Perth: His Majesty's Theatre

Country: Australia
State: Western Australia
City: Perth
Location: 825 Hay Street / King Street

[1st entertainment venue on the site built 1896 as as "Ye Olde Englishe Faire" open air theatre and showground. Opened 9 Nov 1896 with the trapeze show "Ooda - The Aerial Marvel".]

Current theatre built 1904 by architect William Wolfe and contractor Gustav Liebe for T. G. Molloy. Named "His Majesty's Theatre" after King Edward VII. Opened 24 Dec 1904 with the variety show "The Forty Thieves". Used as a cinema during World War II. In the 1950s and 1960s mainly used for musicals. 1977-1980 major refurbishment. Re-opened 28 May 1980. Mainly used as for major musical performances and for opera performances by Western Australian Opera.

Links: ptt.wa.gov.au, AusStage, Wikipedia

[Perth: His Majesty's Theatre] Reverse Text: "1904 view of His Majesty's Theatre Hay St., Perth, Western Australia"
Type: modern reproduction of an old postcard
Size: Classic
Sent: from Perth to Ravensburg (Germany), 2006

[Perth: His Majesty's Theatre] Reverse Text: "His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia - The theatre fašade by night, viewed from Hay St."
Publisher: His Majesty's Theatre; Alpha Print, Perth
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Perth: His Majesty's Theatre] Reverse Text: "His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia - The proscenium arch of the stage and boxes. The frieze above the stage is painted in turn-of-the-century style, and is an allegory of day and night."
Publisher: His Majesty's Theatre; Alpha Print, Perth
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Perth: His Majesty's Theatre] Reverse Text: "His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia - The auditorium, stalls, dress circle, and gallery, viewed from the stage."
Publisher: His Majesty's Theatre; Alpha Print, Perth
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Perth: His Majesty's Theatre] Reverse Text: "His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia - The dome of the auditorium in the colours of cream, terra-cotta and gold."
Publisher: His Majesty's Theatre; Alpha Print, Perth
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Perth: His Majesty's Theatre] Reverse Text: "His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia - Left. The marble staircase between the downstairs foyer and the dress circle. Right. The foyer with gilt moudlings and Edwardian-style lamps."
Publisher: His Majesty's Theatre; Alpha Print, Perth
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Perth: His Majesty's Theatre] Reverse Text: "His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia - The beautiful and richly decorated circle foyer."
Publisher: His Majesty's Theatre; Alpha Print, Perth
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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