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The Knox Community Arts Centre is available for hire for Theatre, Seminars, Meetings, Dance concerts, and more.

The venue incorporates three separate hire areas that include a supper room with 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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Do you know someone who loves live theatre, music, comedy, and arts workshops? A Knox Community Arts Centre Gift Certificate is the perfect gift for them!

Gift Certificates can be purchased online for $20, $50, or $100.
To customise the amount, call the Box Office on 9729 7287 for assistance.
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What's On

Inmove

The Chocolate Factory


Presented By InMove Performing Arts

InMove Performing Arts is proud to present 'The Chocolate Factory' an exciting journey through an old classic. Watch as our neurodiverse cast brings this magic to life through singing, acting and dancing in a variety of genres.

Our dancers have worked hard to bring you this performance and are excited to share it with you. We hope through our production that people will begin to understand what an all abilities cast is truly capable of. 2019 has been InMove Performing Arts’ inaugural year, and ‘The Chocolate Factory’ is our very first public performance, we hope our audience will have as much fun watching us as we have had creating these pieces.

Date Sunday 8 December
Time 3:30pm
Tickets $27 Adult, $22 Concession, $20 group of 6+


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Celtic Reflections

Celtic Reflections Through the Ages - Celebrating St Patrick's Day.
By Liminality Celtic Trio


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

Tales of Irish, Scottish and Welsh musical heritage performed with passion and sensitivity, showcasing classical-style arrangements and tempestuous tunes with pulsating dance rhythms.

Cath Connelly (Celtic harp), Greg Hunt (violin, mandolin and mandola), and
Jules Vines (piano and vocals) combine to form this stunning, internationally acclaimed trio, whose engaging performances never fail to leave audiences spellbound.

Liminality Celtic Trio have partnered with Scottish Highland Reel Tartan Dancers and the Victorian Irish Dance Academy to bring you an exquisite production of warmth and beauty.

An unforgettable show, which explores the essence of the spirit in music and cultural heritage from the ancient past through to modern times.

Date Tuesday 17 March
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration 100 minutes, plus interval
Drinks Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Ann Droid

Ann Droid: The Wonderful Adventures of a Robot Girl


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

Ann-Droid is a family show that combines theatre with the newest digital technology: projection, a smart LED costume, a robot ball, and a drone.

The show tells the story of Pinocchio in the 21st century, where Pinnocchio is a little robot girl called Ann.

Ann's playful inventor, Alfred, gives her one important task: to collect all of the lost creatures. During her journey in search of the creatures, she travels accross magical lands, through the air, and deep underwater.

Through this incredible journey, Ann-Droid encounters unexpected circumstances, and learns what it means to be human.

"I didn't want it to end"
Johanna, 6 years old

Date Tuesday 31 March
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $15, Child $12, Family (4 People) $45
Duration 50 minutes, no interval
Age Suitability 4 years and over

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Silvie Paladino

The Songs of Eva Cassidy
Featuring Silvie Paladino


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

The Songs of Eva Cassidy is a celebration of one of the great voices of the 20th Century, and who better to pay tribute to this genius, than Australia’s own Silvie Paladino.

Silvie is one of Australia’s most versatile and talented entertainers. She is a popular concert performer, recording artist and has starred in musicals such as Mamma Mia, Cats and Les Misérables in Australia and on London’s West End. She is also well known to Australian audiences as a regular Carols by Candlelight performer.

Before Eva died at the tender age of 33, she was unknown outside of Washington USA, but within two years of her death, her albums topped the charts in the UK, Europe, Australia and the rest of the world.

The show features her inspired re-imaginings of such classic tunes as Over the Rainbow, Fields of Gold, Autumn Leaves, Time After Time, Ain’t No Sunshine, Bridge Over Troubled Water, What a Wonderful World and, of course, Songbird.


"Silvie Paladino has one of the greatest female voices in Australia."
Arts Review

Date Tuesday 7 April
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Comedy Roadshow

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

Australia’s favourite comedy convoy is locked, loaded and coming to Bayswater! Join our diverse line-up of the hottest acts direct from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for a very special show that is sure to tickle everyone’s funny bone.

Featuring a cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and special guest international performers, we’re home-delivering Australia’s largest comedy festival in one jampacked night of the biggest and best belly laughs you’ll have all year.

For over twenty years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow has presented this 'all killer, no filler' night of stand-up, satire, silliness and song all over the country.


