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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

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
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

  • 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


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

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

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

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


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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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 or join our mailing list by emailing your details to

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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