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Sandhurst Gaol & Bendigo Town Hall Tours are available for group bookings only at this stage with a minimum of 10 people required.

Description

Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from within what was once the Sandhurst Gaol. Discover the symbiotic fusion between 1860s penitentiary architecture and clever contemporary design to create an extraordinary arts and community facility. Our knowledgeable guides share the stories of inhabitants old and new, while exploring this world class performance facility.

Ulumbarra, meaning ‘gather together’ in the language of the Dja Dja Wurrung people, is representative of the role the site has played over time; from an indigenous meeting place, to the original Government Camp, later the Sandhurst Gaol and now a magnificent theatre.

Constructed in the early 1860s, the gaol was based on the Pentonville prison model where the wings radiate from a central tower, now the symbiotic link between the heritage and contemporary architecture. Your guide will explore spaces throughout this extraordinary arts and community facility, telling the tales that once remained behind the walls.

Transformed in 2015 into a state-of-the-art performance and event space including world class production capabilities it is now truly a place for all to experience.

A unique opportunity to see an architectural masterpiece. To see information about other historic building tours available CLICK HERE .

10 Gaol Road, Bendigo Victoria 3550, Australia

Directions

Ulumbarra Theatre is located on Gaol Road, between the Tom Flood Sports Centre and Bendigo Senior Secondary College. From the Fountain head north on Pall Mall and vear left at the Conservatory Gardens into Bridge Street/Park Road and left in Gaol Road.

No refund available if you cancel within 24 hours of tour departure. We will be happy to transfer your booking to another suitable time.