The region’s biggest arts and cultural hub is preparing for centre-stage, with the Western Sydney Performing Arts Centre, opening its doors to industry, this week.
The new $100m facility at West HQ has invited expressions of interest from Australian and international arts companies, theatre producers and concert promoters, as it moves towards its big unveiling in just over 12 months’ time.
Dialogue Chairman Christopher Brown AM said this massive investment in cultural infrastructure would not only help put the region on the arts and entertainment map, but also act as a major drawcard for international acts.
“This is a world-class venue that gives Western Sydney the opportunity to shine,” Mr Brown said.
“We’ve never had a theatre of this size and quality before, it’s a remarkable, ambitious development - one that is long overdue.
“In order to attract the best performers and shows, you need to have top-tier facilities, and these guys have gone all out to ensure this Centre is up there with the best.”
The 2000-seat theatre will be able to house large-scale musicals, ballet and opera companies, and symphony orchestras. Comprising a full fly system, retractable seating and outstanding sight-lines, the theatre is unparalleled outside of Sydney’s CBD.
“Our goal is for this truly beautiful new venue to become the centre for arts and entertainment in Greater Western Sydney and an iconic tourism destination for people throughout NSW and beyond,” said Craig McMaster, the Executive Director of Western Sydney Performing Arts Centre
“This announcement is all about letting our industry and potential commercial partners know that although we’re still just over a year from opening, we are most definitely now open for business.”
The Western Sydney Performing Arts Centre is based at West HQ, an expanding cultural, sporting and commercial destination that currently attracts over three million visitors a year. Included within the precinct is the Novotel Sydney West HQ, the Olympic-standard Sydney Gymnastic and Aquatic Centre and the iconic Rooty Hill RSL. It is also the future site of a 5-star Pullman Hotel.
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