Established in 1995, the FAC has a long history and commitment to community, cultural development and increasing access opportunities to promote mental health and well being through the arts.
The FAC is one of the largest outer metropolitan arts venues in Australia incorporating an 800 seat theatre, two exhibition gallery spaces, a function centre, a 192 seat black box theatre and creative arts hub.
The FAC is an inclusive venue, providing arts opportunities for all abilities and a program including live theatre captioning, ticket subsidy scheme, educational pathways and specialised workshops.
Many local schools, theatre companies, community arts groups and artists use the facility each year. A subsidised community rate is provided to all community hirers.
The FAC plays host to approximately one quarter of a million visitors annually; attracted to artistic offerings which range from community and school productions to sell-out performances by touring national and international artists.
Renowned for its variety of theatre, visual arts and new media arts, from local, national and international artists, the FAC’s mission is to provide and inspire creative experiences that strive for a positive community participation and engagement.