Belvoir Street Theatre Redevelopment
The Nelson Meers Foundation supported the major redevelopment of the Belvoir St Theatre in 2007. The original Belvoir St Theatre was one of Australia’s most successful and acclaimed arts venues and, as the home of Company B, one of Australia’s most acclaimed theatre companies. After 20 years at Belvoir St, Company B outgrew the building, which has not been altered since it was originally converted from a tomato sauce factory to a theatre in 1975.
The redevelopment included renovation of the Upstairs Theatre auditorium and provision for entertaining areas, rehearsal rooms, workshops, new offices and increased bar and foyer space. Most importantly, the redevelopment has enabled Company B’s administration, production and artistic teams to work together on the site for the first time.