Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is celebrating 10 years on Thursday, having hosted more than 1,600 events since launching in July 2008.
The centre is popular for Illawarra visitors as a closer alternative to many Sydney venues.
SEC manager Karen Patterson said over the last year Illawarra residents accounted fore more than 90 per cent of ticket holders.
Jon English, Guy Sebastian, Lee Kernaghan, Jimmy Barnes, The Whitlams, Mental as Anything, Josh Pyke, Suzi Quatro, Leo Sayer and Bonnie Tyler are just some of the big names who have performed there.
“In the past year more than 39,000 people have attended shows at the Entertainment Centre,” Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley said.
Upon its opening the centre was heralded for its innovative architectural design, state-of-the-art technology and scale of the venue.
It features an auditorium accommodating 900 guests, a studio seating 90, a gallery space and two conference rooms and a year-round variety of theatre, cabaret, dance, music, physical theatre and workshops.