In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and following advice from the Department of Health and Human Services, Whitehorse City Council has implemented the closure of various facilities. Our Premier has declared a State of Emergency for Victoria and our Prime Minister is ensuring strict social distancing measures.
The City of Whitehorse is one of the most dynamic art and cultural hubs in metropolitan Melbourne. There’s something for everyone – exhibitions, music, theatre, heritage, and art and craft.
There are multiple facilities catering for all ages and interests, like the Box Hill Community Art Centre, the Box Hill Town Hall, the Whitehorse Artspace, Schwerkolt Cottage and the Whitehorse Centre.
Council also runs an annual Whitehorse Festival Season with a range of events for everyone including the Spring Festival, Whitehorse Carols, Australia Day Concert and Fireworks, Swing Pop Boom! Event Series and the Global Fiesta. Find out more about what’s on and how to get involved on the Festivals and Events page.
The Box Hill Community Arts Centre is a hub of workshops and courses run for the local community by artists and creative practitioners. The centre also has multiple studios, an artist-in-residency opportunity and a community gallery space to exhibit work. Built in 1990, the Box Hill Community Arts Centre is located in the heart of Box Hill, just 10 minutes’ walk from the train station.
The Box Hill Town Hall hosts fifteen local community groups including the Migrant Information Centre and the Box Hill Historical Society. With eight rooms available for hire, the Box Hill Town Hall is available for private functions and community events throughout the year. Also located onsite is the Whitehorse Artspace, a gallery with many significant Australian artworks and a large collection of more than 1700 works.
The Whitehorse Centre sits in the grounds of the civic precinct and has a large theatre, rehearsal spaces, and rooms that can be hired for events and performances. The venue hosts many community performances, a professional theatre and music season, and musicals, playing an important role in Whitehorse's cultural life.
The Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex is a popular location for families and heritage lovers. Featuring a pioneers cottage, multiple historic buildings and a large cottage garden, the complex is open to the public from 2pm to 5pm on weekends and public holidays (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day).