WEST AUSTRALIAN BALLET CENTRE
Sunday 11th November: 12pm - 5pm
134 Whatley Creascent, Maylands, 6050
Guided - No Booking Required
Home to the award-winning West Australian Ballet, the West Australian Ballet Centre is located on the historic site of the former WA Institute for the Blind. With a history dating back to 1897 the entire building has been transformed, with the help of a $12 million fundraising campaign, to create a world-class dance facility open to the community in the heart of Maylands.
The redevelopment of the building received the prestigious Gerry Gauntlett award which recognises excellence in in adaptive re-use, and meets the technical demands of the Company while also celebrating the heritage features and architecture.
The building now features four dance studios which are all fitted with specialty floors, a large Wardrobe department who regularly create hundreds of costumes for West Australian Ballet’s productions such as the acclaimed Dracula or family-favourite The Nutcracker, a modern Administration space and dancer wellbeing area which includes a gym/rehab room. The heart of the historic building is the spectacular heritage-listed foyer which hosts many events, and is home to a unique piece of art from Greg James called ‘Spartacus II’.
West Australian Ballet Centre will include a ‘Kids Zone’ full of children’s activities for the day with guided tours of building and our foyer will be transformed into a Christmas celebration for The Nutcracker season opening on November 16th at His Majesty’s Theatre.