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Her Majesty's Theatre

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Text from Walking Melbourne

The National Trust guide to the historic and architectural landmarks of central Melbourne

Her Majesty’s Theatre

199-219 Exhibition Street

 

Designed by Nahum Barnet, it opened as the Alexandra Theatre in 1886 (the same year as the Princess). The name became Her Majesty’s in 1900 when Australia’s dominant theatrical firm J C Williamson’s assumed control of the theatre. After a disastrous fire, the auditorium and lobbies were rebuilt in 1934 in an elegant and sumptuous Art Deco style designed by theatre specialists C N Hollinshed & A H Walkley – the dress circle lounge featured walnut paneling, inlaid with pewter and ebony and a metallic finish ceiling. In 2002 it was extensively refurbished by the new owner Mike Walsh, former TV personality and now theatre impresario.

 

Above and the next two below, Her Majesty’s (Alexandra) Theatre in all its past glory.

 

 

Above, an old sign on the corner of Bourke and Exhibition Streets for Her Majesty’s and below a recent shot I took showing façade detail.

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Her Majesty's Theatre is a West End theatre situated on Haymarket in the City of Westminster, London. I need to read https://studybreaks.com/thoughts/how-to-choose-reliable-essay-writing-se... article so that I could get essay written on time. The present building was designed by Charles J. Phipps and was constructed in 1897 for actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who established the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the theatre.

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