Thomas Dixon Centre
The redevelopment of the Thomas Dixon Centre in Brisbane will enable generations to come to create and be inspired through dance and performance.
The Department of Energy and Public Works is responsible for managing the project design, procurement and construction works, in conjunction with Queensland Ballet.
Built in 1908 as a shoe and boot manufacturing factory, it is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century industrial factory. The building itself is of high historical significance.
Since 1991 the Thomas Dixon Centre has been home to Queensland Ballet.
The redevelopment of the Centre will include restoration of brickwork, timber columns, beams and trusses and the WWII air raid shelters. The project also includes an extension to the original building.
The redeveloped facility will deliver six dance studios, a 356-seat performance theatre, increased dressing rooms and breakout spaces, added facilities for administration staff and wardrobe, and a gym and wellness studio.
The increased size and functionality of the centre will allow Queensland Ballet the space to collaborate with small to medium sized arts organisations, offer wider and more frequent community programs, further development of their education offerings and provide world class facilities for other organisations to use.
The project is aiming for a platinum WELL Building Standard. The WELL Building Standard is an international performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
- Last updated:
- 6 April 2021