Hawthorn Arts Centre venue tour

Fri 22 March 2024
11:00 am 12:00 pm
Fri 22 March 2024 Fri 7 June 2024
Hawthorn Arts Centre

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
03/22/2024 11:00 am 06/07/2024 6:00 pm Hawthorn Arts Centre venue tour Architect John Beswicke’s spectacular Second-Empire-style Town Hall was completed in 1889 and opened with a Grand Ball. Built in a Renaissance style, it was described as a two-storey brick and stucco building with a 100ft (30.48m) tower. It was home to municipal offices, post office, fire station, police station and courthouse.Over time the building has evolved with the community, with additions such as the clock tower, balcony, marble stairs, entrance foyer and stunning art-deco chandeliers added to make it one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings.In 2013 the town hall was reimagined and redeveloped into the Hawthorn Arts Centre comprising of:a galleryperformance spacesBoroondara’s 360 Youth Servicesfunction roomsartist studiosIt is a beautiful example of perfectly blended 19th and 20th-century architecture.See for yourself how this sympathetic and innovative redevelopment has created a stunning venue for delivering arts and youth programs for the local community and beyond.Accessibility in this spaceWe can provide Auslan interpretation at this event. We need at least 2 weeks to confirm an interpreter. If you contact us closer to the event, we may not be able to organise an interpreter in time. You can email [email protected] or call (03) 9278 4770 to request an interpreter or talk to us about other accessibility services.Accessibility features include:Accessible car parkingAccessible drop-off areaAutomatic doorsAccessible toiletsRampsClear signageLiftsWide passageways , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

Architect John Beswicke’s spectacular Second-Empire-style Town Hall was completed in 1889 and opened with a Grand Ball. Built in a Renaissance style, it was described as a two-storey brick and stucco building with a 100ft (30.48m) tower. It was home to municipal offices, post office, fire station, police station and courthouse.

Over time the building has evolved with the community, with additions such as the clock tower, balcony, marble stairs, entrance foyer and stunning art-deco chandeliers added to make it one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings.

In 2013 the town hall was reimagined and redeveloped into the Hawthorn Arts Centre comprising of:

  • a gallery
  • performance spaces
  • Boroondara’s 360 Youth Services
  • function rooms
  • artist studios

It is a beautiful example of perfectly blended 19th and 20th-century architecture.

See for yourself how this sympathetic and innovative redevelopment has created a stunning venue for delivering arts and youth programs for the local community and beyond.

Accessibility in this space

We can provide Auslan interpretation at this event. We need at least 2 weeks to confirm an interpreter. If you contact us closer to the event, we may not be able to organise an interpreter in time. You can email [email protected] or call (03) 9278 4770 to request an interpreter or talk to us about other accessibility services.

Accessibility features include:

  • Accessible car parking
  • Accessible drop-off area
  • Automatic doors
  • Accessible toilets
  • Ramps
  • Clear signage
  • Lifts
  • Wide passageways
Date
Time
Date details
  1. Fri 22 March 2024
    11:00 am 12:00 pm
  2. Fri 10 May 2024
    11:00 am 12:00 pm
  3. Fri 7 June 2024
    5:00 pm 6:00 pm
Contact
Boroondara Arts