Sydney Architecture Images- Gone but not forgotten

ADELPHI THEATRE / GRAND OPERA HOUSE / TIVOLI THEATRE [2] Plaque 95 of the Green Plaques

architect

 

location

Castlereagh St., cnr. Hay St.

date

Built-  1911  Demolished- 1969

style

Victorian Italianate

construction

Rendered brick Stone

type

Theater
Summary New Tivoli Theatre, Sydney, previously known as the Adelphi Theatre and the Grand Opera House.
Became Empire cinema 1929. Moved to Adelphi Location 1929.
The theatre opened in 1911 as the Adelphi Theatre. In 1915 it was renamed "the Grand Opera House"
From 1929 it became the major outlet in Sydney for variety theatre,featuring vaudevlle acts. In 1932 it was renamed  the New Tivoli Theatre.
The theatre declined after the introduction of television in 1956 and the last show was staged in 1966 .
In 1969 the theatre was demolished The site is now occupied by Central Square, a tower of offices between Hay and Campbell Street.
  See also- TIVOLI THEATRE [1] 79-83 Castlereagh Street.
 

The Tivoli Theatre

Castlereagh St., cnr. Hay St. The Tivoli was not only the home of vaudeville in Sydney but also saw melodrama, pantomime and grand opera. It opened in 1911 with a performance of The Bad Girl of the Family.

In 1915-16 it was renovated by H. E. White (architect of the later State Theatre) and could seat nearly 3,000 patrons. More recent patrons remember that the noise of the trains on the city circle could be heard during the performances.


ADELPHI THEATRE / GRAND OPERA HOUSE / TIVOLI THEATRE [2]

(1911-1966) Corner of Castlereagh and Campbell streets.

Adelphi, Grand Op H, Tivoli [FVS - Tivoli, 111]The Adelphi was opened by George Marlow on 5 May 1911 as a melodrama house. In 1914 it came under the control of the Fullers (although Marlow retained an interest in the theatre up until his death in 1939). After extensive renovations they reopened the theatre as the Grand Opera House in August 1916. Later sub-let by Hugh J. Ward and Alan Wilkie, it was renamed the Tivoli in 1932 by lessee Con-Paul Theatres, and remained the Tivoli circuit’s Sydney stronghold until closed down in 1966.

See Tivoli Theatre [1] for details relating to Sydney’s first Tivoli Theatre (aka The Garrick Theatre).

Above left- The Tivoli, Castlereagh St., cnr. Hay St.
Above right- the interior of the Tivoli.
 
 
 

 

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