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Illawarra Performing Arts Centre – IMB Theatre

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32 Burelli Street
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
02 4224 5999 http://www.merrigong.com.au/

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 and comedy to a wide range of community events.

In the classic tradition of the proscenium arch lyric theatre, the IMB Theatre’s steeply raked auditorium ensures every seat is the best in the house. With excellent sight lines, the audience is immersed in the action on stage.

With fixed raked seating that can be supplemented by additional seating in front of the stage area, this space is ideal for theatre and dance performances. Affordable hiring rates make it an ideal venue for smaller companies to present new work.

Seating: 515


Illawarra Performing Arts Centre is located at 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong.


Parking Information

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On-street parking
On-street parking is available in the areas around IPAC. Pay and display machines operate on a number of parking spaces in the city centre. Patrons are advised to check restrictions before leaving their vehicle.

There are limited disabled parking spaces, 1/4 hour parking and drop-off zones on Burelli Street outside IPAC. Street parking is free on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays but time may apply. Please be sure to read street signs carefully.

Off-street parking
Council operates two off-street car parks located within 5 minutes walk of Wollongong Arts Precinct:
– Burelli Street East Car Park (former Dwyer’s site)
– Stewart Street East Car Park

For both sites, parking fees apply during weekdays. Parking is free and without time restrictions after 4.30pm (on weekdays), weekends and public holidays.

Undercover Car Parks
Parking is available at the Wollongong City Council car park (access from Stewart Street). The car park has 24 hour entry and exit surveillance and is monitored by CCTV. Parking fees apply.


Public Transport

The free Gong Shuttle route (number 55) stops immediately in front of Illawarra Performing Arts Centre. The shuttle runs between 7am – 10pm on weekdays and 8am – 6pm on weekends. Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au for more information. The weekend service operates every 20 minutes between 8.00am and 6.00pm. Click here for the route map.

Other buses services also stop along Burelli Street. Click on the links below for all timetable details.

Wollongong train station is located on the South Coast Line, approximately 1 hr 30mins south of Sydney. The train station is an easy 15 minute walk away. Visit Transport NSW’s website for timetable and other information, www.transportnsw.info.

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