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Phone

6333 6161

Website

Amenities

  • Box Office
  • Toilets

Many venues were used for live performance in Bathurst prior to the development of the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre including the Bathurst Hall (1868), the Masonic Hall (1889) and Bathurst School of Arts Hall.

In 1967 the Bathurst City Hall was opened, "a hall which delighted both cast and crew with its modern facilities, spacious dressing rooms and elaborate sound and lighting facilities". This, flat floored space with a mezzanine catered not only for live performances but also balls, weddings and public meetings.

The stage, dressing rooms and main auditorium roof of the Bathurst City Hall were retained when the new Entertainment Centre was completed in 1999.

The Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre was officially opened on Saturday the sixth of March 1999. This opening was the culmination of years of work by dedicated people such as Bob Fry. Bob called the initial public meeting in August 1986 which led to the formation of the Bathurst Arts Council. Their aims were to promote all forms of art in the City, and specifically to work towards building a theatre. A tree was planted in Bob's memory in Machattie Park overlooking the theatre loading dock.

The Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre has been named to recognise those soldiers from Bathurst who served defending the nation. An honour role is situated in the lower foyer and the Broken Blade Memorial takes pride of place at the front of the building. Unveiled on Saturday August 15th 1970 the Broken Blade Memorial commemorates soldiers of the Eight Division of the AIF most of whom trained at the former Army camp on Limekilns Rd.

The column is shaped in the form of a blade. At the broken tip the figure "8" with a sword cross is incised, recalling the grim days of Japan's initial drive to the South on mainland Asia - a drive which eventually halted on the very doorstep of Australia.

The Memorial pays tribute to the many soldiers of the Eighth Division who sacrificed their lives in the Malaya campaign and to the many survivors of the Division who still suffer the effects of the war and the ordeal of Prisoner of War Camps.

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Upcoming events at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

The Australian Bee Gees Show - 25th Anniversary Tour
The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst, Bathurst Area

Sun 7 Aug 6:00pm
Musicals

INXS Live Baby Live Tribute Show

INXS Live Baby Live Tribute Show

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst, Bathurst Area

Sat 17 Sep 8:00pm
Rock & Pop

Kitty Flanagan LIVE

Kitty Flanagan LIVE

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst, Bathurst Area

Thu 10 Nov 8:00pm
Comedy

Echoes of Pink Floyd: Signs Of Life Tour

Echoes of Pink Floyd: Signs Of Life Tour

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst, Bathurst Area

Fri 24 Mar 2023 8:00pm
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