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.
Sylvia
Royal South Street’s Calisthenics Comp just isn’t the same if not at Her Maj. Myself, daughter and now grand daughter have all performed on her wonderful stage and hope to continue doing so.
Royal South Street’s Calisthenics Comp just isn’t the same if not at Her Maj. Myself, daughter and now grand daughter have all performed on her wonderful stage and hope to continue doing so.
Janetta
As a “Ballaratian” (fifth generation) who has both danced and sung at “Her Maj’, I want this old lady retained for future generations as part of Ballarat’s history.
As a “Ballaratian” (fifth generation) who has both danced and sung at “Her Maj’, I want this old lady retained for future generations as part of Ballarat’s history.
Narelle
I feel the theatre is a very valuable asset to Ballarat with the wealth of talent it brings us.
I feel the theatre is a very valuable asset to Ballarat with the wealth of talent it brings us.
Joyce
It would be very difficult for me to express my sorrow levels at the present closure of Her Maj. It has been a very important part of my life, my entertainment and my education for the last 35 years.
It would be very difficult for me to express my sorrow levels at the present closure of Her Maj. It has been a very important part of my life, my entertainment and my education for the last 35 years.
Suzanne
Please repair Her Majesty’s Ballarat. It is so important both historically and culturally to Ballarat. I really miss going there.
Please repair Her Majesty’s Ballarat. It is so important both historically and culturally to Ballarat. I really miss going there.
Barbara
Her Majesty’s Theatre is quintessential to Ballarat. It must be persevered.
Her Majesty’s Theatre is quintessential to Ballarat. It must be persevered.
Lou
How can anyone not what to save such a slice of history?
How can anyone not what to save such a slice of history?
Helen
Her Majesty’s needs to be preserved and save - not only for its heritage but for all the events it is used for.
Her Majesty’s needs to be preserved and save - not only for its heritage but for all the events it is used for.
Di
Heritage is critical to Ballarat. It is part of our infrastructure.
Heritage is critical to Ballarat. It is part of our infrastructure.
Maggie
Please save our precious historic theatre.
Please save our precious historic theatre.

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