Venue Alexandra Theatre
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Other Names Re-named Her Majesty's in 1900
Address 219 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
First Date 1886
Last Date 1900
Notes The Alexandra Theatre opened on 1 October 1886. The theatre was named after Princess Alexandra, wife of the future King Edward VII. In 1891 the theatre underwent minor renovations to the auditorium and foyers. In 1900 JC Williamson took over the lease on the theatre and re-named it Her Majestys.
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Latitude | Longitude -37.810916 | 144.969755
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Alfred Dampier - Actor, Adaptor, Director, Entrepreneur, Playwright, Producer

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Katherine Russell - Actor, Costume Co-ordinator

Alfred Tischbauer - Designer

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W. F. Carver - Actor

Augustus Glover - Actor

Bland Holt - Actor, Actor-manager

George Leopold - Actor, Director

Henry Pettitt - Playwright, Writer

Reg Rede - Actor

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F.C. Appleton - Actor

Rita Aslin - Actor

Dan Barry - Actor-manager

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Carrie Bilton - Actor

Kate Bishop - Actor

Edith Blande - Actor

Rolf Boldrewood - Author

Miss Byford - Actor

J. Caesar - Actor

Salvadore Cammarano - Librettist

Edwin Campbell - Actor

Alfred Cellier - Composer

E Claiborne - Actor

Walter Craven - Playwright

Zaidee de Rothe - Actor

Oliver Deering - Actor

Gaetano Donizetti - Composer

Alexandre Dumas pere - Author

Rosalie Duvalli - Choreographer

Dora Fotheringham - Actor

Charles Glenny - Actor

George Gordon - Scenic Artist

Mr Greene - Actor

J Heffernan - Actor

John Hennings - Scenic Artist

Mrs Walter Hill - Actor

Mrs Bland Holt - Actor

Walter Howe - Actor

Fergus Hume - Author

R E Inman - Actor

Harrie Ireland - Actor

Percy Kehoe - Musical Arranger

Maggie Knight - Actor

A. R. Lawrence - Actor

Harry Leopold - Choreographer

John Little - Scenic Artist

Albert Lortzing - Music and Lyrics

J H Martin - Actor

Julia Merton - Actor

Albert Norman - Actor

Harry Norman - Actor, Assistant Stage Manager

H Overton - Actor

Gertie Palmer - Actor

Alfred Plumpton - Composer

Amilcare Ponchielli - Composer

A J Poulton - Actor

M. L. Raphael - Entrepreneur

William Renno - Mechanist

Mrs Ridgley - Costume Co-ordinator

H R Roberts - Actor

Alfred Rolfe - Actor

A Rosaire - Actor

Mr Russell - Actor

E H Ryan - Actor

H Sanders - Actor

W. H. Seagrave - Actor, Administrator

G R Simms - Playwright

George Robert Sims - Writer

F. W. Spellen - Properties Master

Frank Spellin - Mechanist

Nita Steele - Actor

Harry Stoneham - Actor

Geoff Strain - Lighting Designer

Edwin Thorne - Actor

James Ure - Musical Arranger

F T Vale - Adaptor

May Vivian - Actor

W. Watkins - Scriptwriter

H B Watson - Actor

H Wilson - Actor

J Wisby - Properties Master

J H Wrangham - Playwright

Watkin Wynne - Actor

Resources
  • Article:  Alexandra Theatre, The Argus, National Library of Australia, 13 June 1885, 13
  • Article:  Parliament. Legislative Council, The Argus, National Library of Australia, 27 October 1886, 4
  • Article:  Ross Thorne, Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne, Companion To Theatre In Australia, 1995, 269
  • Article:  The Alexandra and Princess's Theatre, The Argus, National Library of Australia, 22 June 1886, 10
  • Article:  Victoria., The Brisbane Courier, National Library of Australia, 7 October 1886, 3
  • Review:  Alexandra Theatre. Opening Night, The Argus, National Library of Australia, 2 October 1886, 10
Venue Identifier 11093