New South Wales
The GPAC project provides Goulburn, Australia’s first inland city its first purpose designed theatre. with a new 400 seat auditorium, stage with fly-tower and full backstage facilities. The old Town Hall has been incorporated into the project and houses the main foyer, cafe, foyer bar, and theatre administration
The site was home to the colony’s first inland gaol, fire brigade, and later the first Town Hall. It was the site of convicted bushranger hangings (and burials) which are suspected to lie beneath the new theatre’s front bar.
The project included extensive archeological investigations, the design includes the preservation and integration of important historic building fabric. The complex functional theatre facilities have been located in a new modern structure located behind, and largely hidden by the heritage buildings. By utilising inventive design solutions the project has successfully provided a much needed public facility on the City’s main street