His Majesty's Theatre

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His Majesty's Theatre

The State-owned his Majesty’s Theatre is perceived as being the premium performing arts venue in Perth due to its historical iconic standing and the ambience of the building.

Heritage listed by the Heritage Council of Western Australia, His Majesty’s Theatre was named as a State Heritage Icon for December 2004, as part of the celebrations for 175 years of the State’s history and the Year of the Built Environment.

His Majesty’s Theatre is a 1,240 seat theatre, with the seating arranged in a horseshoe shape which brings the audience closer to the stage and improves sightlines and sound. The auditorium features a proscenium arch, a flat stage and an orchestra pit that can be used for seating if required.

A four storey ornately decorated Edwardian hotel and theatre built in 1904, His Majesty’s Theatre was restored in 1977-1980. The restoration resulted in the amalgamation of the theatre and hotel to form accommodation for the resident companies: West Australian Ballet and West Australian Opera. In addition to performance seasons by both companies, His Majesty’s Theatre presents a wide range of performing arts events by local, national and international companies, including the Bell Shakespeare Company and the Melbourne Comedy Festival. His Majesty’s Theatre is a major venue for the annual Perth International Arts Festival.

There are a variety of spaces in the building available for hire and there is on-site catering. A BOCS Ticketing outlet is located on the ground floor near the main foyer. The Museum of Performing Arts is located in the HMT basement under the Barre Restaurant.

The day to day operations of His Majesty’s Theatre are managed by the external service provider, AEG Ogden (Perth).
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