Port Albert, 2 April 2022

Port Albert Mechanics Hall, VIC, Gunaikurnai Country

Port Albert Mechanics Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gunaikurnai People.

Since 1878 when it was first built, the Port Albert Mechanics’ Institute Hall has been part of the life-blood of this charming seaside town in Victoria’s Gippsland.

Once a bustling port after settlement in the 1840s – one of the oldest in Victoria – Port Albert has experienced huge changes over the years, first with the advent of the railway and the demise of the fishing industry, and later the effects of drought.

The Port Albert Mechanics’ Hall has remained steadfast throughout the decades, serving as a venue for with dances, concerts, local cinema and was even the venue for a roller skating competition in the 1890s.

The Hall underwent a major refurbishment after king tides inundated the floor with inches of water and despite periods when there was difficulty raising funds for repair, continues to stand proudly in service to the community today.

Festival of Small Halls rolls into Port Albert on Saturday, 2 April 2022 with Jack Carty and Charm of Finches.

Opening the show will be local act Ella & the Fella!

Ella Emberson is a 16yr old singer inspired by the Classics and Aussie Music.
She is accompanied on guitar by her Dad.

Sandwiches and slices made up into individual plates at a cost of $6 a plate or 2 plates for $10 will be available in the Hall at intermission.

Bar service will be from 6.30pm to close including two types of beer – 1 light 1 heavy/red & white wine/bottled water.
Coffee & Tea will be served from the kitchen bench by Stephen Balhorn.

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $25
Click here to purchase tickets.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at Port Albert General Store & Gas Station

Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm

Port Albert Mechanics Hall has accessible entry (double wooden doors at front, ramp access) and accessible bathrooms (separate disabled toilet with ramp access).

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under VIC Health Covid Safe Event regulations, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.
Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.

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