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Knox Community Arts Centre

Address
Corner Scoresby Road and Mountain Highway, Bayswater VIC 3153. Google Map
Office Hours Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.
Phone 03 9729 7287
Email knoxarts@knox.vic.gov.au
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What's On

Bookings are now open for our School Holiday programs! Download our school holiday program brochure (PDF).

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Captain Active (School Holiday Performance)

Captain Active will take families on an adventure, in a bid to overcome the evil, unhealthy habits of his arch nemesis Lazy Cray Cray! Our superhero will get the whole audience flying in the fruit and veggie rocket, goes animal ball hiking over mountains, runs and dodges creepy crawlies through dark caves, and jumps over raging crocodile infested rivers, all whilst creating a loyal and eager team of Cap Ac Kids!

Adults will laugh, whilst kids will be on the edge of their seat every time Captain Active's 'active-o-meter' goes off with an update from mission control on Lazy Cray Cray's evil doings.

There’s cool games on stage; audience activities to get everyone being active in their seat; super catchy songs that'll get toes tapping and a lot of superhero energy.

Date: Tuesday 26th September.
Time: 11am.
Tickets: Adult $15, Child $12, Family $11.25 (Families of four or more, no more than 2 adults)

Suitable for ages 3+

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Wand Making Workshop with Cath Jamison (School Holiday Workshop)


For all young budding magicians, witches, wizards and apprentices, here is an opportunity for you to create your own individual magic wand.
Undertake the secret wand ceremony and learn the history and the correct use of your special wand.

The wood is hand-picked from a sacred forest and gems from across the seas are provided to decorate and make your wand truly magical!

All wand making materials provided.

Date: Wednesday 27 September.
Time: 10am - 11am.
Tickets: Child $12

Suitable for 5-12 year olds

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Magic Trick Workshop with Cath Jamison (School Holiday Workshop)

Join Australia's leading female magician, Cath Jamison, as she teaches kids how to be a Magician.

Cath will give a special short show and then budding young tricksters will not only learn how to perform their own magic tricks, but will learn the secrets and tips for putting together their own magic show to impress friends and family.

If you have a favourite trick bring it along to show the group!

All tricks & Instructions supplied.

Date: Thursday 28 September.
Time: 10am (5-7 year olds); 2pm (8-12 year olds)
Tickets: Child $12

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Pavarotti - King of the High C's (Performance)

The Music. The Voice. The Life.

A thrilling musical biography of one the finest classical artists of the 20th Century.
Woven into this exquisite program of arias and popular song are stories and anecdotes from Pavarotti’s life and his career which paint a vivid portrait of Pavarotti the artist and Pavarotti the man.

Songs will include Nessun dorma, La donna mobile, Vesti la giubba, Ave Maria, O sole mio, My Way and La Vie en rose.

Performed by David Rogers-Smith (Carmen, Madam Butterfly, Pagliacci & The Phantom of the Opera)
Devised & Musically Directed by Mark Jones.

“The audience lapped up Rogers-Smith’s performance” (The Herald Sun)

“Full of energy and pizzazz” (The Australian)

Date: Tuesday 3rd October.
Time: 11am.
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16.
Duration: 75 minutes, no interval.

Free tea and coffee available prior to the performances.

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Fairytale Cookbook (School Holiday Performance)

Open the Fairytale Cookbook, choose your ingredients, and let us whip you up an improvised fairytale like you've never seen before.

Start off with a Hero, add a splash of Pirate King, or spice it up with a Witch... the choice is yours! The Fairytale Cookbook Performance is an all new improvised format created especially with kids in mind. The audience helps cast the actors, choose the characters for the tales, and guide the hero safely (or dangerously!) through the adventure they have created.

The Fairytale Cookbook is a unique chance for kids to have REAL input into a show rather than passive predetermined pantomime choices of the past.

Date: Thursday 5th October.
Time: 11am.
Duration: 60 minutes.
Tickets: Adult $15, Child $12, Family $11.25 (Families of four or more, no more than 2 adults).

Age Suitability: Children Aged 4+

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Monica Dullard - Ageing with Attitude (Performance)

Monica Dullard is a Baby Boomer!

Her mum is 91 and feisty to boot!

Join Monica in her new comedy show, chock full of characters, stories and observations about ageing, caring for elderly relatives, and doing what we can, not to get ‘old’. There is something for everyone in this hilarious show, including plenty of tips for seniors on dealing with our own impending aged care journey!

There will be live music, stand-up, and physical comedy to boot!

This ‘assisted living’ talkfest will deliver jam-packed, ridiculous fun!

This event is supported by Knox City Council's Active Ageing & Disability Services department and is an LGBTIQ inclusive event, so come and join the LGBTIQ ‘Pride and Joy Loveboat’.

