Welcome to Geelong - a dynamic and bustling regional city that enjoys easy interstate and international access and is just a short drive from Melbourne. Geelong is alive with a thriving arts and cultural sector as well as eclectic, hidden precincts that cleverly reveal fascinating stories. The more you explore Geelong, the more there is to love.
Our Venues & Spaces
Geelong Arts Centre events take place at multiple venues. Before you attend your event, please visit the dedicated event page on the Geelong Arts Centre website for all of the latest show information and event venue information.
Costa Hall is located at
Deakin University: 1 Gheringhap St, Geelong
How can I get there?
Below are just a few of the ways to get to Geelong -
BY ROAD - Geelong is only an hour from the Melbourne CBD via the Westgate and Princes Freeways
BY RAIL - Regular rail services operate between Melbourne's Southern Cross Station and Geelong with VLine. Check out the most up-to-date schedules at Public Transport Victoria
BY AIR – Avalon Airport is Victoria’s second International Airport, and is located just 20 minutes outside of Geelong
BY FERRY - Take the ‘seanic’ route with these three ferry options -
Port Phillip Ferries | Docklands, Melbourne to Geelong CBD
Searoad Ferries | Sorrento to Queenscliff
Spirit of Tasmania | Devonport to Geelong
Where can I park?
The Geelong precinct offers multiple parking options including on street parking - which can be found here at geelongaustralia.com.au/parking
There are often multiple events on, in, and around the precinct . We suggest you allow enough time to find a suitable park prior to the event.
You’ve got your tickets, now why not grab a pre-show drink? Relax with a drink at one of our bars where we have a broad selection of wine, champagne, beer and spirits. Our bars are open 60 minutes prior to the show and during show intervals.
Please note –
Geelong Arts Centre is a cashless venue. Our Box Office and Bar accept VISA and Mastercard
Bar openings are show dependent and subject to change. Before you attend your event, please visit the dedicated event page on the Geelong Arts Centre website for all of the latest show information.
Conferences, Parties and Events
Our award-winning complex has a number of versatile spaces to host your next event or function. Visit our Venue Hire page to learn more, or get in contact with us to chat further.
Ready to create something special?
Contact our Presenter Services Department today
P: 1300 251 200
How To Book
Phone: 1300 251 200
In Person: 81 Ryrie St, Geelong
To make a booking over the phone, please have your credit card ready (charges apply).
Box Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
*Box Office will also be open one hour before scheduled shows at the event venue. Before you attend your event, please visit the dedicated event page on the Geelong Arts Centre website for all of the latest show information.
Concession prices are available on most of our shows. If you are a senior, pensioner, full-time student or unemployed, please ask the Box Office about a concession price when booking your tickets.
Please note that all prices are inclusive of GST where applicable.
No refunds/no exchanges unless recommended by the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.
Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice
Accessible entry is available at all of our venues, including parking, seating, and amenities.
Please note: Geelong Arts Centre staff are unable to assist with transferring or pushing wheelchairs for patrons.
|Access Services||Costa Hall - Deakin University||The Play House||Cue Light (Studio One)||Spotlight (Studio Two)||Beam Light (Studio Three)||Limelight (Studio Four)||Ryrie Street Ground Foyer||Ryrie Street Level 1 Foyer||Creative Engine Co-Working|
|Hearing Assistance||Audio Induction loop covering specific seats - Stalls Rows F - J||Audio Induction loop available covering seats in Stalls Rows F - K. Also portable induction loops are available for customers to use. Please book these with the Box Office on 1300 251 200||Portable induction loops are available for customers to use. Please book these with the Box Office on 1300 251 200||Portable induction loops are available for customers to use. Please book these with the Box Office on 1300 251 201||Portable induction loops are available for customers to use. Please book these with the Box Office on 1300 251 202||Portable induction loops are available for customers to use. Please book these with the Box Office on 1300 251 203||Portable induction loops are available for customers to use. Please book these with the Box Office on 1300 251 204||Portable induction loops are available for customers to use. Please book these with the Box Office on 1300 251 205||Portable induction loops are available for customers to use. Please book these with the Box Office on 1300 251 206|
|Assistance Animals Permitted||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Companion Card Program||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Accessible entry at Costa Hall
For accessible entry to the Costa Hall balconies, please use the central lift located via the main Deakin University Waterfront entrance. The full Deakin University Mobility Map can viewed here
See general parking information in the 'Where can I park?' section above or view the Geelong CBD accessibility map for more information on nearby parking and accessible amenity options.
Geelong Arts Centre believes that the arts are for everyone. That’s why we offer a wonderful array of family-friendly events that are guaranteed to captivate, inspire, entertain, and ignite a lifelong love of the performing arts.
Geelong Arts Centre also offers convenient family-friendly facilities at our venues, such as pram parking and a parent’s room with baby changing facilities.
Learn more about what’s on for families at Geelong Arts Centre
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before purchasing a ticket.
By purchasing a ticket from The Geelong Arts Centre, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
These Terms and Conditions apply to both the original purchaser and any subsequent ticket holders and relate to both the sale of tickets and attendance at events.
Please check the date and time on your ticket at time of purchase.
CONDITIONS OF SALE:
- This ticket is sold on behalf of the organisation responsible for presenting this event and is subject to the conditions applicable to that event and/or the venue where held.
- Tickets may not be exchanged, refunded or returned after purchase except in accordance with the LPA Ticketing Code of Practice.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
- You may be denied entry into, or removed from, an event where there is reasonable grounds to do so, including if you breach these Terms and Conditions, or you are intoxicated, under the influence of illicit drugs, inappropriately attired or adversely affecting the enjoyment of the event by others.
- Latecomers may only be admitted at the discretion of the management or a convenient break in the programme.
- You may not be permitted to take into the event, or use, cameras or other photographic or recording equipment (including mobile phones)
- Ticket holders enter the venue at their own risk.
- Management reserves the right to relocate seats if deemed necessary.
- You may be required to submit to a search of your person and/or possessions before entering the event.
- All persons under the age of 18 attending Costa Hall must be accompanied by a responsible adult
VARIATIONS TO PERFORMANCES OR EVENTS:
- The right is reserved to withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements (including ticket categories) and audience capacity.
Visiting from out of town? Whether you’re staying for a week or just a weekend, there’s always something special to experience in Geelong and the surrounding regions. Spend a morning exploring Geelong’s public art, take a walk down by the waterfront, or taste your way through our laneway bars and restaurants.
Here are a few itinerary-starters for you in our cultural precinct:
To get the full scoop and learn Geelong's best-kept secrets, head to visitgeelongbellarine.com.au
Our partners also showcase a wide range of activities and local attractions on their websites: