Welcome to The Social @ IPAC

View a copy of our menu here.

Providing a relaxed urban setting to meet with friends and family, and boasting an impressive al fresco space, The Social is a unique café and bar at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, home of Merrigong Theatre Company, in the heart of Wollongong's vibrant Arts Precinct. Choose from a café menu of tasty breakfast items, salads and sandwiches, substantial meals, sweet treats, and delicious Toby's Estate coffee.

Visitors to the Centre can relax and enjoy the sophisticated selection of international beers and wines available from the bar menu.

Theatre patrons can enjoy pre-theatre dining options, as well as pre-performance drinks with two bars servicing the Bruce Gordon and IMB Theatres. 

The stylish venue, contemporary food, and fantastic coffee in partnership with Toby's Estate, creates an enjoyable and functional space for the local community that services everyone from city workers to theatre patrons alike. 

Exclusive Entertainment Experience with Merrigong
Do you want to host a unique event at The Social?  We offer exclusive entertainment packages which include tickets to a show at the IPAC or Wollongong Town Hall and either a sit down dinner for small groups or a private cocktail reception for groups of 10 or more at The Social. Click here for further information.

Trading Hours

Monday – Friday 7:30am to 2:30pm OR 7:30 am through to show time on performance nights
Saturday 8:30am to 1:30pm OR 8:30 am through to show time on performance nights
Sunday Closed – except when a performance is on – then open for coffee and cake pre-show

32 Burelli Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Ph: 02 4224 5932