Enmore Theatre

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Enmore Theatre
Enmore Theatre.JPG
Façade of theatre, c. 2007
Address 118–132 Enmore Road
Newtown, New South Wales 2042
Australia
Location Newtown
Owner Century Venues
Operator Century Venues
Capacity 2,500 concert, 1630 seated.
Construction
Built 1910 open air theatre
Renovated 1920, 1955, 1969, 1985, 2000, 2013
Website
Venue Website

The Enmore Theatre is a theatre and entertainment venue in Sydney, Australia. Since opening in 1910 as an open-air cinema, it is the longest running live music venue still operational in New South Wales[1]. It is located on Enmore Road in the suburb of Newtown and is a medium-sized venue. The Enmore Theatre's distinctive (pre) art deco style has led to it being listed in the Historic Buildings Register of the Australian Institute of Architects[2]. The theatre′s listing in the Office of Environment and Heritage states that the building "illustrates the development of suburban theatres in the late 1930s and early 1940s and is of social significance for the local community.″[3]

Australian comedy acts that have played at the theatre include: Merrick and Rosso, Wil Anderson, Lano and Woodley, Rove McManus, and Carl Barron. The Enmore Theatre is becoming known as a major space for children's entertainment featuring acts such as The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, The Fairies & Lah-Lah. It was the venue of several Miss Globe pageants during the 1950s and 1960s.

The history and atmosphere of the building have attracted some of the world's largest bands. Recent international acts which have played at the theatre include: Bob Dylan, KISS, Nas, Pulp, Massive Attack, Morrissey, Grizzly Bear, Brandy, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Paramore, Coldplay, Ween, The Offspring, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Mendes, Noel Gallagher, Death Grips, Kraftwerk, Marilyn Manson, The Tea Party, Nightwish, Lil Dicky and Harry Styles.

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Coordinates: 33°53′56″S 151°10′26″E / 33.89889°S 151.17389°E / -33.89889; 151.17389

References[edit]

  1. ^ CCE Magazine. Archived 2012-03-21 at the Wayback Machine., accessed March 24, 2012
  2. ^ Artsplanner.com Archived 2013-11-09 at the Wayback Machine., accessed March 24, 2012
  3. ^ Office of Environment and Heritage, Heritage Database, accessed March 24, 2012