Portland Arts Centre


The Portland Arts Centre presents live theatre, music, exhibitions, and other events as the presenter of the ArtsGlenelg program... read more.


The Portland Arts Centre presents live theatre, music, exhibitions, and other events as the presenter of the ArtsGlenelg program.

As well as professional touring shows, the Portland Arts Centre is also delighted to host community performances and events.

Exhibitions in the foyer gallery are free to view, and available whenever the building is open – Monday to Friday, as well as one hour before any scheduled performance or event.


Social Stories

Social Stories can be used with individuals with Autism to exchange information that is personalised and illustrated. Social Stories are short, simple and have defined criteria to make them ‘Social Stories’.

Social Stories are helpful to describe events, activities, social norms and managing expectations to people with Autism.

Council has created Social Stories for some frequently visited venues across the Shire. All Councils Social Stories can be self edited to suit the needs of each individual if needed. The Portland Arts Centre has a Social Story that may be found here.


  • Australian Museums and Galleries Association
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Free Wifi


  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • An access and inclusion statement is available (make this available on your website).

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