Stunning season of entertainment close to home

What do Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, David Strassman, Mark Vincent and David Hobson have in common? They will all be performing in Frankston this year.

A perfect destination for date night, girls’ night out, or school holiday fun, Frankston Arts Centre brings your favourite artists to the peninsula so you can save money on fuel and tickets. With big names and theatre productions regularly touring to Frankston, there is no need to travel into the city to see world-class entertainment.

With over three hundred performances annually, the theatre and art gallery is one of the busiest venues in Victoria with lower ticket prices than you can find in Melbourne. Over the coming months, there is something for everyone with drama, comedy, children’s shows, dance, live music and physical theatre.

Nationally renowned theatre company shake & stir theatre co present a stunning new production of Jane Eyre on Wednesday 17 August. Charlotte Brontë’s iconic gothic tale has been boldly adapted for the stage with original music by multi ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeod.

Opera Australia brings their riotous production of The Barber of Seville to the main stage on Saturday 3 September, with a cast of some of Australia’s finest opera singers and a live chamber orchestra.

Australia’s most successful tenor, Mark Vincent, will present his new show The Impossible Dream for local audiences on Sunday 4 September including a rich repertoire of classical songs, arias and Broadway hits.

A comedian and an opera singer’s worlds will collide on Sunday 9 October when David Hobson and Colin Lane perform together ‘In Tails’ which is sure to enthral and entertain. If you love comedy, you will not want to miss David Strassman in The Chocolate Diet on 28 to 30 October.

From the classics to contemporary performances, you can see it all close to home at Frankston Arts Centre. Keep up to date about upcoming shows at and subscribe to e-news to hear first about new shows on sale.

Peninsula Essence, The Essence of ART – August 2022