The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre (previously known as the Main Corner Complex) is one of Mount Gambier’s most popular attractions. This exciting modern building and garden house has several innovative entertainment and education venues.
The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre tells the story of Mount Gambier and its people through various exhibitions and multimedia displays.
Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre, Volcano, Opening Hours, Mount Gambier
It is a must-see for anyone with an interest in geology. Find out more by visiting the First Floor Theatre, where a first-class cinematic experience will tell you more about the area’s unique geological history and show you the beautiful blue lake, caverns and crystal pools you may see on your tours around the region.
At 7:30pm every night, there is a prelude with the rear wall of The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre coming alive with photos and footage highlighting Mount Gambier’s European heritage and history. This historical presentation is replaced with curated animations and projection art during special events.
At 8:30pm every night, a spectacular sound and light show tells the Dreamtime stories of our Boandik Peoples and their connection to the Cave Garden/Thugi and the Blue Lake/Warwar.
Alongside the various venues offered for hire, the Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre also houses the largest regional art gallery in South Australia, known as the Riddoch Gallery. This gallery shows state and national touring exhibitions and provides gallery space for artists from the local community.
Also housed here are intriguing exhibitions on the history of Mount Gambier, including the tale of Australia’s oldest boomerang.