Demolition of Her Majesty's Theatre

Keniger, Michael, 1947-. Demolition of Her Majesty's Theatre.

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Title Demolition of Her Majesty's Theatre
Alternative Title His Majesty's Theatre, Her Imperial Majesty's Theatre
Date of construction 1888
Date photo taken 1984
Date scanned 2012-11-26
Architect Stombuco and Son
Stombuco, Andrea
Photographer Keniger, Michael, 1947-
Location 193 Queen Street
Brisbane City, Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Category Cultural buildings
Subcategory Theatres & cinemas
Period Victorian (1840-1890)
Style Italian Renaissance
Corinthian
Condition Demolished
Renovated
Structural Systems & Elements Timber construction
Masonry construction
Rafters
Building Materials Timber
Brick
Rendered brick
Architectural Features Facades
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
References Brisbane F2013
Additional Notes "The front of the building was architecturally designed to incorporate a combination of Corinthian and Renaissance styles which extended for 66ft along Queen Street (Builder and Contractor’s News 31 Mar. 1888: 211)." "The Architecture and Building Journal of Queensland reported in 1928 that extensive remodelling of His Majesty’s would take place (10 Aug. 1928: 60). After the theatre was rebuilt in 1929 it opened on the 30 March with a seating capacity of 1387. This refurbishment also included the removal of the gallery and dress circle and the installation of a new dress circle. Further cosmetic renovations occurred in 1941." (Information taken from: Brisbane Theatre History, retrived 24 January 2013, from ,)

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