Venue King's Theatre
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Other Names The King's Theatre
King's Theatre
Address 131 Russell Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
First Date 11 July 1908
Last Date 1959
Notes The King's Theatre built by William Anderson operated as live theatre to 1941. Showed films from 1942-48 before going live again from April, 1949 to May 1951. Became Barclay cinemas. It was demolished and the 6-screen Greater Union Russell Cinemas was built on the site and opened in November 1978.
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Latitude | Longitude -37.813329 | 144.968184
Events

J. C. Williamson Limited (1910-1938)

William Anderson Company

The Garnet H. Carroll Management

J. and N. Tait

Aztec Services Pty Ltd

Dion Boucicault's London Company

Sir Benjamin Fuller

The Independent Theatre Ltd

Tivoli Circuit (Australia) Pty Ltd

All-Diggers Company

Australian and New Zealand Theatres Limited

Australian Musical Productions Pty Ltd

Aztec Productions

Bailey & Grant

Bert Bailey Company

Celebrity Theatres Pty Ltd

Dancing Dandies

De Troy and Lady

Drury Lane

E. J. and Dan Carroll

Frank Neil's Comedians

Ganjou Brothers

Krista and Kristel

L'Etoile and Laurence

Littlejohns

Melbourne Marvels

Revuettes

Richard White and Eric Edgley

Shirley, Sharon & Wanda

The Amazing Orlandos

The Eight In Harmony

The Gregan McMahon Players

The Marie Tempest and Graham Browne Company

The Sadler Twins

The Tivoli Famous Players

The Tivoli Models

Tivoli Ballet

Tivoli Lovelies

Tivoli Orchestra

Tivoli Showgirls

William Anderson's New Dramatic Organisation

Bert Bailey - Actor, Producer, Artistic Director, Director, Adaptor, Playwright

William Anderson - Playwright, Lessee, Producer, Entrepreneur

Edmund Duggan - Director, Actor, Playwright

Eugenie Duggan - Actor

Temple Harrison - Actor, Playwright

J. H. Nunn - Actor, Director

John D. O'Hara - Producer, Actor

Reg Robins - Designer, Scenic Artist

Dion Boucicault Jnr - Producer, Actor

Edwin Campbell - Producer, Actor

Max Clifton - Actor

George D. Parker - Producer

Roy Redgrave - Actor

Stirling Whyte - Actor

Harvey Adams - Actor

Jennie Brenan - Choreographer

Graham Browne - Actor

Lillie Bryer - Actor

June Clyne - Actor

Clem Dawe - Comedian, Performer

Agnes Doyle - Actor

Laurence Dunbar - Actor

Eric Edgley - Entrepreneur, Performer

John Edmund - Actor

June Jago - Actor, Stage Director

Gregan McMahon - Director, Actor, Producer

Lily Moore - Actor

Ethel Morrison - Actor

Frank Neil - Actor, Director, Librettist, Producer

Malcolm Phillips - Director, Producer, Actor

Marie Tempest - Actor

Richard Webb - Stage Manager, Actor

Olive Wilton - Actor

Dan Agar - Performer

Angela Baddeley - Actor

Deryck Barnes - Actor

Syd Beck - Actor, Performer

Rutland Beckett - Actor

Frederick Blackman - Producer

Leslie Board - Set Designer, Actor

Ivor Bromley - Actor

Campbell Copelin - Actor

Maud Cosham - Choreographer

George Cross - Actor

Rachel Crothers - Playwright

Cass Downing - Musical Director

Fanny Erris - Actor

Frederick Esmelton - Actor, Producer

Doris Fitton - Producer

Jim Gerald - Actor, Librettist, Director

Leon Gordon - Actor, Director, Playwright

John Gray - Actor

Cosmo Hamilton - Playwright

Ralton R. James - Producer

Ray Kelly - Actor, Stage Manager

George Kensington - Actor

Colin Kenyon - Actor

John Kingsmill - Actor

Sumner Locke Elliott - Playwright

Corrie Lodders - Dancer

Frederick Lonsdale - Playwright

Alfred Lumsden - Adaptor

Mary MacGregor - Actor

David N. Martin - Presenter

Clifford Mollison - Actor, Producer, Director

Nick Morton - Actor

