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Geoff Gibbs Theatre

The Geoff Gibbs Theatre is WAAPA’s largest theatre and hosts a wide range of performances including, dance, theatre, musicals, opera, jazz and contemporary music concerts. It is regularly used for special events including Open Day, Showcase, film showings and guest lectures.

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Description

In October 2006 the then Academy Theatre was renamed The Geoff Gibbs Theatre in honour of late director Dr Geoff Gibbs in a ceremony officiated by star graduate, Hugh Jackman. The Geoff Gibbs Theatre is WAAPA’s largest theatre and hosts a wide range of performances including, dance, theatre, musicals, opera, jazz and contemporary music concerts. It is regularly used for special events including Open Day, Showcase, film showings and guest lectures.

The Geoff Gibbs Theatre has hosted many memorable productions. In recent years these have included the musicals West Side Story, Oklahoma, Pal Joey, Sweet Charity, Sweeney Todd, Crazy For You, Jane Eyre and Blood Brothers plus a wide range of theatre including; The Butcher’s Dance, Coram Boy, The Country Wife, London Cuckolds and operas A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Crucible and Dialogues of The Carmelites amongst many others. The venue has also seen many excellent jazz and contemporary music performances including the hugely popular Jazz In The Theatre series, most recently with special guest Katie Noonan performing the Lennon McCartney songbook.

The Geoff Gibbs Theatre is a proscenium arch theatre that has a maximum seating capacity of 297. The main stage area is 10m x 9.9m with an apron 6.1m deep. The apron floor is removable to accommodate an orchestra pit. Backstage facilities include dressing rooms to accommodate a total of 38 performers plus wardrobe maintenance facilities. 

Events

Wonder
Torn Edge
Tilt
There'll Always be an England
The Voice of Mozart
The Pirates of Penzance
The Mingus Dynasty
The Faces of Parnassus
Summer Rain
Stereo Action
Spooktacular!
Sound Spectrum 2021.2
Songbook Sessions
Royal Over-Seas League Showcase
Rothko Chapel
Rejoice!
Radio Active Albany
Postgraduate Research Showcase
Peruano Canta: Live Recording
Music for 18 Musicians
Morning Melodies: Cool Classics
Miraculous Mozart
Michael Goldschlager: The Cello Show
Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony
La Vie Parisienne
Julius Caesar
Italian Baroque
Icon - An Extraordinary Event
Human Cannon
Generator 2021
Folds
Classical Music Accolades
Chamber Music Spectacular
Celebrate! WAAPA Salutes ECU's 30th Anniversary
Cabaret
An Alternative History of 19th Century Opera and Song
A Suite en Blanc
2021 Aboriginal Performance

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Location

  • Address: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050,Mt Lawley,WA,6050
  • Phone: (08) 9370 6636
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  • Website:http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au