About us

About us
Photo of entrance of Bankstown Arts Centre
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Opened in February 2011, Bankstown Arts Centre is a cultural facility, where artists and community groups collaborate to explore ideas and learn, create and experience contemporary community-based arts.

Alongside presenting unique exhibitions and events to the public, the Arts Centre provides accommodation for professional and amateur arts organisations, as well as a range of flexible spaces to develop a range of arts practice.

A major focus for the Arts Centre is to provide support and reduce barriers to arts engagement for artists, communities and audiences experiencing social exclusion such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and low-income communities.

Resident organisations at Bankstown Arts Centre include Urban Theatre Projects, Outloud (Formerly Bankstown Youth Development Service), Bankstown Art Society, Bankstown and District Lapidary Club Inc. and Bankstown Theatrical Society.

Access information

Entry to Bankstown Arts Centre is via the front of the building at Dale Parade. Visitors with restricted mobility can utilise all public spaces at the Arts Centre. Mobility parking is also available at the Olympic Parade car park.

The Centre is wheelchair accessible, including toilet facilities and a lift to all floors. Our theatre has a hearing loop. 

Public transport

Bankstown Arts Centre is within five minutes walking distance from Bankstown Railway Station and Bankstown Bus Interchange.

Parking at the precinct

Parking is very limited at the Arts Centre precinct. Participants are suggested to use public transport wherever possible. Limited free 4-hours (4P) parking and mobility parking is available at the community carpark located on Olympic Parade.




Bankstown & District Lapidary Clubhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/about-us/bankstown-district-lapidary-clubBankstown & District Lapidary ClubThe beautiful stones are lovingly cut, polished and made into jewellery and other crafts by our Bankstown & District Lapidary Club (BDLC).
Site and buildingshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/about-us/site-and-buildingsSite and buildings
Public Artworkshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/about-us/public-artworksPublic ArtworksPermanent Public Art on display
Urban Theatre Projects (UTP)https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/about-us/urban-theatre-projects-(utp)Urban Theatre Projects (UTP)​Bankstown Arts Centre houses the Urban Theatre Projects; contemporary theatre based on the stories, images and cultural practice of Sydney's diverse communities.
Bankstown Art Society (BAS)https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/about-us/bankstown-art-society-(bas)Bankstown Art Society (BAS)​​The Bankstown Art Society is a membership organisation at the Arts Centre. It is a brilliant society which offers classes in painting and drawing for children, adults ​and more.
Bankstown Theatre Companyhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/about-us/bankstown-theatre-companyBankstown Theatre Company​​​The Bankstown Theatre Company calls Bankstown Arts Centre its home. It produces three public performances per year, with musical productions as the genre they most favour.