Architect Peter Woolard from archiectural firm Studio 101 has been appointed for a $3m regeneration of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) in Australia.

The refurbishment of the 800-seat theatre will include new seating and interior design, new house lighting and improvements to disability access.

The regeneration is expected to increase audience capacity at the theatre, create a dynamic arts hub and enhance the precinct’s public profile, the company said.