Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre

Moreland City Council is currently seeking a suitably qualified individual or organisation to manage the Mechanics Institute in Brunswick!

The successful individual or organisation will be responsible for managing this arts venue and working with Council on delivering on Key Performance Indicators:

  •  Supporting artists in the development of their arts practice and work
  • Providing a venue where experimentation is supported and new work can be developed
  • Engaging and connecting with Moreland’s local community
  • Improving the profile of the Mechanics Institute so it is recognised as a dynamic arts venue in Melbourne
  • Better integrating the activities at the Mechanics Institute within the context of the Brunswick Civic and Cultural Precinct as well as the initiatives of the Moreland Arts and Culture Strategy.

Further details regarding this contract and the application process can be found in the Specifications Mechanics Institute - Expression of Interest  (PDF 716Kb)

 A non-compulsory information session will be held at the Mechanics Institute on Monday 12 December 2016 from 6 – 7 pm.

Expressions of Interest submissions need to be made through the Moreland Tender Portal by Monday 16 January 2017.

The Mechanics Institute is Council’s key performing arts venue which we want to see fulfill its potential as a vibrant, dynamic, arts hub that connects with our local community.

Upcoming shows

See upcoming shows at the Mechanics Institute.


270 Sydney Road (corner of Glenlyon Road), Brunswick, diagonally opposite the Brunswick Town Hall.


Transport and access

Public transport and bicycle access:

  • Coburg North 19 tram runs along Sydney Road, get off at stop 21.
  • Jewell train station on the Upfield line.
  • Exit the Upfield bike path at Dawson Street. There is bicycle parking at the Institute.

Mechanics Institute is a wheelchair accessible venue.

Proposals to use the Mechanics Institute

The Mechanics Institute is a fully equipped, NBN connected, accessible, 103 seat theatre with a smaller performance/rehearsal studio attached.

The Mechanics Institute is programmed through a call for Expressions of Interest process twice a year, and at other times by request. This process is managed by Metanoia Theatre.  

Proposals are evaluated on both their strength and in the context of the overall program, ensuring that there is a mix of innovative and dynamic performances throughout the year.

Further information 

For more information visit Metanoia Theatre, email Metanoia Theatre or phone 9387 3376.