, 115 shows in the theatre and sold over 35,000 tickets

In the first year of raising the curtain at GPAC, the venue has held 391 events, 115 shows in the theatre and sold over 35,000 tickets

Facility the community can engage

Crowds gathered for many of these events with the top three crowds coming out for Lost Dogs Disco, a public art installation and community productions of Priscilla and Elf Jnr. Amy Shark was the quickest show to sell out, with every seat sold in just 20 minutes. Sooshi Mango was next in line with a sell-out taking 45 minutes.

Mayor of Latrobe City, Councillor Kellie O'Callaghan was excited to mark Gippsland Performing Arts Centre's first birthday. "Gippsland Performing Arts Centre was built from a grassroots idea and an underpinning philosophy has been to deliver a facility that the community can engage with at a variety of levels."

Arts and cultural experiences

Cr O'Callaghan added, "We are extremely proud to see the facility flourish over the last 12 months and provide true value to our community. This includes our access pricing model where everyone has an opportunity to enjoy arts and cultural experiences. Access pricing is available on GPAC presented events to anyone where a full price ticket is out of reach - no questions asked."

"It has been fantastic to see all uses of GPAC, whether that is big performers through to local entertainers. It creates a wonderful atmosphere for everyone to enjoy and opens pathways to participation in the arts that may not have been accessible otherwise," said the Mayor.

Visit Gippsland Performing Arts Centre page to learn more about upcoming shows right here in Latrobe City including On by Circa, Jimeoin, Joe Avati and The Nutcracker.

Pictures from Latrobe City Council Facebook page.


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