Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

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    Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
    32 Burelli Street
    Wollongong, NSW 2500
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Located right in the heart of Wollongong, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) is Wollongong’s premier performance venue and home to Merrigong Theatre Co.


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Disney's The Little Mermaid

12th January

So Popera Productions, the company who brought you Disney's Beauty and the Beast and the hit Broadway classic Chicago is delighted to bring another Disney...

$71

ACO - Tognetti Tchaikovsky Brahms

1st February

“One of the wonders of the musical world” – The Guardian UK on the ACO, 2017. Missy Mazzoli is “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” – Time Out New York....

$132

Geraldine Turner: Turner's Turn

2nd February

Spotlight performances are extra special, for these events we turn it up a notch to make the experience especially refined; The door and bar open 1 hr...

$49

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

7th February

We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one.' Rosen's classic, award-winning book comes to life vividly and noisily in a hugely innovative,...

$40

Anh Do : The Happiest Refugee

9th February

Anh Do has come to be recognized as one of Australia's most precious gems, having sold out nationally and touching the hearts of the nation both live and...

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Anh Do : The Happiest Refugee

10th February

Anh Do has come to be recognized as one of Australia's most precious gems, having sold out nationally and touching the hearts of the nation both live and...

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Groove Sessions

17th February

The Idea of North returns to Wollongong with Groove Sessions, back by popular demand. The Idea of North has snapped Kai up and enticed him over to our...

$44

Merrigong Talking Point - Black is the New White

24th February

A free talk to complement Black is the New White, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the arts, and the world around us. Talking Points...

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The Carousel

1st March

Christa and Jamie are sisters, still living in their childhood home in Western Sydney. Together they are embarking upon the treacherous transition between...

$25

AJ Ghent Band

1st March

AJ Ghent's style can be defined as fresh, nostalgic, electrifying and roots rock - fusing blues, funk, rock, and pop, mashing it into a genre he likes to...

$37

Ross Noble : El Hablador

22nd March

One of comedy's greatest marvels' (Daily Telegraph UK) Ross Noble, surrealist connoisseur and story spinner returns to Adelaide with his new show, El...

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Ross Noble : El Hablador

23rd March

One of comedy's greatest marvels' (Daily Telegraph UK) Ross Noble, surrealist connoisseur and story spinner returns to Adelaide with his new show, El...

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Past events

Made from Scratch #4

18th November

In 2017 we’ll be popping the champagne as our NEW Made from Scratch program sails into The Music Lounge at The Wollongong Town Hall! Made from Scratch is...

$19

Alex Williamson 'Make the World a Banter Place' Australian Tour 2017

5th November

Comedian and famed online content creator Alex Williamson spent the first half of the year performing his latest stand-up show Make The World A Banter...

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Diving for Pearls

1st November

Award-winning writer, and one of the founders of Wollongong’s original professional theatre company, Theatre South, Katherine Thomson has written one of...

$23

The Popular Mechanicals

21st October

First directed by Geoffrey Rush in 1987, The Popular Mechanicals holds a special place in the Australian comedic canon, and this hysterically funny...

$23

The Popular Mechanicals

20th October

First directed by Geoffrey Rush in 1987, The Popular Mechanicals holds a special place in the Australian comedic canon, and this hysterically funny...

$23

The Popular Mechanicals

19th October

First directed by Geoffrey Rush in 1987, The Popular Mechanicals holds a special place in the Australian comedic canon, and this hysterically funny...

$23

The Popular Mechanicals

18th October

First directed by Geoffrey Rush in 1987, The Popular Mechanicals holds a special place in the Australian comedic canon, and this hysterically funny...

$23

Lawrence Mooney - Like Literally

14th October

Sydney Comedy Festival Award Winner Lawrence Mooney is a must see with his hilarious new show weaving anecdotes and cautionary tales into a patchwork that...

$45

RUFF #2 2017

14th October

Want to know what’s cooking in the minds of the Merrigong creatives? Wondering what’s hiding in Hinton’s head? RUFF is your chance to get inside the...

$15

A Festival of Russian Ballet 2017

8th October

Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia. This diverse and stunning...

$82

The Listies - Ickypedia Live

7th October

They’re back! Australia’s fave kid’s comedians, The Listies, are bringing their best-smelling book ICKYPEDIA: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words to the...

$32

The Listies - Ickypedia Live

6th October

They’re back! Australia’s fave kid’s comedians, The Listies, are bringing their best-smelling book ICKYPEDIA: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words to the...

$32

Merrigong Creativity Camp – October School Holidays

3rd October

During the 2017 April, July and October school holidays, Merrigong Theatre Company will again hold its renowned Creativity Camps. Open to any child 5 - 13...

$240

Room on the Broom

29th September

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind… The witch and her cat are flying happily on their...

$29

Isla Grant in Concert

28th September

Following her 2015 triumphant sell out performances, Scotland's legendary singer/song writer Isla Grant returns to australia with exciting new songs...

$69

Landscape with Monsters

23rd September

If you missed it the first time, or want to relive this magical experience, here’s your chance. In 2016, right here in Wollongong, Merrigong and Circa...

$23

Horrible Harriet

18th September

She’s wicked, wild and wonderful! Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet...

$28

Cyrano de Bergerac

13th September

One of the world’s most original and finely crafted romantic comedies, this is the tale of the beautiful Roxane and the man who would love her. The play...

$67

Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live!!!

9th September

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry. Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with...

