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

The Story of Bon Scott - Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be

Knox City Council in partnership with Wander Productions presents a narrated rock show.

Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be tells the story of Bon Scott’s life – his childhood, his family, his secrets, the bands that came before his rise to fame with AC/DC and his rock and roll dreams. Narrated and sung by Nick Barker with an incredible four piece line up, enjoy a unique evening of old-school rock n’ roll right here in Knox.

  • Friday 4 March, 7.30pm
  • Wally Tew Reserve, Ferntree Gully. (Enter via Glen Fern Road, Ferntree Gully)
  • Tickets: Full $35 / Concession $30.

For further information, read our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Not recommended for children under 15 years. Occasional coarse and strong language. Drug and alcohol references.

Artists In Residence - Asanti Dance Theatre

Appiah Annan Contemporary Dance Practitioner

Asanti Dance Theatre are Australia’s leading African dance company and the Knox Community Arts Centre artists in residence. The group specialises in traditional and contemporary African dance, music and acrobatics. 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.

Asanti are currently developing their 2016 show Sankofa, exploring the concept of Sankofa – an ancient symbol from Ghanain traditional beliefs – through a raw, intense and exciting approach to dance.

Featuring incredible international guest artists from Asanti’s sister company in Ghana and combined with some of Australia’s most exciting afro-contemporary dancers and musicians, you will be blown away by the energy, connection to culture and extraordinary talent these artists present.

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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 -



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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  • Upcoming shows and events
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  • Premiers
  • Online 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.

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