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.
Rose
I miss the opera and the ballet. Good luck with your repairs!
I miss the opera and the ballet. Good luck with your repairs!
Neil
Please commit whatever funds are necessary to fully restore Her Majesty’s Theatre. We come here every year from Canberra where they knock everything down after a few years and build some new monstrosity.
Please commit whatever funds are necessary to fully restore Her Majesty’s Theatre. We come here every year from Canberra where they knock everything down after a few years and build some new monstrosity.
C Allen
“Her Maj” is an important icon in Ballarat history and that of Australia. A special building that is so loved and respected and it must be saved.
“Her Maj” is an important icon in Ballarat history and that of Australia. A special building that is so loved and respected and it must be saved.
L Haintz
Please do something to maintain the theatre. It is important to the history of Ballarat.
Please do something to maintain the theatre. It is important to the history of Ballarat.
Geraldine and Peter
Her Majesty’s Theatre is a wonderful heritage building and must not be lost so future generations can enjoy as I and my family have. Please do all that is possible to secure funding.
Her Majesty’s Theatre is a wonderful heritage building and must not be lost so future generations can enjoy as I and my family have. Please do all that is possible to secure funding.
Jill
Her Maj is a wonderful icon in Ballarat. It is wonderful that children can perform in such a beautiful old theatre. My family has wonderful memories of performing and being in the audience. Please look after our theatre.
Her Maj is a wonderful icon in Ballarat. It is wonderful that children can perform in such a beautiful old theatre. My family has wonderful memories of performing and being in the audience. Please look after our theatre.
Kate
Look after this beautiful theatre.
Look after this beautiful theatre.
E. Mortimer
Her Majesty’s is a precious, historic asset. Let’s not be niggardly when it comes to whatever it takes to preserve for succeeding generations.
Her Majesty’s is a precious, historic asset. Let’s not be niggardly when it comes to whatever it takes to preserve for succeeding generations.
Yvonne
Her Majesty’s Theatre is vital for the cultural outlook of Ballarat. So many artists have tread the boards and future generations must benefit from it.
Her Majesty’s Theatre is vital for the cultural outlook of Ballarat. So many artists have tread the boards and future generations must benefit from it.
Phillip
Quality theatre is vital to Ballarat.
Quality theatre is vital to Ballarat.

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