MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE Roy Grounds show – Thursday 30 November at 7:30pm – sold out

Direct from a sell out season at the London Festival Of Architecture Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst are thrilled to return to Melbourne to perform their brand new show.

For the last four years they have taken temporary possession of Architecturally significant buildings and skillfully blended storytelling, music and design in a mood breaking format that has seenthem literally sell out houses across the globe.

Following rave reviews for the recent film series, Streets of Your Town, Tim and Kit welcome you to the iconic Hill Street House by Roy Grounds.

Must see show of the Festival.
New York Times.

Had us in stitches.”
Sunday Times (UK)

The Age.

With quick wit and telling anecdotes, Tim shares his passion for modern design and architecture — the fortunate audience is left both enlightened and entertained.”
 Wendy Kaplan 
Department Head and Curator Los Angeles County Museum of Art

With one show only, tickets are extremely limited, book now to avoid missing out.

The show runs for one hour and 35 minutes with a short interval.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Exact address details will be sent to ticket holders only ***

Hill Street House By Roy Grounds 

Sir Roy Grounds designed and built the Hill Street House in the 1950’s for his wife Betty and himself. Designed as a prototype for Grounds work on the National Gallery of Victoria, built some 10 years later, the Hill Street House was like a number of experiments in geometry and architecture that he worked on in the 1930s.

An amazing example of mid century architecture, all the rooms face a central courtyard. The house uses strong solid walls in the external design and extending eaves that float about the highlight windows.

The Hill Street House won the Victorian Architectural Medal in 1954.

Roy Grounds (1905-1981) was a renowned Victorian architect and a leader in Australia’s modern architecture movement. During his early career he spent some time working in the United States and England and after the war he was involved in setting up the curriculum for the School of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Between 1953 and 1962, Grounds was part of the Grounds, Romberg and Boyd partnership, in which time he designed the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra. When Grounds left the partnership he took with him the National Gallery of Victoria and Arts Centre project, completed in 1968. (source:

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