No visit to Melbourne’s south-east would be complete without setting foot inside the renowned, award-winning Drum Theatre. Situated in the heart of the Dandenong CBD, this purpose-built performing arts venue attracts audiences to lively and unique theatrical events, corporate functions and family activities throughout the year.
Opened in February 2006, the landmark building is a combination of the restored elegance of the 1890 former Dandenong Town Hall façade with striking, contemporary architecture. The entire 521-seat state-of-the-art auditorium, stage and fly tower is encompassed in a rich, red oval drum.
Drum Theatre engages with artists and the community to host more than 150 performances for over 60,000 patrons each year via a range of professional touring productions, local theatrical performances and community presentations. Performances as diverse as Taikoz, Opera Australia, Circus Oz and The Wiggles share the stage with a mesmerising assortment of musicals, tribute shows and concerts. In short – there is something for everyone.
Drum Theatre is wheelchair accessible, including lift access to Level 2. The theatre also provides an Audio Induction Loop facility for hearing aid users throughout the stalls seating area. Drum Theatre is a destination that will keep you coming back again and again with ample free parking and a dazzling array of authentic multicultural restaurants offering food from all around the world within an easy walk from its front door. Public transport is also on the doorstep.
An anchor for the City’s vibrancy and an attractor of audiences that include Dandenong’s diverse communities, Drum Theatre is well-situated, which builds on its engagement with the performing arts for the City of Greater Dandenong’s citizens and the one million residents in Melbourne’s south-east growth corridor.
It’s an experience that shouldn’t be missed. You will find shows that suit all the family and access that works for everyone.
Corner Lonsdale and Walker Streets, Dandenong 3175
Tel: +613 8571 1666
Images courtesy of Drum Theatre