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Forge Theatre and Arts Hub
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Forge Theatre and Arts Hub
The Forge Theatre and Arts Hub is East Gippsland's Performing Arts Centre.

The Forge Theatre and Arts Hub showcases performances to suit all tastes, from drama, comedy, music, children’s theatre, dance, physical theatre and musicals, as well as locally-produced shows.

Please find information about the venue and services, venue hire information, the Forge Friends, contact information, upcoming shows and how to make a booking.

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A M Pearson Park
173 Day Avenue, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric)


Park
Amy Shade Reserve
157-155 Main Road, Lindenow
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Apex Park
Cnr Princes Highway and Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Balmoral Crescent Reserve
52 Balmoral Crescent, Eastwood
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park and Reserve
Baum Park
Princes Highway, Cann River
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park and Reserve
Bemm River Foreshore
Sydenham Parade, Bemm River
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park and Reserve
Bonang Public Hall
213A Bonang Highway, Bonang
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Hall and Reserve
Bruthen Rec Reserve
6 Murphys Lane, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Hall and Park
Bullumwaal Road Reserve
127 Bullumwall Road, Wy Yung
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail

Park and Reserve
Cameron Cresent
24 Cameron Crescent, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Creighton St Park
Creighton St/Laughtons Road, Kalimna
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Davies Street
7 Davies Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Davison Oval
Macleod Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Skate park

Park and Reserve
Eastern Beach
Eastern Beach Road, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Esplanade - Foreshore
Esplanade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Skate Park, Jetty

Park and Reserve
Ferry Reserve
Seventh Parade, Raymond Island
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

Park and Reserve
Forest Park
1 Nicholson Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

Park and Reserve
Gilsenan Reserve West
Raymond St, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park

Park and Reserve
Harnham Drive
2A Harnham Drive, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Hoddinott Street Reserve
19 Hoddinott Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Howitt Park
Howitt Park Reserve, Princes Highway, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 
  • Play Equipment
  • Toilets
  • Gazebo
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Platform
  • BMX Track

Park and Reserve
Keyte Court Reserve
Keyte Court, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Reserve
Koala Court Reserve
15 Koala Court, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park and Reserve
Lake Tyers Recreation Reserve
Cnr Lake Tyers Beach & Mill Point Roads, Lake Tyres
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Lindenow South Recreation Reserve
Fernbank-Lindenow South Road, Lindenow South
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo


Park and Reserve
Livingstone Park
20 Creek Street, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Toilets, Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Lochiel Street Reserve
Lochiel St, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Park and Reserve
Main Street Buchan
26 Main Road, Buchan
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilet

Park
Main Street Service Road West
Main Street, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park and Reserve
Mallacoota Reserve
1 Develling Drive, Mallacoota
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park and Reserve
Marine Parade - Foreshore
245 Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park and Reserve
McEacharn St Reserve
McEacharn St, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Fishing Platform, BMX Track

Park and Reserve
Newlands Arm Foreshore
Dawson Cove, Newlands Arm
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park and Reserve
Nichol Street Reserve
Nichol Street, Bendoc
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Nicholson River Reserve
Princes Highway, Nicholson
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park and Reserve
Omeo Recreation Reserve
Park Street, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Reserve
Orbost Recreation Reserve
Salisbury Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park

Park and Reserve
Panoramic Drive Reserve
Panoramic Drive, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park and Reserve
Patterson Park
63 Metung Road, Metung
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Paynesville Community Lions Park
60 Esplanade, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Shade Sail

Toilets

Gazebo

BBQ (Electric)

Boat Ramp

Jetty

Park and Reserve
Scott Street Reserve
Scott Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park and Reserve
Service Road Reserve
Main Street Service Road West, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park, BBQ (electric)

Park and Reserve
Simpson Park
Newlands Arm
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park and Reserve
Skidale Close Reserve
Skidale Close, Lake Tyres
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment. Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park and Reserve
Sunset Cove Reserve
Sunset Cove, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Hall
Park
Park
Reserve
Hall
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park and Reserve
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Forge Theatre Contacts

Manager Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

Contact Name: Janice Haynes
Telephone:
(03) 5153 9641 / 0409 655 740
Email:
janiceh@egipps.vic.gov.au

Contact regarding programming, marketing and promotion, funding, strategy and management of the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub.

