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Knox Community Arts Centre

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 2 - July to November 2015 or view our upcoming shows below.

Where is the Knox Community Arts Centre located?

Corner Mountain Hwy and Scoresby Road, Bayswater VIC 3153
t: (03) 9729 7287
w: www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix
e: knoxarts@knox.vic.gov.au
f: facebook.com/knoxcac

Tea and Classics Series

Knox Arts Tea and Classics

Presented by Inventi Ensemble
Tea and Classics Series
Tuesday 16 June, 21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 20 October & 17 November
10:30-11:30am
All tickets $10
(including a scrumptious morning tea)

Two of Australia’s finest soloists, Ben Opie (oboe) and Melissa Doecke (flute) join forces as the Artistic Directors of Inventi Ensemble. A dynamic group with a flexible roster of musicians devoted to performing the finest music of all ages – re-invigorating the classics of the master composers of the past, performing and collaborating with outstanding musicians, artists, dancers and the latest technology.

Inventi Ensemble is an integral part of the cultural life in our Knox region. In 2015 Inventi received an Australia Council Presentation and Promotion grant to continue their program of high-quality classical music in the outer eastern suburbs.

Bookings: 0435 495 493
wwwinventiensemble.com
facebook.com/knoxcac
facebook.com/inventiensemble

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 www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Kojo and the Ananse Tales

Asanti

Wednesday 23 September 11am
Thursday 24 September 11am
All tickets $10

Kojo Ananse is always doing the wrong thing. He has a reputation for cheating, lying and stealing to get what he wants. He is lazy and tricksome, can you help him change his ways?

This amazing dance show is an all-new, purpose built show for kids. Drawing on traditional African folklore, Kojo and the Ananse Tales fuses storytelling, slapstick comedy, dance, music and acrobatics to tell the colourful story of Kojo Ananse. It is fun, fast paced and loaded with dynamic energy.

Asanti Dance theatre are Australia’s leading African Dance Company and the current ‘Artist in Residence’ at Knox Community Arts Centre. Specialising in traditional and contemporary African dance, music and acrobatics the company display immense physical skill that will leave any audience speechless.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Fem Belling and the Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra

Fem Belling

Presented by the Australian Jazz Museum

Saturday 26 September
8pm
All tickets $25

ARIA nominated jazz vocalist and violinist, Fem Belling has exploded onto the Melbourne Jazz Scene. With her exquisite, versatile voice and powerful stage presence, she lends authenticity, creativity and something special to jazz.

Born in South Africa to musical parents, Belling has performed with many of the jazz greats from South Africa, London (Ronnie Scotts) and Australia including Gregory Porter, Joe Ruberto, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, John Foreman, The Grand Wazoo, JMQ, Rory Clarke, George Washingmachine and she can be seen in Melbourne's top music venues.

Belling earned a ‘Best Leading Actress’ Green Room Nomination for her role in Genesis to Broadway and recently played Liza Minnelli opposite Todd McKenney in The Boy From Oz.

Her show here at Knox will demonstrate the influence of artists such as Rachelle Ferrell, Natalie Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn and Manhattan Transfer.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Presented by PROMAC Productions

Tuesday 29 September
11am & 1:30pm
$19 Adult $15 Child/concession
All tickets $15 when booking online

Show length – 60mins (Ages 3-13)

From the Company who brought you the hit pantomimes Cinderella and Goldilocks, comes Promac Productions brand new version of the Classic Sleeping Beauty.

Starring all the favourite Sleeping Beauty characters such as the hilarious ‘Jester’ and the gorgeous ‘Sleeping Beauty’, along with ‘Fairies’ and of course the ‘Handsome Prince’.

As with previous pantomimes Promac have kept true to the story we all know and love but have rocketed the show into the year 2015 with lots of LOL’s, TOTES, OMGs and comedy that come from the fairies...even the ‘Scary Fairy’ and the ‘Footy Fairy’!

What on earth are ‘Ken and Barbie’ doing at Sleeping Beauty's 16th Birthday..?

With classic hit songs, original music and a great script Sleeping Beauty will be just the ticket for children and adults these September school holidays.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Bayswater Community Arts Festival

Yarn bomb

Saturday 10 October 10am-2pm
Free Event

In October 2015 the Knox Community Arts Centre will host the re-launched Bayswater Community Arts Festival. This event is jam-packed with loads of free activities, entertainment, competitions and market stalls for the whole family to enjoy.