"Some of the country's best comics… had audiences in tears’"
The Queensland Times

Date Thursday 30 April
Time 8:00pm
Tickets Adult $40, Concession $38, Groups 8+ $36
Duration 135 minutes, including interval
Warning performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

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Kane Alexander

Swinging on a Star
Featuring Kane Alexander


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

Kane Alexander has performed all over the world, collected numerous awards, and recorded with Sony BMG Music.

His show 'SWINGING ON A STAR' showcases the best songs from the Frank Sinatra and golden Rat Pack era. Featuring hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin & Sammy Davis Jr, Kane breathes a vitality into this music, with exciting new interpretations of these classic and well-loved songs. Classics like 'My Funny Valentine', 'I've Got You Under My Skin' and 'The Best Is Yet to Come' pay tribute to an era that was sexy, suave and VERY cool.

Winner of the Best Newcomer Award at the New York Cabaret Festival, Kane Alexander has performed his show internationally to great acclaim, be sure you don’t miss it!


"A natural on stage. Handsomely chiselled features, a fine voice, good taste in songs and an open-hearted delight in performing...The most spirit-lifting act of the year"
New York Post

Date Tuesday 5 May
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Lulu

To Lulu with Love
Featuring Baylie Carson


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

Come spend an hour with that feisty firecracker of 60s pop – the extraordinary Lulu!

Lulu’s winding back the clock to Britain’s 'summer of love' with fascinating and hilarious tales of her rise to fame - singing on Ed Sullivan, co-starring with Sidney Poitier, singing Boom Bang a Bang on Eurovision, touring with The Beach Boys, partying with The Beatles and marrying a Bee Gee!
Oh, and let’s not forget that world-wide number one hit with the title song from her very own movie To Sir With Love!

Songs include: Put a Little Love in Your Heart, Boom Bang a Bang, Shout!, The Boat That I Row, Good Day Sunshine, The Man With The Golden Gun, To Love Somebody, I’m a Tiger, Me the Peaceful Heart, The Prayer & To Sir With Love.

Date Tuesday 2 June
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Eagles story

The Eagles Story


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre
In a musical landscape littered with 'close enough is good enough', the commitment to replicating the true west coast Eagles sound, live on stage by the five members of The Eagles Story is never ending.

The respect for the original by members Pete McCarthy, Gary Young, Ash Osgood, Cres Crisp & Steve Wells is the driving force that continues to ensure that each in their own right continue to take it to the limit. Unlike other tributes to The Eagles, The Eagles Story is all about reality, real voices, singing real harmonies and real players, making great live music.

The Eagles Story is an incredible experience filled with amazing harmonies, memorable melodies, and those incredible guitar duets that became the trade mark for the band.

Date Saturday 20 June
Time 8:00pm
Tickets Adult $30, Concession $28, Groups 8+ $26
Duration 120 minutes, including interval

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MYPD

Make Your Parents Disappear


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

After blowing away the nation in the grand final of Australia’s Got Talent, Alex and Luke will be appearing at Knox Community Arts Centre with some astonishing trickery to fool your parents!

Two of Melbourne’s most mind-bending magicians, Alex and Luke are regular guests on Kids' WB on Channel GO and are among a handful of Australian magicians to have been invited to perform on America's Got Talent.

They have also represented Australia on the Battle for the Best Variety Act on German TV and at the World Famous Hollywood Magic Castle in California.

You may recognise Alex and Luke from other 2D appearances on TV shows such as the Today Show, Morning Show, Stand and Deliver, and Totally Wild. Catch them live at Knox Community Arts Centre to see their magic in jaw-dropping 3D.


"Amazing!"
Kelly Osbourne, Judge on Australia's Got Talent



"That was unbelievable!"
Dave Hughes, Comedian

Date Thursday 2 July
Time 11:00am and 1:00pm
Tickets Adult $15, Child $15, Family (4 People) $45
Duration 70 minutes, no interval
Age Suitability 4 years and over

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Pavarotti

Pavarotti - King of the High Cs
Featuring David Rogers-Smith


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

The Music. The Voice. The Life.
Back at the Knox Community Arts Centre by popular demand, 'Pavarotti - King of the High C's' is a thrilling musical biography of one the finest classical artists of the 20th Century.

Selections include: Nessun dorma, La donna mobile, Vesti la giubba, Ave Maria, O sole mio, My Way & La Vie en rose.

