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.
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.
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.
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.
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.