The Foster War Memorial Arts Centre (Foster Hall) was erected by the citizens of Foster and District as a memorial to those who died serving their country in war.
It was opened by His Excellency the Governor of Victoria Major-General Sir Rohan Delacombe K.C.M.G., K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., K.St.J and dedicated by Brigadier W. H. Hall, C.B.E., D.S.O. E.D. on November 12th 1966.
The hall committee manages the centre on behalf of the South Gippsland Shire and takes bookings, maintains the property, replaces equipment and manages the budget and correspondence.
To book the hall for your special event:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 0457 961 410
- Write to the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre Committee at PO Box 16, Foster Vic 3960
A venue for the whole community
There are four discreet areas:
- Supper Room
- Meeting Room, and
All areas are fully air conditioned for year-round comfort, and folding doors between the auditorium and supper room can be opened or closed to expand or decrease the space available. The well-equipped kitchen has the capacity to fully cater for large events, and guests can enjoy free, unrestricted parking.
The main auditorium hosts large events for the local community and the wider region. It is a venue which welcomes weddings, funerals, solemn services such as Anzac Day, concerts, theatrical events – sometimes with very large casts of adults and children – plus fundraising dinners, exhibitions and sales events.
It comfortably accommodates up to 400 people seated theatre-style, and approximately 200 people seated at tables.
The hall also has smaller meeting rooms, which are well utilised for a variety of purposes.
A focus on the arts
With a great stage and new lighting and sound system, this wonderful town hall is perfect for theatre, dance and all performing arts. This is reflected in the wonderful stained glass windows at the front of the hall, which were created by local artist Catherine Wheeler. Local award-winning theatre company, FAMDA, calls this hall home.