Frankston Arts Centre – Victoria’s best kept secret for business events

For events that strive to inspire creativity and connection, it’s time to lift the curtain on Frankston and discover the beating heart of its arts and culture scene.

Less than an hour’s drive of Melbourne CBD at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, the city of Frankston is a thriving hub of culture and creativity.

From its vibrant street art to its live music and entertainment scene, this coastal city offers plenty of inspiration alongside an array of outdoor experiences. Announced the bronze winner of Victoria’s Top Tourism Town in 2022, Frankston’s reputation as a lucrative holiday and business events destination is on the rise, but to those who know this vibrant city and all its hidden gems, it comes as no surprise.

Frankston, Victoria

At the heart of it all is Frankston Arts Centre – the centrepiece of the city’s arts and culture experiences and an intriguing events venue full of unexpected possibilities.

Frankston Arts Centre

With business events striving to inspire creativity and innovation, Frankston Arts Centre provides an ideal setting for sparking new ideas and connections outside traditional hotel conference facilities.

“For event organisers looking to flex their creativity, Frankston Arts Centre provides the perfect space and environment to showcase your ideas,” Frankston Arts Centre manager arts and culture Tammy Ryan says.

“From recent enquiries, we are noticing a trend that clients are looking to set their events closer to home for logistical reasons as well as environmental and economical. They also tell us they are looking for alternatives to the standard function spaces in the major cities and are seeking locations that surprise and inspire.”

Balcony Bar at Frankston Arts Centre.

The Centre’s versatile spaces include a flexible function centre for up to 450 banquet-style which can be divided into two separate spaces and comes with its own dedicated entry and reception area; Cube 37 which has a main studio for up to 200 pax and a smaller space for up to 20 pax; the Main Theatre for bigger events of up to 800; a lounge and balcony bar for cocktail functions; and a number of art galleries which can also be utilised for private events.

Main Theatre at Frankston Arts Centre.

A supportive and experienced team of event producers and on-site technicians are on hand every step of the way to offer out-of-the-box ideas and orchestrate seamless audio-visual solutions with cutting-edge technology to ensure every event is delivered to the highest standard.

When it comes to catering, Frankston Art Centre’s talented executive chef serves up thoughtfully curated menus, showcasing fresh and modern Australian flavours, beautifully presented in honour of the venue’s artistic setting.

Whether it’s for a conference, exhibition, product launch, gala dinner, cocktail function, or meeting, Frankston Arts Centre can cater to any style of event, offering unparalleled versatility with a touch of theatrics and a whole heap of artistic flair and inspiration.

Refreshing delegate experiences

As the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston offers plenty of opportunity for delegates to get outside and enjoy diverse range of experiences.

“Fresh air for the mind is so important during conferences and Frankston delivers these options figuratively and literally,” Ryan says.

“Delegates love to wander through our galleries during coffee breaks, take a lunchtime street art tour or have sunset drinks on the balcony with our beachside city as the backdrop.”

Frankston Street Art Tour.

An unmissable experience is the Street Art Walking tour, which was named Australia’s best Street Art Tour in the 2021 Australian Street Art Awards. The tour takes in 50 large-scale art murals around the city centre which celebrate Frankton’s colourful urban culture, and the duration can be tailored to fit in with your schedule.

Head out on winery or brewery tour, hit the beach for paddle boarding, sea kayaking and water biking, discover the natural beauty of Sweet Water Creek and Frankston Conservation Centre, and explore historic Cruden Farm, the previous home of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

To find out more about what Frankston and Frankston Arts Centre can do for your event, contact us today and come see for yourself!

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Phone: 03 9784 1965

Enquiries: Event Enquiry


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