Belvoir St Theatre

Belvoir St Theatre

Belvoir St Theatre

is an Australian theatre company venue in Sydney, New South Wales. The venue in Belvoir Street, Surry Hills previously operated as the Nimrod Theatre, and was founded as "'Belvoir St" in 1984 by Sue Hill and Chris Westwood.[1] It is the home of the theatre company Belvoir.

The building was purchased by a syndicate of people,[1] and there are currently 600 owners,[2] including noted actors, directors, writers and performers : Robyn Archer, Gillian Armstrong, Peter Carey, Judy Davis, Mel Gibson, Max Gillies, Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Patrick White, David Williamson, Neil Armfield, Michael Willesee and Colin Friels. Previous owners on the books have also included the late Dame Joan Sutherland, Ruth Cracknell, Gwen Plumb, Dorothy Hewett and Patrick White.

Renovations costing around $11.6 million commenced in 2005 and were delayed in 2006 with the discovery of asbestos in the building's roof.[3] The theatre reopened in October 2006 with the Sydney season of It Just Stopped by Stephen Sewell.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Cousins, Robert (2011-06-04). "Belvoir St: coming of age". The Australian. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  2. ^ "About". Belvoir St. Theatre. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  3. ^ a b Jinman, Richard (2006-07-26). "Asbestos in the roof the latest drama at Belvoir Street". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 

External links

  • Belvoir St Theatre
  • National Library of Australia