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Knox Community Arts Centre

Corner Scoresby Road and Mountain Highway, Bayswater.
Phone: 9729 7287 or find us on Facebook!

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.

International Jazz Day proudly supported by the Australian Jazz Museum

Australian Jazz Museum

Leading vocalist, trumpet player and composer Vince Jones will entertain us on UNESCO International Jazz Day, with his elite group of musicians. Music will include original songs and beautiful contemporary versions of jazz standards. Supported by the eternally popular saxophonist Fiona Burnett.

Read more about this event here

Event details:

Saturday 30 April, 8pm.
Tickets: $45 Adult or $38.50 Concession.

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Read about our new partnership with Australian Jazz Museum!

Is It Because I'm Indian?

Is it because I'm Indian?

Is Rajendra Moodley's life is in the spotlight or is it the headlights of an oncoming taxi? Why is it so difficult to imagine that this slashie (an actor/writer) could play more than a token role? Is It Because I'm Indian? is an autobigraphical tour-de-force, packed with colourful characters and laughter.

Event details:

Saturday 7 May, 8pm
Tickets: $30 Adult, $25 Concession

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Nick Parnell Vibes Virtuoso

Music's greatest 'hits' re-imagined by one of the world's foremost vibraphone players. Nick Parnell makes old music new again, injecting energy into a repertoire familiar to some, but inspirational to all. Favourites from his classic repertoire include Gershwin's Summertime, re-interpreted for a vibrant listening experience.

Guest pianist will be Michael Lerace (2008 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition winner).

Event details:

Saturday 21 May, 8pm.

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Psychedelic Sing-a-long

Join MC Phil Smith as he guides you through a bi-monthly sixties sing-a-long. Park your kombi out back in our ample off-street parking and join us for a night of music from The Monkees, to The Kinks, Credence, The Hollies and more.

Event details

Saturday 25 May, 8pm
All tickets $10

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Zorba the Freak

Zorba the Freak

Zorba the Freak is a show about growing up Greek in Australia. Kapiniaris comically muses on marriage, parenthood and happily makes fun of himself and Greek attitudes to Cypriots, Macedonians, Turks and Anglo-Australians.

Event details:

Saturday 11 June, 8pm.
Tickets: $35 Adult or $28.50 Concession.

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Come Together/The Music of The Beatles

The Fabulous Phil Smith, Cres Crisp, Gary Young & Fallon Williams are some of Melbourne's most loved and experienced musicians. Together they deliver a joyous show devoted to all the hits and smashes of the Beatles.

Event details:

Saturday 25 June, 8pm.
Tickets: $35 Adult or $28.50 Concession.

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Wednesday Open Mic

If you’re a singer-songwriter, solo artist or part of a group and you’re looking for an opportunity to perform then this is your big chance. Call the centre to book your spot on 9729 7287.

Event details:

Wednesday 29 June, 8pm
Performers free, general entry $10

Luigi Zucchini

Luigi Zucchini

Enjoy the fun of Luigi Zucchini's interactive magic show featuring circus tricks, dance routines, magical rabbits and doves, topped off with spellbinding illusions.

Suitable for ages 3 - 10.

Event details:

Two shows: 11am and 1:30pm.
All tickets $10.

Show duration is 60 minutes.

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Knox Community Arts Centre Performing Arts Program

A Big Year of Entertainment: February - June 2016

We have great line up of shows happening this season with something special for everyone.

Check out our exciting program, filled with dance, live music, art, open mic nights, sing-alongs, International Jazz day, Tea & Classics, theatre, comedy, magic, kids school holiday fun and more....

There's loads happening so get in quick to reserve the best seats!

Book online or call the Box Office on 9729 7287.

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


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 -

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.

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
  • Online 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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