Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

  • Phone: 0242245999
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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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Past events

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...

TBA

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...

TBA

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,...

TBA

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...

TBA

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...

TBA

Made from Scratch #2

10th June

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

Therese Raquin

7th June

Causing great controversy when the novel was first published over 150 years ago, Thérèse Raquin is Emile Zola’s superb examination of corrupted morals....

$23

Sharing Stories - Reconciliation Week 2017

2nd June

Sharing Stories exploded onto the stage in 2016 when 60 young local Indigenous performers shared their talents, creativity, identity and stories on the...

TBA

The 7 Stages of Grieving

23rd May

Remaining a vital Australian masterwork 20 years after it was penned, The 7 Stages of Grieving is a wise and powerful play about the grief of Aboriginal...

$23

RUFF #1 2017

13th May

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

Music in the Morning - Strictly Bassey

8th May

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...

TBA

ACO Soloists

5th May

This program showcases the extraordinary talents of the ACO’s musicians. Principal Violin Satu Vänskä takes on the devilishly dazzling Harmonic Labyrinth...

$49

Puppetry of the Penis

22nd April

Puppetry Of The Penis continues to be one of Australia’s greatest theatrical exports, and has now played to most of the Western World. It has been hosted...

$44.90