Frankston Arts Centre
Frankston, VIC 3199
Frankston, VIC, 3199
"Frankston Arts Centre is one of Australia's largest metropolitan and regional arts venues. It has a proud history as an arts icon with a capacity to host diverse events and deliver exciting programs. The Theatre seats 800 people and offers full stage facilities and fly tower with professional technical and contemporary staging equipment. Cube 37 is the Centre's contemporary creative arts space, providing a flexible studio performance space complete with retractable seating for up to 200 people. It houses a wet studio, workshop rooms, new media suite and two gallery exhibition spaces. The Function Centre provides on site catering, is fully equipped and can seat up to 500. It hosts a diverse range of events including corporate seminars, community expos, gala events and awards ceremonies. The Centre is a business unit of Frankston City Council and operates under an independent Board of Management."
"Many reknowned Australian and International artists and companies appear delivering a full and diverse program including; Bud Tingwell, Max Gillies, Alan Hopgood, Kevin Harrington, Miriam Margolyes and Steven Berkoff and Bell Shakespeare, Perth Theatre Company, Australian Ballet's Dancers Company, Melbourne Symphony, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. It provides: An annual Season of 8-14 performances including; drama, dance, opera, orchestral, comedy and family programs. A Musical Matinee program of 2 Series of 10 performances. Independent Theatre. Education Program. The Centre also has 7 exhibition areas, a unique digital - Art after Dark - space and workshop program for all ages and artistic abilities. Frankston Arts Centre's has its own circus troupe - Hip Cat Circus, supported by Programmed Facility Management, this venture is in the early stages of self-management, providing external performances and workshop for festivals and schools. Known as an Inclusive venue world-wide, its aim is to enable the Arts to be available for all abilities, it has an Arts Access program and provides a number of captioned and Auslan signed performances."
Frankston City is situated on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay approximately 40 kilomemetres south of Melbourne. The municipality covers an area of about 131 square kilometres from Seaford Wetlands in the north, to Mt Eliza in the south, and the Western Port Highway in the east. The western boundary of the City is made up of about 10 kilometres of coastline along Port Phillip Bay.