Story: Theatres, cinemas and halls

Theatre Royal: a packed house (2nd of 3)

Theatre Royal: a packed house

A crowd attends a performance of The runaway girl at Nelson's Theatre Royal in October 1913. The view highlights the formality of theatre-going during this time: the men are dressed in dinner or lounge suits, and the women wear smart dresses. 

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Nelson Provincial Museum, F. N. Jones Collection
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Ben Schrader, 'Theatres, cinemas and halls - Colonial period', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/42373/theatre-royal-a-packed-house (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014