Odeon Theatre

167 Liverpool Street,
Hobart, TAS 7000

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Previously operated by: Greater Union Theatres

Architects: Stanley Crisp

Functions: Concerts, Performing Arts

Previous Names: Strand Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 6136.234.3160

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Located on the corner of Liverpool Street and Watchorn Street. The Strand Theatre was opened May 21, 1916 by the Cooper Bros. It was the only cinema in Tasmania to be equipped with a Wurlitzer organ, this one being 2Manual/6Ranks. The Strand Theatre was remodelled in 1929 when it was taken over by Union Theatres and the Wurlitzer was played by Sydney based organist Manny Aarons.

In 1956 it was remodelled again when it was operated by Greater Union Theatres and was re-named Odeon Theatre. The Odeon Theatre was closed as a cinema in November 1970.

In 1972 it was purchased by the Australian Broadcasting Commission and was used as a concert hall for the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra. By 1976 it had become a recording studio for ABC Radio. In 1998 it was taken over by the Christian City Church, who occupied the building until 2011. Plans were approved to demolish the auditorium (just retaining the fa├žade) and build a 12-story retail and office block. However, by 2017 it was operating as a concert venue.

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davidcoppock on May 5, 2021 at 11:34 am

The plans to demolish this theatre building have been put on hold for now. This theatre building has been leased by Mona(Musuem of Old and New Art) for it’s twice yearly festivals, as well as the live shows and concerts.

davidcoppock on July 9, 2022 at 12:59 pm

Now used for concerts. Australian singer Kate Miller-Heidke performed here on 9th July 2022(her concert sold out!!)!!

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