Cessnock Performing Arts CentreLast updated Friday, 26 Nov 2010.
The Cessnock Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) is the result of the adaptive re-use of two existing buildings on the corner of Aberdare Road and Vincent Street Cessnock. Although neither is heritage listed, both hold local and social significance. Originally built by Morris Light, these buildings were constructed as open plan modern furniture display showrooms. Morris Light was at one time the Lord Mayor of Newcastle and was instrumental in raising funds for the Newcastle City Town Hall and Civic Theatre. It later became the Grace Brothers store in Cessnock. It is quite significant that Morris Light’s Cessnock showroom is now used as the new Cessnock Performing Arts Centre.
The theatre sits neatly between the two existing buildings. It has been designed using contemporary materials and finishes that subtly contrast with the older buildings. The entire complex totals some 2,000sqm with an outdoor stage to the north between the foyer and the Aberdare Hotel, public art and landscaping and parking facilities for 70 cars.
Category: Performing Arts Centre
Phone: 02 4990 7134
198-202 Vincent Street
Cassnock, NSW 2325
Other facilities in Cassnock
Local Government Area: Cessnock City Council
Dedicated parking: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre does not have dedicated parking.
- Cafe/Interval Bar in the Foyer
Hiring a facility
If you would like to enquire about any of our facilities, contact us:
- Phone: 02 4990 7134
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/comcul/culture/cpac