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.

Performed by David Rogers Smith (Carmen, Madam Butterfly, Pagliacci & The Phantom of the Opera)

Devised & Musically Directed by Mark Jones.


"'A musical force to be reckoned with"
Melbourne Star

Date Tuesday 7 July
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Judy Garland

The Songs of Judy Garland
Featuring Amanda Harrison


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

Helpmann Award winning musical theatre performer, Amanda Harrison, is back with a brand new show! The star of the original Australian productions of Wicked, Officer and a Gentleman, We Will Rock You and most recently The Rocky Horror Picture Show is now performing her one woman show ‘Judy!’ to audiences around Australia. Yes, having played Liza Minnelli in The Boy from Oz alongside Todd McKenney, Amanda thought it was time to step it up a notch and pay tribute to Liza’s legendary mum!

Amanda’s soaring vocals capture the essence of Judy Garland as she delivers a fresh take on these classic tunes and shares hilarious and heartbreaking anecdotes from the extraordinary life of this legendary artist.

Songs include Get Happy, The Man that Got Away, You Made Me Love You, Stormy Weather, The Trolley Song, Come Rain or Come Shine, When You’re Smiling, Zing Went the Strings of My Heart and Over the Rainbow!

Amanda performs with a 3 piece band.

Date Tuesday 4 August
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Tusk

Tusk
The Storybook Tribute to Fleetwood Mac


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

‘Tusk- The Storybook Tribute to Fleetwood Mac’ is not just a tribute band, but a journey through the intimate stories that are behind the songs creations.

An emotionally charged, intense performance, giving the audience a peek into what makes Fleetwood Mac one of the greatest bands of all time.

Penni Perrin's portrayal of Stevie Nicks is not only hauntingly authentic vocally, but shows the young innocence of our leading lady that was only ever captured in early footage.

Together this group breathe life into the music that changed the world, and will take you on a journey from Rumours all the way through to Tango In The Night.

Date Friday 21 August
Time 7:30pm
Tickets Adult $30, Concession $28, Groups 8+ $26
Duration 120 minutes, including interval

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Rubber Soul

The Beatles Show
By Rubber Soul


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

Rubber Soul recreate the atmosphere and energy of a real 'LIVE' Beatles concert. The band has toured Internationally and Nationally, playing the hits everybody has come to know and love. Rubber Soul perform songs like She Loves You, Please Please Me, Day Tripper and other classics like Strawberry Fields, I am The Walrus, Get Back and Hey Jude.

Every audience has been amazed at the faithful recreation of the Beatles sound by Rubber Soul which use authentic Beatles instruments.

Rubber Soul also feature costumes to recreate the look of the Beatles from their early suits to the outfits seen on the most significant album in Pop Music history... Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

So get your Ticket to Ride and let Rubber Soul take you on a Magical Mystery Tour through the hits and nostalgia of the Beatles.

Date Tuesday 1 September
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Jugg Life

Jugg Life


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

An explosive fusion of juggling and dynamic live percussion with relentless energy. Beginning with the simple beat of a drum and ending with the total mayhem of both performers keeping ludicrous numbers of props in the air, Jugg Life is an intense, non-stop escalation of skill and entertainment.

As sound melds seamlessly with world-class technical ability and energetic stage presence, the performers display precisely what we love about juggling in every way possible, incorporating competition, danger, music and teamwork.

Colourful, visual, turbulent and fun, Jugg Life is a show for the entire family.


"A show full of laughter that will have you in awe of their spectacular skills"
Aspire Magazine, Naomi Giatas

Date Thursday 24 September
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $15, Child $12, Family (4 People) $45
Duration 50 minutes, no interval
Age Suitability 4 years and over

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Dinomania

Dinomania


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

Look no further for a family show that's fun, interactive, entertaining and literally out of this world!

Dinomania is a family show spectacular that allows imaginations to run wild. The audience will embark on an awe-inspiring, exhilarating and gripping journey back to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

They will come face to face with FOUR dinosaurs and a quirky cast as the battle unfolds to find out who is the real champion of dinosaurs - the T-Rex or the Raptor! There are plenty of surprises, songs and dancing from start to finish, plus a special Kids Zone for an up-close and personal experience.

