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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Swing

5th May

This delightful hit production from Ireland, comes to us fresh from success in New York, Paris and Edinburgh. Swing is a heart-warming romantic comedy...

$23

Swing

6th May

This delightful hit production from Ireland, comes to us fresh from success in New York, Paris and Edinburgh. Swing is a heart-warming romantic comedy...

$23

The 52-Storey Treehouse

6th May

They’re back again! Andy and Terry’s Treehouse is now 52 storeys high, with yet more fantastic inventions: a rocket powered carrot launcher, the...

$23

Swing

7th May

This delightful hit production from Ireland, comes to us fresh from success in New York, Paris and Edinburgh. Swing is a heart-warming romantic comedy...

$23

Merrigong Talking Point: Swing

7th May

Merrigong Talking Points are an eclectic series of talks that complement Theatre Season shows, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the...

TBA

Swing

8th May

This delightful hit production from Ireland, comes to us fresh from success in New York, Paris and Edinburgh. Swing is a heart-warming romantic comedy...

$23

City of Wollongong Brass Band

14th May

The City of Wollongong Brass Band presents its May concert titled "By Request" which celebrates a selection of music our supporters and own band members...

$12

RUFF - Scum Valley

15th May

RUFF is your chance to be part of the theatre-making process. Enjoy showings or readings of new work in development for possible future programming as a...

$15

RUFF 1 – New Works In Progress 2016

19th May

RUFF is your chance to be part of the theatre-making process. Enjoy showings or readings of new work in development for possible future programming as a...

$15

Daffodils

25th May

This is far more than boy meets girl. This is real-life romance. And with a soundtrack of classic Kiwi hits performed live on stage, there’s a lot to love...

$23

Doug Anthony Allstars

27th May

Since their rebirth in 2013, DAAS have broken box-office records. Their musical comedy is more wicked and dangerous than ever. Wracked by illness and age,...

$64

Merrigong Talking Point: Daffodils

28th May

Merrigong Talking Point are an eclectic series of talks that complement Theatre Season shows, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the...

Free

Disgraced

8th June

Bristling with wit and complexity, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced is one of the most acclaimed new American plays of recent years. In Sydney Theatre...

$23

Merrigong Talking Point: Disgraced

11th June

Merrigong Talking Points are an eclectic series of talks that complement Theatre Season shows, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the...

Free

CounterMove Regional Tour 2016

17th June

Sydney Dance Company opens 2016 with CounterMove — an exhilarating double bill that will intrigue, move and entertain you. Rafael Bonachela’s world...

TBA

CounterMove

17th June

Sydney Dance Company’s CounterMove explores luminescence and life in a double bill that will enchant, compel and amuse, with exhilaratingly physical dance...

$23

Merrigong Studio Session – July

7th July

Merrigong Theatre Company is committed to commissioning and developing new Australian works for future production, as well as supporting the work of...

$25

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

11th July

This exquisite new stage adaptation will spark the imagination and sense of adventure in children and their adults, as together you experience the...

$15

Dami Im 'Yesterday Once More' Australian Tour 2016

15th July

Following on from the announcement that she will represent Australia in Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, the sublime Dami Im has confirmed her...

TBA

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

22nd July

Direct from sell out seasons in New York, Sydney and Auckland, this multi-award-winning one-man show is a micro epic about enduring love and the end of...

$23

Letters to Lindy

26th July

Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning new work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Dead Man Brake, Head Full of Love) explores the...

$23

Never Did Me Any Harm

12th August

Directed by award-winning Australian director and choreographer Kate Champion, Never Did Me Any Harm is a riveting combination of theatre and movement...

$23

The Marriage of Figaro

16th August

Award-winning creative duo Michael Gow and Robert Kemp have created a brand new production of Mozart’s brilliant opera, featuring stunning period costumes...

$49

The Hansard Monologues: Age of Entitlement

17th August

In 2013, Wollongong audiences laughed and gasped in amazement at The Hansard Monologues: A Matter of Public Importance, with its entertaining analysis of...

$23

The Best of Eagles 40th Anniversary Tour 2016

19th August

The Best of the Eagles is a TRIBUTE concert production that will take you on a journey through the band’s staggering catalogue of hits, delivering a...

