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Our Name

Our Name

Ulumbarra – meaning gather together or meeting place in the language of the Dja Dja Wurrung people is the name given to this theatre.

Reflecting the original indigenous use of the site as a lookout and meeting place the name Ulumbarra (pronounced u-lum-ba-ra) promises to bring the culture of the  Dja Dja Wurrung back into the landscape of our city.

Representing not only the use of the site as a community theatre for all to gather and enjoy the performances of local and international talent, the name reflects the original indigenous use of the site as a lookout and meeting place.

The name is also representative of the multi-disciplinary nature of the performing arts and learning complex, which will result in the gathering of a variety of spaces on the site.