The Hoskins Centre Story

Built largely thanks to the generous donation of Old Boy Michael Hoskins after whom it is named, the Michael Hoskins Creative Arts  Centre opened in 2009, providing both TAS and Armidale with a purpose-built teaching and performance venues in which the creative spirit is nurtured, expressed and showcased.

The centre consists of a state-of-the-art theatre, art studios, rehearsal rooms, exhibition space and a large, light-filled foyer. Very much a community asset, the Hoskins Centre, as it is more widely known, also offers a varied annual public arts program of theatre, music and visual arts alongside its innovative educational programs.

The annual season has included professional productions from Australia’s most exciting companies such as the Sydney Theatre Company and Zeal Theatre Co, and also provides a home base for the region’s local creative community such as the Armidale Drama & Musical Society (ADMS), the Felt Tip Theatre Company, High Country Theatre Company, Opera New England, and the Armidale branch of the Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS).

With its stylish, convenient facilities and welcoming atmosphere, the centre is also regularly hired for conferences, functions, workshops and arts exhibitions.