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The Substation is one of Melbourne's few truly multi-arts venues and features a 260-seat performance space, rehearsal studio and the western suburb's largest gallery space.


Sun 15 Feb 2015

If it’s a creative day for the whole family you’re looking for, head to The Substation for Family Art Day! Hands-on activities and family-friendly gallery tours are all part of the day of creative fun. For ages 5-10 years only, accompanied by a participating adult.

Time: 11am-12pm or 1pm-2pm (please choose your preferred time when booking)

Ticket Info: FREE. Limited places. Bookings essential.





Fri 27 Feb 2015

Following on from his wildly successful national tour and the release of his much-lauded new album Gon’ Boogaloo, C.W. Stoneking is all set to bring his tunes to The Substation this February. Released on October 17 2014, it has been a six year wait for the latest taste of C.W.’s inimitable musical stylings.  

Gone are the sepia-toned tales of marooned adventures in the tropics of his last release, the ARIA Award winning Jungle Blues, this time replaced with the latest invention in the world of C.W. Stoneking, electricity!  C.W. has stashed his afore-favoured vintage National guitar and banjo combo for a shiny gold Fender and an extra-large helping of rock ‘n’ gospel dancehall blues to deliver 12 tracks recorded directly to tape with his full band, his very own hokum wall of sound.

Don’t miss your chance to catch this enigmatic and charismatic performer live!

Time: Doors open at 7.30pm | Show starts at 8pm

Ticket Info: All tickets $42 (standing tickets only for this event) | Meal and show packages $70

Meal and Show Packages: You spoke and we listened! Partnering with our friends at The Junction Wine Room, The Substation is proud to present meal and show packages for this event. Full menu HERE. To book, click the Book Now button below. Limited places. Meals must be ordered in person at The Junction Wine Room by 6.30pm on the 27 Feb 2015.






Friday 24 October 2014

Perch Creek are a band of five energetic multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, four of whom happen to be siblings. This Melbourne-based band play harmony driven roots music with a creative energy and fearless spirit that sparkles with imagination and individuality.

Perch Creek have been performing and evolving over the best part of ten years, taking their music across the globe and laying the foundations to become one of the most entertaining and innovative original musical acts doing the rounds of Australia and the international stage today.

Perch Creek — who have appeared everywhere from ABC's Spicks & Specks to The Sydney Opera House, as well as extensive tours and major festival appearances across Australia, Europe and the UK (Edinburgh Fringe, WOMAD, The Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Golden Plains) — stand to be counted with their new album Jumping On The Highwire. The band consistently deliver unforgettable, high-energy shows - at moments haunting, but ultimately uplifting.




Thursday 28 August - Saturday 30 August 2014

Following a sell-out season at La Mama in 2013, Two Mortals returns with cheekiness, wit and wisdom for a fresh look at mortality.

Two Mortals was created from interviews with people who work and live with mortality everyday - an undertaker, a minister, a wills and estates lawyer, a cryogenicist, a carer, a palliative care nurse and a counsellor. This multi-character performance uses headphone verbatim technique, including pre-show interviews from the audience, unique to every performance. Come early and be part of the script!

Presented by La Mama Mobile. 



The Substation supports the work of two Companies in Residence: Born in a Taxi and Nat Cursio Co. These companies receive free use of the venue to rehearse, create new work and run their own mentoring and training programs.

In 2013, The Substation presented the premiere of Nat Cursio Co.'s new work 'Blizzard' in a sell out season, and also hosted the much anticipated re-working of Born in a Taxi's 'The Waiting Room' as part of the 2013 Big West Festival.

The Substation also has a relationship with Speak Percussion on a project-by-project basis, and has successfully partnered with Speak to deliver both community engagement and artist development projects.

Nat Cursio Co. Blizzard, 2013


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