Kōrero: Theatres, cinemas and halls

His Majesty's Theatre, 1988

His Majesty's Theatre, 1988

This is a view across the stage and proscenium boxes at Auckland's His Majesty's Theatre. The structure, which featured a lavish, ornate auditorium, was built by the Australasian cultural entrepreneur J. C. Williamson in 1902. His monogram is visible above the stage. Despite calls by heritage advocates for the building to be saved, its owners saw no value in it and demolished it shortly after this photograph was taken.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 994-80

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'Theatres, cinemas and halls - Early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/42379/his-majestys-theatre-1988 (accessed 26 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014