Victoria Theatre

8-10 Perkins Street,
Newcastle, NSW 2300

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 29, 2009 at 6:15 am

A photograph of the Victoria Theatre in 2008:
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lauderfrost on April 13, 2006 at 9:02 am

I am inclined to say that the seating capacity as shown on the header must be wrong. The Victoria was a very large theatre, larger than the Regent Theatre at Islington, which had a capacity of 1600.

I also failed to say that if one looks up towards the top of the facade, the full date of construction is given – in stone.

lauderfrost on April 13, 2006 at 8:53 am

My understanding is that the upper balcony only was removed, and some tinkering only with the huge dress circle/lounge. That does not constitute a rebuild of the whole building. It is the original 1890 structure. I went to check it out in January 1992 and it was all boarded up and sad.