Be entertained, enlightened & electrified!
Introducing the Ballarat Pop-Up Park, the city’s newest attraction this summer.
From Friday 14 January until Sunday 30 January, the free family-friendly space is open 11am-10pm daily.
Presented by the City of Ballarat, the park is located in Camp Street’s Alfred Deakin Place (behind the Art Gallery of Ballarat).
Be entertained by a variety of live performances, including music, comedy, roving performers and more.
Pull up a deck chair and watch summer sports and movies on the big screen, or why not dance along to a Zumba class?
And cap off your summer session with a yummy meal or snack from one of the CBD’s nearby cafes and restaurants.
The Big Questions
We’re here to establish and operate a dedicated performing arts venue.
We’ll begin by activating existing spaces for short seasons, and work towards building a permanent home.
There is some incredible talent in Ballarat, but the city is missing a medium (150-200 seats) venue to showcase it.
Spark Theatre will be a home for local talent, a platform for Ballarat’s stories and voices, and a venue we can all be proud of.
We’ll also play host to the fantastic touring productions that currently skip over our town due to unsuitable existing venues.
We’ll be presenting a range of shows and events in the coming months, and we’ll move in to a permanent home once the right space becomes available and viable.
The engine of Spark Theatre is currently running on passion and good-will, but we’ll need a lot more than that in order to achieve our vision.