Façade of theatre, c. 2007
|Address||118-132 Enmore Rd
Sydney NSW 2042
|Capacity||2,500 - concert, 1630 seated.|
|Renovated||1920, 1955, 1969, 1985, 2000, 2013|
The Enmore Theatre is a theatre and entertainment venue in Sydney, since opening in 1908 it is the longest running live music venue still operational in New South Wales. It is located on Enmore Road in the suburb of Enmore, south-west of the adjoining suburb, Newtown and is a medium-sized venue. The Enmore Theatre's distinctive (pre) art deco style has led to it being listed in the Historic Buildings Register of the Australian Institute of Architects, and the theatre's listing in the Office of Environment and Heritage states that the building "illustrates the development of suburban theatres in the late 1930s - early 1940s and is of social significance for the local community"
Australian comedy acts that have played at the theatre include: Merrick and Rosso, Wil Anderson, Lano and Woodley, Rove McManus, and Carl Barron. The Enmore Theatre is becoming known as a major space for children's entertainment featuring acts such as The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, The Fairies & Lah-Lah. It was the venue of several Miss Globe pageants during the 1950s and 1960s.
The history and atmosphere of the building have attracted some of the world's largest bands, and recent international acts which have played the Enmore Theatre include: KISS, Nas, Brandy, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Paramore, Coldplay, Ween, The Offspring, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Noel Gallagher, Kraftwerk, Marilyn Manson, The Tea Party and Nightwish.
- CCE Magazine, accessed March 24, 2012
- Artsplanner.com, accessed March 24, 2012
- Office of Environment and Heritage, Heritage Database, accessed March 24, 2012
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