Shed a ‘jewel’ of peninsula

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The Potato Shed is a thriving arts and culture complex. Image: Ivan Kemp

The Potato Shed in Drysdale is the arts and culture jewel in the Bellarine crown.

A multi-functional and accessible facility, it is a vibrant, thriving arts complex serving as a multi-purpose cultural centre that opened in March 2001 for joint use by Bellarine Secondary College, St Ignatius College and the surrounding regional community. The partnership between City of Greater Geelong, the two secondary schools and the local community is a successful model of parties working collaboratively to present a facility for all.

As a result, the Potato Shed plays a significant role in the cultural, social and educational development of the local community.

The shed’s main space is its black box theatre, with seating for 250 people, and ample on-site parking.

Studios, practice rooms, a green room, a dressing room and a well-appointed foyer complete with kitchen and box office are also available.

The shed’s ideally placed to help locals realise an art exhibition, a film festival or a home for small community performing arts companies.

Set among gum trees, the Potato Shed’s number of outdoor areas suit numerous uses.

Each year the Potato Shed presents the best in theatre for the local community, with the 2020 season program carefully selected to delight, challenge and engage.

Follow the Potato Shed on Facebook and Instagram and sign up to the regular newsletter by emailing potatoshed@geelongcity.vic.gov.au.

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