• Theatres and Cinemas

Get a daily dose of new-release movies, art-house films, live music and theatre at one of Bendigo’s premier cultural hot spots. First-class entertainment has become a staple of the city and many of Bendigo’s heritage buildings have been re-purposed for art’s sake.

Catch a live show at Bendigo’s arts centres. View Street venues The Capital and The Engine Room present a rich program of theatre, music and comedy, and the nearby 1000-seat Ulumbarra Theatre plays host to big-name acts, musicals, ballet and bands. Housed in the historic former Bendigo Goal, you’ll enter under the gallows, so be sure to look up.

For the latest flicks head to the Bendigo Cinemas in the centre of the city. There’s a gold class service for extra special treatment, a games arcade for the kids and a sweet-as snack bar pumping out piping hot popcorn. Just follow your nose…

How does an arthouse film, a glass of red and a comfy sofa sound? The Star Cinema in the historic Eaglehawk Town Hall is just the ticket for a memorable night out. This community-run cinema serves up a daily dose of the best foreign and Australian films. Choose a local wine or pour yourself a hot cuppa, grab a handmade rug and nestle in for some country hospitality by the locals. Maybe your visit coincides with a special event. The Star hosts fundraisers, director talks, movie and meal nights and good old-fashioned Sunday matinees. The heritage town hall is gorgeous too and well worth a visit...

And for a special treat in the warmer months, why not head over to Mister Grimsby's Courtyard Cinema where the beanbags are waiting to comfort you under the soft star light, while you take in a selection of classic films from the 80's and 90's.