International musician James Morrison plays to packed 20th birthday party for Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Cutting the anniversary cake: Mayor Marina Vergone, Peel Development Commission chairman Paul Fitzpatrick, centre chairman Rhys Williams and centre general manager Guy Boyce,
Cutting the anniversary cake: Mayor Marina Vergone, Peel Development Commission chairman Paul Fitzpatrick, centre chairman Rhys Williams and centre general manager Guy Boyce,

A PACKED Mandurah Performing Arts Centre celebrated the centre’s 20th anniversary with a spectacular concert by international jazz musician James Morrison on Saturday night.

Morrison was also the star attraction at the centre’s opening concert in 1997.

In the 20 years since, the centre has sold more than two million tickets, more than 30,000 kids danced on the stage, the art gallery has hosted 240 exhibitions, more than 300 staff have been employed and the centre sold enough water to fill a swimming pool.