Issued Wednesday 4 October 2017
Bunjil Place, the new cultural heart of Melbourne’s south-east, will open to the public on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October with a special Opening Festival.
Bringing together an unprecedented mix of facilities including an 800-seat theatre, gallery, outdoor community plaza, innovative library, multi-purpose studio, function centre and City of Casey Customer Service Centre, Bunjil Place is set to be a destination of choice for residents and visitors alike.
The huge FREE weekend of festivities runs from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday and provides the opportunity for everyone to explore the brand new Bunjil Place and:
- Laugh out loud at some of Australia’s best comedians: Peter Hellier, Charlie Pickering, Claire Hooper and Tegan Higginbotham,
- Catch some of the most popular children’s entertainers in the business including Nick Jr’s PAW Patrol and DreamWorks Trolls,
- Chow down on some gastronomic delights from Melbourne’s tastiest food trucks,
- Take in our very first gallery exhibition showcasing the making of Bunjil Place,
- Enjoy the musical prowess of musical theatre legends Rachael Beck and Michael Cormick, and
- Tune in to live music, and join in activities and workshops.
We’re giving away thousands of FREE tickets to our feature shows over the weekend!
Visit the Bunjil Place website and sign up to our e-newsletter to get exclusive access to family or double passes for; DreamWorks Trolls, Nick Jr’s PAW Patrol, Children are Stinky, Saturday Night Laughs and You and I. Conditions apply. Visit the Bunjil Place website for details.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz is delighted that the much-anticipated opening of Bunjil Place is just around the corner and welcomes everyone at the special Opening Festival.
“We are so excited to be opening Bunjil Place to the community with a fantastic weekend of activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy,” said Cr Aziz.
“Bunjil Place is the first facility of its kind, bringing together creativity, entertainment and community in a way that’s unparalleled in Australia.
“Council has been dedicated in its cause to provide quality arts and cultural facilities that our residents, and those in surrounding regions, deserve so we couldn’t be prouder of this facility and what it has to offer,” added Cr Aziz.
Cr Aziz will officially open Bunjil Place on Saturday 28 October at 11 am in the Plaza.
The construction of Bunjil Place is funded by the Australian Government ($10 million) and the City of Casey ($115 million).