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informous history kept.

I have not only attended events at this old jail but I have on many occasions worked there as a... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Bendigo, Australia
Interesting use of historical site

Attended a calisthenics competition at this theatre yesterday. A lovely theatre with great... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Heather B
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Gaol Road, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5434 6100
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I have not only attended events at this old jail but I have on many occasions worked there as a security officer. The theatres nice and comfortable ,the staff are very informative ,you can even get to g into some of the old jail cells...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 265raymondm
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Attended a calisthenics competition at this theatre yesterday. A lovely theatre with great facilities. Parking could be a little tricky though as we were there on a Tuesday it was not too hard to find a space , though we had to move as it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather B
Reviewed August 3, 2018

My wife and I went to the Ulumbarra Theatre for a concert and was very pleasantly surprised by the amazing venue, it was very well presented and had sensational acoustics. It was so good we are travelling an hour and a half back to Bendigo...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Trevor J
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Since Ullumbarra has opened our family have been very fortunate to habe many experiences at Ullumbara. The ambience and unique location are absolutely fantastic for watching all type of events from Casey Chambers / Anh Do to Peppa Pig. A key element missing you need...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jellibean73
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Great venue for events, music, theatre etc. amazing use of an old disused gaol complex. Where ever you sit you will get a good view of the stage and the bar is well stocked with local premium wines. I've been there for comedy shows, music...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Deb C
Reviewed May 10, 2018

What a fascinating place built in and around an old gaol. To create a place of enjoyment on a place of historical misery is pure genius- who comes up with these ideas? As a venue it is all you could ask for, I will be...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vicki J
Reviewed November 6, 2017

This recently constructed theatre within the precincts of an old disused gaol is extremely well designed - each seat of the approx 1000 seat theatre has a good view of the stage and the acoustics are first class. Stage is one of the largest in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Crawford M
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

A great performance space ... but to understand the history of the place and the integration of the old and the new is to really appreciate what the complex is about. Our tour was conducted by a school teacher who was at the staff meeting...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mountainbilly1
Reviewed October 11, 2017

What an amazing performance venue, with great foyer space, beautiful bathroom, and comfortable seats with excellent stage view. A great blend of the old goal and the modern performance theatre.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Sarah K
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of seeing the Victorian Symphony Orchestra at this fine venue. Love that as you enter you pass the original prison cells and the stairs heading down (to hell?) are visible through a glass floor. Seats are comfortable, toilets are classy, acoustics...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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November 3, 2018|
Response from Deb C | Reviewed this property |
There are restaurants up View Street such as Wine Bank on View and Malayan Orchid, but you would need to ring to see if they are open as i am not sure, cheers, Deb