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?

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Treasure Island

Thursday 1 August - Saturday 3 August

It's a dark and stormy night. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins. A play with music in two acts, this reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of murder, money and mutiny is not to be missed.

Construction Project

Yarra Valley Grammar is proud to announce that construction is in progress on our new state of the art four-storey Performing Arts and Media Centre.
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 machinery 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 LED fixtures and moving lights provide effects and glamour for events of all scales.

Premium facilities

Principal dressing rooms and front of house catering facilities.

Motorised Rigging System

19-line motorised rigging 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 this 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.