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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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.
Jill
An iconic building that must be preserved. It is vital for the South Street Eisteddfod and excellent local amateur companies, musical performances and visiting companies.
An iconic building that must be preserved. It is vital for the South Street Eisteddfod and excellent local amateur companies, musical performances and visiting companies.
Gemma
Her Majesty’s Theatre is a beautiful place to watch performances and should be saved for future generations to enjoy.
Her Majesty’s Theatre is a beautiful place to watch performances and should be saved for future generations to enjoy.
Graeme
This theatre is unique in Australia and has been the “birthplace” of many outstanding Australian artists.
This theatre is unique in Australia and has been the “birthplace” of many outstanding Australian artists.
Andrea
Please repair this beautiful old building so that future generations can enjoy and use it for the next 100 years.
Please repair this beautiful old building so that future generations can enjoy and use it for the next 100 years.
Nic
A city like Ballarat with so much history needs a theatre like Her Majesty’s. Save the charm of our city.
A city like Ballarat with so much history needs a theatre like Her Majesty’s. Save the charm of our city.
Nicole
Her Majesty’s Theatre is iconic to Ballarat and needs to carry on in all it’s doing.
Her Majesty’s Theatre is iconic to Ballarat and needs to carry on in all it’s doing.
Julie
I would like to see this beautiful old theatre continue for the Ballarat community.
I would like to see this beautiful old theatre continue for the Ballarat community.

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