Potato Shed

  • Phone: (03) 5251 1998
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    Potato Shed
    41 Peninsula Drive
    Drysdale, VIC 3222
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The Potato Shed is a multi-arts facility on the Bellarine Peninsula, available for community hire and features facilities for performances, rehearsals, classes, events and conferences.The Potato Shed provides a vibrant arts complex that serves as a multi-purpose arts and cultural centre for joint use by Bellarine Secondary College, St Ignatius College and the regional community.The facility consists of a black box theatre - seating 250, studios, practice rooms, green room, dressing rooms, foyer, box office and kitchen.The Potato Shed is an ideal venue for classes - dance, drama, yoga, performances, multi-arts festivals, art exhibitions, outdoor events, meetings and conferences.The venue offers a range of spaces both indoor and out - to suit a multitude of needs.History:The Potato Shed was built as a joint venture by the City of Greater Geelong, Bellarine Secondary College and the Roman Catholic Trusts Corporation (on behalf of the Catholic Regional College now St Ignatius College Geelong) with the State Government providing additional funding from the Community Support Fund. Council established a Committee of Management under Section 86 of the Local Government Act and a Development and Joint Use Agreement was signed. The venue opened on 15 March 2001.The Potato Shed provides an extremely valuable resource for the Bellarine community. The multipurpose nature of the venue means the Potato Shed plays a significant role in the cultural, social and educational development of the community.The reputation of the venue as a partnership model between Council/community and two secondary schools is widely admired. It is a hub of activity for all ages and is a highly valued community cultural resource. Consultation has confirmed the excellent qualities of the Potato Shed as a venue for people of all abilities.

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We've Only Just Begun

23rd March

The Carpenters, one of the most successful and cherished bands of their time, were a beacon of hope for one little Italian girl growing up in the confines...


Morning Showtime - The Happiest Christmas

4th December

The whole gang comes together to celebrate in the true spirit of Christmas. Featuring all of your favourites from the year including the Drop of a Hat...


Menopause the Musical - Women on Fire

4th November

What is a hot flush between friends? Find out at the Potato Shed when Menopause the Musical – Women on Fire hits town. Four women in a department store,...


Downtown to Broadway: A Tribute to Petula Clarke

28th October

Make your way to downtown Drysdale and head into the Potato Shed Sunday 28 October for an afternoon of nostalgia and great music as Hilary Henshaw...


Dance Hall - The Return

27th October

Creators of world famous cabaret and variety, Finucane and Smith, make a triumphant return to the Potato Shed with a repeat performance of Dance Hall....


Paris Underground

15th September

Journey into the dark delights of the underground of Paris with comedy, astounding magic and illusion, burlesque, feats, flesh and feathers, surprises and...


Plan B - Hits of the 60s

11th September

Pl@n B is a four piece band based on the Bellarine Peninsula. Ian's bass, Andrew's drums and Graeme's guitar provide the big sound to match Jenn's...


Hell Ship - the Journey of the Ticonderoga

7th September

In 1852, the emigrant ship ‘Ticonderoga’ limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare voyage from England in which nearly 200 of her passengers had died...


Giants in the Sky!

30th August

This magical story explores the world of Giants who live above the clouds. Ever since they left Earth a long time ago, the Giants have made a life up...


Madame Butterfly

17th August

Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo will take audiences on a journey with the ballet Madame Butterfly. Cho-Cho (nicknamed “Butterfly) marries US Naval...


I am a girl - Suburban Sandcastles

15th August

As a day on earth transpires from dawn to dusk and into the night, we meet Manu (Papua New Guinea), Kimsey (Cambodia), Aziza (Afghanistan), Habiba...


The Sassy Girls

7th August

Book early for the wonderful ladies of Soul Sister Swing as they again have you dancing in the aisles, playing and singing some great hits with their...


Think of me on Thursdays

27th July

This is a new and original play from Miranda Donald and Tilly Dog productions in Ballarat. One performance only - based on true events!!! What happens in...


MANTRA - Sounds of Silence - film

25th July

MANTRA – Sounds into Silence is a feature-length documentary that charts the history, expansion and effect of the new music and social phenomenon of...