Hub Theatre

7 Bedford Street,
Sydney, NSW 2042

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Hub Theatre

Located in the (now) trendy Sydney inner-city suburb of Newtown, opposite Newtown Railway Station. The Clays Bridge Theatre opened in 1910 with vaudeville. It was converted into a cinema, opening on 16th July 1913. Re-modeled in 1939 to a modern Art Deco style and re-named Hub Theatre. Later known as Hub Theatre No 1, after the nearby former Coronation Theatre on Erskineville Road, Erskineville had been re-named Hub Theatre No.2.

Later known as the Newtown Art Theatre, it reverted back to the Hub Theatre name in the 1970’s. It became an adult porn cinema, which was closed down in the late-1990’s. After that, it was briefly used as a live theatre by the Shakespeare Players, but they moved out in 2002. Since then the building has remained shuttered, with several plans to re-open, that have come to nothing.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm

The Hub Theatre, photographed in June 2007:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 5, 2011 at 8:51 am

A photograph I took of the Hub Theatre in March 2010:

impalax327 on April 17, 2016 at 12:06 am

In the 70’s it was known as the porn cinema that was always open, yet no one ever seemed to go in or leave…

itinerama on June 18, 2016 at 10:58 pm

It has been restored and is now open

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