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If you're looking for a few laughs or some quality music and drama, then the Knox Community Arts Centre has the show for you.

Download the KCAC brochure for Season 1 February - June 2015 at the bottom of this page or view our show details below.

Where is the Knox Community Arts Centre located?

Corner Mountain Hwy and Scoresby Road, Bayswater VIC 3153
t: (03) 9729 7287

41st Knox Rotary Art Show

Bayswater Rotary

Opening Night - Friday 17 April 7pm-9:30pm (tickets can be purchased online)
Saturday 18 April 10am-4:30pm
Sunday 19 April 10am-4:30pm

Opening night tickets: $20 per person
Saturday and Sunday $5 per person. Children under 12 free.

The Rotary Club of Bayswater is very excited as this is the 41st Art Show in Knox. This year, the show will be bigger than ever, with a wide range of quality paintings, a photographic exhibition, local primary school art and some wonderful quilting, woodworking and wood turning displays. Many of the paintings are painted by local artists and are for sale at very reasonable prices, starting from $100.

Friday night, 17 April will be opening night (tickets can be purchased online).

For bookings or enquiries please visit

2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

2015 International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Thursday 23 April
Adult: $35
Conc/student: $30

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is on the road again with a colossal night of hilarity. Be prepared for laughs a plenty as we let loose some of the best home-grown local talent and international superstars from this year’s festival.

The Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow will be heading to over 75 destinations across Australia – all packaged up and delivered to your door for an unforgettable night of untamed hilarity.

Warning: Performances may contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at

International Jazz Day - Fiona Burnett

Fiona Burnett

Thursday 30 April
All tickets $25

To celebrate International Jazz Day,Knox Community Arts Centre artist in residence, soprano saxophonist Fiona Burnett, will perform works inspired by the music of John Coltrane and JS Bach. Fiona’s work is informed by her research as a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne.

Blending jazz and Baroque to create a unique and exciting fusion of diverse musical styles, together with Fiona’s own unique, vibrant and virtuosic approach to improvisation and accompanied by some of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians. Featuring master drummer David Jones.

‘Burnett has not only mastered the soprano saxophone, but manages to attach a particularly enchanting voice to it... In concert the transforming fire of Burnett’s imagination is like lava.’ Downbeat , USA

‘burning, intense, astoundingly virtuosic soprano saxophonist Fiona Burnett’ Sydney Morning

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at

Julie O’Hara & The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Band

Knox Arts and Culture

Presented by the Australian Jazz Museum

Saturday 30 May
All tickets $25

Australia’s iconic female singer Julie O’Hara will be joined by The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Band as they play an array of
songs penned by the greatest songwriters and composers of our time. Join in the soiree as they romance you in a twopart narrative of the classic themes of our time-revelation, intimacy, passion and intensity. Julie and the band will together perform a diverse collection of music from all eras, with the sounds of Julie London and Ella Fitzgerald to name but a few.

Vocalist, improviser and songwriter, Julie O’Hara has been active in jazz for almost twenty years, growing up in Melbourne, Australia, performing with Big Bands, gypsy swing, traditional jazz, R&B swing, bebop and vocalese.
Julie has earned a reputation for her prodigious activity in Melbourne’s jazz and music clubs, national and international
music and jazz festivals as a versatile and committed vocalist and songwriter.

The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Band began in the early 80s as both a function band and a performance opportunity for promising young jazz musicians. Over the years, both the octet and big band have been critically acclaimed for their musicianship and polished professionalism. With a band that has Australia’s finest Jazz performers in its lineup, Julie O’Hara & Daryl McKenzie will lead you through an evening display of virtuosic depth, orchestration and performance.

This combination is one of a kind and is not to be missed.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at

Nichaud Fitzgibbon & The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Band

Nichaud Fitzgibon

Saturday 27 June
All tickets $25

Nichaud Fitzgibbon is one of Australia’s favourite jazz entertainers and is regarded as Australia’s premier jazz stylist.
She has been gracing us with her distinctive smouldering ways for years, she entrances audiences with her beautiful smoky vocal quality and her natural sense of swing. She can rustle a boisterous Latin feel at whim and then melt you with her restraint. Nichaud has made a trademark with her chameleon ways. She has performed for many prestigious events over the years.

Born into the talented Fitzgibbon family, her musical pedigree spans three generations of famous jazz entertainers, specialising in the Great American Popular Songbook and Jazz favourites of the ’20s & ’30s. She is renowned for her ability to move you with her exquisite interpretations of ballads, her beautiful treatment of Brazilian Bossa Nova and her raunchy hot blues. Her vocal quality is sultry and warm. Her signature style is sassy and tinged with honey. She’s a natural, charismatic performer who has been delighting Australian and international audiences for years. Nichaud swings, she moves and she always grooves. She will be joined by the incredible Daryl McKenzie Jazz Band for a wonderful evening not to be missed.

