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George Wood Performing Arts Centre is a state of the art venue located on the picturesque grounds of Yarra Valley Grammar in Melbourne's east, just 30 minutes from the CBD. For over three decades, the Venue has presented some of the country’s most exciting and diverse events.

One of Victoria’s largest auditoriums, the Venue boasts a seating capacity of 895 and is equipped with modern lighting, sound, vision, and automated flying systems, offering technical brilliance for your events.

The Venue regularly plays host to performances by some of Australia’s best known artists and dance companies, and provides a stage for school and community events.

Dedicated to inclusively welcoming all patrons, George Wood Performing Arts Centre provides high quality front of house services, including catering, wheelchair access and onsite parking, along with backstage facilities to suit hirers of all types.

Our experienced management and technical staff will work with you to create an event you will be proud of.

What's On?


Play School Live in Concert

Sunday 17 March, 10am & 12pm

The concert is presented by two Play School presenters, along with everyone’s favourite Play School toys. The familiarity of the material and the presenters combined, totally engage the young audience and encourage lots of audience participation.

Set in the Play School games room, the two Presenters and helpful Toys discover different coloured boxes are filled with surprises. With familiar toys Big Ted, Little Ted, Jemima and Humpty and introducing two new toys on their tour debut Joey and Kiya.

Filled with the adventures of imagination the show will take children across the sea, up in the sky and over the moon. Join the fun of new discoveries, delightful games to play, songs to sing and stories to enjoy.


Bohemian Rhapsody

Saturday 11 May, 8pm

Direct from sell-out theatres, Australia's longest running Queen Tribute since 1993, "Bohemian Rhapsody," starring the internationally acclaimed Thomas Crane, returns in 2024 for the brand new show, "Made In Heaven". Prepare for an unforgettable journey as Thomas Crane takes fans through the iconic hits of Queen.

Prepare to be transported back in time as "Bohemian Rhapsody" recreates the visual excitement and electrifying energy of a Queen concert. Audiences can expect an unforgettable night filled with Queen's iconic hits from the '70s to the '90s, including classics like "Somebody to Love," "Another One Bites the Dust," "Don't Stop Me Now," and, of course, "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Construction Project

Yarra Valley Grammar is proud to announce that construction has commenced on our new state of the art four-storey Performing Arts and Media Centre, with pre-works well underway.
We are committed to maintaining a high quality experience for audiences and hirers throughout construction works. Upon your next visit to GWPAC, you may notice some changes to how we operate:
  • General construction noise
  • Closure of main foyer entrance, including a reduction in toilet facilities throughout works – all visitors and performers to enter via north foyer
  • Foundation Drive has been permanently closed alongside the main carpark
  • Cranes and piling rigs operating around GWPAC

State of the art

Delivering a multi-mode performance space that offers a remarkable experience for both audiences and performers.

Explore your hire options and discover what's possible at GWPAC.

At a glance...

895-seat auditorium

Comfortable auditorium seating across two levels, stalls and balcony.

Industry-leading tech staff

Experienced and fully-trained Venue technicians to operate technical equipment.

World-class audio system

d&b audiotechnik A-Series array speaker system to support the premium acoustically designed Venue itself.

Sustainable LED lighting

A suite of the industry's best moving lights provide effects and glamour, alongside traditional conventional fixtures.

Premium facilities

Principal dressing rooms and front of house catering facilities.

Automated Fly System

19-line motorised fly system, operated by Venue technicians.

Plan Your Experience

We're excited to welcome hirers and audiences to our Venue to connect with live performance!


2024 Hire Requests

Expressions of interest for 2024 bookings are now open. Showcase your event at GWPAC next year!

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Whether by train, bus, bike or car, plan your visit beforehand to make your experience as smooth as possible.

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We're dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive and accessible site to everyone who visits us.

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Looking to hire the Venue? Get in touch with us today.

GWPAC is dedicated to providing exceptional customer experiences. Contact our Management team today to learn how we can help create a memorable event for you.