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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 (Formerly Bankstown Youth Development Service), Bankstown Art Society, Bankstown and District Lapidary Club Inc. and Bankstown Theatrical Society.
Bankstown Arts Centre has a council-approved 'CovidSafe Plan' in order to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and Arts Centre staff. Measures include physical distancing, contactless hand sanitising and regularly cleaning. All visitors to the Arts Centre are required to wear a face mask.
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.
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 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.