File FTPF47 - Tivoli Theatre (Melbourne) Theatre Program File

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Tivoli Theatre (Melbourne) Theatre Program File


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1 folder ; 30 cm.

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Located in Bourke Street, Melbourne, the theatre opened as the Prince of Wales Theatre 24 August 1872, the original architect was George Johnson. The site was originally occupied by the Australia Hall built above a stable in 1866. It became known as the Prince of Wales Opera House, renamed Her Majesty's Opera House in September 1884, and renamed the Alhambra Theatre in 1893. After losing its license in 1899, Harry Rickards rebuilt the theatre, designed by William Pitt, which opened as the Opera House 18 May 1901. It was renamed the Tivoli Theatre in 1912 by its new lessee Hugh D. McIntosh and it continued to operate until 1966.

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From the Fryer Library Theatre Programs.

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This series contains material such as theatre programs, concert notes, invitations and ephemeral items relating to Australian theatres. Australia Hall 1866, Prince of Wales Theatre 1872, Prince of Wales Opera House, Her Majesty's Opera House 1884-1893, Alhambra Theatre 1893-1899, Opera House 1901-1912, Tivoli Theatre 1912-1966.

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  • English

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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