"Very keen comedy eye....hilarious" Herald Sun

Date: Tuesday 10 October.
Time: 2:30pm.
Tickets: $5.00.
Duration: 40 minutes, no interval.

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Night and Day - The Doris and Shirley Show (Performance)

After rave reviews for her shows The Women of the 60’s and The Belles of Broadway, the fabulous Gina Hogan returns to the stage with another standout show featuring the hit songs from Doris Day and Shirley Bassey.

These two iconic women are as different as night and day, yet Gina moves effortlessly from Doris, the quintessential all-American “girl next door” to the dramatic and powerful Shirley, capturing the essence of these two women.

You’ll be taken on a trip down memory lane, with stories and music performed as only Gina can with her “amazing vocal versatility and engaging stage presence”.

With songs like Secret Love, Everybody Loves a Lover and On Moonlight Bay. And from the Shirley collection, Diamonds are Forever, Big Spender and I Who Have Nothing. And that’s just the beginning.

There’s something for everyone – fabulous music, beautiful costumes, and that voice! So don’t miss this show. It’s one you won’t forget.

"Gina shows great theatrical flair" (The Age)

"The audience love her and so do we" (Her Majesty’s Theatre)

Date: Thursday 12th October.
Time: 11am.
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval.
Tickets: $20 Adult, $18 Concession, Groups 6+ $16.

Free tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Festival Closing – The Royal Australian Navy Band (Performance)


The Royal Australian Navy Band consists of 33 full-time members under the musical direction of Lieutenant Andrew Stokes, and is complemented by a number of Naval Reserve Musicians as required.

In addition to supporting ceremonial occasions, the Royal Australian Navy Band also performs at many public events throughout Melbourne and Victoria, including school concerts, community music and festivals.

Come and enjoy. The performance will be followed by afternoon tea.

Date: Saturday 14 October.
Times: 2pm to 4pm.
Tickets: $6.00.
Venue: Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South.

Free tea and coffee available prior to the performances.

Booking and payment is essential – please book by calling 9729 7287 or book online .

Book Now (Please book by Thursday 28 September, unless tickets sold out prior)

Silvie Paladiono

The Joy of Christmas with Silvie Paladino (Performance)

Silvie Paladino has one of the greatest female voices in Australia.
Her remarkable vocal range enables her to sing a vast repertoire including jazz, contemporary, musical theatre and light opera.

Silvie is well known to audiences through her stage and screen appearances including the Australasian tour and West End season of Les Miserables in both the two lead roles.
She has also performed lead roles in shows such as Cats, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia and Chess, and is a regular favourite at Carols by Candlelight.

Silvie will delight and amaze you with a selection from her vast repertoire and perform your favourite Christmas songs.

David Cameron, one of the country’s most experienced Musical Directors, will accompany Silvie.

“Consummate singer Silvie Paladino stole the show at Carols by Candlelight.” (TV tonight)

Date: Wednesday 29th November.
Time: 11am.
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16.
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval.

Free tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Community Programs and Events at KCAC and the Bayswater Youth Hall

Turntable Disco

A monthly event for people of all abilities aged 18 years and over.
Held at the Bayswater Youth Hall on the second Friday of the month.

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm.
Cost: $10 - light refreshments served (Free for carers and support staff).
Enquiries: Kathy 0413 812 988.

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Shabari (Performance)

The stage production by Shishukunj Melbourne carries on the tradition of similar productions executed by Shishukunj Nairobi (Kenya) and Shishukunj London (UK) more than 20 years ago. A not-to-be-missed production presented entirely by the younger members (between the ages of 5 and 18) has been a collaborative effort made possible with the help of parents, coordinators and a volunteer team who understand how important it is to expose our children to the Gujarati culture, spiritual growth, as well as character development, all being the core values of Shishukunj.

Shishukunj, a sanskrit word meaning 'garden of children' is a volunteer run organisation devoted to the holistic development of Gujarati children with 14 centres currently active globally.

Shabari, who features in the epic story Ramayana, is known as the senior lady who feeds 'bor' (Indian plum) to Lord Ram during his exile and search for his beloved Sita. But, how did she end up at that point where she met Lord Ram? Where did she come from? Who was she? This play provides answers to all those questions and takes you on an epic journey through her life up to the point where she meets Lord Ram.

Date: Saturday 7th October / Sunday 8th October.
Time: 7pm Saturday / 5pm Sunday
Cost: $8.00 - $30.00
Duration: 150 minutes. Refreshments available for purchase during interval

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KCAC Venue Hire

The Knox Community Arts Centre is available for hire for:

  • Theatre
  • Seminars
  • Meetings
  • Training
  • Dance concerts
  • Gallery
  • Arts development

The venue incorporates three separate hire areas that include a supper room which is connected to a commercial kitchen, a performance auditorium with stage and tiered seating for 172 or flat seating for 120.

Please call the Centre for more information or see our hiring Knox Community Arts Centre page.

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