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A Celebration For a Melbourne Venue Visited By Myriad Musical Acts

Wednesday 31 October 2012 @ 16:21 - GMT

Hot-on-the-heels of the re-opening of Hamer Hall (after an 18-month renovation) is the esteemed auditorium's 30th birthday. 

Victorians who did not get an opportunity to experience the venue's rebirth in July, are invited to come and enjoy a range of free tours, talks and free entertainment from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, November 4.

Arts Centre Melbourne Chief Executive Judith Isherwood said, "We're throwing open the doors once again to mark the date back in 1982 when the completion of this concert hall heralded the arrival of Victoria's long-awaited home for the performing arts. Thirty years down the track, Hamer Hall is looking absolutely fabulous and if you haven't had a chance to come and see it - or you missed seeing something because of the huge opening crowds - come and have a look.  And if you've always dreamed of taking a bow on the Hamer Hall stage, now's the time to come and do it!"

Since opening in the latter part of 1982, the Melbourne Concert Hall has proved to be a popular establishment. Renamed Hamer Hall on April 21, 2004, in honour of former Premier Sir Rupert Hamer, it has hosted the likes of Elton, Sting,  Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, and the Harlem Gospel Choir.