It's hard to imagine the Port Macquarie CBD without the iconic Glasshouse. Looming proudly above our streetscape, it is a focal point for cultural, business and tourism activities - much to the envy of surrounding coastal regions.
Over the past ten years, the Glasshouse has established itself as the leading destination for outstanding entertainment, events and cultural experiences.
Over 2 million people have walked through its doors, half a million tickets have been processed through the Box Office and over 400,000 have visited the Regional Art Gallery.
From The Wiggles to Carl Barron, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and even an Ironman Rolldown presentation, the Glasshouse has proven itself as a thriving community hub unlike any other.
The Glasshouse is a unique community asset, setting our region apart from other coastal destinations, attracting new residents and investors to the region.
While the region is blessed with marvellous weather and spectacular scenery, savvy investors and people seeking a new life outside our bustling cities are looking for something more.
The Glasshouse provides that lifestyle edge by bringing "big city' productions and exhibitions to our doorstep.
There's no need to travel to Sydney or Brisbane when Australia's leading performing and visual arts companies tour to the venue.
The Glasshouse also offers a range of public programs, designed to help people at all ages and stages of life to engage with the arts, these include educational performances and workshops for schools; professional development for teachers and artists; and talks and tours for the general public.
"We are delighted to be partnering with Percival Property to celebrate the Glasshouse's 10th birthday with an 'Open House'," said Venue Manager, Pam Milne.
This day is about celebrating the Glasshouse and the vibrancy of our local communityPam Milne, Venue Manager, Port Macquarie Glasshouse
"Saturday, August 24 is an opportunity for the community to access a variety of Glasshouse experiences: exhibitions, workshops, performances... even a jumping castle in the foyer."
The Glasshouse Open House is on Saturday, 24 August from 10am until 3pm.
With fun activities for all ages, including tours, workshops, performances, face painting and more, it's the perfect day to visit this iconic community building and discover all it has to offer.