Hugh Neville - Stage Manager, Actor

Reginald Newson - Actor

Frank O'Donnell - Actor

Arthur Rigby - Actor, Music and Lyrics

Reginald Roberts - Actor

Jo Smith - Playwright

Austin Strong - Playwright

George Upward - Scenic Artist, Set Designer

Irene Vanbrugh - Actor

Leslie Victor - Actor

John Wallace - Director

Avril Wheatley - Actor

Richard White - Entrepreneur, Choreographer

Juanita - Performer

Myrna - Comic Instrumentalist

George Abbott - Playwright

Frank Adams - Librettist

Brian Aherne - Actor

Eileen Alexander - Actor

Scott Alexander - Actor

Oscar Asche - Actor

Frank Bacon - Playwright

Peggy Bacon - Dancer

Walter E. Baker - Playwright

Jean Balfour - Actor

Marie Balfour - Actor

Bruno Barnabe - Actor

Barry K. Barnes - Actor

George Barraud - Actor

J. M. Barrie - Playwright

Norman Barrington - Performer

Roger Barry - Actor

Bert Barton - Actor

Lina Basquette - Actor

Magda Bauncia - Actor

John Beck - Actor

Randolph Bedford - Playwright

Sadie Bedford - Actor

Lorna Beldon - Dancer

Hayley Bell - Actor

June Bence - Dancer

Arnold Bennett - Playwright

Walter Bentley - Actor

Wilmer Bentley - Director, Costume Designer, Book and Lyrics

Michelene Bernardini - Performer

Alfreda Bevan - Actor

Clare Boothe Luce - Playwright

Gertrude Boswell - Actor

Elsie Bower - Performer

Noel Boyd - Actor

Frank Bradley - Actor

Nellie Bramley - Actor

Kenneth Brampton - Actor

Marjorie Bray - Choreographer

Geoff Brewer - Actor

Kenn Brodziak - Producer

Robert Brough - Actor

Fred Brown - Actor

Nancy Brown - Actor and Singer

Rupert Brown - Set Designer

Guus Brox - Comedian

Dorothy Brunton - Actor

John Brunton - Scenic Artist

George Bryant - Producer

Alan Burke - Director

Edwin J. Burke - Playwright

Constance Burleigh - Actor

Shirley Bushelle - Actor

Hall Caine - Dramaturg, Playwright

Millicent Cairnes - Actor

Douglas Calderwood - Performer

Margery Caldicott - Actor

Jean Cameron - Actor

Jack Cannot - Performer

Marjorie Carr - Actor

Ken Carroll - Actor

Peggy Carter - Actor

Peter Carver - Actor

Muriel Cathcart - Actor

Connie Chalmers - Actor

Sidney Chambers - Actor

Alan Chapman - Stage Director

Brenda Charles - Dancer

Dulcie Cherry - Actor

Stanley Churches - Actor

Vivien Noel Clapp - Writer, Actor, Producer

Valda Clark - Dancer

Wallis Clark - Actor

John L. Clugston - Stage Director, Lighting Designer

Austin Coghlan - Actor

Kenneth Colbert - Actor

Athol Coleman - Actor

Lyn Colleano - Comedian

Maurice Colleano - Circus Style Performer

Frederick Collier - Singer

Arthur Collins - Producer

Ada Colton - Costume Maker

Fay Compton - Actor

Thomas Coogan - Properties Master

Walter Cornock - Actor

Earl Covert - Actor

Noel Coward - Playwright

Anthony Coyne - Actor

John Craig - Actor

Colin Crane - Performer

Eleanor Crane - Performer

Charles Crawford - Actor

Kathryn Crawford - Actor and Singer

Brandon Cremer - Actor

Iza Crossley - Actor

Maude Crougey - Actor

Patricia Curtin - Dancer

Rob Curtis - Actor

John D'Arcy - Actor

Lorenzo Da Ponte - Librettist

Sylvan Dale - Circus Style Performer

Walter Dalgleish - Actor

Alfred Dampier - Playwright

Ray Dandy - Actor

Iris Darbyshire - Actor

Hubert Davies - Playwright

Joan Davis - Lyricist

C. J. De Garis - Librettist

Daphne Deane - Actor

Peter Deering - Actor

C. J. Dennis - Playwright

Maurice Diamond - Choreographer

Arthur Dickenson - Scenic Artist

Harry Diver - Actor

George Dixon - Scenic Artist

J Clifford Dodd - Actor

Les Donaghey - Stage Director, Actor

Ann Donald - Actor

Millie Doris - Actor

William Doughty - Actor

Ormonde Douglas - Actor

Sonia Dresel - Actor

Jack Dunne - Actor

