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Welcome to the centre of our community

Since 1975, the premier cultural destination for Ipswich has been a focal point for the culture, community and corporate life of our City and our region. Today, it has grown to become a centre of excellence in events, entertainment, exhibitions and even more.

The centre of attention for your wedding

Make your biggest day ever the one you've always imagined, in a unique place where everything can be coordinated for you.

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The centre of success for your function

No matter what type of event you're hosting, our team work together with precision and professionalism to make it a success beyond your expectations.

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What's happening at Ipswich Civic Centre?

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  • Featuring the talents of powerhouse tenor, David Kidd

    Tuesday 6 September

    This Kidd Can Sing

  • Ipswich Musical Theatre Company presents Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

    9-11 and 14-18 September


  • Featuring a keynote speech by former professional rugby league footballer and Foxsports commentator Ben Ikin.

  • A delightful story of what happened to a group of mismatched hand-made toys that had been lost…

  • What did Ken and Barbie do when you weren't looking?

    Friday 7 October


  • An all-new production of the smash-hit rock musical.

  • Iconic rockers Dragon are hitting the road in 2016 to celebrate an Australian institution, Countdown.

    Friday 28 October


  • Join us for this premier, all-inclusive event.

    Tuesday 1 November

    Melbourne Cup Luncheon

What's on at Studio 188?

The art-deco former Baptist church is now one of the coolest presentation spaces in Ipswich for bands, DJs, concerts, workshops and more.

Featuring exclusive one-off events as well as regular monthly performances of: Groove & Grape, Saturday Comedy Club, Live & Loud, Saturday Night Live, and more.

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The venue. A multi-faceted centre

An impressive combination of entertainment, function and conference centre, it also showcases an extensive year-round program of local, national and international performing arts events.

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Centred around your visit

Centrally located on Limestone and Nicholas Streets, you’ll find on- and off-street parking options, wheelchair access, an in-house lift, hearing loop and special tickets for registered carers.

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