Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    Historic balconies at His Majesty’s Theatre to be restored

    14/04/2021 6:30 AM
    • ​Built successful tenderer in next round of works at His Majesty's Theatre in the CBD
    • Works to include upgrades to original balconies and verandahs, creating 110 jobs
    • Public asked to provide historical information to support the build
    • Part of the $15 million initiative in McGowan Government's WA Recovery Plan

    Visitors to His Majesty's Theatre will soon be able to walk along the balconies and verandahs as part of further upgrades at the historic performing arts venue.


    The works, which commenced yesterday, are expected to create 110 jobs.


    Construction company Built has been announced as the successful tenderer for the works, which will see the balconies restored based on their original design.


    Built undertook upgrade works to the Theatre's orchestra pit in 2019 and has extensive heritage refurbishment experience including delivering the award-winning redevelopment of the Old Treasury Buildings in Perth.


    As the Theatre's balconies were removed in 1953, the State Government is seeking historical information and materials from the public that could inform the build.


    This may include photographs or original balcony components such as columns, light fittings, balustrades, or other physical materials.


    For more information, visit: https://www.ptt.wa.gov.au/about-us/news-centre/can-you-help-us-make-his-majestys-theatre-more-beautiful 


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "The creative industries were hit hard by COVID-19, but our performing arts venues are a crucial part of the sector's recovery.


    "We want to ensure the beloved His Majesty's Theatre remains a world-class venue for opera, dance and theatre.


    "These works are particularly exciting, and they complement other improvements from the past few years, including upgrading the orchestra pit, box office, auditorium and entranceway.


    "I encourage anyone who may have information on the original balconies to contact the Perth Theatre Trust and be a part of these fantastic revitalisation works."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400