Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Bangarra relocates to temporary Barangaroo home

Bangarra relocates to temporary Barangaroo home
August 2, 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company Bangarra are the latest company to depart from Sydney's Walsh Bay as the precinct prepares for major redevelopment.

Announcing the company’s relocation from their current premises at Pier 4/5, Bangarra’s Executive Director, Philippe Magid, said the company has secured a temporary new home in International Towers at Barangaroo.

Magid stated “this is a great partnership between the private sector and the arts.

“(We undertook) an extensive search and we are extremely thankful to the NSW Government and International Towers for their generosity and flexibility.

“As a world-class dance company, we require a very specific space and International Towers have made innovative use of a vacant area within Tower Three to ensure we are properly accommodated during this interim period.”

The space includes a dance studio for rehearsals and offices for the administration team.

Magid added “we are also thrilled to be operating from the Barangaroo precinct, so rich with Indigenous history.”

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin explained “the move will allow Bangarra to continue to stage its premier dance performances during the redevelopment of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct (and) I look forward to welcoming them back to their new permanent home in what will be a revitalised and world-class arts and cultural space.”

The $210 million redevelopment of the Walsh Bay arts precinct is due to open in 2019.

Walsh Bay residents Sydney Theatre Company (STC) and Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) have already announced their relocation plans.

STC will stage its works in the Roslyn Packer Theatre and the Sydney Opera House's Drama Theatre - and a smaller venue yet to be announced - during the redevelopment, while the company’s administration will operate out of temporary offices at the Fox Studios lot in Moore Park.

ATYP, meanwhile, will stage its 2018 season at Griffin Theatre’s Darlinghurst base, the Stables Theatre. ATYP’s residency means Griffin's usual Independent season will not be staged next year.

Bangarra has been based at Pier 4/5 at Walsh Bay since 1997, and the premises have been refitted numerous times to accommodate burgeoning staff and production needs.

For more information go to www.bangarra.com.au 

Images: Bangarra's production of Lore (top) and the planned Walsh Bay redevelopment (below). 

21st June 2017 - NSW BUDGET INVESTS IN ARTS, EVENTS AND TOURISM

14th June 2017 - ART GALLERY OF NSW GETS $244 MILLION FUNDING FOR SYDNEY MODERN EXPANSION 

12th June 2017 - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FIGURES ACKNOWLEDGED IN QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS 

5th April 2017 - NSW GOVERNMENT COMMITS MORE FUNDS FOR WALSH BAY ARTS PRECINCT TRANSFORMATION

26th April 2017 - NEW COVE AND PUBLIC PARK TO BE DEVELOPED AT SYDNEY’S BARANGAROO

2nd November 2016 - SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY CONFIRMS KIP WILLIAMS AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

24th March 2016 - FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BACKS HOME FOR BELL SHAKESPEARE

22nd March 2016 - NSW GOVERNMENT APPOINTS ARCHITECT FOR WALSH BAY ARTS PRECINCT 

1st February 2016 - SYDNEY THEATRES UNDERUTILISED AND INACCESSIBLE

22nd May 2015 - WALSH BAY ARTS PRECINCT CONCEPT GETS GREEN LIGHT

25th February 2015 - $600 MILLION PLAN TO UPGRADE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE AND ARTS VENUES 

26th October 2014 - BARANGAROO DEVELOPMENT TO INCLUDE NEW SYDNEY THEATRE? 

7th August 2013 - BANGARRA’S YEAR OF ACHIEVEMENTS RECOGNISED IN A WEEK OF AWARDS


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe. 


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

TICKETSERV

As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing

 
 

TJS Services

TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide.  Our…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Venues

 
 

SWIMPLEX AQUATICS

Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Pico Play

Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Tourism

 
 

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

IEDM

iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design

 
 

Vticket

Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business