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About Us

Bendigo Venues & Events 

Bendigo Venues & Events nurtures, develops, presents and celebrates performing arts and culture for Bendigo and central Victorian communities.

We manage and maintain some of the city’s most important and historic venues including: The Capital, Bendigo Bank Theatre, The Engine Room Drama and Dance Studio, Dudley House exhibition space, Ulumbarra Theatre, Strategem Studio and Bendigo Town Hall.

The BV&E team programs, promotes, co-produces and presents a wide range of arts and entertainment, festivals, functions and events. Our team also supports Bendigo’s arts and cultural development through carefully-managed practice, projects and community partnerships.

Annual attendances reach close to 200,000 across our venues.  In 2016, we supported the establishment of the Ulumbarra Foundation; the region’s only charitable organisation dedicated to supporting the performing arts in Bendigo and central Victoria. 

In January 2018, Arena Theatre Company relocated from Melbourne to Bendigo, becoming our first company-in-residence at The Engine Room.

In our venues, when people gather together, our community is enriched.


Our Vision

To deliver regional Australia’s most dynamic performing arts programs

and cultural activity, for a vibrant, creative community.


Our Mission

To enrich and delight those around us, with our passion for the arts.

We champion and encourage those who create and perform. 

We are dedicated to inspiring and being inspired.

We bring our community together, to share culture and celebrate creativity.


Contact us

Contact us to find out more about holding your event at one of our venues, upcoming events, or how we can support your artistic practice or your community.