Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre

The Mechanics Institute is Council’s key performing arts venue which we want to see fulfill its potential as a vibrant, dynamic, arts hub that connects with our local community.

Council is currently in the process of engaging a suitably qualified organisation to manage the Mechanics Institute. The successful organisation will be appointed by May 2017 to commence managing the venue on 1 July 2017.

Any enquires regarding booking the Mechanics Institute after 1 July 2017 should be forwarded to the new organisation.

Upcoming shows

See upcoming shows at the Mechanics Institute.


270 Sydney Road (corner of Glenlyon Road), Brunswick, diagonally opposite the Brunswick Town Hall.


Transport and access

Public transport and bicycle access:

  • Coburg North 19 tram runs along Sydney Road, get off at stop 21.
  • Jewell train station on the Upfield line.
  • Exit the Upfield bike path at Dawson Street. There is bicycle parking at the Institute.

Mechanics Institute is a wheelchair accessible venue.

Further information 

For more information prior to 30 June 2017 visit Metanoia Theatre, email Metanoia Theatre or phone 9387 3376.