‘Talk about beautiful music, talk about versatility, talk about feisty elegance and you are talking about Nichaud Fitzgibbon.... Melbourne is one of the great cities and Nichaud is one of its treasures’. Kenny Weir Sunday/Herald Sun

‘The Fitzgibbon Family has enriched Australian musical life and entertainment for at least three generations and they
are still making great music today.’ Barry Humphries

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at

Thank You For The Music

East City Sound

Presented by East City Sound

Thursday 10 September

Matinee 2pm. Tickets $10 (afternoon tea included)
Evening show 7:30pm. Tickets $20 (refreshments available)

East City Sound is a dynamic chorus of women dedicated to singing four-part acappella in the barbershop style. Led by the extremely talented musical director, Robyn Westwood the group caters to a range of musical tastes including modern, traditional, jazz and gospel. This show comes complete with colourful costumes, lively choreography and promises to be musical and visual entertainment of the highest quality.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online


Gallery 20Twenty

The Gallery20Twenty at the Knox Community Arts Centre invites emerging artists to showcase their work, including paintings and drawings in all media and photographic work, as well as sculptural pieces. The gallery provides our local people in and around the City of Knox with exposure to a variety of traditional and contemporary works of art.

Objectives of Gallery20TWENTY

The objectives of the exhibition space are to:

  • Provide an accessible space for individuals and groups to hold small exhibitions.
  • Encourage the presentation of artworks which are of interest to Gallery 20TWENTY and Knox Community Arts Centre theatre patrons and visitors as well as the wider Knox community.
  • Encourage and support the continuing development of a sense of community through an ongoing program of community events, programs and activities.

Gallery20TWENTY Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday 10am-5pm (or by appointment)
  • Saturday and Sunday - as per Centre’s scheduled Theatre Program

Hire of Gallery20TWENTY

  • The space is available for hire for a fee of $600 plus GST (or if otherwise negotiated).
  • Standard hire of the space is for a 6-week period inclusive of setup and dismantling time.

For more information, please contact the curator of Gallery20Twenty, Angie Malley -

Artists In Residence - Asanti Dance Theatre

Appiah Annan Contemporary Dance Practitioner

African Drum, Dance & Culture

Having wowed audiences at a variety of events, including Woodford Folk Festival, the Australian Dance Awards, Sydney Opera House, and headlining New Year’s Eve at Federation Square, Asanti Dance Theatre are Australia’s leading African dance company and Knox Community Arts Centre artists in residence.

The group specialises in traditional and contemporary African dance, music and acrobatics. They display an extensive skill set that will leave you speechless. Undulating torsos, flips through rings of fire, raw energy, exhilarating dance moves and phenomenal acrobatics are just some of the elements you can expect from a performance by Asanti Dance Theatre.

Directed by Appiah Annan (Sidney Myer Creative fellow and internationally recognised dancer, choreographer and musician), the company has been working extensively in Melbourne over the past seven years.

With a sister company in Ghana, the company has toured regionally, nationally and internationally and performs in a variety of contexts, including festivals, schools, corporate, community events and in theatres.

Watch out for exciting performances and workshops offering a range of engaging, entertaining and creative experiences by Asanti Dance Theatre at the Knox Community Arts Centre, Bayswater Youth Hall and Ferntree Gully
Community Arts Centre in 2015.

For more information, please visit



6PAC is a Knox City Council initiative which has significantly increased the quality and quantity of professional theatre and performing arts touring to outer suburban Melbourne and regional Victoria. The aim of 6PAC is to tour a high standard of affordable performing arts product to a network of similar sized venues and promote the depth of talent that Victoria has to offer its arts communities. More information about 6PAC.

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.
More information about Turntable Disco.

The Knox Community Arts Centre offers everyone:

  • Quality on a shoestring - we select shows that we think you will really love
  • Affordable ticket prices
  • Intimate theatre experience
  • Warm, comfortable and welcoming environment
  • Excellent customer service
  • Ample free carparking
  • Licensed bar for every show
  • Door prizes and promotions
  • Easy accessibility

Why would you go anywhere else?

So book some tickets, get down early and enjoy a glass of wine and catch up with good friends before the show.

There’s always more at KCAC – the ultimate, intimate theatre experience at the “Paris End” of Bayswater.

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Become part of the KCAC family and stay in touch with us so you are informed of:

  • Upcoming shows and events
  • Early bird specials
  • Premiers
  • e-Competitions
  • Database/Facebook promotions

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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 Arts Centre page.

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