Brimbank,
28
May
2019
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02:52
Australia/Melbourne

Hidden Gems - The Bowery Theatre

Summary

Part of the $8.9 million St Albans Community Centre which opened in March 2017,  The Bowery Theatre offers a range of quality performances throughout the year – including a mix of touring and local productions.

Standing boldly in a colourful street in St Albans is the Bowery Theatre, named after influential designer and performance artist, the late Leigh Bowery. ​

The Bowery Theatre offers a range of quality performances throughout the year – including a mix of touring and local productions.

The theatre is part of the $8.9 million St Albans Community Centre which opened in March 2017.

The 200-seat theatre was named after Bowery, who was considered one of the most influential arts figures in London and New York during the 80s and 90s. He was a leader in Avant-Garde performance art, music, film and design. His genre was as a provocateur. He was a shrewd social commentator which he expressed through his art.

Bowery is credited with influencing a generation of artists and designers and his legacy and influence is still strong today – with artists like Boy George and Lady Gaga acknowledging his strong influence on their work.

Although relatively unknown in his home country, Bowery achieved great success in London, New York and Japan. He was born in Sunshine in 1961 and raised locally.

Today, Bowery’s daring spirit is honoured in the theatre’s motto: Be Bold.

What’s more, the theatre’s street location has just had a make-over – with the design totally inspired by the great man. There are now bold colours and a fun, lively atmosphere with great lighting and a pedestrian link between St Albans train station, Errington Reserve and the theatre centre.

So next time you’re in the neighbourhood, come and check us out at Princess Street, St Albans or visit bowerystacc.com.au to see our constant program of quality productions.