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GLOBE THEATRE

Location

17-19 WILLIS STREET WINCHELSEA, SURF COAST SHIRE

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H2226

Heritage Overlay Number

HO159

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

1. All of the building marked B1 on Diagram 2226 held by the Executive Director. 2. All of the land marked L1 on Diagram 2226 held by the Executive Director being all of the ... more

Statement of Significance

The Globe Theatre was built in Winchelsea in 1926-27 as a picture theatre and concert hall. Constructed by the Lawrence family, it provided a venue for the local talent, Marjorie Lawrence, to perform. Lawrence, who became an internationally acclaimed soprano, gave her farewell concert in the building in 1928, prior to studying in Paris, and gave her first return concert there in 1939. The theatre was also used for movie screenings, weddings, dances and horticultural ... more

Year Construction Started 1926
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality SURF COAST SHIRE

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