TBA

Merrigong Talking Point: The Hansard Monologues: Age of Entitlement

20th August

Merrigong Talking Point are an eclectic series of talks that complement Theatre Season shows, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the...

TBA

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 2016

28th August

The tickets sell like hot cakes each year at IPAC and it’s back again! The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia...

$37

The Wharf Revue 2016

6th September

Paul Keating once said that politicians come in three varieties: straight men, fixers and maddies. Well, you can be sure all of them will be knocked down...

$39

The Wharf Revue 2016

7th September

Paul Keating once said that politicians come in three varieties: straight men, fixers and maddies. Well, you can be sure all of them will be knocked down...

$39

The Wharf Revue 2016

8th September

Paul Keating once said that politicians come in three varieties: straight men, fixers and maddies. Well, you can be sure all of them will be knocked down...

$39

The Wharf Revue 2016

9th September

Paul Keating once said that politicians come in three varieties: straight men, fixers and maddies. Well, you can be sure all of them will be knocked down...

$39

The Wharf Revue 2016

10th September

Paul Keating once said that politicians come in three varieties: straight men, fixers and maddies. Well, you can be sure all of them will be knocked down...

$39

Othello

13th September

One of Shakespeare’s most moving and passionate tragedies, Othello is a devastating exploration of revenge, racism and wickedness; how a great but flawed...

$23

The Young Playwrights Project

14th September

The Young Playwrights Project is a collaborative initiative between Merrigong Theatre Company and The Drama Studio that provides young actors and...

$15

Merrigong Studio Session – September

22nd September

Our popular Merrigong Studio Sessions program will return in 2016. Merrigong Theatre Company is committed to commissioning and developing new Australian...

$25

Darren Coggan – The 'Bidgee to the Big Smoke

23rd September

In a very special celebration of his 20th year in the Australian music industry, multi-award-winning performer Darren Coggan will takes you on a personal...

$40

Die Roten Punkte – Super Musician

24th September

Astrid and Otto are Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots). Orphaned when Astrid was 12 and Otto was 9, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin...

$39

Carnival of the Animals

29th September

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES – SEPTEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS The Circa carnival comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap...

$15

RUFF 2 – New Works In Progress 2016

6th October

RUFF is your chance to be part of the theatre-making process. Enjoy showings or readings of new work in development for possible future programming as a...

$15

Ancient Rain

26th October

Iconic Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly, and magnetic Irish-French chanteuse, Camille O’Sullivan, star in this evocative new music theatre work....

$23

Past events

The Australian Bee Gees Show

24th April

After five years and over 1600 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, The Australian Bee Gees Show will return to Australia for the The 20th Anniversary...

$52.50

Here Comes The Sun

23rd April

Here Comes The Sun showcases much-loved Australian singer-songwriter Wes Carr’s interpretation of George Harrison’s songbook – taking on such chart...

$6.75

The Peasant Prince

22nd April

Li, a 10-year old peasant boy, is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to a ballet academy in the big city. He leaves everything and everyone...

$15

Merrigong Studio Session – April

14th April

Merrigong Theatre Company is committed to commissioning and developing new Australian works for future production, as well as supporting the work of...

$25

4000 Miles

6th April

From one of America’s brightest playwrights, comes this compassionate and unsentimental play. 4000 Miles explores the funny, frustrating, and ultimately...

$23

Danny Bhoy 'Please Untick This Box'

30th March

Danny Bhoy will be returning to Australia with his brand new show Please Untick This Box! Danny began his stand up career in 1998 and a year later he won...

$55

Danny Bhoy 'Please Untick This Box'

29th March

Danny Bhoy will be returning to Australia with his brand new show Please Untick This Box! Danny began his stand up career in 1998 and a year later he won...

$55

Landscape with Monsters

17th March

From the world-renowned Circa ensemble and its visionary director Yaron Lifschitz, comes a bold new circus work infused with objects, video art and...

$23

Lisa Williams – Voices from the Other Side

11th March

Known internationally for her insights as a psychic medium, Lisa Williams enthralls audiences with her ability to communicate with loved ones who have...

$89.90

Ian Moss 10th Anniversary 'Six Strings Classics' Australian Tour 2016

5th March

“Only once in a blue moon would I try doing a solo show in the old days, and that was with an electric guitar. I thought it would be easy but it wasn’t....

