Your support to help us raise $3 million to complete the renewal of our iconic Her Majesty’s Theatre would be very much appreciated.
Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Grand Old Dame of Grote Street, has been serving and entertaining South Australia for over 100 years and she is in desperate need of an upgrade.
If 10,000 people give $50 (less than the price of a ticket) then we will raise at least half a million dollars in very quick time and this will be a great kickstart to improving “our Dame”.
Click on the DONATE NOW button and support this wonderful theatre – every gift will make a difference!
Her Majesty’s is the last theatre remaining from the famous national Tivoli vaudeville circuit. When she opened in 1913 she was regarded as the finest theatre in Australia. Her Majesty’s, managed and operated by Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, is showing her age. The Dame requires a loving and stylish upgrade and more importantly this will increase her seating capacity from 970 to around 1,500. This will help to provide the necessary financial return to attract long running major shows to Her Majesty’s.
Renewing this 100 year old heritage-listed theatre is a challenge. The initial estimate for this major project on the theatre’s current footprint was about $65 million. However, in 2014 we were given the option to buy 62 Grote Street, next door to Her Majesty’s. We have since purchased this property for $2 million which has dramatically reduced the cost of her redevelopment down to an affordable amount.
Her upgrade will modernise facilities for both artists and patrons. Work will include an additional balcony of seating, improved orchestral pit and technical facilities, a back of house upgrade as well as a new foyer and patron facilities including bars and toilets.
We need to do a lot of work at Her Majesty's… We need to bring it back to the state it was in originally. It is one of the great theatres of Australia.Barry Humphries, Patron of HMT Renewal Project
Our contribution to the cost of renewing Her Majesty’s Theatre is $3 million, which we need to raise in the next 3 years, and we would very much appreciate your gift to our Grand Old Dame.
To donate online click DONATE NOW button at the top of the page or for more information on how to donate to the fund contact Adelaide Festival Centre Philanthropy Manager, Robyn Brown.