The 100-Year-Old Northcote Theatre Is Being Transformed Into An All-New Music Venue

By Simon Cassar
7th Jan 2022

A large ballroom with high ceilings and a centre bar.

A long-standing landmark of Northcote’s High Street, the 100-year-old, heritage-listed Northcote Theatre is set for one hell of a reno in 2022. The grand old building will be restored back to its former glory when it originally opened in Melbourne’s northern suburbs back in 1912. 

The new layout and design will feature a 1500-person live performance space, an in-house Italian trattoria, eloquently dubbed, Dough Romeos, a boutique wine bar, mezzanine cocktail bar and rooftop bar. A motley collection of culture all in one convenient location. 

The all-new build is led by Northcote devotee, Andrew Mansfied, co-founder of the Northcote Social Club, he’s described his motivation for the new project; "as a long term Northsider with a history in live music venues I'm honoured to be delivering a venue of this size and calibre right in the heart of Northcote”. 

The new design will retain the yesteryear charm of the Edwardian-style building whilst adding its own signature aesthetic. Completion of the build is currently pencilled in for mid-2022 with a raft of local and international talent already lined up on the bill.

To keep an eye out for all updates for the Northcote Theatre head over here

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Image credit: Northcote Theatre (supplied) 

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