TBA

Take Me Home – The Music and Life of John Denver

3rd March

Take Me Home – The Music & Life of John Denver returns to Australia following the astounding success on its 2014 tour. Singer Bevan Gardiner, accompanied...

$61

Roy Orbison and The Everly Brothers – Together in Concert

27th February

With a brand new show after last year’s sold out national tour, come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the magic and the classic hits of rock’n’roll...

$59

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

26th February

From the oldest culture on earth comes the freshest and funniest stand-up comedy around, featuring four of the brightest comedy stars under the Milky Way....

$23

Burn The Floor – Fire in the Ballroom

24th February

The true rebels of the ballroom are heading back to Australia with a stunning new production. Crafted over the past two years by ground-breaking Perth...

$59

Merrigong Talking Point: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

20th February

Merrigong Talking Points are an eclectic series of talks that complement Theatre Season shows, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the...

Free

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

20th February

One of Merrigong’s best-selling shows ever returns to Wollongong. Australia’s favourite song and dance man, Todd McKenney, again teams up with one of our...

$23

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

19th February

One of Merrigong’s best-selling shows ever returns to Wollongong. Australia’s favourite song and dance man, Todd McKenney, again teams up with one of our...

$23

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

18th February

One of Merrigong’s best-selling shows ever returns to Wollongong. Australia’s favourite song and dance man, Todd McKenney, again teams up with one of our...

$23

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

17th February

One of Merrigong’s best-selling shows ever returns to Wollongong. Australia’s favourite song and dance man, Todd McKenney, again teams up with one of our...

$23

The Producers: The Mel Brooks Musical

30th January

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001...

$55

The Producers: The Mel Brooks Musical

29th January

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001...

$55

The Producers: The Mel Brooks Musical

28th January

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001...

$55

The Producers: The Mel Brooks Musical

27th January

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001...

$55

The Producers: The Mel Brooks Musical

26th January

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001...

$55

The Producers: The Mel Brooks Musical

25th January

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001...

$55

The Producers: The Mel Brooks Musical

24th January

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001...

$55

The Producers: The Mel Brooks Musical

23rd January

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001...

$55

The Producers: The Mel Brooks Musical

22nd January

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001...

$55

HONK! Oz

10th January

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HONK! Oz

9th January

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Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

7th January

A dreamy kingdom full of magical fairies, a beautiful sleeping princess and a prince searching for his true love… Everyone’s favourite fairytale ballet...

$19

HONK! Oz

8th January

A fringe event of The Illawarra Folk Festival, HONK! Oz is a free three-day spectacle featuring alternative community bands and related arts. It all...

TBA

The Linda Shaw Dance Centre – All The Things You Can Think

21st December

All The Things You Can Think features performances from the junior and senior students of The Linda Shaw Dance Centre across a broad range of dance styles.

$30

Menai Dance Centre – The ABC's of Dance

20th December

Come on a journey with 170 students as they explore different styles of dance using the letters of the alphabet. From A-Z they've got it covered! Fun,...

$15

Theatrix – Story Books

19th December

Theatrix Performing Arts will be bringing books to life through the art of performance. Students will dance, sing and act their way through some wonderful...

$28

Joy of Christmas

30th November

Celebrate the festive season by getting your jingle bells on with a mix of traditional Christmas carols blended with well-known contemporary favourites...

$26

James Muller meets the JMO

27th November

One of Australia’s most celebrated musicians, guitarist James Muller teams up with Australia’s leading jazz orchestra for an exciting new project. The...

$25.60

Anything Goes

14th November

The Silver Belles, a non-profit group of 38 tap dancers aged 50 to 83, bring you the dance spectacular Anything Goes. Anything Goes is a musical written...

$15

Strassman’s “iTedE”

7th November

Strassman returns with a brand new show, an evening of side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare and the malicious Chuck Wood. Heralded as...

$59.90

Brass At The Proms

7th November

The City of Wollongong Brass Band once again presents the ever popular Brass at the Proms concert. This performance will be an enjoyable and entertaining...

$20

Strassman’s “iTedE”

6th November

Strassman returns with a brand new show, an evening of side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare and the malicious Chuck Wood. Heralded as...

$59.90

Strassman’s “iTedE”

5th November

Strassman returns with a brand new show, an evening of side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare and the malicious Chuck Wood. Heralded as...

