Palace Theatre

20-30 Bourke Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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KennethJacowitz on April 22, 2016 at 10:36 am

April 22, 2016

MELBOURNE’S century-old Palace Theatre will be demolished, after a council appeal to save the building was quashed by Victoria’s planning tribunal.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal rejected heartfelt appeals from lovers of the entertainment and music precinct.

The theatre building will be replaced by a 12-storey hotel development, comprising 143 hotel rooms, a basement carpark and a “signature” bar and restaurant.

toms2890 on November 6, 2015 at 6:58 am

The building sadly closed in May 2014. Last thing I heard is that it will be turned into a retail space, after plans to demolish it to be turned into a hotel were denied by the council twice.

atmos on June 6, 2011 at 7:17 am

Building has recently been sold to developers and it looks like it may be demolished.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 7, 2007 at 6:00 am

The Palace nightclub refered to and pictured in the article was located in Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda, adjacent to the historic Palais Theatre. It was destroyed by fire a couple of months ago (the Palais was not affected and is being restored) and the operators of the former Palace Nightclub have now re-located to the former Metro Theatre in Bourke Street, re-naming it Palace Theatre, a name it had many years ago.

HowardBHaas on December 7, 2007 at 5:20 am

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this is unclear to me, whether Palaace to be demolished is the historic Art Deco theater or if Art Deco adjoining & to be saved?

HowardBHaas on December 7, 2007 at 5:16 am

the website says the Palace is closing down? and they have a new home somewhere else?

irishcine on September 2, 2007 at 12:57 am

Recent photo of the Metro nightclub is here
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keithdavies on February 19, 2007 at 5:28 pm

The Metro in Collins Street was also known as, and is listed on this website as, the Mayfair.