The hidden Queen of Adelaide

“When good music hits you, you feel no pain…”

Bob Marley

It is hidden among the mini skyscrapers of the Adelaide CBD. You can’t see it from the main roadways. You wouldn’t often have a reason to venture up the tiny laneways to its entrance. Built in 1840, the Queen’s Theatre is the oldest intact and operational venue in mainland Australia. By 1877 it was no longer hosting performances. It went on to have a variety of roles – dancehall, homeless mission, horse stables, forge and finally abandoned warehouse. It was saved from demolition by the SA Government, after a campaign of protest lead by Barry Humphries. In 1996 it reopened for the Festival of Arts, after a careful, clever, partial restoration. During this year’s Fringe it was one of the most unique and atmospheric venues. #justoffcurriestreet #ollieenglishlive #letsmakelemonade

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