Pre-Show Dining

Dining options at Frankston Arts Centre

Enjoy a drink or snack pre-show!

The Frankston Arts Centre bar is centrally located in the main theatre building and opens 1.5 hours prior to performances. 

We offer a variety of dining choices to complete the ultimate theatre experience: over the bar (light meals), a pre-show 2-course dinner (available at selected shows) and a post-show Wine + Cheese Graze event (available at selected shows).

Beat the rush at interval! Remember to avoid the queues by pre-ordering your interval drinks and snacks. Simply fill out an order form and pay at the bar prior to the performance - your refreshments will be waiting near the bar for you to collect at interval.

Over The Bar

Over the bar at Frankston Arts Centre

Enjoy a quick bite, or a glass of wine or beer before the show. Choose from a range of seasonal antipasto or cheese platters to share, or try some of our various faster food options. Our menus change regularly to showcase local seasonal produce - the perfect accompaniment to a fabulous show, all conveniently located under the one roof!

The kitchen and bar opens 90 minutes before each show commences, so why not plan to arrive early and take advantage of the opportunity to relax and enjoy your pre-show refreshments.

Pre-Show 2-Course Dinner

Pre-show dining at Frankston Arts Centre

Pre-Show Cocktail Parties

On selected Season Shows in 2022, we are offering guests a pre-show cocktail party with special-themed food. This is the perfect way to enjoy your theatre experience - be treated to a complimentary arrival drink and then a delicious menu of canapés to set the scene. You can mingle with other theatre guests or claim a seating area to catch up with friends.  

Pre-show cocktail parties are available for the below show and can be booked online or phone 03 9784 1060.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Messiah by Handel - Thursday 15 December, 7pm

Pre-Show Dining Experiences in 2023

For exclusive Season Shows in 2023, make a booking and treat yourself to a 2-course dinner curated by our talented Head Chef and team.  Hosted in our Function Centre from 5.30pm we await you with a glass of premium wine, boutique beer or soft drink on arrival to set the night off to a great start.

With a menu showcasing seasonal local ingredients and flavours, relax and spend time with family and friends before heading into the theatre from 7pm.

Our menu will be provided here closer to the event date. Meals must be pre-booked with your tickets prior to the event.

Members $52

Full $58

Pre-Show Dining Experiences are available for the below shows and can be booked online or phone 03 9784 1060.

Wallflowering - Sunday 26 March, 7.30pm

Sydney Dance Company: ab [intra] - Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm

An Evening with the MSO: Elgar's Cello Concerto and more - Friday 2 June, 7.30pm

The Sunshine Club - Tuesday 27 June, 7.30pm

The Divine Miss Bette - Friday 6 October, 7.30pm

Post-Show Wine + Cheese Graze

Post Show Wine + Cheese Graze

We are excited to offer a new Post-Show Dining Experience for you to enjoy after select Season Show performances in 2023.

Book in for our Wine + Cheese Graze after the show in the Peninsula Lounge Bar. You will enjoy a glass premium wine, boutique beer or soft drink on arrival accompanied by a luxurious grazing table of local cheeses, dried fruits and pastes, served with our specialty breads and crackers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to mingle with family, friends, FAC staff and other audience members for an hour after the show. We look forward to announcing a special post-show guest for a Q&A at this Wine + Cheese Graze event.

Member $31

Full $35

Our Post-Show Wine + Cheese Graze experience will be available for the below shows and can be booked online or phone 03 9784 1060.

Silence - Friday 5 May, 7.30pm

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow - Sunday 7 May, 7.30pm

Garry Starr Performs Everything - Saturday 13 May, 7.30pm

Euphoria - Wednesday 7 June, 7.30pm

Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream - Tuesday 11 July, 7.30pm

By A Thread - Thursday 20 July, 7.30pm

Daytime Music + Theatre

Daytime Music Dining - two course meal - at Frankston Arts Centre

Make a day of it! Join us for lunch and refreshments to complete the ultimate day out at the theatre.

We offer a delicious, chef-prepared, two-course lunch for you to enjoy before or after the show from 12pm in our Function Centre. Only $23 per person.

Upgrade your lunch to include a glass of sparkling, white or red wine for $30 per person (saving $2.50 off the glass of wine!)

Two-Course Lunch: $23

Two-Course Lunch with wine: $30

Large groups and clubs are welcome.

Lunch bookings can be made online or through Box Office on 03 9784 1060.

Our Daytime Music Theatre lunch packages are currently being offered for:

The Spirit of Christmas: Friday 9 December - Lunch bookings are sold out!

The Voice of Silvie Paladino: Friday 3 February

The Winner Is... The Academy Award Winning Song 1935-2020: Friday 10 March

The Spirit of the Anzacs: Friday 14 April

Gilbert, Sullivan and The Great Composers: Friday 26 March

Golden: Friday 16 June