About Walter Reid Cultural Centre

Walter Reid-Building

Welcome to the Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Rockhampton's leading community arts and leisure venue. This vibrant centre is home to a diverse array of art, craft, music, and leisure groups, offering something for everyone. A select number of groups will be open during River Festival, but there are many more to discover in your own time! 

Why Visit the Walter Reid Cultural Centre?

Whether you're looking to make new friends or dive into a new hobby, the Walter Reid Cultural Centre is the perfect destination. Here, you can participate in:

Arts and Crafts Workshops: Unleash your creativity with hands-on sessions.

Theatre: Enjoy a variety of theatre performances as an actor or stage hand. 

Photography: Learn and practice photography skills.

Pottery and Woodwork: Get involved in creating beautiful pieces.

Rail Modelling: Join enthusiasts in this detailed and rewarding hobby.

Events and Activities

The Walter Reid community groups frequently host exhibitions, workshops, theatre performances, and music events. There's always something exciting happening at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre.

Operating Hours

The Walter Reid Cultural Centre is open:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Please note that individual group meeting times vary and we recommend you contact each group directly. 

Join Our Community

Although on a select number of groups are open during River Festival a variety of groups are based at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre, each offering unique activities and opportunities for involvement. Whether you're an artist, a musician, a crafter, or simply looking for a fun way to spend your time, you'll find a welcoming community at Walter Reid. 

Ground Floor

  • 0.8 | Capricornia Printmakers
  • 0.7 | Officiana Athelstane
  • 0.6 | Gallery 6
  • 0.1 | Little Theatre


  • 1.9 | Rockhampton Photography Club
  • 1.8 | Rockhampton Lapidary Club
  • 1.7 | Fibre Arts
  • 1.6 | Rockhampton Rail Modellers Association
  • 1.5 | CQ Strings, Rockhampton Youth Orchestra & Unisong Choir
  • 1.4 | CQ Contemporary Artists
  • 1.3 | Chamber Music Society
  • 1.2 | Rockhampton Eisteddfod Association
  • 1.1 | Royal Queensland Art Society
  • 1.1 | Patch-Happy Circle
  • 1.1 | Rockhampton Embroiderers’ Guild


  • 2.5 | Capricornia Potters

Visit today and discover the many ways you can get involved at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Rockhampton's hub for community creativity.