The Bryan Brown Theatre & Function Centre - About Us

The Bryan Brown Theatre & Function Centre - About Us
With its gradual tiered seating and excellent sight lines, the 300-seat Bryan Brown Theatre is the only one of its kind in the City of Canterbury and surrounding area. Bryan Brown Theatre & Function Centre - About Us With its gradual tiered seating and excellent sight lines, the 300-seat Bryan Brown Theatre is the only one of its kind in the City of Canterbury and surrounding area.  

 

 The Bryan Brown Theatre

Steven Voulgaris, the Manager of The Bryan Brown Theatre, promises to make the venue a premier entertainment destination in Canterbury-Bankstown. 

“I want The Bryan Brown Theatre to be a one-stop destination for those who enjoy a night out and one that will attract both locals and visitors,” he said. 

The community can expect a diverse production program along with  big-name shows that you’d see at any other big theatres. The Venue Manager will also be ensuring a calendar full of  local community shows, live music and comedy nights as well. 

“I want people to be buzzing when they come to the theatre and leave wanting to come back for more. The key to that vibrancy is bringing in shows they want to see and are well-known.” ​​

​​Photo of Richard Colley with staff member from BBT Cafe

Photo of Bryan Brown  

​The man behind the name

Bryan Brown is one of Australia's most iconic and globally-renowned film and television actors. He has starred in many hit movies, such as The Thorn Birds, Cocktail, Australia, and Red Dog - True Blue. He has also appeared on stage in several productions, his most recent being Travelling North with the Sydney Theatre Company. 

Brown was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 1989 and was named 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role' at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards for Breaker Morant and Two Hands.

Brown spent his childhood growing up in Panania and attended St Luke's Primary School at Revesby.

In September 2013, the then Mayor of Bankstown, Clr Khal Asfour, officially named the theatre at the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre after Bryan Brown.

At the official naming ceremony, Mr Brown said: "Bankstown has played a great part in my life, particularly as a young man growing up in Panania, where I caught the bus to Bankstown pool to learn to swim and to the Bankstown Cinema to catch a film or two".