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
Condition Demolished
Structural Systems & Elements Timber construction
Masonry construction
Building Materials Timber
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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