Kingston City Hall red brick building from the street. Clock Tower sits at the left of the image.
Mighty Wurlitzer and piano sit on the stage inside the Kingston City Hall. Blue lights highlight the back wall.
Regurgitator perform onstage at the Kingston City Hall. The audience is in the foreground with the band in the distance.
Kingston City Hall red brick building from the street. Looking over the street's plants at audience entering the building for a Regurgitator performance.
Kingston City Hall Lounge Bar and foyer area.
Kingston City Hall. Banquet Room set up for a dinner with round tables set with while table cloths and candlabras.

Kingston City Hall

Bates, Smart and McCutcheon 1961

Description

Kingston City Hall (originally Moorabbin Town Hall), is a post-war modernist building by architects Bates, Smart and McCutcheon. Features include a prominent clock tower, 1000-person capacity Grand Hall, Banquet Room, and largely intact fixtures and fittings. It has also been the home of the 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ since 1970, one of the largest theatre organs to be bought into Australia.

What's On

As part of Open House Melbourne, Kingston City Hall will open all its doors for the first time in 60 years, inviting you to satisfy your curiosity and embark on a fascinating journey within its walls. Discover the architectural brilliance of this post-war modernist marvel, lovingly crafted in 1961. Engage with the foyers, auditorium, stage, and backstage areas to unlock a deeper understanding of this architectural legacy nestled within Kingston.

And let's not forget the crown jewel—the Grand Hall, showcasing the resplendent 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ, and the harmonious collaboration it has with the building’s architecture. Lose yourself as you imagine AC/DC rocking out to a packed house under the same roof. Staff will be available to talk about the Hall’s history and the future Kingston Arts Precinct Masterplan.

Face painting and roving performers will be on site - visit kingstonarts.com.au for more information

Images: (1) Kingston City Hall, street view. Photo: courtesy of City of Kingston. (2) Kingston City Hall Mighty Wurlitzer and piano. Photo: courtesy of Kingston Arts. (3) Kingston City Hall. Regurgitator performance. Photo: courtesy of Kingston Arts. (4) Kingston City Hall, street view before Regurgitator performance. Photo: courtesy of Kingston Arts. (5) Kingston City Hall, Lounge Bar. Photo: courtesy of Kingston Arts. (6) Kingston City Hall. Banquet Room. Photo: courtesy of Kingston Arts, (7) Kingston City Hall, architects drawing. Photo: courtesy of City of Kingston. (8) Kingston City Hall, building model. Photo: courtesy of City of Kingston. (9) Kingston City Hall, street view, c1980s. Photo: courtesy of City of Kingston.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Open access 10am-3pm
Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ performances at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm + 2.30pm

Winter Pop Up Bar 5pm-9pm
Live music, food trucks + winter treats

No bookings required

Enter via front doors on Nepean Highway. Moorabbin Station is a two-minute walk (check for disruptions). Bus routes 824, 825, 811 and 812 stop outside the precinct. Parking available under Kingston City Hall and surrounding streets.

ACCESSIBILITY

Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby, Elevator access

AGE REQUIREMENTS

All Ages

Location

985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin VIC 3189

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