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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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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

World Tour: Guitar (POSTPONED)
World Of Schubert (POSTPONED)
Wham...Bam...Kaboom!
Well (POSTPONED)
WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase (POSTPONED)
Waapa Open Day 2020
Waapa Jazz Young Artists Ensemble (POSTPONED)
Viennese Delight (POSTPONED)
Torn Edge (POSTPONED)
Tilt
Three's Company...
The World Of Beethoven
The Wild Cherry Project (POSTPONED)
The 'Phone Co. With Strings Attached
The Low Road
The German Romantics: A Lieder Recital (POSTPONED)
The Four Seasons: Vivaldi And Piazzola (POSTPONED)
The English Orpheus
Starstruck (POSTPONED)
Spooktacular!
Sounds Of Brazil
Sound Spectrum 2020.2
Sound Spectrum 2020.1 (POSTPONED)
Songbook Sessions
Royal Over-Seas League Showcase
Rejoice! (POSTPONED)
Raiders Of The Lost Art (POSTPONED)
Radio Active Albany
Orpheus In The Underworld
New Directions In Peruvian Music
Muses Of Mingus
Morning Melodies: Cool Classics (POSTPONED)
Massed Sax: Homecoming
Mamma Mia (POSTPONED)
Magical Vienna (POSTPONED)
Instruments Of Time And Truth
Icon
Hamlet (POSTPONED)
Guitar Artistry: Jane Curry
Generator 2020
Fantasie Auf Nactmusik
Electric Jazz
Drawing Sound
Classical Music Accolades
Carnival Of The Animals (POSTPONED)
Brassed Off (POSTPONED)
Benny Green Jazz Messenger (POSTPONED)
Beethoven Celebration
Beat That
Be Glad And Sing
Basie To Beyoncé!
Aurora Percussion Duo (POSTPONED)
Astronomical (POSTPONED)
Arrival
Aboriginal Performance Cohort Showcase 2020
A Soldier's Tale

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