The University of Melbourne engaged WRA to undertake a Concept Study in 2014 to investigate the opportunities for upgrade and expansion of facilities in the existing Theatres Building - B879. This work was commissioned after WRAs’ 2012 Needs Analysis of the School of Art, School of Performing Arts and MusicalTheatre at the Southbank campus.
The Concept Study identified three stages of works to increase effective use of the building, its allowable occupancy and to accommodate additional performing arts programs. The Stage One Upgrade was implemented in 2014, with the Stage Two Upgrade being completed this year.
Stage Two Upgrade included:
- Technical theatre and acoustic upgrades to the main performance and rehearsal spaces
- New Costume Studios
- Meeting spaces and offices
- Foyer and amenities upgrades
- Services upgrades