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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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  • Saturday Cabaret at Studio 188. Live band, wild cabaret, fabulous style, dancing, and more

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    Saturday 4 February

    The Roaring Twenties

  • Saturday Night Live at Studio 188. Irish music at it’s best... Glorious rip roaring stuff

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    Saturday 11 February

    Barleyshakes

  • Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story

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    Saturday 11 February

    Always… Patsy Cline

  • Starring comedians Stav Davidson (Hit105FM) and wife Kat (612ABC)

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    Friday 24 February

    He Said, She Said

  • Fred Smith is no ordinary singer-songwriter...And this is no ordinary show...

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    Saturday 25 March

    Dust Of Uruzgan

  • A Queensland Theatre Production starring Lucas Stibbard (Boy Girl Wall) and Jessica Tovey (Wonderland, Home & Away)

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  • A touching, twisted and hilarious, and very smelly tale… hold on to your nose!

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    Tuesday 6 June

    Mr Stink

  • Adapted for the stage from the modern classic, written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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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 Cabaret, 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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