Performing Arts Centre
Completed in March 2018 the Performing Arts Centre is a facility with 750 seats and the ability to accommodate a 120-person choir and full orchestra – a high-quality space suitable for music, performance and school assembly.
Baldasso Cortese Architects designed a dramatic, drum-shaped building with significant visual impact. It is situated at the forefront of the school and presents a strong and impressive public interface. Interiors are well handled to accommodate important sight line and acoustic parameters with quality materials and finishes rounding out an excellent space. The building was constructed by the team at SJ Higgins working closely with the architects, Baldasso Cortese.
A New Era For Performance
Our students have performed several concerts, drama performances and musicals, our students have loved having the opportunity to perform in a building of such high calibre.
State of the Art
Our PAC is a fine example of modern architecture, both in appearance and in the facilities it offers. It has a beautifully presented theatre and concert spaces, it is acoustically of a very high standard and its technical fitout is superb. As well as the main auditorium and stage, the centre also includes a small performance space and links to the drama studio. It would be hard to find a better environment for activities such as music, drama, learning and personal development.
We know the PAC is special – so you can imagine how thrilled we were when it was announced as the Winner of Excellence in Construction of Commercial Building from $10 - $15 million in the Master Builders of Victoria Excellence in Construction Awards 2019.
More recently the building was entered into the MBA National Commercial / Industrial Construction Award $10-20 million 2019, coming in at first place.
Hearty congratulations go to the builders, SJ Higgins, and architects, Baldasso Cortese, on their remarkable achievement.
The Huntingtower Performing Arts Centre is available for community hire.
Expression of interest bookings for February-May 2024 are now open! Please fill out our 2024 Expression of Interest Form below.
Expression of interest bookings for September-December will open in February 2024. Please note, the PAC is not available for hire in January or from June-August.
Huntingtower PAC bookings for 2023 are no longer available.
Expression of interest bookings for January-June 2024 will open in June 2023, however bookings will not be confirmed until October 2023.
For more information or if you have any questions please contact our Theatre Manager for details (PAC@huntingtower.vic.edu.au)
Current density quotients as per the guidelines set out by the Victorian Government are listed below:
- Auditorium - 752
- Foyer - 80
- Large Green Room (Drama Room) - 110
- Prompt Side Stage Wing - 19
- Opposite Prompt Side Stage Wing - 19
- Side Stage Green Room - 12
- Side Stage Change Room (x2) - 10 in each
- PAC Technical Specifications
- Lighting Plot -- Lighting Patch
- PAC Plans
- PAC Seating Plan
- Hiring Contract
- Safety Induction
- Safety Induction: Sign-Off Page
- Schedule of Fees
Technical Specifications: Please click here to download the full technical specifications for the PAC.
Lighting Rig Layout: For a downloadable copy of the lighting rig layout, click here, and for the lighting patch list click here.
For a downloadable copy of the seating plan, click here.