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Whitehorse Performing Arts Centre

Cultural & Civic

Whitehorse Performing Arts Centre



The two-stage design competition for the Whitehorse Performing Arts Centre calls for designs to transform the site and provide a contemporary theatre, festival and function centre.

Whitehorse City Council’s vision for an accessible and contemporary venue to meet the diverse and changing needs of the community is at the heart of the project. The winner of this competition is BKK and Kerstin Thompson Architects with Aspect Studio. Their proposal is both efficient and sympathetic to the existing landscape while delivering a building with a bold sense of civic identity. Set to open in late 2023, the new centre will provide an expanded array of performing arts, functions and festival opportunities for generations to come.




Wurundjeri Country


City of Whitehorse

Project type


Competition Winners

BKK + KTA + Aspect Studios

Jury (titles at time of engagement)

Ben Hewett

Deputy Government Architect, GANSW

Bill Bennett

Mayor, Whitehorse City Council

Donald Bates

Chair of Architecture, University of Melbourne

Geoffrey London

Victorian Government Architect

Jocelyn Chiew

Director of City Design, City of Melbourne

Melanie Smith

Director, Performing Arts Centre Melbourne

Noelene Duff

CEO, Whitehorse City Council

Project Updates

11 April 2022

Cranes Set Solid Foundations in Place for Whitehorse Performing Arts Centre.

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