Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre

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

Council is proud to announce that Next Wave have been awarded the contract for managing the Mechanics Institute from 1 July 2017.

Next Wave has a 33 year track record of pushing creative careers to the next level and are known for creative risk-taking, embracing cultural diversity and fostering inclusion. For more information please see the Next Wave website.

Upcoming programming at Mechanics Institute

Enquiries relating to venue hire are welcomed via an online form.

Sign up to this list to stay informed about Mechanics Institute programs, call-outs and activities.

Visit the Brunswick Mechanics Institute website for further details.


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.