During the interim, the stage area was used as a movie studio by the comedian Pat Hanna and also by FW Thring’s company Efftee Films. Radio stations 3AR and 3AW also broadcast from rooms in the theatre, ensuring Her Majesty’s Theatre’s strong, continuous connection to the Arts industry in this country.
The interior was finally reinstated in 1934 lending to the elegant Art Deco/Moderne style you still see here today. The auditorium was narrowed, to give better sight lines to the stage and a greater feeling of intimacy, creating the environment that still today makes Her Majesty’s Theatre one of the best venues for live performance in Melbourne.
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