Casula Powerhouse, sometimes referred to as the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, is a multi-arts facility tucked away in Casula; overlooking the banks of George’s River.
What was once a power station in the 1950s, has been creatively designed to create the vibrant art space that this facility is today.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Museum, Theatre, History, Opening Hours & Map
This centre boasts of two artist studios, a number of permanent public artworks, as well as six beautiful galleries that showcase changing exhibitions all year long. Add to this the condition-controlled storage facilities that are home to a collection of over 30,000 and it is easy to see why this powerhouse is an integral part of Sydney’s art scene.
In addition to the facilities mentioned above, the centre is also home to a 300+ capacity theatre that is inclusive of full seasons with some of the country’s most popular production companies. This holistic approach to art emphasizes the centre’s virtues to provide art work that speaks to the community at large. There are also a couple of artist residences on location.
Depending on the time of your visit, look out for an array of exhibitions, events and educational programs that cover different forms of art and subjects. There are also outreach projects whose intention is to spread the centre’s impact to different places. You may also be interested in catching up with a host of local performance groups for an exhilarating show.
One of the most fascinating things about Casula Powerhouse is its expansive green open spaces that add a natural element to all the forms of art onsite. The Weaving Garden is a popular spot, and for good reason, as nature’s beauty here allows for serenity and tranquillity. Aside from that, there are also 20 hectares of parklands at the facility for the art lover and nature enthusiast.
Casula Powerhouse is easily accessible by public transport using trains arriving at Casula Station on the T2 Inner West and South Line. For those driving, there is free onsite parking. The arts facility remains open from 10am to 5pm daily and is closed on public holidays.