Phil Durkin - Actor

Marie Eaton - Performer

Janet Eccles - Actor

Albert Edmunds - Playwright

Maudie Edwards - Actor

Barney Egan - Actor

Betty Eley - Performer

Isobel Elsom - Actor

Beatrice Esmond - Actor

Bernard Espinasse - Playwright

Eric Evans - Actor

James Fagan - Playwright

Pat Fallow - Actor

Helen Fergus - Actor

Albert Fisher - Musical Director

Jean Florian - Juggler

Stan Foley - Actor

Frederick Forrester - Actor

Charlotte Frances - Actor

Norman French - Actor

Tessie Fyfe - Costume Co-ordinator

Thomas Gay - Actor

Joan Gentles - Actor

Winnie Gill - Wardrobe Master / Mistress

Gordon Glenwright - Actor, Stage Manager

Laurence Godfrey Smith - Pianist

Lynne Golding - Dancer

Alfred Goodliffe - Actor

Bobby Gordon - Performer

Leslie Gordon - Actor, Stage Manager

David Gould - Producer

Julius Grant - Artistic Director

Florrie Green - Choreographer

Lois Green - Dancer

Robert Greig - Director

John Griffin - Actor

Ada Guildford - Actor

Sacha Guitry - Playwright

Michael Hagen - Dancer

Shirley Hall - Actor

Lena Halliday - Actor

Maude Hanaford - Actor

Hubert Harben - Actor

Lawrence Hardinge - Actor

Dres Hardingham - Set Designer

Jennie Hartley - Performer

Fred Hartnell - Dancer

Alton Harvey - Actor

Frank Harvey - Actor

William A Hassan - Performer

Henry Hawkins - Musical Arranger

Ronnie Hay - Choreographer

Joy Hayden - Actor

Robert Helpmann - Dancer, Choreographer

Kelso Henderson - Performer

James A. Herne - Playwright

George Hewlett - Actor

Norman Hillard - Actor and Singer

Tod Hilton - Actor and Singer

Harry Hodges - Actor

Aaron Hoffman - Playwright

John Cecil Holm - Playwright

Bland Holt - Sub-Lessee

Avery Hopwood - Playwright

Vic Hough - Assistant Stage Manager

Joseph E Howard - Composer

Kate Howarde - Playwright

Alaric Howitt - Composer, Lyricist

Winston Hunter - Actor

Ada Hurley - Wardrobe Master / Mistress

William Innes - Actor

Harry Jacobs - Musical Director

Alice Jeppy - Actor

Mary Jerrold - Actor

Rene Jofe - Actor

Philip Johnson - Playwright

Jules Jordan - Actor

Sydney John Kay - Orchestrator, Musical Director

Dave Kaye - Pianist

Pat Keating - Actor and Singer

Darcy Kelway - Actor

Clement Kennedy - Set Designer

Ken Kennedy - Actor

Bobby Kerrigan - Actor

Hetty King - Actor

Philip King - Playwright

Tom King - Composer

Marie La Varre - Actor

Robert Lamouret - Ventriloquist

Edward Landor - Actor

Peter Lane - Performer

Lena Langridge - Actor

Alfred Latell - Actor

Lucille Leber - Actor

Georgie Leighford - Actor

B. N. Lewin - Actor

Betty Linke - Actor and Singer

Ruth Lodge - Actor

David Loffman - Actor

Rex London - Actor

John Longden - Actor

Minnie Love - Actor

Lillian Lovick - Actor

Stanley Lupino - Music and Lyrics

Fred Macdonald - Actor

Cyril Mackay - Actor

Beth Mackey - Actor

Babs MacKinnon - Performer

Madame Nixon - Wardrobe Master / Mistress

Moira Madden - Actor

Isabelle Mahon - Actor

Dorothy Marchant - Costume Designer

Marion Marcus Clarke - Actor

George Marlow - Producer

Frank Martin - Actor

John Martin - Actor

Joshua McClelland - Actor

Fred McDonald - Actor

Hugh D. McIntosh - Entrepreneur

Norman McKinnel - Actor

Cedric McLaughlin - Actor and Singer

Rita McLean - Performer

Jack McNaughton - Actor

Winnie Merville - Actor

Frank Mills - Actor

A. A. Milne - Playwright

Kathleen Minahan - Set Designer

Henry Mollison - Actor

Maggie Moore - Actor

Ivor Moreton - Pianist

Jack Morgan - Set Designer

Lorna Moriarty - Actor

Eileen Morris - Actor

Nellie Mortyne - Actor

Harold Moschetti - Musical Director

Rene Murphy Moyser - Actor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Composer

