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The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

Architect: Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design 2018/2019, Eggleston MacDonald and Secomb 1967

Further Afield | F13

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Building Description

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts at Monash Clayton is a truly contemporary facility comprising three state-of-the art live performance venues. The Alexander Theatre is its largest venue and a significant foundational building of Monash University. The Theatre’s recent refurbishment retains the building’s original foundations and architectural ambitions. Its proscenium theatre is now the first in Australia to install a Meyer Sound Constellation active acoustic system, which enables digitally adjusted acoustics to suit a wide range of performances otherwise not possible in a theatre originally designed for the spoken word. Along with the 586-seat Theatre, two dynamic new venues complete the Centre. The 130-seat Sound Gallery with its emphasis on intimacy and active acoustic system is ideal for a wide range of performances from chamber music through to experimental ensembles. It is complemented by the Jazz Club, a live music venue functioning as a cafe service during the day and a fully catered venue at night. Opening to a generous outdoor terrace it has a capacity for up to 200 guests. These venues herald a new era for the performing arts in Melbourne’s south-east by providing world-class facilities for international standard professional productions, students and local community groups.

What's On

Tours will be led by Monash Academy of Performing Arts and Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design. Visitors will have unique access to back of stage areas and a live performance showcasing the Centre’s world-class active acoustic system. Book tours of other Monash University sites and make a day of it!

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 27 July 10am–3pm

  • Tour Type: Bookings Required, $5

  • Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, running 60 minutes in groups of 25

  • Access: Fully accessible, pram accessible, all ages

  • Notes: Toilets available

  • Building Type: Education

  • Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)

  • Transport: Receive 15% off GoGet with the code OHM15, see Top Tips For A Great Weekend page for more details. Bus routes 630, 631, 691, 703, 733, 737, 802, 804, 862, 900 and free parking available.

  • Website: peterelliott.com.au

  • Photo Credit: 1-2 John Gollings, 3-4 Greg Ford

Location

48 Exhibition Walk, Monash University Clayton campus, Clayton VIC

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