House of Dreams - Remembering the Palais


House of Dreams is a multi-media, cross-disciplinary community arts project. As we get set to reopen the doors of The Palais Theatre later this year, this project will celebrate the cultural legacy of the building, the shared memories that it holds for elderly members of the Geelong community and the next generation of local artists who will now benefit from the space. 


Phase one of this project will expand and deepen the city’s cultural identity and what it means to be local by documenting and celebrating memories of our local cultural past that have shaped and defined the community of Geelong today. Phase two of the project directly involves the commissioning of a diverse group of emerging artists to respond to this local cultural identity and interpret the cultural memories that have shaped contemporary Geelong, presenting a vision of the creative future of the community.


After advertising on social media and the local paper, we were delightfully flooded with submissions of Palais memories by dozens of members of the community of Geelong. Amongst the vast selection of letters, emails meetings and phone calls had, we selected a small handful that best represented the demographic of people that came through the Palais doors in its prime years of the 50's and 60's. This event allows us to share the stories of first loves meeting, singers and musicians performing and what it was like to work, dance or play at the Palais in it's booming years.


26 June 2021

Upcoming dates

26 June 2021, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

26 June 2021, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

26 June 2021, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM


  • Palais Geelong 297 Moorabool St, Geelong 3220


  • This is a free event This event is FREE Please register and book at


  • Parking available
  • Seating/viewing areas
  • Toilets available
  • Wheelchair accessible


Palais Geelong

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 5249 5548

Associated organisation: Palais Geelong - Palais Arts Fund Inc.



Page last updated: Friday, 28 May 2021