West Gippsland Regional Arts Centre Upgrade Project
A once in a generation project to refurbish the West Gippsland Arts Centre is underway, and it is ready for you to play your part.
This project will honour the commitment and investment of all those behind the arts centre’s conception and growth over the last 30 years, by ensuring it will continue to be a leading regional arts centre for the next 30 years and more.
It will serve our community right now to enable it to better provide entertainment, stimulation, excitement, a point of social gathering, a place for families to share experiences, for children to take their first bow and for the community to share in the world of touring performing arts enjoyed by Australians in cities and towns elsewhere.
It will respond to the growth of our local population, to help ensure we remain a vibrant and liveable place.
It will strengthen our capacity to be a strong centre for the creative industries and will provide job opportunities both directly and indirectly as it serves to stimulate the local economy, and bring visitors and tourists.
You can show your support for the project by following this link to sign our online support form, or read on for more information
Saturday 29 April - Richmond Theatrette, Friday 5 MaY, Saturday 6 May, Sunday 7 May - Old Drouin Butter Factory,
Friday 12 May - Traralgon VRI Hall, Saturday 13 May - Stratford Courthouse -
Checklist For An Armed Robber, written by Vanessa Bates and directed by Cameron Gray is the 2017 season opener for the multi-award winning Gippsland company, Off The Leash Theatre.
Trafalgar Public Hall - Tuesday 2 May 7:30pm
J.D. Algie Hall, Neerim South - Wednesday 3 May 7:30pm
Shirley Valentine by the award winning Willy Russell and starring Mandi Lodge (Menopause The Musical and Always...Patsy Cline) is a wonderfully entertaining monologue by a 42-year-old Liverpool mother whose self-esteem has been battered by school, marriage and life in general.
Friday 5 May 11:00am - Labertouche Public HalL
After rave reviews for her shows The Women of the 60’s and The Belles of Broadway, the fabulous Gina Hogan returns to the stage with another standout show featuring songs from Doris Day and Shirley Bassey.
Saturday 6 May 2017 8:00 pm - Wesley of Warragul
Pot-Pourri are regarded as one of Australia’s leading feature acts and performconcerts at major venues, festivals and events around the world. If you are looking for that perfect night of entertainment, guaranteed to bring down the house, then don’t miss booking tickets for Pot-Pourri! They will ensure your evening is fun, magical, impressive and memorable and will leave you standing up and singing out for more!
Saturday 13 May - SOLD OUT - train bookings have now sold out but the community event in Warragul still makes for a great family day out!
FREE Community Event at Warragul’s Queen St Park and surrounds: Traction Engine Procession, Vintage Cars and Trucks, Standing Engines, Art & Photography Exhibition, Brass Band, Model Train, Poetry, Music, Guides and Scouts Perfomance - Plus Local Food and Drink and Ride the SPIRIT OF WARRAGUL...
Thursday 1 June 6:30pm and Friday 2 June 10:00am, 12:00pm
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
"We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. We're going to catch a big one," chant hundreds of pre-schoolers in this impishly cute adaptation of Michael Rosen's award-winning children's picture book, withillustrations by Helen Oxenbury.
Friday 2 June 7.30pm - Wesley of Warragul
An intimate & heartfelt tribute to the biggest star there ever was, starring Andy Seymour. Celebrate ‘The King’ as Andy Seymour takes you on a glorious, jam packed ride full of the songs you know & love and stories you’ll never forget!
Tuesday 6 June 11:00am, 8:00pm - Cardinia Cultural Centre
Another bloody classic. The Gothic horror story swoops the country in a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake & stir.
Friday 9 June 11:00am - Narracan Public Hall
SING FROM THE HEART is the brand new show from internationally acclaimed vocal trio THE BEGGARS. Following the success of previous shows AUSTRALIAN SONGBOOK, SING THE SEEKERS and SING! the Beggars turn their hearts and voices to the emotional power of song and it’s mysterious ability to touch the listener, releasing recollections of love, family, joy and loss.
Tuesday 13 June 8:00pm - Cardinia Cultural Centre
Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder? Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an opp shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is.
Sunday 25 June 7:30pm - Wesley of Warragul
Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, the Grigoryan Brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions. This ambition can be heard as the brothers take the guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music. There are no boundaries, only new frontiers to cross.
Thursday 20 July 6:30pm and Friday 21 July 10:00am, 12:00pm - Cardinia Cultural Centre
Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage.
Thursday 27 July 7:30pm - Neerim Junction Hall
Nobody saw this happen so it may or may not be true.
A woman lives in the middle of a city, next to a tree that smells of lemons. In this tree lives a family of crows, but their home is threatened by developers looking to build inner city apartments where factories and shops used to be. One day, the child of the crows falls from the nest. As night falls, the neighbourhood cats move in for the kill. The woman intervenes and her encounter with the crows and their child transforms her life and ultimately transforms her.
Thursday 10 August 11:00am - Seaview Mechanic's Institute
This intimate show features a dynamic blend of musical talent and awe-inspiring performance and brings together 3 of Australia’s stars of stage, screen and musical theatre for an experience like no other. Your audience will be united with music and laughter in a show that breathes life into songs that make the whole world sing or at least tap a toe!
Thursday 14 September 7:30pm - Yarragon Public Hall
Comedy legend Michael Veitch with Simon Oats revive the golden era of 1940’s radio drama – 50 voices + 100 sound effects = 2 very busy actors!
Sunday 29 October 3:00pm - Wesley of Warragul
Like beguiling treasures unearthed in fine antique shops, often the lesser-known gems are more entrancing. Vibraphonist Nick Parnell, a five star musician – and secret revealer – unveils his musical treasures centre-stage in Secret Songs.
West Gippsland Arts Centre Gift Vouchers
It's not just a gift, it's an experience: West Gippsland Arts Centre gift certificates are a gatway to over 50 entertainment events in 2014. Your loved ones can choose from any of our 2014 shows on offer and will never forget . Purchase a gift certificate today, online at www.wgac.com.au or call our box office on 5624 2456.