About us

About us
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About Bankstown Arts Centre

Bankstown Art Centre sits on the Cabrogal land of the Darug Nation. We respectfully acknowledge the people of the Darug and Eora Nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we stand, and whose cultures and customs have nurtured and continue to nurture this land. For more information on the Aboriginal history and places of significance in the Canterbury Bankstown area, visit council's cultural services page here.

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, Bankstown Art Society, Bankstown and District Lapidary Club Inc. and Bankstown Theatrical Society.

COVID-19

Bankstown Arts Centre is closed until Friday 30 July in response to current COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Sydney.

Bankstown Arts Centre has a council-approved 'CovidSafe Plan' in order to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and Arts Centre staff. All visitors are required to sign-in with the Service NSW QR Code at arrival. Other measures include physical distancing, contactless hand sanitising and regularly cleaning. More information regarding restrictions, can be found on the NSW Health website here.

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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. For train and bus schedules, visit transportnsw.info

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.

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Site and buildingshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/about-us/site-and-buildingsSite and buildings
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 & 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).
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.
Outloudhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/about-us/bankstown-youth-development-service-(byds)OutloudOutloud
Public Artworkshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/about-us/public-artworksPublic ArtworksPermanent Public Art on display
Utphttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/arts-centre/about-us/urban-theatre-projects-(utp)Utp​Bankstown Arts Centre houses the Urban Theatre Projects; contemporary theatre based on the stories, images and cultural practice of Sydney's diverse communities.