Stay up to date with major milestones on Arts Centre Melbourne’s Reimagining project
This project represents the first major component of the Victorian Government’s vision to transform the Melbourne Arts Precinct in the context of our broader plans to reimagine Arts Centre Melbourne for a new generation.
Being able to meet the expectations of companies like Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet and international works of scale is absolutely critical to ensuring they can deliver work of excellence with consistency and confidence.
In July 2019 Arts Centre Melbourne selected Waagner Biro Stage Systems to supply and install a new system in the State Theatre. Based in Austria, Waagner Biro are a world-renowned manufacturer and were selected by representatives from Arts Centre Melbourne’s own production team as well as expert technicians from Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet.
With the State Theatre closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, Arts Centre Melbourne granted Waagner Biro early access to the venue to commence work, approximately eight weeks ahead of the original schedule. We did this to give the project every chance of success in the current environment and afford us any flexibility and opportunity in 2021 that will allow our resident companies to present their seasons.