What’s On at the FAC | Opera Australia comes to you, plus the musical spectacular of CHICAGO!

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Opera Australia: The Barber of Seville
Saturday 3 September, 7.30pm
FAC Theatre
Tickets: $27 – $84

Beyond haircuts and beard trims, this canny barber is the city’s matchmaking maestro! This is opera at its light-hearted, effervescent best. Opera Australia’s finest voices and a live orchestra deliver a score that is instantly familiar from renditions in movies, cartoons and commercials. Read more

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PLOS: Chicago
Friday 29 July to Saturday 6 August, various times
FAC Theatre
Tickets: $44- $60

PLOS Musical Productions bring the musical spectacular CHICAGO to the stage. Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine set in the 1920’s. Get ready to be razzle dazzled by the sexy, sassy score including ‘All That Jazz’ in this smart new production. Read more

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New on sale
The Big Chill
Sun 18 Sep, 4pm

Great songs are great songs and no matter how old or young you are these songs are definitely some of the greatest.  This is a powerhouse show with the explosive BIG CHILL BAND. Book now

Australian Seekers Show
Sun 9 Oct, 4pm

The Australian Seekers Show is truly unique and Australian through and through. Join us and relive the folk era of the sixties and the inspirational music of The Seekers. Book now

Ginar Australia
Sat 22 Oct, 7pm

Ginar Australia welcomes you to immerse yourself in full bodied indigenous song and dance from the tropics, in a more natural and first-of-its-kind production. Book now

The Three Kings
Mon 31 Oct, 7.30pm

BB, Freddie and Albert set the standard to which all others aspire. And the KINGS were superb vocalists, ripping into the very soul of the blues. Book now

Coming up @ the FAC
Eid Celebration
Fri 8 Jul, 8pm

This is one of the most awaited events in Australia for the Afghan Community as superstar Sadriddin Najmiddin is live in concert with the golden voice of Zulaykho Mahmadshoeva. Book now

Invincible: The Helen Reddy Story
Sat 9 Jul, 5pm

The incredible true story of one Australian woman who took on the World. A beautiful tribute starring internationally acclaimed Nikki Bennett. Book now

The Celebration of Swing
Sun 10 Jul, 3pm

Join us for a Big Band Blast! Nostalgic, unforgettable music from the most famous big bands of the 1940s. Book now

World of Musicals
Thu 14 Jul, 7.30pm LIMITED SEATS

Featuring a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. Book now

Xavier Rudd: Jan Juc Moon Tour 2022
Fri 15 Jul, 8pm SOLD OUT

In celebration of his 10th studio album ‘Jan Juc Moon’, Xavier Rudd returns to the solo mode of creation that first led the multi-instrumentalist on his phenomenal journey.
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Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll
Sat 16 Jul, 2pm & 8pm

Cruise back to the rocking bopping 50s & 60s! The music you loved, the music you grew up with…the only Rock ’n’ Roll concert show of its kind in the world! Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll is set to rock Frankston. Book now

Jimeoin Live
Fri 22 Jul, 8pm

An evening of world-class comedy from the Irishman internationally celebrated as one of live stand-up’s true masters. We’re thrilled to welcome Jimeoin with his smash-hit “Turn it Up!” tour. Book now

PLOS: Chicago
Fri 29 Jul – Sat 6 Aug

PLOS Musical Productions bring the musical spectacular CHICAGO to the stage. Set in the 1920’s, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Book now

FrankTALK: Vikki Petraitis
Thu 4 Aug, 7pm  FREE 

PLOS Musical Productions will bring the musical spectacular CHICAGO to the stage. Set in the 1920’s, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Bookings essential

Classes & Workshops
HATCH Workshop: Beginners Auslan for Artists & Arts Workers
Tue 12 Jul, 6.30pm  SOLD OUT

Suitable for absolute beginners, learn simple signs, phrasing and technique to help you become more aware of access needs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Book now

Drawing Workshop with
Dean Rankine

Sat 23 Jul, 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm
| Cube 37  SOLD OUT

Kids aged 6-12 years are invited to learn the FUNdamentals of creating and drawing your own crazy characters and fun houses. Get some inspiration for the KidsFest Art Competition! Book now

HATCH – The Mechanics Of Making New Work (Online)
Tue 9 Aug, 6.30pm FREE

Have a project in mind but not sure how to get it off the ground? This 2-hour online workshop covers the fundamentals on making and sharing new work. Bookings essential

Call out for submissions!
Entries for the FAC Open Exhibition 2022 close this Sunday 10 July!

