The Hawthorn Arts Centre presents an exciting and diverse arts program that aims to engage and entertain.
The centre also has a variety of performance, meeting and function spaces available for hire, which are suitable for community, corporate and social use. Our large foyer spaces are perfect for displays, conference registration and pre- and post-event functions.
We offer a ticketing and box office service, as well as in-house catering and professional technical and front-of-house staff.
Incorporating the Town Hall Gallery and its retail space The Emporium, the centre has everything for a first-class arts and cultural experience.
Hawthorn Arts Centre is proudly owned and supported by Council.
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre Box Office
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm and 60 minutes prior to each performance
Second Empire Cafe
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm and weekends 11am-4pm
Cafe and bar
The Second Empire Cafe is named in honour of the Hawthorn Arts Centre’s iconic architectural heritage and is open every day for breakfast and lunch. The cafe is licensed and seats 40 guests inside and 20 outside.
Our foyer bar is the perfect place to meet before a performance or at interval for a drink or light snack.