George Wood Performing Arts Centre is a state of the art venue situated at Yarra Valley Grammar, just 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD. For three decades, the Centre has presented some of the country’s most exciting and diverse events.

One of Victoria’s largest venues, the Centre boasts a seating capacity of 895 and is equipped with modern lighting, sound, vision, and automated flying systems.

The Centre regularly plays host to performances by some of Australia’s best known artists, dance and ballet companies, and children’s acts. In addition, the Centre is used extensively for local school concerts, and various charity 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.

Your stage awaits.

Delivering a performance space that offers a state of the art experience for both audiences and performers.

Step inside and discover the stories that make GWPAC.

Plan your visit

We're excited to welcome hirers and audiences back to our Venue to reconnect with live performance.

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Staying COVID-Safe

To ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone, we've made some changes to the way we operate.

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Transport

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

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Accessibility

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

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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 technician 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.

A diverse performance space

Capable of hosting a diverse range of events, GWPAC features a multi-mode auditorium equipped to handle full-scale theatre or orchestral events, to intimate dance recitals, comedy nights or conferences.

Live music

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Community

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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.