Navigation Menu

Fit For a King

Story: Fit For a King
Episode: 12
Presenter: Matt Hale
Air Date: 28th April 2024

Matt goes on a behind-the-scenes tour of the His Majesty's Theatre for their 120th anniversary.

  • His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth, a landmark turning 120 this year, has hosted iconic performers from Judy Garland to Cate Blanchett.
  • His Majesty’s Theatre, an Edwardian Baroque venue, opened on Christmas Eve in 1904 and is the only remaining working Edwardian theatre in Australia.
  • Since the late 70s, it has been home to the West Australian Opera and Ballet.
  • Archivist Officer Ivan King, with 40 years of experience, provides insights into the theatre's rich history.
  • Neil Sherrif, Collections and Engagements Officer, shares details about the Museum of Performing Arts and the impressive costume collection.
  • His Majesty’s Theatre marks its 120th anniversary in 2024, recognized as a State Heritage Icon on the State Register of Heritage Places.
  • His Majesty’s Theatre is one of only two His Majesty’s Theatres globally.
  • Hosting renowned performers like Cate Blanchett, Judy Garland, and more, His Majesty’s Theatre has been a cultural cornerstone for Western Australia.
  • Home to the West Australian Ballet and Opera since the late 1970s, His Majesty’s Theatre continues to deliver captivating performances.
  • Other notable performers include Hugh Sheridan, Katherine Hepburn, Tim Minchin, Dame Nellie Melba, and Anh Do, among others.