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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Merrigong Talking Point - Lost Boys

2nd June

A free talk to complement Lost Boys, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the arts, and the world around us. Talking Points is an open...

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Celtic Illusion

8th June

The show for all ages cleverly fuses awe-inspiring contemporary Irish Dance with mind-blowing magic and grand illusions, and has now returned to...

$75

The AC/DC Story

8th June

It is important to recognize The AC/DC Story is not a tribute band show - it is in fact a full blown PRODUCTION! The AC/DC Story has been described as...

$73

Silly Sock Puppets Workshop

13th June

Explore the world of theatre design with professional Set and Costume Designer, Imogen Ross. Developed for primary school students who love to create...

$30

Kerrie Sweeney in Concert

22nd June

Kerrie Sweeney in Concert is a musical journey of songs from legends in the music industry. Having performed alongside the likes of Ian Moss, Renee Gayer,...

$35

Letters to Lindy

22nd June

Following an acclaimed premiere season in 2016, we are proud to announce that Letters to Lindy, commissioned and produced by Merrigong, returns to our...

$59

The Beatles Rock 'n' Roll Tour Beatlemania

23rd June

They were the Number 1 rock 'n' roll band of all time. They had the most Number 1 hit records of all time! Now all the Beatles' Number 1 hits come...

$65

The Beginning of Nature

28th June

From the pioneering Australian Dance Theatre comes a dance and sound work exploring the rhythms in nature. Humans, and all living forms, exist within a...

$79

Merrigong Talking Point - The Beginning of Nature

30th June

A free talk to complement The Beginning of Nature, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the arts, and the world around us. Talking Points...

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Phil Scott is a Cabaret Survivor

7th July

Pianist/singer/writer/comedian PHIL SCOTT, well known for his work in the annual Wharf Revues, has also been performing solo cabaret shows since the...

$49

The 78-Storey Treehouse

20th July

The Treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility, even an...

$39

The Events

25th July

The Events By David Greig Starring Catherine McClements in a moving exploration of community and healing. 25 Jul – 28 Jul Share The most difficult...

$79

The Siren Project - Development Showing

28th July

A theatrical and musical reimagining of women's stories from Wentworth Street, Port Kembla.

$19

Merrigong Talking Point - The Events

28th July

A free talk to complement The Events, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the arts, and the world around us. Talking Points is an open...

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Peter Pan

4th August

From the company that brought you the Illawarra’s first complete ballet with local dancers, live symphony orchestra and choir with The Nutcracker in 2016,...

$55

Amelia Ryan: Breast Of

4th August

Illawarra’s own cabaret starlet Amelia Ryan has traveled the stages of New York, London and Edinburgh with her critically acclaimed shows: A Storm In A D...

$50

Peter Pan

5th August

From the company that brought you the Illawarra’s first complete ballet with local dancers, live symphony orchestra and choir with The Nutcracker in 2016,...

$55

Tom William Mitchell

9th August

The eponymous anti-hero of this new Australian play works for a broadcast news company. Employed for his idealistic ‘truth-saying’, ex-Survivor contestant...

$25

The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark A Badaptation of the Bard

10th August

The rock stars of the children’s comedy circuit, The Listies, tackle the classics with this very cheeky, very clever, utterly irreverent riff on Hamlet....

$32

The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark A Badaptation of the Bard

11th August

The rock stars of the children’s comedy circuit, The Listies, tackle the classics with this very cheeky, very clever, utterly irreverent riff on Hamlet....

$32

Circa - Humans

15th August

Circa might just be the most in-demand Australian arts company in the world right now, and it’s easy to see why. Their reputation for fearless,...

$79

Merrigong Talking Point - Humans

18th August

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

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Madame Butterfly

22nd August

It is one of the theatre’s greatest love stories. Enchanted by the beauty of the east, the American sailor Pinkerton takes a young geisha for his wife....

$84

Arj Barker - We Need To Talk

24th August

Hey, you got a hour? Look, I've been doing a shit-ton of thinking about...us, and where we're headed. This isn't easy, but I need to be 100% honest with...

$50

Merrigong Talking Point - Horror

8th September

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

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Made from Scratch - September

8th September

Made From Scratch is a new, multi-artform performance night bringing together a collision of art form and artists who are set to challenge themselves and...

$19

ACO - Transforming Strauss and Mozart

13th September

As Richard Strauss got older, he became fascinated by the textures in chamber music. Metamorphosen is one such example. Usually performed by 23 string...

$104

Circus Oz: Model Citizens

28th September

A seamless blend of risk, beauty, humor and live music. Celebrating their 40th year Circus Oz explodes back on to our stage, audaciously unpacking the...

$59

A Russian Triple Bill

3rd October

This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to Australia. ACT 1 - Carmen Carmen is a flirtatious and seductive gypsy...

$92

The Orchid and the Crow

10th October

Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household. At the age of 29, he found out he had stage-four testicular cancer, and went searching for God. Any...

$59

The Orchid and the Crow

11th October

Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household. At the age of 29, he found out he had stage-four testicular cancer, and went searching for God. Any...

$59

The Orchid and the Crow

12th October

Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household. At the age of 29, he found out he had stage-four testicular cancer, and went searching for God. Any...

$59

The Orchid and the Crow

13th October

Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household. At the age of 29, he found out he had stage-four testicular cancer, and went searching for God. Any...

$59

Merrigong Talking Point - The Orchid and the Crow

13th October

A free talk to complement The Orchid and the Crow, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the arts, and the world around us. Talking Points...

