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Frankston Arts Centre

About

FAC’s Education Programs enable students to deepen their understanding of the arts by giving all ages the opportunity to engage, interact and learn from industry professionals and emerging artists. Our programs allow students to grow in their own practices of visual, drama, music, theatre and literacy.

Performances
In 2017, students can experience powerful performances by renowned Australian and international companies, with special school prices to our main-stage presentations.

When you book a school group into a performance, you not only experience a professional production that will engage your students and leave long lasting memories, you will also have access to:
  • Free attendance at Workshops or Special Events with performance tickets.
  • Extensive Teacher Resource Kit on each performance outlining connections to curriculum and outcomes.
  • Outreach Programs held within your school to prepare students for their visit to the theatre, including digital workshops and artist visits, where available.
  • Access to FAC's Education e-News distributed monthly, and more!
We can also tailor workshops to your student needs.

For more information and to create your experience, speak to Heidi Irvine, Team Leader Programming & Engagement on (03) 9784 1890, Heidi.Irvine@frankston.vic.gov.au or see www.thefac.com.au

The venue

The FAC is one of the largest outer metropolitan arts venues in Australia incorporating an 800 seat theatre, 2 exhibition gallery spaces, a function centre and Cube 37, housing a 199 seat black box theatre and creative arts hub.

FAC is an easily accessible venue for schools with drop off zones at the front entrance. There are inside and under cover areas for lunch, activities pre-post performance/event plus 3 exhibition spaces. The FAC is a very inclusive venue and welcome all abilities and are unique in providing a full row of removable theatre seats providing opportunities for multiple wheelchairs. It has easy travel access from EastLink, Peninsula Link and Nepean Highway. Being only 300 mtrs from the train station means a range of travel options are available and and full tours of the venue can be arranged to enhance your visit.

Cube 37 located next door to FAC. It is a smaller 199 seat theatre, offering more intimate performances and smaller works. It is also the gallery and community art hub, offering a wide range of workshops and classes in a range of art forms throughout the year, including Dance, Drama, Digital Arts, Film Making, Visual Arts, Circus skills and more.

Access

  • Frankston Arts Centre is situated on the corner of Davey & Young Streets, Frankston. The main entrance to both the FAC and Cube 37 are on Davey Street.
  • Frankston Arts Centre is a comfortable one hour drive from Melbourne and is located 500 metres south of Frankston's Central Activities District.
  • The Centre is less than a five minute walk from Frankston Railway Station.
  • Bus drop off/pick up zone in Davey Street allows easy access to the FAC foyer.
  • Lift access is available from car park levels to foyer & stalls, with access to disabled bays on each level. It is recommended you arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled performance time.

Parking

  • There is a bus drop off /pick up zone in Davey Street, directly out the front of the Arts Centre and Cube 37.
  • Underneath the FAC, there is a public carpark, which costs $2 per hour or a maximum daily charge of $6.50.

Food/Drink

The Bar is open from one hour prior to performances for snacks and drinks. Drinks in plastic bottles and dry food are permitted in the Theatre.

Other attractions

Frankston Arts Centre is right next door to Cube 37, the FAC's smaller performance space and gallery. Behind the Arts Centre building is the Frankston City Library. Frankston Waterfront & Foreshore is a 5 minute walk from FAC, as is Beauty Park, which are both ideal for some time and space to connect with the outdoors.

Location

27-37 Davey Street
Frankston VIC 3199

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