Did you know Her Majesty’s Theatre is mainland Australia’s best preserved and oldest continuously operating theatre?

In fact, it was built in 1875 – making it the most intact of only four surviving nineteenth-century public theatres in Australia.

Each year more than 75,000 patrons are entertained by more than 15,000 performers who take to its stage.

It has become a much-loved venue which has played host to some of the world’s best performers while holding a special place in the heart of generations of local residents and performers.

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Parts of the structure of the building are potentially unsafe and do not meet current standards.

$15 million is needed for urgent works to bring Her Majesty’s Theatre Ballarat up to safe and professional standard so this ageing asset can continue to operate as the performing arts centre at the cultural heart of Ballarat and the wider region for another century.

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77 entries.
Kirstyn
We love Her Maj and have been to many shows and performances over the years. It would be a tragedy to lose this Ballarat icon due to lack of funding.
We love Her Maj and have been to many shows and performances over the years. It would be a tragedy to lose this Ballarat icon due to lack of funding.
Janet
The need for Her Maj to be the heart and soul of entertainment in Ballarat is so important to the local the theatre companies, to The Royal South Street Society and the Ballarat Theatre Organ Society. Our audiences need her.
The need for Her Maj to be the heart and soul of entertainment in Ballarat is so important to the local the theatre companies, to The Royal South Street Society and the Ballarat Theatre Organ Society. Our audiences need her.
Sue
Her Maj Ballarat is unique. Please restore the old girl’s dignity and reinvigorate the Her Maj season which has sadly been missed. The building should be restored to its original being.
Her Maj Ballarat is unique. Please restore the old girl’s dignity and reinvigorate the Her Maj season which has sadly been missed. The building should be restored to its original being.
Peter
Great asset for Ballarat and surrounding areas. One of the iconic buildings in Victoria. Full restoration needed ASAP to maintain for future generations.
Great asset for Ballarat and surrounding areas. One of the iconic buildings in Victoria. Full restoration needed ASAP to maintain for future generations.
A & H Kaetu
We strongly support the campaign to refurbish and establish Her Majesty’s Theatre to its unique and foremost status as a Ballarat and national theatre landmark.
We strongly support the campaign to refurbish and establish Her Majesty’s Theatre to its unique and foremost status as a Ballarat and national theatre landmark.
Kate
Such a historical gem as Her Majesty’s is, it must surely be saved - forever! Europe with all its history saves as many beautiful buildings as it can. Art and architecture deserves to be upheld.
Such a historical gem as Her Majesty’s is, it must surely be saved - forever! Europe with all its history saves as many beautiful buildings as it can. Art and architecture deserves to be upheld.
Anne
Her Maj is a must for Ballarat. It must be revitalised.
Her Maj is a must for Ballarat. It must be revitalised.
Megan & Gemma
So many memories. I hope that it can be restored so that all Victorians and other visitors can continue to enjoy the grand old lady.
So many memories. I hope that it can be restored so that all Victorians and other visitors can continue to enjoy the grand old lady.
L. McRae
Her Majesty’s needs to be saved. After enjoying many performances our local heritage must be saved for future generations to enjoy and celebrate.
Her Majesty’s needs to be saved. After enjoying many performances our local heritage must be saved for future generations to enjoy and celebrate.
Margaret
Thanks for the many hours of entertainment at this historic theatre. Please support keeping this theatre open in regional Victoria.
Thanks for the many hours of entertainment at this historic theatre. Please support keeping this theatre open in regional Victoria.

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