East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

The Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

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Overview

The Forge Theatre and Arts Hub is East Gippsland's Performing Arts Centre presenting a curated program of live theatre perfromancesof the best of professional touring

Description

The Forge Theatre and Arts Hub is East Gippsland's Performing Arts Centre, presenting a curated program of live theatre performances of the best of professional touring productions and locally produced shows.

It showcases performances to suit all tastes, from drama, comedy, music, children’s theatre, dance, physical theatre and musicals.

The Forge Theatre is a Proscenium Arch Theatre with a thrust forestage as well as an orchestra pit and a seating capacity for 362 patrons. The venue is most suited to music and drama performances as well as seminars and conferences. The auditorium also regularly hosts local dance school and musical theatre performances.

The McKean Room is a small multi-purpose carpeted room with black curtained windows and dimmable lighting. The room is suitable for meetings, presentations, workshops, training sessions, small conferences as well as drama and music classes.

Key venue features include: professionally trained and experienced staff; professional quality lighting, audio and data projection equipment; ample free on-site parking and wheelchair accessibility.

The Brabuwooloong Gallery is in the main foyer of the Forge Theatre and it exhibits a range of East Gippsland artists year-round.

Map & Directions

80 McKean street

Phone 5152 1482