Experienced staff, substantial equipment and versatility of multiple event spaces make HPAC suitable for a range of events, from small meetings to large conferences and memorable performances.
Our 3 main event spaces are accessed via a welcoming foyer with ticketing/registration box office, café/bar and kitchenette.
The Handbury Auditorium has tiered seating for 500 patrons and is perfect for performances, presentations & conferences. The fully equipped proscenium arch stage is 9m wide with a 3.5m forestage extending on the same level to the front row of seats; an arrangement that brings the audience closer to the performers and avoids the artificial divide of a raised stage. We also have a large multipurpose Function Room and historic Ted Kenna VC Room, plus a welcoming foyer and forecourt opening out to Hamilton’s CBD.
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Our auditorium has tiered seating for 500 patrons and is particularly suitable for acoustic music. The fully equipped proscenium arch stage is 9m wide with a 3.5m forestage extending on the same level to the front row of seats; an arrangement which brings the audience closer to the performers and avoids the artificial divide of a raised stage.
Over the past few years, we have presented a huge variety of touring performances such as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, the Australian Ballet Dancers Company, international comedians, concerts of all styles and of course numerous plays.
The Centre is also the natural choice for many local productions and school concerts as well as the long running Hamilton Eisteddfod.
Our Steinway concert grand piano is one of the best in the state and has been played by artists such as Roger Woodward, Geoffrey Tozer, Michael Kieran Harvey, Paul Lewis and Paul Grabowski.
Our staff can provide a full ticketing service, publicity and technical support to make your event a success.
Size (Sq M)
Tiered seating for 500
The Function Room is an elegant, timber floored space of 312 square metres suitable for expos, dinners, weddings and conference events. The room is serviced by a well-equipped commercial kitchen and there is an easy to operate audio visual system with large drop down screen and surround sound. The room is adjacent to the auditorium, so is well placed during large conferences to serve as a display space, breakout area and for meals. A list of catering businesses can be provided.
Size (sq m)
Overview: This room is ideal for boardroom style meetings or seminars up to 35 people or for lectures up to about 100.
We provide tea/coffee and water and if you would like catering – a list of catering businesses to suit your taste and budget.
The room is quiet and secluded making it easy for everyone to keep their mind on the task in hand.
Size (Sq M)
Various seating options up to 100