Your What’s On guide to Geelong, the Bellarine and Surf Coast
entertainmentgeelong.com began in 1999, a successor to the hard-copy magazine ‘That’s Entertainment in Geelong’. Both magazine and website were and are aimed at supporting and promoting the performing arts in Geelong and its immediate region. Both magazine and website are free to use, advertise and view. Both were and are edited by Colin Mockett for Drop Of A Hat Productions Geelong.
Geelong (Wathawurrung Djilang/Djalang) is Victoria’s second city behind Melbourne. With its neighbouring Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast, the region has a population of more than 300,000 making it bigger than the combined populations of Victoria’s next two cities, Ballarat and Bendigo. Geelong is Australia’s second fastest growing city, behind Brisbane. A former port and industrial city, Geelong is now a thriving service industry, medical and tourist hub with an outstanding waterfront, excellent amenities (there are 11 wineries and nine golf courses within a 20 minute drive) and no fewer than 14 local theatre companies with a reputation for first-class performance.
Geelong also has Australia’s most beautiful library. (pictured)
About editor Colin Mockett
Colin is a Geelong-based writer, researcher, tour guide, actor and broadcaster. A former journalist, Colin established Drop Of A Hat Productions with his singer/musician wife, Shirley Power, in the mid 1990s. Then it was a vehicle to produce and present quality original musical presentations to showcase local performers. Today, Colin writes and presents shows for the City’s Potato Shed venue, conducts history-based bus and walking tours and appears weekly on two radio stations; he talks history on Bay 93.9 Geelong’s ‘Catch Up’; and is a co-presenter on The Sustainable Hour podcast which is also broadcast on The Pulse radio station.
About Drop Of A Hat
Drop Of A Hat Productions began small, as a company that could produce and present high-quality solo, duo or trio bespoke original shows at short notice for local Festivals and events. This led to larger productions – our company produced the waterfront spectacular showcase that was Geelong’s Celebration of Federation, also the Concert Of The Decade series. This annually put our region’s best performers in the 1,400-seat Costa Hall, drawing more than 26,000 people over the course of its nine year run.
Drop Of A Hat was behind such hits as the Englishman, Irishman & Scotsman comedy series, the equally succesful Grumpy Old Men series, the Authentic Geelong Old Time Music Hall, Boo-Hiss Melodramas – and a large number of history-based musical documentaries.
Today, it produces Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed, the phenomenally successful History Alive! resident-led tours of Geelong cemeteries and the new ‘Lunch With The Ancestors’ at the Italian Club.
For the latest, please look to this website’s Hot News or Diary pages.