Ted Mullet - Actor

Mill Napthine - Actor

Lesly Nelken - Actor

Harry Nesbitt - Writer

Max Nesbitt - Writer

Robert Nicholson - Performer

Beth Nicol - Actor

Charles Norman - Actor

Paul Northey - Actor

Everald Norton - Dancer

Kerry Norton - Actor

Winifred O'Connor - Actor

Eugene O'Neill - Playwright

Stanley Odgers - Actor

Charles Elton Openshaw - Playwright

Tal Ordell - Actor

Mrs W. D. Oughton - Costume Co-ordinator

James Parish - Playwright

Ivy Parker - Actor

Elsie Parkes - Performer

Lizette Parkes - Actor

Stella Payter - Actor

Gordon Peart - Actor

Sadie Pepper - Performer

Vernon Pett - Actor

Alistair Phiddian - Actor

Nat Phillips - Director

Alec Pleon - Actor

Walter Plinge - Stage Manager

Paul Plunket - Performer

Joey Porter - Comedian

Irene Purcell - Actor

Maisie Ramsay - Singer

Carl Randall - Choreographer, Producer, Actor, Director

Alan Rankin - Actor

Harry Ratcliffe - Actor

Margaret Rawlings - Actor

Elizabeth Reber - Actor

Eric Reiman - Actor, Director

John Ricketts - Scenic Artist

Mary Rigby - Actor

Mavis Ripper - Costume Designer

Harry Roberts - Actor

Myrtle Roberts - Actor

R. Robins - Scenic Artist

John Robinson - Actor

Des Rolfe - Actor

Desmond Rolfe - Actor

Joan Ross - Actor

J. B. Rowe - Actor

Kenneth Rowell - Costume Designer

Steele Rudd - Playwright

Ian Russell - Actor

Annie Saker - Actor

Edmond Samuels - Writer, Composer, Lyricist

Marlene Schramm - Dancer

Daisy Scudamore - Actor

Vincent Scully - Actor

Dorothy Seacombe - Actor

Beryl Seton - Actor

William Shakespeare - Playwright

R. C. Sherriff - Playwright

Robert E Sherwood - Playwright

Arthur Shirley - Actor

Wanna Singhe - Actor

Gustav Slapoffski - Musical Director

Nellie Small - Performer

Emily Smith - Dancer

Noel Geoffrey Smith - Actor

Winchell Smith - Playwright

Thomas Somers - Playwright

Jack Souter - Actor

Dorothy Stanward - Actor

Phyllis Steadman - Actor

David Stearle - Actor and Singer

Wilfred Stevens - Dancer

Hugh Steyne - Actor

Robert Stirling - Actor

Reg. A. A. Stoneham - Composer

Geoff Strain - Lighting Designer

Helen Stransky - Actor

Margaret Sutcliffe - Actor

Harry Sweeney - Actor

Vernon Sylvaine - Playwright

Edith Taliaferro - Actor

Charles W. Taylor - Musical Arranger

Buto Thom - Actor

Peter Thomas - Actor

Archie Thompson - Actor

Frank Thring - Actor

Robert Toms - Actor

Katie Towers - Actor

Gabriel Toyne - Producer, Actor

Eardley Turner - Book and Lyrics

William Valentine - Actor

Howard Vernon - Actor

Helen Vigors - Actor

Pauline Von Sanden - Ballet Master/Mistress

Ethel Walker - Performer

Wilfred Walter - Playwright

Alice Walton - Actor

Herbert C. Walton - Actor

Anthony Ward - Actor

Ronald Ward - Actor

Eileen Watt - Actor

Lou Weichard - Musical Arranger

Ethel Wellesley - Actor

Patricia Wenman - Actor

Barbara Wheatley - Performer

Dion Wheeler - Actor

Gwynne Whitby - Actor

Dorothy White - Performer

J. Vincent White - Actor

Leslie White - Performer

John Whyte - Mechanist

Gloria Williams - Dancer

Hugh Williams - Actor

Diana Wilson - Actor

Francis Wilson - Actor

Frank Wilson - Set Designer

Angus Winneke - Designer

Daphne Winslow - Actor

Norman Wister - Actor

Jay Hickory Wood - Playwright

Peter Woodruff - Actor

Georgie Wooster - Actor

Charles H Workman - Actor

Harry Wren - Presenter

Reginald Wykeham - Actor

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