|Sydney: Criterion Theatre|
State: New South Wales
Location: 258 Pitt Street / corner of Park Street
Built 1886 by George R. Johnson. Opened 27 December 1886. 991 seats. Partially rebuilt 1892 by Backhouse and Laidley. 1905 interior alterations (over 1300 seats). Used for drama performances, for almost 50 years as Sydney's major intimate playhouse. Closed 13 July 1935. Subsequently demolished to make way for the widening of Park Street. The Criterion Hotel now occupies what remained of the site.
Reverse Text: "Waiting for Matinee - Criterion Theatre, Sydney", letters on building: "Criterion"|
Publisher: Art Series
Type: Divided Back
Sent: from Sydney to Nelson (New Zealand), 1906
Thanks to Frank van Straten for providing information on the history of this theatre.
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