The Treasury Theatre is a Victorian Government facility located within the heritage overlay of the Macarthur Place precinct. Prior to beginning this project, the facility was aged and not refurbished since its original construction in the 1960’s.
GroupGSA and Artillery's brief was to breathe new life into the Theatre for the future, to integrate new technologies, provide equity of access and encourage increased usage.
The Theatre was originally built for the Victorian Film Authority and the current refurbishment will invigorate the Theatre’s use for future ﬁlm events. The facility has been redesigned to be fully compliant for DDA access to all areas including the theatre stage. The theatre itself includes seating for over 200 people including facilities for writing tablets, hearing loops, video conferencing, presentations and movie projection.
The spaces are designed to have a contemporary and uniquely Melbourne feel. A key existing element in the internal spaces is the elegant timber panelling considered of ‘heritage interest’. This timberwork has been meticulously restored and is a real feature of the facility.
A key feature of the theatre space is the dramatic use of LED lighting strips which intersect and cut across the ceiling and walls. Further to the design elements of the spaces, the facility has integrated state-of-the-art audio visual and lighting systems, providing previously unattainable levels of ﬂexibility.
City Design Awards 2016, Melbourne, Gold Winner