This project at the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts involved the upgrade of another valued heritage building – the old police drill hall. Prior to this project, the Grant Street Theatre was a purpose-built drama theatre. Our brief was to modify it, so that it could operate as a multi-purpose theatre, suitable for dance, drama, performance and rehearsals.
Further, the VCA wanted the space to be able to be used for events, and to include a permanent bar to serve the multi-purpose space, with the ability to operate independently as a support space (stand alone bar). Our design provides a hybrid internal/ external event space suitable for both day and night use.