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The Venue

As the leading cultural destination in the heart of the City, with multiple levels and discrete spaces, Ipswich Civic Centre is the most versatile venue you’ll find.

A multi-faceted centre

Four function rooms are available – including the Auditorium – for performances, formal dinners, galas, wedding receptions, parties, meetings, trade shows, exhibitions, conferences and much more.

Stars Café


Open two-hours before selected shows for relaxed dining and family friendly options, you can order a variety of light meals, wine and Nespresso coffee, or a main meal up to 30-minutes before showtime. Please check with the Ticket Office for availability of the Café prior to your event.

The centre of entertainment

Find us in the heart of the Ipswich CBD, close to cafés and parks, just a short walk from Ipswich Railway Station and bus stops. Once you’re here, why not enjoy a show and stay a night or two to Discover Ipswich and all it has to offer.

By car

Head west along Brisbane Road towards Ipswich and continue onto Queen Victoria Parade. Queen Victoria Parade veers slightly left and becomes Limestone Street. Continue along Limestone Street for approximately 1km. Ipswich Civic Centre is on the left hand side, on the corner of Nicholas Street.

By train

Visit Translink for train travel information. Once you arrive in Ipswich, walk from Ipswich Train Station south on Bell Street towards Brisbane Street. Turn right at Brisbane Street and then left at D’arcy Doyle Place/Nicholas Street. Continue to follow Nicholas Street, where you will see Ipswich Civic Centre on your left on the corner of Limestone Street.

Ipswich Civic Centre

Corner of Limestone
& Nicholas Streets,
Ipswich QLD 4305

Directions

Where to park


There are a limited number of on-site carparks available at the venue. In addition to this, after hours off-street parking is available in Council’s car parks at 45 Roderick Street and in Foote Lane. Limited on-street (metered) parking is available on surrounding streets, including Limestone, Nicholas, South, Roderick and Ellenborough Streets.

Wheelchair tickets


There is wheelchair access for all functions and shows to the three lower level function rooms and to the George Hogg Auditorium. We ask that you discuss your needs and wheelchair ticketing options with your ticketing officer when booking to ensure we can offer you the best service on the day of your visit.

Hearing loop service


Patrons with a hearing condition are able to enjoy each and every show with our hearing loop system. Please discuss your special needs with the ticketing officer when booking to ensure we can offer you the best service on the day of your visit.

Carer tickets


Registered carers who are required to attend a show with a client or family member are eligible for a reduced ticket price, which we offer on as many shows as possible. Please discuss this with your ticketing officer when booking.

The historic centre


Officially opened on 19 July 1975, by then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, Ipswich Civic Centre was a welcome addition to the City as a venue for touring performances, corporate functions, conferences, community events, wedding receptions, school formals, graduation ceremonies and eisteddfods. For many years, it was not seen as an entertainment centre but, thanks largely to the introduction of the Festival of Theatre Program in 2004, the complex has evolved into a flourishing combination of premier entertainment venue and community-focused function centre.

Today, Ipswich Civic Centre is a drawcard for tourists and visitors, proudly combining functions and conferences with an extensive year-round program of local, national and international performing arts events. To mark the 30th anniversary of the official opening in July 2005, Ipswich Civic Centre was privileged to host Gough Whitlam — a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the evolution of the facility over 30 years of operation. In 2015, the 40th anniversary was celebrated with the Mayor’s Command Performance and an Open Day for the community.

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