Currie Street, Adelaide
Currie Street is a main street in the Adelaide city centre, in Adelaide, South Australia. It runs east-to-west from King William Street, through Light Square, to West Terrace on the western edge of the city centre.
Henley Beach Road
The street changes its name to Glover Avenue as it continues west through the Adelaide Park Lands and under the Bakewell Bridge. It then changes name to Henley Beach Road as it continues through the western suburbs to the seaside, terminating at Henley Beach South.
On the east side of King William Street, it changes name to Grenfell Street.
The Queen's Theatre, on Playhouse Lane and connected to Currie Street by Gilles Arcade, is the oldest theatre in mainland Australia. Built in 1840 (the present façade dates from 1850). the building has had a number of uses:
- 1840-1842 Queen's Theatre & Shakespeare Tavern
- 1843-1850 Supreme Court & Temple Tavern
- 1850-1868 Royal Victoria Theatre & Theatre Tavern
- 1877-1928 Horse and Carriage Bazaar
- 1928-1988 Car park and light industry
The building is now owned by Arts SA, and after partial restoration in the 1990s, is now used as a performance space and function venue.
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