Arts and Culture

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Sutherland Entertainment Centre Refurbishment

Council has commenced planning for the upgrade of the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. Our vision is to create a vibrant cultural venue which provides all in the community with accessible opportunities to appreciate, practice and actively participate in the performing arts irrespective of age, background or ability

This is a significant project which will be undertaken over a number of years. Keep up to date with the progress, announcements and Frequently Asked Questions on this page. For further information, please contact us on ph: 9710 0333.

Annual Seniors Christmas Concert

Our annual Christmas Concert is always a blast with a wonderful line up of variety performances to help celebrate. Spend a few hours with us listening, singing, munching on fruitcake, and sharing a lovely afternoon with friends. This year, we have a special treat! The Heathcote East Public School Choir will be carolling on the steps of the Entertainment Centre and Ettingshausens Christmas Show Group will showing off their dancesteps on the big stage.

Tickets are available until they sell out (and they often do) so drop in to the Box Office, phone or book your tickets online. Read more

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New exhibition at Hazelhurst Gallery - Weapons for the Soldier

Hazelhurst’s ground-breaking major exhibition Weapons for the Soldier opened last Sunday with a great turnout by local audiences as well as art-lovers well beyond the Sutherland Shire. Opening speakers included artists Vincent Namatjira and Frank Young, who were key in initiating this project. The crowds of over 350 people enjoyed a special performance in the Hazelhurst Gardens by  artist Kamurin Young from Amata in the APY lands. Many attended the lively artists talks in the gallery by a huge panel of 14 artists, the largest artist panel ever at Hazelhurst.

Be sure to drop in over the summer and see this amazing exhibition which includes more than 40 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from all over Australia.

Free entry for all!  Read more

Have you ever thought how wonderful it would be to make music?

Well now is your chance!

Come and join the Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra for a very special Messiah performance where the audience will be invited to sing as members of a massed choir.

Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Dr Anthony Clarke is a popular concert and the perfect way to welcome in the festive season.

Concert: Sunday 9 December 2.30pm.

Come in a bit earlier and you can hear all about the concert at the pre-concert talk in the foyer from 2pm. Read more

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Enquiries can be directed to Arts & Culture on 97100993 or

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