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The Wharf Revue 2018

17th October

Those indefatigable kings of comedy, sorcerers of satire and masters of mockery, Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe are back in the saddle and gearing up...

$79

The Wharf Revue 2018

18th October

Those indefatigable kings of comedy, sorcerers of satire and masters of mockery, Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe are back in the saddle and gearing up...

$79

The Wharf Revue 2018

20th October

Those indefatigable kings of comedy, sorcerers of satire and masters of mockery, Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe are back in the saddle and gearing up...

$79

In the Mood Australian Tour 2018

25th October

Celebrating its 25th anniversary and back by popular demand, Mellen Events presents the smash U.S. 1940s big band swing celebration IN THE MOOD, returning...

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Merrigong Talking Point - Prize Fighter

3rd November

A free talk to complement Prize Fighter, offering an opportunity to learn more about theatre, the arts, and the world around us. Talking Points is an open...

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Grigoryan Brothers - Songs Without Words

3rd November

This show has been rescheduled from Saturday Feb 24. Apologies for any inconvenience. Guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the...

$45

Prada's Priscillas: An All-Male Revue

10th November

The ninety-minute all-male revue features some of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s greatest hits including I Love the Night Life, Go West, Shake Your...

$58

Made from Scratch - November

24th November

Made From Scratch is a new, multi-artform performance night bringing together a collision of art form and artists who are set to challenge themselves and...

$19

Past events

A Chorus Line

18th May

Set in the 1970s, A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After...

$71

Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Illawarra and Southern Highlands Tour

24th May

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra comes to Wollongong with the most famous symphony ever written: Beethoven’s Fifth. Beginning with the sound of Fate knocking...

$60

Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Illawarra and Southern Highlands Tour

23rd May

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra comes to Wollongong with the most famous symphony ever written: Beethoven’s Fifth. Beginning with the sound of Fate knocking...

$60

Comic Gong 2018

19th May

This year marks the sixth anniversary of Comic Gong - the Illawarra’s biggest comic and pop culture festival. The event will run on Saturday 19 May, and...

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Shine It Up 2018 Tour

16th May

After years of requests, Jackie’s taking her infectious personality on the road, and it promises to be sensational! Shine It Up is all about...

$200

The Aspirations of Daise Morrow

12th May

From the mighty pen of Australia’s Nobel Laureate, the incomparable Patrick White, comes a timeless story about seizing the day and not letting the...

$67

The Aspirations of Daise Morrow

11th May

From the mighty pen of Australia’s Nobel Laureate, the incomparable Patrick White, comes a timeless story about seizing the day and not letting the...

$67

The Aspirations of Daise Morrow

10th May

From the mighty pen of Australia’s Nobel Laureate, the incomparable Patrick White, comes a timeless story about seizing the day and not letting the...

$67

Sam Simmons: Radical Women of Latin American Art, 1960 - 1985

6th May

Think you know everything about the feminist Latin art movement of urban Puerto Rico in the 1970s?!?! Well think again as Sam Simmons turns this world...

$45

Circus Monoxide: 5 Of The Seven

6th May

A suitcase, a candle, a blanket and a ring. Discover what physical exploration of the liminal space will bring. Circus Monoxide's newest production, 5 Of...

$25

Michael Griffiths - Lucky: Songs by Kylie

5th May

Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the songs, stories and locomotion of our very own impossible princess, Kylie Minogue. Put your hand on...

$40

So Popera: So Popera Turns 10!

5th May

Can you believe it? So Popera turns 10! Performing highlights from their fabulous musical productions over the last decade, So Popera celebrate this...

$25

Dave Hughes: The Snorkeler

4th May

Hughesy has left an indelible mark on the Australian comedy scene over the last two decades. He nails gig after gig, sells out theatres nationally and...

$45

Trash and Trevor: The Best of Trevor Ashley

3rd May

Trevor Ashley presents an evening of his greatest hits! Known for his knockout performances this will be the only way to kick your night off in style....

$45

Gretel Killeen & The Gretskys: The Love Love Klub

2nd May

Due to unforseen circumstances, Gretel Killeen & The Gretskys: Love Love Klub has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted by our box office team...

$40

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire

30th April

A Fine Romance will take you on a journey from Fred’s humble beginnings on Broadway, all the way to his Hollywood days and on screen romances with his...

$27

Peter Helliar: Big Boy Pants

29th April

There comes a time in every man’s life when he must put on his big boy pants and get on with it and getting a vasectomy is a pretty good place to start.

$45

Opera Carnivale: Mahagonny Songspiel

29th April

Mahagonny Songspiel is a hilarious take on the decline of a great culture - the state of "Mahagonny". The leaders attack truth and the media, and the...

$25

Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine

27th April

Adapted from the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, George's Marvellous Medicine is a spectacular live show for the whole family. On a good day, George can't...

$32

Marvellous Masks Workshop

23rd April

Explore the world of theatre design with professional Set and Costume Designer, Imogen Ross. Developed for primary school students who love to create...

$50

Puppetry of the Penis

20th April

DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS, the Masters of Penis Origami return to shock and awe audiences by folding, twisting, bulging and scooping their junk into creations...

$50

Taha

21st March

MERRIGONG THEATRE COMPANY AND ARTS PROJECTS AUSTRALIA PRESENTS -- TAHA --A lyrical story of the life of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad AliDirect from The...

$59

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...

TBA

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...

TBA

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

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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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

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...

TBA

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...

TBA

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

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

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

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

The Music Lounge

7th December

The Music Lounge is a premium music venue, tucked inside Wollongong Town Hall. With cabaret-style seating and its own private bar, it is the perfect...

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