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Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

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Address: 32 Burelli St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 4224 5999
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Description: Located in the heart of Wollongong's Arts Precinct, Illawarra Performing...
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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Wonderful and friendly staff

I've happily attended several shows at IPAC in the last few years and just bought tickets today for another show and the lovely staff member that served me this morning made me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I've happily attended several shows at IPAC in the last few years and just bought tickets today for another show and the lovely staff member that served me this morning made me feel welcomed and my business appreciated. Big thumbs up IPAC

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great viewing to stage ... friendly welcoming atmosphere.... plenty of space and comfortable seating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went to see a show, the venue has comfortable seats with good leg room. There is a bar bar located on the premises and also a restraunt. All seating offers a good view of the stage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is the second time I have travelled to Wollongong from Sydney, to see a show at the IPAC. It is worth the trip (as long as it's a good show). The seats are very comfortable, and there is good leg room (unlike some other places I have been). Our group of 6 had seats near the front for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

For drama, comedy and musicals, the IPAC is still one of the best venues in the Illawarra. Really nice atmosphere as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For a regional city, Wollongong has a thriving theatre scene. IPAC is probably the most consistently good theatre venue in the Wollongong region. It offers comedies, dramas, musicals, dance and circus. The subscription programs are usually very good and well priced. I have been a subscriber for many years. Worth checking out if you are a local and even if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Enjoy attending IPAC theatre regularly but decided to call in to cafe for change, great service and atmosphere, nice food just on the pricey side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great theatre in the heart of Wollongong. Shows are usually well priced, cheaper than Sydney and you get to sit close to the stage and have a great view of the act. Free parking is available at the council car park just a few metres away. Seats are comfortable, toilets clean and there's a small cafeteria too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

IPAC always have an interesting programme, everything from Musicals, Plays, Comedians, Choirs etc. I have watched plays and musicals at the IPAC. The service is always good and no matter where your seating is, you will always have a good view of the stage. Most of the time tickets are available on the day, but best to but tickets beforehand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Ipac has been around for many years and continues to put on excellent shows. 1 large and 1 small theatre cater to different sized productions.

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