The Alexander Theatre is an architectural landmark of Monash University’s Clayton campus. Since opening in 1967, it has played a defining role in the history of performing arts at the University and served as the host venue for numerous local, regional and national performing arts organisations.
The Alexander Theatre underwent a major refurbishment and opened in May 2018. The newly renovated theatre has a interactive acoustic system which significantly improves the function, presentation and versatility of the theatre. It has a contemporary, flexible performance space that strengthens the theatre’s historical and cultural significance to the University and the Greater Melbourne region. The Alexander Theatre is part of a project known as the The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, that will comprise of a new 130-seat Sound Gallery and a 200-seat Jazz Club opening in May 2019.
The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts will herald a new era of 21st century performing arts facilities at the Clayton campus which will further enhance Monash’s commitment to supporting growth in the performing arts in Melbourne’s south-east by providing state-of-the-art facilities to world class professional productions, students, community groups, schools and local residents.