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The Round exterior
The Round theatre
The Round theatre
The Round Dance School Rehearsal Space
The Round foyer
The Round foyer and bar
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The Round exterior.

The Round — Whitehorse Performing Arts Centre

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BKK Architects and KTA with Whitehorse City Council


The Round is the new cultural hub for the Whitehorse community. Welcoming and inspiring, it is a place for both everyday and special events. As a premiere performance and events facility, it is home to a diverse range of local community and business groups, artists, performers and patrons alike.

The building’s curvaceous perimeter creates a series of opportunities for placemaking and community programming. Unified by the use of bricks— some big, some small—each of the building's five faces forges a robust, enduring and proudly civic presence that responds to its immediate context.

The new precinct integrates architecture, landscape, ecology and infrastructure into a new and engaging model for a suburban civic centre.

What's On

The architectural team will provide a behind-the-scenes tour of The Round. Join BKK Architects, Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA) and The Round team for a personal tour of the building. Gain an insight into the running of a world-class performing arts centre and see how creative visions are brought to life. After this peek behind the scenes, join for a separate panel discussion with Whitehorse Council and the architects, who will explain the process from competition through to completion.

Children's Activities

The Round is a child-friendly venue

In Collaboration With:

  • BKK Architects

    BKK is an award-winning, Melbourne-based architecture and urban design studio with over 20 years' experience.

    While the practice’s primary business is architecture, the common underpinning to all our projects is an enduring optimism and passion for the city, and the power of urban renewal as a tool for positive change.

  • Kerstin Thompson Architects

    KTA is a leading innovator and creative force in Australian architecture and urban design. Through astute design thinking, we create meaningful and site-responsive architecture that seamlessly balances form, interior and landscape. Kerstin Thompson is the design director and principal of KTA, which she founded in 1994.

  • The Round

    The Round is a popular venue for many of the City of Whitehorse's performing arts groups. The Round program presents a professional theatre and music season, showcasing the best professional theatre from around the country.

Images: (1) The Round, exterior. Photo: courtesy of Derek Swalwell. (2-6) The Round, interior. Photos: courtesy of Shannon McGrath. (7-8) The Round, exterior. Photos: courtesy of Derek Swalwell.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Tour runs 9am
Running for 60 minutes in a group of 30
Ticket includes entry to the Panel Discussion

Panel discussion 10.30am
Running for 60 minutes in a group of 150

Bookings required for each program—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Meet inside the entrance foyer of The Round.



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


379-399 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading VIC 3131

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