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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.

The KCAC Season 1 February - June 2015 brochure will be available early February. Watch this space for a fabulous season of enetertainment.

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.

Where is the Knox Community Arts Centre located?

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


Ruth Rogers Wright

Presented by the Australian Jazz Museum

Saturday 21 February 8pm
All tickets $25

Knox Community Arts Centre
790 Mountain Highway, Bayswater

Nina Simone was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century. An icon of music who crossed the genres of jazz, blues and soul. She was the consummate musical storyteller and passionate civil rights activist.

Early 2005, Ruth Rogers-Wright put together a tribute show in honor of Nina Simone's birthday performing at Dizzys jazz club to a capacity crowd with the Mark Fitzgibbon trio. The incredible reception persuaded Ruth to make the performance in to a show. Thus FAULOUS DIVA - THE MUSIC OF DR NINA SIMONE was born.

The show features prose - anecdotes, quotes, biographical history and gossip that tells the story of Nina Simone. The tribute channels the energy and style of Ms Simone rather than parroting the voice of the late diva.

Ruth Rogers-Wright is a singer/songwriter from Brixton, S. London U.K and has lived in Melbourne for 15 years. Like Nina Simone herself, Ruth's approach to music is not always easy to pin down as it is so varied. Her velvet blue tone voice has been described as Sara Vaughn, Nina Simone and Sade. She sings in a style that is sometimes an emotional whisper to an industrial scream. She sings as herself.

‘An eclectic range, from jazz to folk to soul.’ - GLENN MITCHELL HERALD SUN

‘Pure and authentic interpretation on Nina Simone’s music.’ FIONA SCOTT- NORMAN THE AGE

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

Barry Morgan - Cultural Ambassador of Bayswater

Barry Morgan

My goodness arts lovers - I’m so excited to be invited by Knox Community Arts Centre to be the cultural ambassador of Bayswater!

My recent visits to Bayswater have unearthed a world very closely linked to My World of Organs at Sunnyside Mall. I feel that Bayswater is the sister city to Sunnyside and my new home away from home. Now that my global profile has grown considerably, I do feel that it’s time for me to give back to the common man and woman. Standby for Barry’s Arts Advice and Home Tips©. Come on Bayswater and Knox – let’s celebrate culture!

We have nothing to lose – let’s share with the world the underdog with a bite!

Look forward to seeing you in your little cul-de-sac soon (I do love a culdersac).

If you love me, you’ll love Bayswater.

Barry Morgan
(Pres. OLC – Organ Lovers Club)
Cultural Ambassador of Bayswater

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  • Upcoming shows and events
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  • e-Competitions
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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.



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.

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