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    Heritage-listed Queensland Ballet building to be redeveloped

    Australian architecture firm Conrad Gargett has been chosen to redevelop the home of the Queensland Ballet, the Thomas Dixon Centre.

    Redevelopment of the building into a state-of-the-art centre will enable the company to accommodate a larger ensemble of dancers, expand dancer training programs and enhance community initiatives. 

    The heritage-listed Thomas Dixon Centre, located in Brisbane’s West End was originally built as a shoe factory in 1908. It was purchased by the Queensland Government and refurbished as a centre for dance and arts in 1991.

    The design of the refurbishment and extensions will embody the vision for Queensland Ballet, providing new world-class facilities including refurbished studios and two new additions: a Performance Studio and Wellness Centre. 

    These new additions will be set back from the heritage building, creating a new central promenade arrival and circulation space. This space will be a focal point for Queensland Ballet and the ballet community as a foyer to the new Performance Studio and as the place where the Thomas Dixon and Queensland Ballet story will be experienced. The community will have a window into the ballet’s production as well as a meaningful and engaging experience through displays of costumes and interpretive artworks. 

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    Image: Conrad Gargett

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