Goulburn Performing Arts Centre officially opens
The new $19 million Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, re-purposed from the former town hall, opened on Friday 25 March with over four hundred community members witnessing REeNTRANCE; a performance created by the Goulburn creative community as a celebration event. The 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. Leading the opening night’s guest list was Governor-General David Hurley, who said he was impressed with the architecture, but also what the Performing Arts Centre represented. “To me, this is a fine example of how communities work, how volunteers come together with paid staff, with leadership and produce something that is central to the core of the community, because this is where our humanity resides, right in a building like this,” he said. The BHA have been working with Goulburn Mulwaree Council on the project since 2016 and are thrilled to see the project completed.