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Arts in Greater Dandenong

Arts in Greater Dandenong

Cultural Venues

 

Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre

The Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre is the City of Greater Dandenong's home of the arts.

It celebrates and enhances our great city with its diverse range of exhibitions, artist talks and monthly openings and brings energy and vibrancy to the arts with a contemporary flavor.

The Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre hosts an exciting range of high quality and diverse exhibitions from leading Australian artists. Funded by the City of Greater Dandenong, this facility is open and free to the public.

The Centre also consists of a performing arts theatre and meeting rooms, which can be hired by the public.

Location: Corner of Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11am–5pm and Saturday, 11am–3pm during exhibitions and events (closed public holidays).

Parking: Parking is available on-site on Mason Street, on the street on Walker Street (fees apply) and at the Walker Street multi-deck car park (fees apply). Dandenong train station and bus terminal are also located a short walk away.

Contact: 9706 8441 or  walkerstgallery@cgd.vic.gov.au   

Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens

Heritage Hill Precinct is of local historical and cultural significance, reflecting the course of the City of Greater Dandenong’s cultural history. Laurel Lodge (1869), Benga House (1936) and St James’ Anglican Church (1864) offer a glimpse into the everyday lives of a group of prominent locals who lived in the region during the late nineteenth and early-to-mid twentieth centuries.

Today Laurel Lodge and Benga House offer visitors opportunities for learning, participation and creative endeavour through tours, classes and exhibitions. Additionally, they regularly welcome artists for short-term residencies to create new work that is inspired and influenced by the real and imagined histories of their temporary studios.

The gardens of Heritage Hill are a part of Dandenong’s history. As well as providing attractive settings for the historic buildings they help us understand how people in the past related to their environment. You are welcome to enjoy the garden with lunch or just for a quiet break.

Location: 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong (also accessible from Langhorne Street)

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm

Parking: Parking is available on McCrae, Langhorne and other surrounding streets (fees apply).

Contact: 9793 4511 or heritagehill@cgd.vic.gov.au

Heritage Hill

Drum Theatre

Drum Theatre is a 521-seat, state of the art performing arts venue in the heart of the Dandenong. Opened in February 2006, it is on the site of the former Dandenong Town Hall and has maintained its heritage 1890s facade.

The Drum host more than 150 performances for over 60,000 patrons each year. These include professional touring productions, local theatrical performances and community events. It is also vibrant arts and cultural hub, hosting exhibitions and workshops on a regular basis.

Discover more at drumtheatre.com.au   

Location: 226 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm (closed public holidays).

Parking: Parking is available in Council’s carparks at 28 Langhorne Street and 56-60 McCrae Street, Dandenong.

Contact: 8571 1666 or drumtheatre@cgd.vic.gov.au

Other Venue Options

The Castle

Location: Hemmings Park, Princes Highway, Dandenong


Springvale City Hall

Location: 397 - 405 Springvale Road, Springvale