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Welcome Back!
We are excited to announce the return of live performance to the Portland Arts Centre, and other venues around the shire. To allow us to be more responsive to changes, we will not be printing a full-year program for 2021. Keep an eye out around town for posters to let you know what's coming up, as well as our facebook, and our e-newsletter.

What's On flyers for your fridge door will also be available each season. You'll be able to collect them from the PAC, Council services, and many local businesses.

Refunds for 2020 Shows
Patrons with tickets to cancelled or postponed shows will be given a full refund, or can choose to hold their ticket against a future performance. We are happy to assist you via phone on 03 5522 2263 or email to arrange a remote refund where possible, or make an appointment for a cash refund where necessary. Please note that social distancing will be in effect during any such appointments, and we respectfully ask your support in keeping our staff safe.

CANCELLED - Small Night In: Lloyd Spiegel

Lloyd Spiegel

Regretfully, we have had to cancel our Small NIght In with Lloyd Spiegel as he is unwell. He will be cancelling his tour until the middle of this year.

Ticket holders will be issued a full refund. If you have not received contact about your tickets before Thursday 18 February, please email or call 03 5522 2263 for assistance.

Picking up the guitar at age four, Lloyd Spiegel played his first professional show at age ten and was touring the east coast of Australia at 12.

By 16 he was on tour in the United States, cutting his teeth as a true travelling blues man. Lloyd’s travels not only honed his craft, earned him a swag of awards and brought him to take counsel with the founding fathers of modern blues – it taught him the most important part of being a blues musician: connecting with everyday people.

Lloyd has toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. His contributions to music have earned him myriad accolades, such as Best Artist and Best Album at the Australian Blues Awards and being named as one of Australian Guitar Magazine’s Top 50 Australian guitarists of all time.

He has also supported the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and Etta James, and sat in with masters of the blues genre such as Brownie McGhee and Luther Allison.

“A revelation, the consummate performer, an Oz Blues & Roots icon.”
– Rolling Stone Australia

Saturday 20 February
Bar opens 7:00 pm
Music from 7:30 pm

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Lamb by Jane Bodie.


A Red Stitch & Critical Stages Touring Production

A play about family, the land and being the one who stays, with original music by Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors).

LAMB follows two generations of family, set on an Australian sheep farm. A bittersweet story of Annie, Kathleen and Patrick, three siblings born onto their parents’ property, LAMB explores the lies and secrets kept, loves lost and opportunities missed.

Saturday 27 February, 7:30pm
$30 / $20 Conc.

2 hours and 10 minutes, including interval
Contains Moderate Coarse Language, Adult Content. Suits ages 15 +

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King of The High Cs

Kings of the High Cs

Following the outstanding success and several standing ovations, of the Caruso to Carreras: The Great Tenors production that toured Australia in 2019, Promac Productions are delighted to present this tribute to the “Big 3” – Pavarotti, Domingo & Carreras. Staring Tenor Roy Best and Soprano Alison Jones.

Friday 5 March

Portland Arts Centre, 10:30am
Casterton Town Hall, 7:30pm

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SOLD OUT! Archie Roach: Tell me Why

Archie Roach

A new work sharing stories and songs from Archie's new memoir and companion album.

Not many have lived as many lives – from stolen child, teenage alcoholic, seeker, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, to social advocate and First Nations leader, and 2019 Victorian Australian of The Year – but it took almost a lifetime to find who he really was.

He is Archie Roach.

Tell Me Why, the title of his new memoir, is an intimate, moving and often confronting account of his resilience and strength of spirit, and also of a great love story. It’s an extraordinary odyssey of love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal – and the healing power of music.

​We are beyond honoured to welcome Archie Roach AM to the stage in Gunditjmara Country to tell his story, in words and song.

Friday 30 April
$40 / $20 Conc.

80 minutes, no interval
Suits all ages

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