Arts Centre, Warburton

Front view of the Arts Centre from Warburton Highway

COVID-19 UPDATE

From Thu 19 Mar until Tue 14 Apr, Yarra Ranges Council’s cultural venues will be closed. All events during this period have been postponed or cancelled. There is a possibility of this date being extended.

If you have purchased tickets to an event that has been affected, we will be contacting you to organise a full refund. If we are able to reschedule event dates to later in the year, we will advise all current ticket holders.

We know this is disappointing for you, and we thank you for your support while we keep community safety a priority.

For further enquiries contact 1300 368 333.

The much loved Arts Centre, Warburton is a beautiful complex of historic buildings with a strong entertainment program, regular exhibitions and lively community gathering.

It includes the wonderfully preserved art deco Mecca Theatre, which was built in 1934 and delivers state of the art digital cinema experience to audiences most of the week.

The Mechanics Institute Hall which opened with a grand ball in 1913 remains a popular dance and performance space in the complex.

Throughout the year, local and visiting artists exhibit in the Centre’s art gallery which looks out onto a lush edible garden with crab apple trees and berry bushes.

Just beyond, the flowing and revered Yarra River provides a beautiful backdrop to the Art Centre. It is often teeming with locals enjoying nature as well as regular attractions including artisans markets and music performances.

Each year the Art Centre is home to the Warburton Film Festival and the River Folk Festival.

Visit us 

Car Parking
Parking is available on-site and in a larger car park behind the Police Station.

Accessibility

  • Ramped internal entry/exit is available
  • Disabled seating are available in theatre
  • Disabled toilet

Air conditioned/ heated all year round

Location

3409 Warburton Highway, Warburton 3799  View Map

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