Cultural Venues

Geelong After Dark Cultural Venues

Geelong After Dark 2018
Baby Guerilla Street with Olaf Meyer projection
Photographer: Christina Francis

Everyone is open to welcome you to Geelong After Dark.

We love that our town has been redefined as an arts and culture capital. As Australia’s only designated UNESCO City of Design, Geelong After Dark contributes to our mission of placing art at the heart of all we do.

But we don’t do it alone – our cultural venues turn on lights, throw open doors and invite you to be a part of it all.

Geelong Performing Arts Centre; Geelong Library & Heritage Centre; Geelong Gallery; Back to Back Theatre; Courthouse Youth Arts and the National Wool Museum join Westfield Geelong and Market Square in the Amazing Arts Adventure, a race around Geelong to solve the art clues on the card. Once all clues at all venues have been solved, you can drop the card off at any of the participating venues to go into the draw for some Amazing Prizes, courtesy of our venues.

  • Westfield: a $50 Westfield Voucher and a $50 Australian Geographic voucher

  • Market Square: 2 x gift packs ($50 gift voucher and 4 tickets Village Cinemas 

  • GPAC: Four tickets to see Precarious by Circus Oz.

  • NWM: family pass to the opening of the upcoming Playschool Exhibition featuring The Justine Clarke Show,  Wednesday 3 July at 11:45am.

As well as the Amazing Arts Adventure, the venues put on separate, immersive and mostly interactive pieces that are designed to Heighten Your Senses.

Geelong Performing Arts Centre will have some Seaside Adventures with Fava Productions providing the seascapes.

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre features a whole range of projects, from Portraits of Justice by the Youth of Geelong (in conjunction with Geelong Illustrators and Barwon Community Legal Service); Arty Karate After Dark; Wadawurrung Walking with Waa Screening and music music music! Impromptunes (direct from their 2019 Melbourne International Comedy season); Callum Watson’s Boom Box requests; and Andy Howitt’s Juke Box Senses.

Geelong Gallery will feature projects aligned with the current Sidney Nolan Exhibition and sets by DJ Dean Turnley. Kids Activity Stations will be set up for your little ones to indulge their creativity and Mums and Dads can indulge in refreshments from the Pop Up Bar & Café.

2019 Geelong After Dark Event Precinct

2019 Geelong After Dark Event Precinct

Mountains Rise will be situated at Back to Back Theatre and out the front of the National Wool Museum, you’ll be Chasing Fireflies with The Indirect Object.

There is are so many projects that will bring the heart of the City alive next Friday 3 May.

Rug up, check out & download the programme or grab a programme and make your way through the heart of our town to Heighten Your Senses.