Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

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Comedy Theatre
J C Williamson Comedy Theatre[1]
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Address 240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Melbourne
Australia
Coordinates 37°48′37″S 144°58′13″E / 37.81028°S 144.97028°E / -37.81028; 144.97028Coordinates: 37°48′37″S 144°58′13″E / 37.81028°S 144.97028°E / -37.81028; 144.97028
Capacity 997
Opened 28 April 1928[1][2]
Website
www.marrinertheatres.com.au/venue_comedy.jsp

The Comedy Theatre is a 997 seat theatre in Melbourne. It was built in 1928, and was built in the Spanish style, with a Florentine-style exterior and wrought-iron balconies. It is located at 240 Exhibition Street, and diagonally opposite Her Majesty's Theatre, it is a part of the Marriner Theatre group.

Erected on the site of one of Melbournes earliest play-houses the old "Iron Pot," (officially the "Coppin's Olympic Theatre") a theatre originally built 1855 and abandoned in 1894.[3] It was a prefabricated iron theatre purchased in Manchester, England by George Selth Coppin.[1][4][5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Comedy Theatre Opening.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 28 April 1928. p. 26. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "NEW MELBOURNE THEATRE.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 27 April 1928. p. 11. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "GOPPIN'S OLYMPIC THEATRE.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 27 July 1855. p. 4. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  4. ^ George Coppin 1819-1906, Live Performance Australia
  5. ^ "MELBOURNE'S OLDEST THEATRES.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) (Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 21 January 1930. p. 2. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 

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