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Frankston Arts Centre

27-37 Davey Street, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
+61 3 9784 1060
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Visited for a concert and was impressed with the set-up and expertise of the staff. Great venue and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wenjoy
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Melbourne, Australia
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We went to see John Paul Young last week. Never having been to this venue we were pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allanna5
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Melbourne Australia
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The FAC is a purpose-built performing and visual arts venue in the heart of Frankston and is one of the largest outer metropolitan arts venues in Australia incorporating an 800 seat theatre, 2 exhibition gallery spaces, a function centre, a 192 seat black box theatre and the creative arts hub - Cube 37. Established in 1995, the FAC has a long history and commitment to community, cultural development and increasing access opportunities to promote mental health and wellbeing through the arts. The Centre attracts approximately 250,000 visitors through its doors each year. Over 50% of visitors come from outside the Frankston municipality, most notably from the Mornington Peninsula and Westernport regions, as well as Melbourne's bayside and along EastLink to Ringwood. The FAC is an Inclusive venue, providing arts opportunities for all abilities and is unique in its field having a dedicated Arts Access Officer and program including live theatre captioning, ticket subsidy scheme, educational pathways and specialised workshops. The FAC is managed by an Independent Board of Management and receives an annual budget subsidy as part of Council's operations. Many local schools, theatre companies, community arts groups and artists use the facility each year. A subsidised community rate is provided to all community hirers. The FAC plays host to approximately one quarter of a million visitors annually; attracted to artistic offerings which range from community and school productions to sell-out performances by touring national and international artists. Renowned for its variety of theatre, visual arts and new media arts, from local, national and international artists, The FAC’s mission is to provide and inspire creative experiences that strive for a positive community participation and engagement.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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27-37 Davey Street, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
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+61 3 9784 1060
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a concert and was impressed with the set-up and expertise of the staff. Great venue and with all you will require for a night out. The auditorium has great sound and the seats allow excellent stage view. Recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see John Paul Young last week. Never having been to this venue we were pleasantly surprised. Terrific. Seats in the theatre were terrific, the staff were superb. Beautiful clean place.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family saw our daughters school show and was very happy with facilities. You could order drinks and food at start of night for intermission which was a great time saving idea. You could also take your drinks into the show if you liked and staff...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have seen a lot of shows here and have always found it very inviting and comfortable. Viewing has never been an issue from any seat I’ve had. If your show has an intermission and the queue for the bar looks too long, there is another...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We went to a afternoon of music from the war years the music was from world ! right through to Vietnam it was just wonderful Before we went there was free scones jam and cream and tea and coffee We will be back next year

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This seminar gets 5 out of 5 star and the builings get 5 out of 5 stars. But car parking gets 0 out of 5 starts. It ended costing us 6 dollars per hour parking 12 dollars for 2 hour parking. Now I know why...More

1  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

An excellent venue great seating, it has great international acts that also appear in Melbourne for a higher price.

Thank Maria K
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Seen many shows at this theatre music groups, famous singers and classical shows. Food, parking and convenient location in a small theatre event.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great range of shows for all ages in a well kept venue. Great foyer, dining spaces. Comfortable seating with ample stage for a wide variety of shows. Excellent offers for members. Very helpful staff. Surrounds offer ample parking. Being local it often beats going to...More

1  Thank rednip
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Nice hall, well set out but nothing outstanding. They have a good variety of shows, which require booking and payment. Just to visit is free

Thank Terry M
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