Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 4.30pm,Sat 10am - 4pm & Sun 12 - 4pm
The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre is one of Australia’s premier regional performing and visual arts centres. Mandurah is located south of Perth and is now less than one-hour’s travel from the City by road or by high speed train.
The Centre is designed around magnificent glassed foyer areas, which offer sweeping waterfront views and includes the 800-seat Boardwalk Theatre, 144-seat Fishtrap Theatre and the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery. The Centre presents a diverse range of live theatre, drama, dance, music and comedy shows, including local, state and national performances.
For information on upcoming shows and exhibitions check out our website.
The Boardwalk Theatre
The Majestic Boardwalk Theatre has a seating capacity of 800, housing 550 people in the stalls and 250 in the magnificent dress circle. The seating varies accordingly with the option of using the 30-musician orchestra pit. The Theatre has played host to a variety of Australian artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Slim Dusty, Jon English, John Williamson, Wendy Matthews and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra to name a few. Many local productions and pantomimes have also been performed such as Cinderella, West Side Story, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Oklahoma, Aladdin, The Mikado, Annie and Jesus Christ Superstar. A unique backdrop made of flywire is a feature of the auditorium and was designed by artist and set designer Tish Oldham. It is a breathtaking view from the scarp through trees to the estuary and the ocean.
The Fishtrap Theatre
This Theatre is unique in that it isn't necessarily for performances only; it has been designed to suit any occasion such as seminars, club functions, displays and receptions. Since the official opening, the Fishtrap Theatre has accommodated modelling and dance classes, product launches and meetings, expo's, conferences and seminars as well as smaller productions. The theatre is a blackbox studio space, which contains raked retractable seating with a capacity of 144 people.
The Dance Studio has a fully sprung, tarquette floor and is hired out to ballet, jazz and callisthenics schools. It has also been a perfect warm-up room for companies such as the Western Australian Ballet Company. In the Centre's inaugural year, the Dance Studio also accommodated a world-class ballet summer school with world renowned dance instructors Benazir Hussein and Errol Pickford.
Mandurah Art Gallery
The inclusion of the Mandurah Art Gallery within the Centre adds an extra dimension to the cultural development of the Peel Region. There are always varied and exciting exhibitions on display. The Art Gallery has exhibited art works from local artists, schools, senior citizens and many other touring exhibitions. It is also a magnificent venue for corporate functions and makes use of the fully serviced bar and spectacular evening views of Mandjar Bay.
The Performing Arts Centre has a music room historically named the Serpentine Room. Recently refurbished and boosting a stunning boardroom table (developed by the School Of Fine Wood, Dwellingup), the Serpentine Room is a perfect space for meetings, seminars and training sessions.
Location & Directions
James Service Place, Mandurah WA 6210, Australia
Located on Ormsby Terrace, overlooking the beautiful Mandjar Bay and Mandurah foreshore, the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre is easily located in the hub of the cultural centre of Mandurah.
GPS: Lat -32.52689 Long 115.719009