Description

In the middle of what is now Bourke Street mall, Melbourne's first theatre opened a mere six years after the colony was established. The city still boasts the magnificent 19th century examples of the Princess and Her Majesty's, both of which continue to operate to this day.

Join Art Aficionado Andrew Gaynor as he charts a history of Melbourne's live theatres, full of drama, charismatic personalities, occasional ghosts, grand architecture - and suspicious fires.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2.5 hours

What you will learn
  • History of Melbourne's live theatres, full of drama, charismatic personalities, occasional ghosts, grand architecture - and suspicious fires.
  • Magnificent 19th century examples of the Princess and Her Majesty's, both of which continue to operate to this day.
What you will get
  • Lots of useful information about the artwork at each venue and discussions.

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Comfortable footwear recommended


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Art Aficionado Tours

Vendor sincce 2016

Art Aficionado is a Melbourne-based team of dedicated contemporary art curators.

We are committed to the promotion of Australian and International contemporary art projects through art tours, public talks, collection management and written essays. 

If you would like an introduction to Australia’s vibrant art scene, we can offer an inspiring experience.

Whether you would like to explore Melbourne’s maze of galleries on a walking tour, or acquire a unique work by an emerging artist, we can tailor an experience that is unique to your personal preferences.

If you would like to explore Melbourne's vibrant art scene, or delve into its social and architectural history, then Art Aficionado Tours are for you.

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Leonie

30 April 2017 • Melbourne Theatre Tour (Tour 3)

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Andrew was delightful, and shared masses of information. Really good value for money.

Jill

29 April 2017 • Melbourne Theatre Tour (Tour 3)

A very interesting and enjoyable experience. Andrew was an enthusiastic,and engaged instructor and an excellent presenter.and story teller. I was born in Melbourne and have lived here all my life and also an ardent theatre goer and amateur theatre historian I was introduced to new some fascinating facts .