$59.90

Strassman’s “iTedE”

4th November

Strassman returns with a brand new show, an evening of side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare and the malicious Chuck Wood. Heralded as...

$59.90

Swan Lake

29th October

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with Swan Lake...the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet is presented...

TBA

Joel Creasey Australian Tour 2015

24th October

Australia’s “Acid Tongue Prince” Joel Creasey completed a stellar season of his sold out show The Hurricane across Australia in 2015. Having burst onto...

TBA

Joel Creasey – The Hurricane

24th October

Lock the doors, batten down the hatches, and for god’s sake please take down that annoying wind chime – a storm is brewing! Winning critical acclaim,...

$32

Johnny Cash 'The Concert: Cash 60' Australian Tour 2015

24th October

On September 1, 1954 an unknown young man walked into the recording studio in the Memphis Recording Service building at 706 Union Ave, Memphis, Tennessee...

TBA

2015 Momentum Energy Illawarra Business Awards

23rd October

The awards ceremony will give vital recognition to the region’s most successful and innovative businesses in one gala event. There will also be plenty of...

$175

Stomping Ivories – The Duelin’ Piano Show

19th October

Get ready for a boogie woogie duel as two world class pianists/singers and a singing drummer hit the stage for a musical showdown. Request a song and they...

$26

Monkey... Journey to the West

14th October

Remembered by generations of Australians from the '70s Japanese cult TV show Monkey Magic, one of the great classical novels of Chinese literature is...

$39

Monkey... Journey to the West

14th October

Remembered by generations of Australians from the '70s Japanese cult TV show Monkey Magic, one of the great classical novels of Chinese literature is...

$60

RUFF 2 - New Works In Progress

10th October

RUFF is your chance to be part of the theatre-making process. Enjoy showings or readings of new work in development for possible future programming as a...

$15

Lawrence Mooney 'Surely Not!'

9th October

Surely Not is my reaction to most of the shit I see Come and hear me spew vitriol - it’ll be ace and totes funny. There were audible gasps for air from...

$39

Isla Grant Farewell Concert Tour

3rd October

Scotland's legendary singer/songwriter Isla Grant, returns to Australia for her final ‘farewell concert tour’. Isla is an internationally acclaimed...

$70

Señor Rabbit

29th September

Seor Rabbit lives in the Amazon jungle where every animal has a serious form of self-defence - speed, fangs, poison, flight… every animal but him! Follow...

$19

A Sri Lankan Tamil Asylum Seeker's Story

16th September

Wollongong-based playwright and director Dhananjaya Karunarathne is widely recognised in his homeland of Sri Lanka for creating satirical and...

$44

A Sri Lankan Tamil Asylum Seeker's Story as Performed by Australian Actors Under the Guidance of a Sinhalese Director

16th September

Wollongong-based playwright and director Dhananjaya Karunarathne is widely recognised in his homeland of Sri Lanka for creating satirical and...

$49

But Wait... There's More

17th September

Circus Oz rockets into Wollongong with But Wait… There's More!Cooked up in their custom-built circus laboratory in the heart of Melbourne, and performed...

$39

But Wait... There's More

17th September

Circus Oz rockets into Wollongong with But Wait… There's More! Cooked up in their custom-built circus laboratory in the heart of Melbourne, and performed...

$60

The Vault Cabaret - September

12th September

The Vault Cabaret returns in 2015 with more fun, and more feisty and fantastic acts from Wollongong and beyond. Showcasing fresh new faces and exciting...

$25

The Umbilical Brothers - Kidshow

12th September

The legendary duo are back with an acclaimed new theatre show: KiDSHoW! It contains violence, sexual references, drugs and frequent coarse language. It is...

TBA

Christine Anu 'Stylin Up' 20th Anniversary Tour 2015

11th September

2015 will see Christine Anu celebrating the 20thAnniversary of her ARIA Award winning album, Stylin’ Up with a National tour. In a 2 hour show, Christine...

TBA

Country Song

2nd September

Inspired by real-life experiences and filled with well-known tunes, Country Song is a beautiful, musical, witty and warm journey that celebrates the...

$45

The Wharf Revue

26th August

In 2015, The Wharf Revue turns 15. Or is it 16? Everyone is getting too old to care about birthdays, but we do care about satire. So, once more unto the...

$45