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Drum Theatre History

Opened in February 2006, Drum Theatre is a 521 seat state-of-the-art, purpose built performing arts theatre within the heritage facade of the former Dandenong Town Hall, and situated in the heart of the Dandenong CBD.

Drum Theatre engages with artists and the community to host more than 150 performances for over 60,000 patrons each year via a range of professional touring productions, local theatrical performances and community presentations.  The theatre develops and promotes the accessibility of the performing arts and continues to consolidate itself as the iconic, cultural heart for Dandenong and a vibrant hub for arts and cultural activity.

As Dandenong grows through a fast paced urban revitalisation program, the developers of Drum Theatre chose to retain the Lonsdale Street facade of the century old Town Hall building (originally opened in 1890) as a  feature that adds a distinctive reminder to the past.

As an anchor for city vibrancy and an attractor of audiences that include Dandenong’s diverse communities, Drum Theatre is well situated to build engagement with the performing arts for the City of Greater Dandenong’s citizens and the one million residents in Melbourne’s south east growth corridor.


On 11 February 2016 Drum Theatre celebrated its 10th anniversary with a star-studded event that featured many of the same people that performed on the opening night back in 2006.


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Drum Theatre

Cnr Lonsdale and Walker streets Dandenong

Hours: 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday
Telephone: 03 8571 1666
Email: drumtheatre@cgd.vic.gov.au

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