Geelong Performing Arts Centre

50 Little Malop Street,
Geelong, VIC 3220

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Located in the country town of Geelong to the south-west of Melbourne. Originally built as the Mechanics Institute, it had become a cinema prior to 1952 and was known as the Plaza Theatre. At that time it is listed with a seating capacity of 938 in stalls and circle levels. The original facade and entrance was at 71-79 Ryrie Street, and today, this only serves as an exit.

In recent years, it has beome a performing arts centre, with the entrance now located on Little Malop Street. A new stage house has been built, and the 797 seat auditorium is known as the Ford Playhouse.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 21, 2010 at 12:10 am

A photograph of the Ryrie Street (former entrance) which I took in February 2010:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/5277254221/

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