Theatre Technician

Contact Name: Benn Sargood
Telephone:
0400 018 656
Email:
benns@egipps.vic.gov.au

Contact regarding all technical issues, hire and purchase of equipment.

Forge Theatre Operations Officer

Contact Name: Janice Haynes
Telephone:
(03) 5153 9641 / 0409 655 740
Email:
  janiceh@egipps.vic.gov.au

Contact regarding venue hire, logistics, building issues, staffing and account enquiries

Ticketing and Administration Officer - Maz Kelly

Contact Name: Maz Kelly
Telephone:
Box Office (03) 5152 1482 / Direct (03) 5153 9644
Email:
marionk@egipps.vic.gov.au

Contact regarding all ticketing issues, administration and marketing accounts.

Arts and Cultural Coordinator - Andrea Court

Contact Name: Andrea Court
Telephone:
(03) 5153 9500 / 0408 707 543
Email:
andreac@egipps.vic.gov.au

Contact regarding the Brabuwooloong Gallery, local arts projects and grants and the East Gippsland Heritage Network.

COVIDSafe Ticketing and Attendance

Visitors to performances will notice some changes as part of our COVIDSafe plan to protect the health of the audience, performers and theatre staff.

COVIDSafe Ticketing Terms and Conditions

If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub: Fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of smell and/or taste.

We ask that you and each member of your booking party make a reasonable assessment of your health status before attending our venue or event. If you, a member of your party or someone you or they have been in contact with are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 please do not come to the facility. Contact our office prior to the event start time on 5152 1482 to request a refund.  Tickets can only be refunded if you notify us prior to the start time of the performance or event.

For the purpose of contact tracing for COVID-19, all patrons attending our venue are requested to provide their names and contact numbers. This information may be shared with the Government Health Organisation in the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 contact at the event.

All patrons must notify the venue immediately if they develop any symptoms of, or are diagnosed with, COVID-19 within 14 days of attending the event.

For contact tracing purposes, all Ticket Holders must not sit in any seat within the theatre other than the seat allocated to them or as indicated on their ticket.  Ticket holders who arrive late to a performance may be placed in an alternative seat until there is a convenient break in the program or at interval. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.  Tickets must be retained throughout the performance.

Wearing a fitted face mask inside the venue is preferred or required if mandated by government.  

Venue management may direct Ticket Holders who fail to comply with these terms and conditions to leave the venue immediately without protest. In such circumstances, the Ticket Holder acknowledges that they, and any member of their party who wishes to leave with them, will not be entitled to a refund nor have any other claim against the venue.

Ticket purchasers declare that all tickets will only be utilised by themselves or members of their own household, and that each ticket holder will be made aware of these terms and conditions by the ticket purchaser.  

Persons not of the same household are required to purchase their own tickets separately to ensure physical distancing is observed

All ticket holders acknowledge that it may be necessary for the venue to separate groups to comply with current physical distancing regulations.

The venue may cancel the event at any time and without notice if it determines (in its unrestricted discretion) that the event should not proceed for reasons of public safety including, without limitation, due to risks associated with COVID-19.

Disclaimer and exclusion: The Ticket Holder enters the venue and attends the event at their own risk and will not make any claim or take any action against the venue in respect of any injury, illness or damage.

Refund Policy

This policy follows guidelines by the performing arts industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will now offer:

A full refund of the ticket purchase amount to any ticket purchaser who:

  • since purchasing their ticket, has developed any of the recognised symptoms of COVID-19.
  • since purchasing their ticket, has had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case or anyone displaying symptoms.
  • decides not to attend the event in order to comply with the terms and conditions of sale or directions or instructions given at the venue.

To receive a refund for any of the above circumstances, the ticket purchaser must notify the venue before the advertised event start time.

If an event is cancelled, including as a result of COVID-19 related instances, a full refund of the ticket purchase amount will be provided.

Ticketing enquiries contact the Box Office on 03 5152 1482 or email: boxoffice@egipps.vic.gov.au

Forge Theatre and Arts Hub COVIDSafe Plan

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