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Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre


The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is owned by the Shoalhaven City Council, and believes that live theatre has a magical power to transform us, and we love watching students respond with joy, compassion and understanding.

We will continue to present a diverse season of programming, including work sourced from Australia’s finest performing arts companies, as well as acclaimed international productions. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre’s audience is an essential destination on the national touring circuit.

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre also hires its venue spaces to touring producers, local community groups and event organisers.

The venue

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is a state-of-the-art venue located on Bridge Rd in Nowra, close to the beautiful Shoalhaven River.

The Centre was built in July 2008 and is considered one of the most innovative venues in Australia. Architecturally designed, this $27 million iconic venue comprises of two main theatres and is complemented by a number of smaller meeting rooms. The Gallery space is ideal for functions, cocktail parties and weddings.

The Auditorium and Studio theatres are designed to have a variety of different functions including concerts, conferences, presentations, expos, dinners, auctions, professional theatre as well as sporting events.

Both theatres are versatile and boast retractable seating allowing for a great deal of flexibility. In a flat floor mode, the auditorium has a capacity for 1000 general floor admission and 200 reserved seating. WiFi is also provided throughout the Centre so you can stay connected.


Our venue is fully accessible. We have wheelchair spaces allocated in both the Studio and Auditorium, as well as accessible seating. Both venues are equipped with an induction loop compatible with T-switch hearing aids. Teachers should advise the Box Office of any requirements when booking tickets.


We have a dedicated safe zone near the north east entrance of the Centre for easy drop off/pick up, which can accommodate multiple coaches.


Located in our impressive light-filled foyer is the Encore Café & Bar offering tasty breakfast items, assorted salads, sandwiches, hot and cold snacks, sweets and cakes, soft drinks, Twining’s Tea and Daily Grind coffee.

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