Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Melbourne arts precinct revitalised

Melbourne arts precinct revitalised
July 30, 2012

After a two year hiatus Hamer Hall, Melbourne's premier concert venue, has just reopened and is ready to claim its position as one of world's great concert venues.

Closed for a major facelift and upgrade, Hamer Hall's improvements are part of the Victorian Government's redevelopment of the city's Southbank cultural arts precinct.

The $135.8 million transformation of Hamer Hall has made it far more accessible to visitors, providing a better experience for audiences and enhancing the attraction of the concert hall to leading international and national performers.

The Hall has set a new benchmark with its improved auditorium acoustics, additional seating, staging systems and technology, which will position it to be one of the world's most sought after concert venues. Hamer Hall has also expanded its outward facing entrances on St Kilda Road and Southbank promenade. True to Melbourne's obsession with culinary experiences, it houses additional new restaurants, bars and cafés including signature restaurant Trocadero by celebrated restauranteur Frank Van Haandel and one of Australia's leading Japanese restaurants, Saké Restaurant & Bar.

Hamer Hall is one of Art Centre Melbourne's venues located within the Southbank Cultural Precinct, which is home to the city's significant arts venues and organisations, including the National Gallery of Victoria, the new Melbourne Recital Centre, the Melbourne Theatre Company theatre, the Australian Ballet, the Victorian College of the Arts and the Australian Ballet School.

Arts Centre Melbourne Chief Executive Judith Isherwood told The Age that said the redevelopment had been hard work, but the results exceeded her expectations.

Isherwood stated "the miracle is that it's going to open on time and the other surprise is that it's on budget.

"It's an historical moment for Hamer Hall to be back and looking so beautiful and fit for the 21st century. It's now a world-class concert hall, with world-class acoustics."

Hamer Hall's redevelopment is the first stage of the Southbank Cultural Precinct redevelopment masterplan, which is aiming to extend and reinforce connections to the Yarra River, the city centre, Federation Square, Birrarung Marr and nearby sports venues of Melbourne Park and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

For further information go to www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

22 May 2009 - ARCHITECTS APPOINTED FOR MELBOURNE ARTS CENTRE


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 

GEOFF NINNES FONG AND PARTNERS

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues

 
 

RHINOPLAY

Rhinoplay offers playground equipment in Australia that is safe, durable, and most importantly fun! We specialise in creating unique indoor playgrounds for play centres and outdoor playgrounds for…

read more

Parks / Play / Surfaces

 
 

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

THE FITNESS GENERATION

The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Rae-Line

Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Sport

 
 

CERAMIC SOLUTIONS

Established in 1994, Ceramic Solutions has excelled at the supply and installation of swimming pool tiles and equipment for the pool and leisure industry, with a focus on the needs of end-users. …

read more

Aquatics / Design / Surfaces / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business