Hamer Hall Redevelopment - Project Overview
The Hamer Hall redevelopment was a two-year, $135.5 million Victorian Government project that revitalised the 30 year old hall and created:
- New connections with the city, St Kilda Road and river, and a spectacular new outlook to the city.
- Better amenities with new stairs, improved disability access, escalators and lifts.
- New and expanded foyer spaces.
- Improved acoustics, new auditorium seating, cutting edge staging systems and technology.
- Contemporary approaches to sustainability including power generation and waste and water management.
Hamer Hall at night
Image: The Arts Centre
With new expanded foyers, amenities and spectacular city views the redevelopment of Hamer Hall has improved the visitor and audience experience. The Hall is now open seven days a week for audiences and the general public to explore the new public spaces which include new bars, new restaurants and new spaces for free public performances and exhibitions.
Traffic flow is improved and Hamer Hall is easier to navigate for visitors of all abilities.
The redevelopment has created opportunities for new programs, more performances and exhibitions that will animate the riverside, foyers and new indoor spaces.
Fresh connections between the Hamer Hall redevelopment and the city, St Kilda Road and the Yarra River have created a vibrant interface between the Arts Precinct and the rest of Melbourne.
World Class Facilities
With improved acoustics, air conditioning, lighting and new seating, audiences can now experience live performances in a refreshed auditorium. Upgraded back of house facilities and new technical and staging features have also improved the experience of performers and increased the range of performances that can be staged at Hamer Hall.