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  COPACC is the Colac Otway Shire's home of the performing and visual arts.

Colac Otways Performing Arts & Cultural Centre (COPACC) embraces the skills, arts, beliefs, traditions and aspirations of our community, catering for the performing arts, films and exhibitions.
Located on the corner of Rae and Gellibrand Streets, Colac.

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Coming to COPACC in April...

The 26-Storey Treehouse
Friday, 24 April, 10am, 12pm & 6pm
60 minutes (no interval)
Tickets: $20 each or 4 for $60
Box Office: 5232 2077

Andy and Terry had such a ball with the 13-Storey Treehouse, they’re back with 13 storeys more AND YOU’RE INVITED! 13 more storeys means more INVENTIONS – like the 78 flavour ice-cream dispensing robot and the brain bamboozling Maze of Doom (not to mention the self inflating underpants) and more things to go WRONG! Will Andy and Terry push their friend Jill to her absolute limits? And who is this shady Hector Houtkop with a really bad pirate accent? And what about ALL THOSE PIRATES? Perfect for ages 6-12 and their families.

Proudly sponsored by Quest Squills for Life and the Cowlick Bookshop
The 26 Storey Treehouse
The Wiggles 'Rock & Roll Preschool' tour comes to COPACC
Monday 27th April, 2015, shows at 10.00am and 12.30pm.
Tickets: $32.50 (12-months and under free)
Bookings - Please call the COPACC box office on (03) 5232 2077

The Wiggles 'Rock & Roll Preschool' tour follows the runaway success of last year, where The Wiggles sold out 137 shows across every state and territory in Australia and performed to over a quarter of a million fans around the world, making The Wiggles the most successful children’s entertainment show in Australia.

The Wiggles


Coming to COPACC soon ...

Dance Masterclasses with Joseph Simons!
Friday, 1 May
Juniors - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Seniors – 6:00pm to 7:30pm
$20 or free for ticketholders to Joseph’s show First Things First

COPACC is offering dance school students an opportunity to participate in a master class with innovative dancer and choreographer, Joseph Simons.
Joseph is currently touring Australia with his one man production First Things First, which will be coming to COPACC on Wednesday May 27 at 7pm.
In this masterclass, dancers will delve deeper into their own contemporary technique, exploring the use of weight manipulation and a sense of 'swing' in the limbs. Taking concepts from Safety Release technique, and influenced by a range of choreographic styles, Joseph guides the dancers through a series of exercises to get the body moving, and encourages the dancers to pick up choreography quickly and with accuracy.

Bookings call COPACC 5232 2077
Spaces are limited, book ahead to avoid disappointment!

First Things First

Paris Underground
Saturday, May 2, 8pm
90 minutes (interval 20 minutes)
Box office: 5232 2077
Adults $41 Concessions $36 Students $25

We're rapt to be taking our audiences into the Paris Underground - a journey through the delights of one of the world's best-loved cities.
The Paris Underground Cabaret is a subversion of the classic French cabaret and variety show. Journey with your incredible host the fire-breathing Monsieur Marveaux. Witness the delights of a magic spectacular and French burlesque, with singers, and dancers who beckon from the Moulin Rouge.
This fast-paced show, on Saturday, May 2, includes the striking and rare magic of Julia Madotti - one of the country's few female magicians and illusionists; the beauty and grace of circus artiste Hannah Trott; the dynamic punch and rare skill of tap king Eden Read; the charming chanteuse, MC and actor Aurora Kurth; the sultry smoulder of burlesque artist Zelia Rose; and the bizarre twisted sisters of neo-burlesque Betty Blood and Pippy Scream.

Sponsored by Shalimar Nursery, and part of the Colac Herald 2015 COPACC Theatre Season, this show is suitable for people aged 15-plus. There is partial nudity and adult themes.

Paris Undeground

Johnny Cash in Solitary Tour 2015
Sunday, 3 May, 8pm
Tickets: Adults $50 Concessions $45
Bookings: (03) 5232 2077

Johnny Cash was one of the most iconic, influential and enigmatic performers of the 20th century. He was perhaps best described in the words of longtime friend, songwriting legend Kris Kristofferson….

“He's a poet, he's a picker, he's a prophet, he's a pusher
He's a pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he's stoned
He's a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction
Taking every wrong direction on his lonely way back home”

The real truth about the man that was Johnny Cash, is laid bare by Cash himself, in his songs, for everyone to see and regardless of whether or not Kristofferson was actually referring to Cash in these lyrics, they seem to best sum up the legend, the fiction and the truth that was The Man in Black.

Daniel Thompson, the voice of Johnny Cash The Concert is back with In Solitary, an intimate portrait of the Man in Black.

The past 5 years have seen Daniel at the helm of Johnny Cash The Concert playing to more than 25000 Australian Cash fans and from all reports the fans love his faithful and respectful tribute to Johnny Cash and his music.

In early 2014, In Solitary was born. A very different show to the Johnny Cash The Concert shows, In Solitary focuses on a darker Cash, featuring songs spanning his entire incredible career. Telling the story of who Johnny Cash was, who he became and why his legend has grown since his death at age 72 in 2003.

Daniel’s very special guest on the In Solitary tour is Multiple-award winning Singer/Songwriter, longtime friend and collaborator, Mike Carr, on piano, guitar and vocals.

After a highly successful 2014 tour, Daniel is very excited to embark on a National Tour with this intimate portrait of one of the most intriguing and iconic figures of the 20th century.

Don’t miss this night of the incomparable music of the Man in Black and the legend of Johnny Cash.

Johnny Cash 2015

Athol Guy - The Seekers Story
Thursday August 13th, 7.30pm
Adult $48.00
Concession $42.00
Friends of the Theatre* $42.00
Groups 8+ $38.00
Early Bird* $38.00

*Friends of the Theatre is anyone with a COPACC 2015 Theatre Season subscription. Early Bird is anyone who presents a letter sent by Westside Talent. To join COPACC's mailing list email

Box Office: 5232 2077

"Athol Guy - The Seekers Story" is an audio/visual production that chronicles the amazing success of Australia's most celebrated musical group, The Seekers. Written and narrated by Athol Guy, one of the group’s founding members.

Don't miss the opportunity to join Athol and his friends as they take you on their musical journey - sometimes emotional, sometimes funny, but always joyouslyuplifting...and be prepared to sing along and celebrate "The Seekers Story".

The Seekers Story
COPACC Youth Theatre Lovers Club
Do you love the theatre?
Are you aged between 15 and 21?
Why not join our club!

At COPACC we're here to help people bitten by the theatre bug. We understand it's hard for students to get enough theatre in their lives to satisfy their appetite without draining their bank account. So, we've selected 6 shows from our Colac Herald 2015 Theatre Season that offers great variety of theatre including drama, dance, stand-up comedy, cabaret, live music and film! They are:

Paris Underground Saturday, May 2, 8pm
Dewayne Everettsmith & Sietta Wednesday, May 20, 8pm
Melbourne International Comedy Saturday, June 20, 8pm
Festival Roadshow
All My Love Friday, August 21, 8pm
Carmen Sweet Friday, October 23, 8pm
The Other Film Festival Tuesday, December 1, 7:30pm

Join the Club and receive the 6 show package for $72!! (That's a 50% discount... you lucky ducks!)

To redeem this amazing offer simply download and fill out the form here and present it to the Box Office when purchasing your show package.

For more information contact COPACC on 5232 9418.

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The app is free and all the COPACC shows are listed on this site.
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Date Printed: 28/04/2015
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