Savoy Theatre

29 Bligh Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Savoy Theatre

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Located in downtown Sydney. Opened as the Adyar Hall (a concert hall) in 1924. It was altered and re-opened as the Savoy Theatre in 1930 with Janet Gaynor in “Sunny Side Up”, which moved over from the Plaza Theatre. All seating was on a single level. It was also used for live theatre, presenting small scale plays until 1937.

Renamed the New Savoy in 1939 and became the venue for foreign films, starting with “La Kermesse Heroique”.

The Savoy Theatre was operated by Dawson-Selleck, local investor John Dawson and Sir Frank Selleck former mayor of Melbourne.

The Savoy Theatre was closed in January 1973 and the building, Adyar House, and most of the block was demolished for new skyscrapers.

Contributed by john gleeson

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johngleeson
johngleeson on February 21, 2012 at 5:02 am

Dame Doris Fitton used the Savoy for smaller scale plays in her Independent Theatre before moving to North Sydney. The Sydney Morning Herald reported the Savoy was equipped for talkies using locally produced sound systems.

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