South Street proudly announces a partnership with Federation University Australia (FedUni) to use the 1870 Founders Hall at their Mt. Helen campus. Founders is a most suitable and wonderful venue with seating for up to 670 patrons, an excellent sized stage and plentiful dressing and warm up rooms. FedUni’s Mt.Helen campus also presents a number of food and beverage options for the RSSS community as well as on campus accommodation for visitors and those competing.  Parking is also extensive and conveniently located.

Royal South Street said FedUni have really come to the rescue.

“Federation University have been amazing, they understood our predicament and have worked swiftly and in the spirit of partnership to make the venue available for the 60 days or so that we need it. They’ve been a true community champion, that’s what we love about Ballarat”.

Tours of the facility can be arranged by contacting the RSSS office on 5332 1054.

Founders Hall will be used for the Victorian Band Championships, Festival of Bands and Strings, Choral Contest (TBC), Dance and Calisthenics. All other disciplines will be held at their usual venues.

The 670 seat 1870 Founders Theatre is complemented by a series of smaller rooms and venues. A secondary space with mobile seating accommodates up to 170 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities. Four large ‘breakout’ rooms for 20-30 people and four more ‘syndicate’ rooms for groups of six or eight generate a range of options.

The 1870 Founders Theatre

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