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Whether you’re planning a major event, national conference, banquet dinner, product launch, seminar or celebration, Bendigo Venues & Events brings a diverse range of grand historic settings with modern performing arts and event capabilities. Ulumbarra Theatre, the newest and largest of our family of venues rises from within the walls of the city’s 1860’s Sandhurst Gaol. With an auditorium capacity of 950, break out options include expansive foyers, adjoining studios and modern meeting rooms. Outside three historic courtyards are landscaped and perfect for a range of events. There are many unique locations throughout Ulumbarra for creative event opportunities. Even the Ulumbarra main stage can be transformed to accommodate dinners or intimate performances. The real benefit for event organisers choosing Ulumbarra is the ability to create a truly memorable event, delivered seamlessly by our professional team. The Bendigo Venues & Events team comprises experienced event planners, premium caterers, booking specialists and skilled technical staff ready to partner with you to deliver a professional and successful event. Food and beverage options are many and varied and can be designed to match a particular season, event, style or location. The name Ulumbarra means ‘gather together’ or ‘meeting place’ in the language of the Traditional Owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung. It blends heritage and modern elements beautifully, offering distinctive historic and state-of-the-art event spaces ensuring your guests will be impressed by the grandeur and the sophistication of your chosen event setting.


Approx. 2hr/s travel time from Melbourne CBD

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Ground Floor Foyer

First Floor Foyer

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