Pre-show entertainment includes giveaways and a children’s entertainer to provide excitement, so make sure you come dressed up as your favorite dinosaur. There are prizes to be won for the best dressed!
You may even be lucky enough to be picked out of the audience to join these prehistoric dino’s on stage.

Date Monday 28 September
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $15, Child $12, Family (4 People) $45
Duration 60 minutes, plus meet and greet
Age Suitability 4 years and over

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Ella Fitzgerald

Lady Be Good - The Songs of Ella Fitzgerald
Featuring Nina Ferro


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

Nina Ferro is one of the brightest stars of the international jazz scene. Her powerful, evocative voice, stunning vocal range and extraordinary stage presence have earned her an enviable reputation at home and around the world. Who better to pay tribute to The Queen of Jazz - the great Ella Fitzgerald!

Lady Be Good is a joyous, swinging tribute to the First Lady of Song and the legends of The Great American Songbook she most loved to interpret - George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington.

Songs include 'How High The Moon', 'The Lady is a Tramp', 'Blue Skies', 'Love For Sale', 'It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Aint Got That Swing', and 'Someone to Watch Over Me'.


"A fabulous performer with a knockout voice"
Tony Bennett

Date Tuesday 6 October
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Blues Brothers

Blues Brothers Tribute Show


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

The Australasian 21st Century Blues Brothers Tribute Show adds a new perspective and unique twist on the classic Blues Brother's antics that we all know and love.

The show is a tribute to the late, great Jake Blues, with brother Zee taking lead and Elwood along for the ride! Joining them is the feisty Ellie as Jake’s long-lost daughter and Twiggy as the backing singer with an excessive attitude.

The show brings a high standard of musicianship and theatrical mayhem, where anything can, and usually does happen due to the characters' freedom to improvise and engage with the audience.

They’ve got half a tank of gas, sunglasses on, and they’re on a mission from God!


Date Saturday 10 October
Time 7:30pm
Tickets Adult $30, Concession $28, Groups 8+ $26
Duration 70 minutes, no interval

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The Amazing Travelling Comedy Tour


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

More award winning stand ups are coming to Knox!

The Amazing Traveling Comedy Tour (TATCT) is a partnership formed to bring Australia’s best new comedic artists to audiences outside major cities.

They are Australia’s only dedicated stand-up comedy touring company focused on regional audiences, and the only multi-performer tour to visit regional towns other than the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow.

This event will feature five outstanding comedians, including some of Australia’s best established and up and coming comedians.

Watch this space – comedians will be announced soon!

Date Saturday 7 November
Time 8:00pm
Tickets Adult $30, Concession $28, Groups 8+ $26
Duration 100 minutes, plus interval
Warning performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

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Craig Schneider

The Piano Men
Featuring Craig Schneider


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

Join award-winning pianist and vocalist, Craig Schneider, as he explores the full spectrum of piano music from classical through ragtime, jazz and blues to rock and roll.

Featuring music and songs from Frederic Chopin, Billy Joel, Elton John, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Nat 'King' Cole, Dave Brubeck, Barry Manilow, Peter Allen, Jerry Lee Lewis and Oscar Peterson, the show is a tour de force of piano music. From the great classical composers to popular and rock artists and the technical wizardry of the jazz greats, Craig takes the audience on a journey of discovery of the wonderful music made by the men who, like him, love the piano.


"…a great show…a musical tour de force…"
Richard Windeyer, Muse Magazine

Date Tuesday 10 November
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Santa Claus

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Featuring Melissa Langton, Mark Jones, and David Rogers-Smith


Presented by the Knox Community Arts Centre

Morning Music favourites Melissa Langton and Mark Jones team up with opera and cabaret star David Rogers-Smith to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

You’ve never been to Christmas party quite like this! Mario Lanza’s pouring eggnog for Bette Midler while Nat King Cole plays swinging versions of Silent Night and Come All Ye Faithful!

Fabulous vocal arrangements, Jokes about Three Wise Men walking into a stable - and it wouldn’t be Christmas without a good sing-a-long round the Steinway!

Mary’s Boy Child, Cool Yule, Oh Holy Night, Santa Baby, Jerusalem and of course Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

And let’s not forget classic Aussie Christmas songs like Deck the Sheds With Bits of Wattle and Have Yourselves a Ripper Christmas!

Don your Santa hats and strap your tinsel on. It’s going to be a bumpy sleigh ride!

Date Tuesday 1 December
Time 11:00am
Tickets Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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