Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is a cultural facility of the Liverpool City Council and is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Casula Powerhouse aims to draw on the strengths of its community, and to make work that speaks to people both locally and globally. With over 140 languages spoken in the local area, we aim to represent our city’s culturally diverse stories. As both producer and presenter, we highlight the skill and creativity of local artists through music, exhibitions, performances and programs. Helping to grow the creative industry in South West Sydney, we provide opportunities for new, emerging and established artists in this region, alongside internationally and nationally renowned artists and companies.
We believe universal access to the arts, artists and artmaking us a fundamental human right that contributes to the wellbeing of our diverse, growing communities. We bring this to life with over 400 events and activities each year. After 25 years we are now truly embedded within our community and Greater Sydney, becoming a place of civic pride, home to major community and cultural events and generating exhibitions, festival and interactive creative opportunities across all art forms.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary arts centre, and this compels us to expand and diversify our programming. Above all, we provide access to the arts that everyone can relate, understand and appreciate. We offer:
- A wide range of exhibitions, events and educational programs, happening constantly and covering an ever-increasing variety of subject matter, styles, genres and art forms.
- Programming for all ages and abilities, including many events for those with different needs, as well as outreach programs that extend our impact off-site.
- Reasonably priced options - gallery admission is always free, as are many of our programs. Almost all ticketed offerings are less than $30 per person, with many under $20.
- A location with extensive free parking, immediately adjacent to the Casula train station.
Because we recognize the value of arts enriching people’s lives, Casula Powerhouse aims to appeal to the widest possible spectrum of people for the greatest number of reasons.
Our facilities include:
- 6 galleries with rotating exhibitions, several of which travel to other galleries around New South Wales and beyond (such as Soft Core and the Blake Prize)
- 321-seat theatre with full seasons of touring productions from some of Australia's most renowned companies, as well as film and local performance groups
- 2 artist studios including the Clayhouse Ceramics Studio
- Permanent public artworks and a pair of three-story decommissioned tanks that are open to the public as legal graffiti spaces
- Climate-controlled storage facilities for a collection of over 5,000 items, including the country’s most extensive collection of Wendy Paramor’s work
- Green open spaces: Weaving Garden, Alice Klaphake Amphitheatre, and 20 hectares of parklands
Located on Tharawal country, the centre is surrounded by 2 kilometres of wilderness along the banks of the Georges River. With human-made art inside and nature’s beauty outside, there is truly something for everyone at Casula Powerhouse.
De-commissioned in 1976
Purchased by LCC in 1978
Opened from 1994 – 2006
Re-launched April 5 2008