The Bayswater Community Art Festival is run by a dedicated steering committee who aims to strengthen our community by connecting local organisations, traders, schools and residents. This year’s festival promises to be even more accessible, visible and brighter for the enjoyment of our Bayswater community.

Events include:

  • Art & Photography competition
  • Face Painting
  • Storytelling
  • Free cafe & Devonshire Tea
  • Rotary BBQ
  • CFA
  • Community Stage
  • Market Stalls
  • Live Entertainment

For more information contact Toni Nelson: 0412 217 049

The Floorshow by Geoff Paine

Floorshow

Presented by 6PAC

Friday 16 October 8pm
All tickets $25

All the best shows involve singing, dancing and upstaging and The Floorshow is no different – apart from the fact that the audience gets in on the act!

After laughing your way through Dame Helen Highwater’s (Genevieve Morris) and Chad Bradley’s (Geoff Paine) step-by-step guide to the makings of a hit show (including choreography for beginners and the darkest art of all, upstaging) the audience pitch their show ideas to the Dame and the Chad. Yes, it’s a little piece of West End royalty meets Broadway hack. The winning pitch, as voted by the audience, will be performed then and there, in a hilarious impromptu grand finale.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Legends of Brass

Legends of brass team

Celebrate the Victorian Seniors Festival
Wednesday 7 October, 2pm
All tickets $7.50 (includes afternoon tea)

Legends of Brass is the state's premier band for retired brass and Salvation Army musicians. Under the baton of Wayne Bowden, the 30 plus musicians have created a diverse repertoire ranging from sacred to swing through to marches and well-known tunes associated with brass bands.

The group has a strong community program and regularly plays at local and regional events and festivals. The Knox Community Arts Centre is proud to host Legends of Brass for a single show only to celebrate the Victorian Senior’s Festival 2015. Join the performers for a complimentary afternoon tea and chat after the show.

Bookings: www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix or phone 9729 7287

This event is proudly supported by the 2015 Victorian Senior's Festival and The Senior Newspaper.

Five Guys Named Moe

five guys named moe

Presented by SLAMS
A ‘Movember’ charity event
Friday 13 November 8pm
Saturday 14 November 8pm
Tickets $25 Adult $15 Child/concession

SLAMS are back in town with their hit production, Five Guys Named Moe. With a brand new look, this show will be bigger, bolder and badder than before, re-imagining classics like ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ and ‘Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby’.

Come and bop the night away with Eat Moe, No Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Big Moe and Little Moe, as big band meets boy band in this dynamic, dazzling musical revue.

All proceeds from this show will go to the Movember Foundation, the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health.

Bookings: 9720 3205
facebook.com/knoxcac

Tango Noir

Tango Noir

Presented by Ruth Roshan

Saturday 21 November 8pm
All tickets $25 (table seating)

Book a group of 8 and receive 2 tickets free

Ruth Roshan & her quintet Tango Noir are an exceptional group of musicians dedicated to live melodic tango-inspired music. Their 2015 album ‘Stories of Love and Regret’ was influenced by European tango and waltz, evoking the atmosphere of a 1930’s French Salon. Tango Noir’s music combines lush arrangements with Ruth’s bittersweet lyrics to create music which is elegant and beautiful, new and nostalgic all at the same time.

Ruth Roshan started her musical career as a classical mandolinist. At the age of 23 she was introduced to live Argentinean Tango music, and has been hooked ever since. Roshan has arranged and performed classic pieces by Astor Piazzolla, contemporary tango adaptations of Leonard Cohen and Macy Gray, plus her own original compositions for the genre.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Artists In Residence - Asanti Dance Theatre

Appiah Annan Contemporary Dance Practitioner

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. 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.

Look out for adult and kids drum and dance workshops coming soon!

For more information, please visit www.asantidancetheatre.com

Gallery20Twenty

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 - angemalley@gmail.com

6PAC

6pac

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.

Have you joined our mailing list yet?

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

If you would like to be kept up to date, please LIKE us at www.facebook.com/knoxcac or join our mailing list by emailing your details to knoxarts@knox.vic.gov.au

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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