Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts

Affectionately known as WCPA this wonderful facility is located on our main Wendouree campus and offers amazing learning and performing opportunities for Grammar students and staff.

The fully equipped theatre is suitable for a wide variety of performances and school activities ranging from a Senior Orchestra performance to a Year 2 Instrumental Concert to an academic lecture. With individual tuition rooms, large rehearsal rooms, a recording studio and an 850-seat auditorium, the facility is used daily by our students and staff in all kinds of learning contexts.

WCPA is a special place where the Grammar community comes together to celebrate, to reflect, to enjoy and so much more.

School Events at WCPA

  • Presentation Night – a celebration of student achievement in our Senior School
  • Junior School Graduation – a celebration of the giant step from Junior School to the Senior School
  • Senior School Production – our annual musical theatre production
  • Junior School Production – a very special event created and produced by the Junior School where every student in the performs
  • ANZAC Memorial Service – a reflective and moving occasion for our students and invited guests
  • Special Junior School events – including the Oratory and Choral Festivals, Mother’s Day celebration and more
  • Special Senior School events – including the Easter Eucharist, Leavers Eucharist and House Choral Competition
  • ‘In the Spotlight’ Series – a series to engage our minds and hearts and big picture thinking with past speakers including Father Bob Maguire AM, Julian Burnside AO QC and Tim Costello AO
  • VCE Recitals – showcasing the talents of our senior students
  • Assemblies – Senior School and Junior School
  • English Lectures – Senior School
  • Band and ensemble rehearsals – ranging from the Concert Band to the Bagpipe and Drum Ensemble
  • Professional Development Sessions – Staff
  • Parent Information Evenings
  • And many more…

A Community Partnership

WCPA opened in 2006 and was developed in partnership between Ballarat Grammar and the wider Ballarat community. It seeks to showcase excellence and to enrich the cultural and artistic life of Ballarat and Western Victoria.