The region’s biggest arts and cultural hub development is taking shape as the $100 million venue planted in Sydney’s burgeoning west opens its doors to industry.
Western Sydney Performing Arts Centre executive director Craig McMaster, said the 2000-seat venue was an exciting gateway venue to Western Sydney’s rapidly expanding population and economy that has been long overdue.
“Our goal is for this truly beautiful new venue to become the new centre for arts and entertainment in Greater Western Sydney and an iconic tourism destination for people throughout NSW and beyond,” McMaster said.
Designed by Cox Architecture, the arts centre officially opened for bookings as it marks the 12-month countdown until its grand opening.
The venue responds to the region’s continued population growth, improved road networks and new transport infrastructure.
“Today’s announcement is all about letting our industry and potential commercial partners know that while we’re still just over a year from opening, we are most definitely now ‘open for business’,” McMaster said.
The Rooty Hill RSL began construction on the self-funded theatre, built in large part from profits generated from pokies, late last year.
The venue has been billed as Western Sydney's answer to the Opera House, designed to create visual interest via its exterior presentation, which wraps around the development in a wave pattern.