The FAC Open Exhibition is a call out for submissions across all visual art mediums to explore the theme of ‘Belonging’. The theme is open to broad artistic interpretation and may be approached from a personal, social or cultural perspective.

The winning artist is awarded $1,000 and an FAC Exhibition and Opening Event opportunity in 2023.

Applications close: Sunday 10 July
Entry fee: $16

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Entries are now open for the FAC KidsFest ‘Art Haus’ Competition 2022

Mini artists aged 4-12 years are invited be part of our professional art show and competition by entering your artwork on A3 paper in a special frame supplied by us! This year’s theme is ‘Art haus’ so we want to see your amazing, ordinary or wacky house or treehouse you love created as an artwork on A3 paper.

There are exciting prizes to be won:
– First prize $150
– Highly Commended Prize $50 for each age category (4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years)
– People’s Prize: Family Pass (4 tickets) to see a FAC Season family show.

Applications close: Saturday 27 August
Entry fee: $20

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Art Exhibitions
Penelope Davis – Sea Change
Until Sat 27 Aug | Glass Cube

View 24/7 from the street front at Cube 37. Penelope Davis creates jellyfish forms by taking the detritus of contemporary technologies and combining these with organic source material. Learn more

Cameron Howe – Faces
Until Sat 22 Oct | Atrium Gallery

Big, bold, bright eyed faces are an unplanned translation of raw inner emotions onto canvas in Cameron’s debut solo exhibition. Figurative creations come alive through spontaneity of thought and feeling.  Learn more

Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency
Until Sat 6 Aug | Curved Wall Gallery

Mangkaja artists from the Fitzroy Valley region share stories of culture and identity through vibrant images and representations of country with a distinct use of colour and uninhibited style highlighted in recent high profile fashion collaborations. Learn more

Jonathan Thompson –
The Impossible Dream

Until Sat 24 Sep | Mezzanine Gallery

Inspired by the everyday Jonathan reinterprets the world around him through his Bronze sculptures using his unique artistic processes. Learn more

Brodie Alserda –
Through Her Eyes

Until Sat 24 Sep | Mezzanine Gallery

Brodie explores animals as the primary focus of her artwork, converting animal photography into her signature Zentangle black and white style, or full colour blended pieces. Learn more

Bella Cortes – Maybe it was Just a Dream
Until Sat 9 Jul | Cube Gallery

Bella’s whimsical world paints the ordinary in a hyper technicolour reality. Her collection leans towards the concept of escapism. 
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Local Opportunities
Call Out for Young Dancers!

Spark Youth Dance are currently taking registrations from kids and youth aged 8-25 to be cast in their brand new 90-minute contemporary dance work – GRANUAILE – to be created during Term 3 and premiering at Frankston Arts Centre September 29-30.
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Car Parking at FAC
Please note that casual rates for parking in the arts centre changed on 1 July. The new fees are:
0 – 1 hour: $2.00
1 – 2 hours: $4.00
2 – 4 hours: $6.50
4 – 7 hours: $7.00
7 – 11 hours: $7.50
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Keep in touch
Our Box Office, Foyer and Cube 37 opening hours are:
Tuesday to Friday – 10am-5pm and
Saturday – 9am-2pm.
You can reach us by phone on 03 9784 1060 or email artscentre@frankston.vic.gov.au during open hours.
We acknowledge the Bunurong people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which Frankston Arts Centre stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present.
Phone Box Office 03 9784 1060
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