Theatres and Dance Halls

The performing arts history of Theatres & Dance Halls is divided into various sections as shown below. Please note that not all areas have been covered yet as we are still adding to this website and also the Society’s Database so please visit periodically to check for new information and pictures. For possibly more information please visit the Society’s Townsville Performing Arts Museum at the P1 Huts, Jezzine Barracks,
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Townsville Theatres with images
Theatre Royal 1869 (1st)
Exchange Assembly Rooms (1869) with images
Olympic Theatre 1874 with images
School of Arts 1877 with images
School of Arts 1891 with images
Stanley Theatre 1930’s with images
Theatre Royal 1900 with images       More images
Wintergarden Theatre      images
Roxy Theatre
Olympia Theatre
Townsville Civic Theatre 1978          images
Townsville Soundshell (Dean Park)  with images
Riverway Arts Centre        images

Dance Halls
Palais Royal with images
Roof Garden Cafe & Ballroom
Flying Squadron Hall
A.W.U. Hall
OddFellows Hall
Picnic Bay Hall
Masonic Temple Hall
Suburban Recreation Hall
Club Rooms – Heatley Chambers
Drill Hall
Exhibition Hall, Showgrounds
Buffalo Hall
Civic Ballroom
Hotel Seaview
Buff’s Hall
Harmony Hall
Norman Hall with images
RAAF Recreation Centre                Images
Synod Hall Church Of England
Waterside Workers Hall
Y.W.C.A. Rooms
WW2 Entertainment Theatres & Halls       Images
Helton Hall (WW2)                                    Images

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