• Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

  • Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

About the Venue

Located 75 km south of Perth, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MPAC) is sited on the waterfront overlooking the idyllic Mandjar Bay . ‘Mandjar’ means “meeting place” in Noongar, and the site is significant to the Bindjareb people who have inhabited this country for millennia. What better place to develop a contemporary meeting place dedicated to arts and culture!

Awarded the APACA Drover Award as Performing Arts Presenter of the Year in 2013, MPAC has embarked on a journey to become a leading Centre for the Arts in Australia.

This journey started through realisation of the nascent potential for the people of Mandurah and the Peel Region to more fully embrace arts and culture as both practitioners and patrons, and, in so doing, developing a life-long engagement with the arts.

 

MPAC is driven to develop our new vision by the acknowledged benefits of arts and culture to the wider community including: enhancing economic development, providing a means for meeting and connecting with people, promoting a positive community identity, enabling people to feel socially included, offering enjoyment and stimulating critical thinking, and increasing both cultural understanding and the quality of life for the people in our catchment.

MPAC’s program is a mix of commercial hires for performance, conferencing and trade shows, community  hires and MPAC Presents events. MPAC Presents consists of:

  • Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery exhibition program
  • Morning Melodies
  • SPLASH! Children’s Holiday Program
  • Act Belong Commit Public Program
  • Making Waves Education Program

The Centre’s facilities have been designed around magnificent glassed foyer areas, which offer sweeping waterfront views.  Boasting various adaptable venues such as the majestic Boardwalk Theatre, the Fishtrap Theatre and the Alcoa Art Gallery, the Centre can cater for all your performance and conference requirements.  Other facilities within the Centre include a Dance Studio, executive and standard meeting rooms and retreat areas.

The daily hire rate includes the use of the Centre’s in-house lighting and sound systems.  Our Technical staff can source all your equipment needs and assist with the design of your audio, visual and lighting requirements.

Seating Capacity

Boardwalk Theatre

The Boardwalk has a seating capacity of up to 800, housing up to 550 people in the stalls and 250 in the dress circle. 40 seats are lost with the option of using the 30-musician Orchestra Pit or Thrust Stage. The Boardwalk plays host to a variety of International and Australian musicians, as well as presenting opera and dance performances. The Boardwalk also hosts a number of International and National Conferences.

Fishtrap Theatre

The Fishtrap Theatre is a black box studio space with raked retractable seating with a capacity of 144 people. The Fishtrap’s intimate space has accommodated musical recitals, films, product launches and meetings and seminars. The theatre is well suited to smaller and more intimate cabaret and theatre productions.

Dance Studio

The Dance Studio has a fully sprung, tarquette floor with barre and full length mirrors and is used as a rehearsal room or it can be configured for workshops or small meetings. It is a perfect warm-up room for visiting dance companies.

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

The Art Gallery has exhibited art works from both the local community and with through hosting touring exhibitions. It is a magnificent venue for corporate functions making use of the fully serviced bar and spectacular evening views of Mandjar Bay.

Serpentine Room

The Serpentine Room boasts an award winning timber furniture designed and constructed by artisans from the School of Wood in Dwellingup. This room is a perfect space for meetings, seminars and training sessions and is equipped with AV facilities.

Foyers

The MPAC Foyers offer unsurpassed waterfront views and are ideal for functions and are serviced by a licensed bar. These areas are ideal for functions, cabaret shows, expo's, trade shows and festivals.

Staffing

General Manager - Guy Boyce guy.boyce@manpac.com.au
08 9550 3921
Operations Manager - Pippa Davis (key contact for all hires) pippa.davis@manpac.com.au
08 9550 33930
Box Office Manager - Marlene Cream marlene.cream@manpac.com.au
08 9550 3929
Marketing Manager - Alison Pinder alison.pinder@manpac.com.au
08 9550 3920
Technical Supervisor - Peter Lovell peter.lovell@manpac.com.au
08 9550 3911

Services

- Audio/Visual technical support staff
- In house audio and lighting equipment
- Marketing services
- Box office
- Online ticketing
- Licensed Bar
- Functions

Contact

Address
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia

Phone & Fax
Phone: 08 9550 3921
Fax: 08 9550 3901