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Heritage Weekend Open Day

17 April 2020 His Majesty's Theatre

Heritage Weekend Open Day

17 April 2020 His Majesty's Theatre

Explore the grand surrounds of His Majesty’s Theatre on our venue tours or enjoy a range of pop up activities and entertainment including stage make up workshops, face painting, costume boxes and more. Refreshments are available in our ground floor café throughout the day. 

His Majesty’s Theatre is a beautiful Edwardian theatre resplendent with ornate gilded foyers, a superb marble staircase and a domed auditorium seating nearly 1200 people in three tiers.

Built in 1904 during the prosperity of the gold rush, it exudes opulence, optimism and a confidence in the future of the State. It is renowned as Australia’s finest example of Federation Free Classical architecture with the most lavish and well-executed ornamentation.

A refurbishment project completed in 2020 has reinvigorated the hospitality and other front of house spaces and ensures that His Majesty’s Theatre’s status as one of Western Australia’s great public buildings is protected.

Pop Up Activities and Entertainment

Face painting, costume boxes and more
Time: 10am to 5pm
Ages: All ages
Access: Fully accessible (including accessible toilets in the foyer)
Booking: No bookings required

West Australian Opera “The Nightingale” Makeup Workshop

(max 40 children)
Inspired by West Australian Opera’s season The Nightingale, join West Australian Opera for an immersive hands-on theatrical make up workshop.
Time: 10.30am
Ages: 8+
Duration: 1.5 hours
Access: Fully accessible
Cost: $15 per person (booking fees may apply)
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Behind The Scenes Tour (max 15 persons)

(max 15 persons)
Visit the auditorium, stage, and backstage spaces of His Majesty’s Theatre. You will also be able to view memorabilia from the Museum of Performing Arts collection.
The tour commences in the ground floor foyer.
Time: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm
Ages: 8+
Duration: 30 minutes
Access: Suitable for able walkers (staircases need to be navigated)
Cost: Free
Booking: Registration sheet available on the day – first in best dressed

Accessible Behind The Scenes Tour

(max 10 persons)
Visit the auditorium, stage, and dressing room spaces of His Majesty’s Theatre. You will also be able to view memorabilia from the Museum of Performing Arts collection.
The tour commences in the ground floor foyer. Lifts will be used to reach the different areas.
Time: 1.30pm
Ages: 8+
Duration: 30 minutes
Access: Fully accessible
Cost: Free
Booking: Registration sheet available on the day – first in best dressed

Cyc ‘n’ Sound Tour

(max 10 persons)
Go backstage, visit the orchestra pit and explore the staging technology used to make magic happen on stage.
You’ll also get some hands-on time with lighting and sound equipment and the chance to shine in the spotlight centre stage!
Time: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Ages: 8+
Duration:30 minutes
Access: Suitable for able walkers (staircases need to be navigated)
Cost: Free
Booking: Registration sheet available on the day – first in best dressed

Grand Historical Tour

(max 25 persons)
Ivan King OAM, His Majesty’s Theatre’s Theatre Historian, takes you on a gossipy and anecdotal wander through ten decades of colourful show-business history.
Time:3pm
Ages: 15+
Duration: 2 hours
Access: Suitable for able walkers (staircases need to be navigated)
Cost:$25
The tour commences in the ground floor foyer.
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