St. George's Theatre

34 Birmingham Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3013

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film on March 23, 2020 at 8:14 pm

St. George’s Theatre 34 Birmingham Street, Yarraville, VIC

Statement of Significance –

The former St Georges Theatre is significant to the City of Maribyrnong because: – its creation was heralded with much enthusiasm by the community and its leaders and has been a major social gathering place within the City over a long period ( Criterion A4, G1); – it was the setting for expression of dissent to conscription in the World War One era plus other events such as bitter conflict among the City’s youth ( Criterion A4); – its upper facade shows great architectural invention, using the Romanesque revival (Criterion F1); and – it is a prominent landmark within the Yarraville railway precinct, relating closely with much of the adjacent significant architecture, but identifiable as a public auditorium among the commercial and transport structures nearby which make up the precinct – Contributed by Greg Lynch –

davidcoppock on March 22, 2020 at 12:49 am

Opened as Murray Street Hall in 1891.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

Two photographs I took in February 2010, while the building was being converted into apartments: