Join us at the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre (HPAC), on 2 February from 6pm for our 2024 Pre-Season Event!

This free community event caters for all ages with a host of experiences on offer to welcome in an incredible new season.

Lift the curtain on the revamped Auditorium and all the other spaces the PAC has as well as our season of upcoming shows in this fun evening that’s PACked with surprises!

There will be free kids’ activities, show sneak peeks and tasty nibbles… yes, the donut wall is making a welcome return!

The forecourt will be alive with music by acts from across Southwest Victoria, and you can explore our multiple spaces, even going backstage to see a PACked Stage Gig set-up.

Grab free popcorn and watch trailers of upcoming movies in the cinema and see what else the Hamilton Cinema has to offer.

Get your hands on a hot-off-the-press Season Brochure and take advantage of 10% off tickets to programmed shows purchased at the Box Office during the event.


Book your free ticket by 11.59pm Monday 29 January to go in the running to win a gift pack worth over $150, though walk-ups are also welcome to attend on the night and take advantage of the family-friendly party atmosphere.

You can also be in with a chance to win a $150 prize pack if you buy a ticket between shows being announced on Saturday 27 January until after our Pre-Season Event!

Launch Highlights:

  • Live music by talented acts from across South West Victoria
  • Free kids’ activities including a chill-out zone, arts & crafts! 
  • HPAC Open House – tour the venue including our revamped Auditorium and backstage!
  • Prizes and giveaways 
  • Video previews of upcoming shows
  • Snacks! Enjoy locally catered nibbles and treats, including our much-loved donut wall and free popcorn! 
  • Free tea/coffee, still and sparkling water, plus soft drinks, beer, wine, cider, spirits and bar snacks to purchase! 
  • 10% off programmed show tickets if purchased at the Box Office during the event
  • Gift Pack winner announced from those who book / buy a ticket
  • Get your hands on the new 2024 Season Brochure!

Things To Note:

Book your free ticket online or contact our Box Office to book to be in with a chance of winning a gift pack worth over $150.

Walk-ups also welcome if you’d like to swing down last minute and check out the fun, but you won’t be in the running to win a prize (and letting us know you’re coming helps us to order enough party food!) 

Get your free tickets here!
Our bar/café is ready to serve you cold drinks including soft drinks, beer, wine, cider and spirits alongside bar snacks, all at regular bar prices.

You can help yourself to chilled still or sparkling water or hit our free tea/coffee station!

Whether you want to be first to catch a glimpse of what’s to come, to show your support for HPAC, entertain the kids or just want to catch up with friends at a fun event, join us!