The Latrobe Creative Precinct will see a state-of-the-art performing arts centre constructed on land adjacent to the Traralgon Service Centre and Library. The Precinct has received $38.5 million in funding, with $10 million each from the Victorian Government and Federal Governments, and $18.5 million from Latrobe City Council.
The community has grown to a point where the existing Little Theatre facilities are limiting the capability to support major productions and as a consequence cannot compete with other major regional theatres in Victoria. The new theatre 750 seat will increase variety of programs in touring shows – meaning there will be more of them and better choice.
The new precinct will include the following:
- A 750 seat theatre within a new performing arts centre;
- Multipurpose/Meeting rooms;
- An indoor/outdoor café; and
- Two open air event spaces, one of which is an amphitheatre
Once completed, patrons will be able to see a show in a new theatre with excellent facilities, hire the new performance and meeting spaces and attend outdoor events in the Precinct’s external event spaces.
Jackson Architecture in association with Katsieris Origami has been engaged as the design team for the Latrobe Creative Precinct. They bring a wealth of expertise and a welcome degree of flair to the design elements.
Detailed design has been completed with construction beginning in October 2019.
It is anticipated that the Precinct will be open for business in mid-2021.
Becon Constructions are the chosen builders for the Latrobe Creative Precinct. They employ a number of local staff, and are engaging as many local contractors and suppliers as possible.
Status of Works
Projects of this scale require a lot of design and preparation work behind the scenes before the community sees action.
Construction began in October 2019 with the Latrobe Creative Precinct operational in mid-2021.
The first stage is excavation for the underground car park and the orchestra pit (which sits underneath the stage).
This will be followed by construction of the main building, including the large flytower which will abut Church Street, and completion of the foyer space which showcases the structural “trees” which hold up the ceiling.
For more information contact the Latrobe Creative Precinct project team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.