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A plaque commemorates the site of the Theatre Royal; opened in 1885 and demolished in 1935. The plaque is an engraved brass plate with blue ceramic background with the design of a theatre stage with curtains and crown with inscription.

The Theatre Royal was one of the premier theatres in the city of Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, Australia, throughout the 19th century and early 20th century. First built in 1855, it was located at what is now 236 Bourke Street, Melbourne in the heart of what was once the city's theatre and entertainment district.



Address:Bourke Street, Target Centre, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.813249
Long: 144.966107
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1855
Approx. Event End Date:1935


Front Inscription

Commemorating the original site of the Theatre Royal.
Opened July 16th 1855; demolished by fire March 20th 1872;
reopened Nov.5th 1872; remodelled Sept 1904;
demolished Nov 13th 1935.
Unveiled by
The Historical Society of Victoria,
Presented by Manton & Sons Ltd

Source: VMR,RHSV
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