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Description

In the middle of what is now Bourke Street mall, Melbourne's first theatre opened a mere six years after the colony was established. The city still boasts the magnificent 19th century examples of the Princess and Her Majesty's, both of which continue to operate to this day.

Join Art Aficionado Andrew Gaynor as he charts a history of Melbourne's live theatres, full of drama, charismatic personalities, occasional ghosts, grand architecture - and suspicious fires.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2.5 hours

What you will learn
  • History of Melbourne's live theatres, full of drama, charismatic personalities, occasional ghosts, grand architecture - and suspicious fires.
  • Magnificent 19th century examples of the Princess and Her Majesty's, both of which continue to operate to this day.
What you will get
  • Lots of useful information about the artwork at each venue and discussions.

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Comfortable footwear recommended

Appropriate for

History buffs and theatre aficionados

*Due to individual theatre business operations, this tour does not have access to any auditoriums.