Melbourne City Council Notable Building Citation

This citation was issued by the Melbourne City Council.

Her Majesty’s Theatre
199 – 225 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria

Demolition Prohibition
Reason for Specification

MCC Conservation Study Grading

Previously subject to demolition prohibition 1982 IDO
Registered Building – HBR [Historic Buildings Register]
Listed by National Trust – Classified
HBC [Historic Buildings Council] Citation
Trust [National Trust] Citation
HBPC [Historic Buildings Preservation Council] Studies
MCC [Melbourne City Council] Studies


A building of great cultural importance, the theatre opened as the Alexandra Theatre in 1886. The building was designed by Nahum Barnett. The interior and ground floor exterior were remodelled in 1934 after a fire some years previously. These alterations are also significant in themselves for their innovation and role in the development of modern theatre design. The building has been and remains a key element in Melbourne’s entertainment precinct.