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Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live!!!

8th September

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry. Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with...

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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 2017

6th September

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the fifth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2017...

$37

Arctic to Antipodes

4th September

“He brings an ideal fluency that allows him to integrate the folk idioms into the music’s otherwise classical discourse.” The Arts Desk on Henning...

$49

Neel Kolhatkar - Live

3rd September

Neel Kolhatkar is a sharp, young, rapid fire, accent slinging, no holds barred with a hint of boyish charm-kind-of-comic. His straight-shooting,...

$36

Enter the Vortex - The Dream Dance Company

2nd September

The highly anticipated third season, features a cast of 16 of the most elite dance artists in Australia. Founded and directed by one of Australia's most...

$70

Made from Scratch #3

2nd September

In 2017 we’ll be popping the champagne as our NEW Made from Scratch program sails into The Music Lounge at The Wollongong Town Hall! Made from Scratch is...

$19

Hello, Goodbye and Happy Birthday

30th August

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday celebrates two epic birthdays – eighteen and eighty, the major transition points in adult life. One represents untold...

$29

The Wharf Revue 2017

27th August

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue! The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have...

$67

The Wharf Revue 2017

27th August

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue! The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have...

$67

Emeralds of the East: Belly Dance Gala

27th August

Journey into the glittering world of belly dance – where tradition and the modern collide. Wollongong Belly Dance festival presents Emeralds of the East,...

$35

The Wharf Revue 2017

26th August

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue! The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have...

$67

The Wharf Revue 2017

26th August

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue! The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have...

$67

The Wharf Revue 2017

25th August

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue! The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have...

$67

The Wharf Revue 2017

25th August

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue! The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have...

$67

The Wharf Revue 2017

24th August

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue! The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have...

$67

The Wharf Revue 2017

24th August

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue! The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have...

$67

The Wharf Revue 2017

23rd August

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue! The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have...

$67

The Wharf Revue 2017

23rd August

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue! The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have...

$67

Wicked

11th August

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in... Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first...

$49

Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Pieter Wispelwey and the SSO

11th August

Renowned Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey joins the musicians of the SSO for an uplifting evening of music by Haydn and Mozart. You can expect pure...

$39

Bakersfield Mist

5th August

Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a hilarious and thought-provoking comedy-drama that asks vital questions about what makes art, and people,...

$23

Bakersfield Mist

4th August

Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a hilarious and thought-provoking comedy-drama that asks vital questions about what makes art, and people,...

$23

Bakersfield Mist

3rd August

Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a hilarious and thought-provoking comedy-drama that asks vital questions about what makes art, and people,...

$23

Bakersfield Mist

2nd August

Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a hilarious and thought-provoking comedy-drama that asks vital questions about what makes art, and people,...

$23

From Book to Baton

30th July

Great films have been based on successful books. And from those films, composers have written magical music. The Sydney Concert Orchestra under the...

$60

Dance to the Music presents "Sleeping Beauty"

29th July

After being snubbed by the royal family, Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil witch Maleficent. Casting a wicked spell on Aurora's 16th birthday,...

$30

Harrison Craig - Kings of Vegas

28th July

Having released his third studio album on Friday November 4 (2016), Harrison Craig is set to embark on an extensive national tour of Australia in 2017...

$60

Blue Love

22nd July

From award-winning choreographer and dancer Shaun Parker (So You Think You Can Dance, Moulin Rouge) comes Blue Love, a quirky, character-based infusion of...

$44

Blue Love

21st July

From award-winning choreographer and dancer Shaun Parker (So You Think You Can Dance, Moulin Rouge) comes Blue Love, a quirky, character-based infusion of...

$44

Blue Love

20th July

From award-winning choreographer and dancer Shaun Parker (So You Think You Can Dance, Moulin Rouge) comes Blue Love, a quirky, character-based infusion of...

$44

Blue Love

19th July

From award-winning choreographer and dancer Shaun Parker (So You Think You Can Dance, Moulin Rouge) comes Blue Love, a quirky, character-based infusion of...

$44

Mr Stink

14th July

David Walliams’ (Little Britain) award-winning book comes to life on stage in this hilarious production directed by Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue,...

$29

Mr Stink

14th July

David Walliams’ (Little Britain) award-winning book comes to life on stage in this hilarious production directed by Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue,...

TBA

Merrigong Creativity Camp – July School Holidays

10th July

During the 2017 April, July and October school holidays, Merrigong Theatre Company will again hold its renowned Creativity Camps. Open to any child 5 - 13...

$290

Eisteddfod Solo Dance 2017

3rd July

City of Wollonong Eisteddfod aims to encourage the participation of young emerging individual and group performers in music, speech, drama, instrumentals,...

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Intimate Mozart

3rd July

“My love of the music of Mozart started with the movie Amadeus. I saw that film when I was quite young and it just blew me away … melodies … so nuanced …...

$49

Eisteddfod Troupes 2017

1st July

City of Wollongong Eisteddfod returns in 2017 for its 123rd season. All events are held in high regard in performing arts arenas, much sought after for...

$10

The Umbilical Brothers – Speedmouse

23rd June

It's legendary and it's live. Direct from another off-Broadway season in New York and an appearance on the Colbert show, the Umbies' most beloved show is...

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Music in the Morning - Michael Cormick

19th June

Music in the Morning is a season of delightful daytime concerts held at the Wollongong Town Hall. Featuring well-known stars of the stage and screen, each...

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