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Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

32 Burelli St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4224 5999
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Limbo - an amazing experience

Under the tent - its just magical as the performers give their all in an absolutely amazing... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
aldavril
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New South Wales Australia
pre theatre dining

limited menu not great food-but handy to the theatre. I would not go there as a dining... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
cmartin41
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Australia On Holidays
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Located in the heart of Wollongong's Arts Precinct, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) is the region's most loved and respected venue for the performing arts. Comprising three versatile spaces, it plays host to a variety of events, from internationally renowned theatre, music, dance, comedy and children's programming, as well as a wide range of community events. Merrigong Theatre Company is the venue manager of IPAC and a vibrant regional theatre company in its own right - producing, presenting and touring exciting contemporary theatre and supporting the development of a wide range of theatre-makers and local independent artists. The name Merrigong, found in early accounts of European exploration of the Illawarra, is thought to be a derivation of the indigenous word for the region's distinctive escarpment.
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15 Apr 2018
“Limbo - an amazing experience”
5 Sep 2017
“pre theatre dining”
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32 Burelli St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Under the tent - its just magical as the performers give their all in an absolutely amazing performance. Definitely no boring bits in this fabulous production. Would definitely recommend a visit and may go again - enjoyed it so much.

Thank aldavril
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

limited menu not great food-but handy to the theatre. I would not go there as a dining experience. Tables and decor ordinary

Thank cmartin41
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Went to catch the show Chicago with my wife . The show was fantastic by the way . The venue itself is a great place to view any show that is on . The ushers were very polite and friendly . Anywhere you sit in...More

Thank Leo D
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

What a great show! The intimacy of the venue made for an incredible experience. The combination of disco music and performing artists was exhilarating. If you want to have fun make sure you go to this show. We loved our position in one of the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Attended the Velvet show in the tent last night, general admission had us all queueing like sheep. Once through the door everyone scrambled for a seat, it appears the premiums also claimed the normal seats which made it difficult for a group to sit together,...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great venue, and goes to show with the speed at which some Dance concerts of local studios are booked out - "it's like trying to get tickets to a Bieber concert". Friendly staff, great seating, and easy access.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great venue. Have visited Illawarra Performing Arts numerous times now and have never gone away disappointed. Great to have this facility in Wollongong.

Thank Gareth B
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had a great time watching Swan Lake last night. The presentation was by one of the myriad of Russian ballet companies. Very entertaining with good sets and costumes. Booking through the Merrigong website was simple with ample opportunity to select seats of choice.

Thank Doug P
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

A great line up of performances every year, at Wollongong, not Sydney prices. Check online for the upcoming shows and performers.

Thank wayne b
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just love coming to the IPAC for the variety of shows they have from time to time. The theatres are well looked after and there is the option of eating at the café on site. Excellent parking available close by as there are also many...More

Thank aldavril
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Response from Caz B | Reviewed this property |
Hi most seats have good Vision, we usually try for the centre, avoid the front three rows if possible. Enjoy :)
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