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Record numbers visit Port Macquarie Glasshouse

Record numbers visit Port Macquarie Glasshouse
August 9, 2011

The last 12 months have seen record numbers visit the Glasshouse, Australia's premier regional performing arts, conference and entertainment centre - with a remarkable 39% increase in visitors, and 42% rise in ticket sales.

The award-winning multi-functional centre, which has now been open for two years, is leveraging off this burgeoning public interest to form strong ongoing relationships with clients wishing to hire the venue for business and corporate events.

State of the art facilities and beautifully designed, innovative venue spaces which lend them themselves to a variety of uses have drawn interest from event organisers from all over Sydney, ACT and the mid North Coast, as well as from theatre producers from all over Australia and overseas.

Centrally located in the heart of Port Macquarie's CBD, Glasshouse boasts a 600-seat plenary theatre, adaptable conference and breakout rooms as well as its art gallery and public spaces, all of which can be utilised to give delegates a memorable event experience.

High-profile conferences planned in the coming months include:

• The National Party Conference, to be held in October;
• Zonta District conference, to be held in October (Zonta International is a worldwide organisation of prominent executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy);
• The Strategic Regional Leadership for Innovation Conference (SRLIC), to be held in November. This conference was held at Glasshouse last year; based on the success of this event, organisers have chosen to return to Glasshouse as the venue for the 2011 conference

Commenting on choosing Glasshouse as the venue for the SRLIC, Peter Tregilgas, Executive Officer Regional Australia said, "we are again hosting a significant national conference in November 2011 and have again chosen the Glasshouse as our preferred venue.

"The accessibility of Port Macquarie from Sydney and the services of the Glasshouse as a professional theatre and conference venue in the Mid North Coast of NSW make the job of communicating regional issues to a national audience a feasible and practical opportunity."

Glasshouse Port Macquarie is:

• Australia's premier regional performing arts, conference and entertainment centre;
• An award-winning venue that offers state-of-the-art technical facilities and adaptable spaces for performance, leisure and hire;
• A venue with a real difference that can deliver unique, memorable events ï¾ from business conferences to art exhibitions and performances;
• Centrally located in the CBC of NSW's top tourist destination, and is supported by a range of transport, parking, dining and award-winning, 4.5 star accommodation options.

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