Her Majesty’s Theatre inducted into South Australia’s Music Hall of Fame

Discover the rich legacy of Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre as it’s inducted into South Australia’s Music Hall of Fame, celebrating over a century of artistic excellence and cultural influence.

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Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide, a historical icon of South Australian culture, has been officially inducted into South Australia’s Music Hall of Fame. Over the past century, the theatre has played a pivotal role in the performing arts sector.

Founded in 1913, Her Majesty’s Theatre is one of the rare remnants of the Tivoli theatre chain in Australia. It has hosted a wide range of performances, with a significant history that spans over 110 years, surviving through periods of immense hardship including two world wars, the great depression, and several pandemics.

This prestigious induction marks yet another accolade for the theatre following an extensive redevelopment completed in June 2020. The renovation, which has been well-received, elevated the venue to a global standard, enhancing both audience and artist experiences with a 1500 seat capacity. It was noted for recognition in several industry awards including the Master Builders South Australia and Australian Institute of Building awards.

The significance of this induction is amplified by its timely correspondence with the Music Hall of Fame’s 10th anniversary. Dr Enrico Morena, Co-Founder of the Hall of Fame, shared his delight at the Theatre’s induction, especially as it coincides with the Hall’s recognition of First Nation artists. This year, the awards commendation includes Coloured Stone, a band led by Mirning Senior Elder and Whale Songman of the Yinyila Nation, Bunna Lawrie. Dr Enrico said “On the prestigious occasion of the SA Music Hall of Fame’s 10th anniversary, we celebrate the resplendent Her Majesty’s Theatre being inducted into our prized institution. Joining its nearby luminaries the Adelaide Town Hall and Elder Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre continues to inspire generations of artists and devotees of musical performance.”

Douglas Gautier AM, CEO & Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival Centre, spoke about the Theatre’s contribution to Adelaide’s rich musical landscape, now officially recognised by its designation as a UNESCO City of Music. He said “We are delighted and proud to see Her Majesty’s Theatre receive the great recognition it deserves in South Australia’s Music Hall of Fame. We invite visitors to reminisce and reflect on the many legendary South Australian music acts who have helped shape Adelaide into a UNESCO City of Music at our new exhibition in the Ian and Pamela Wall Gallery.”

Adding to the theatre’s appeal, public tours have resumed by popular demand, offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at this renowned establishment. The theatre also continues to be an active venue for diverse performances, including upcoming events such as Joep Beving – Hermetism, Adelaide Guitar Festival, and Grease The Musical.

Tickets for Her Majesty’s Theatre Guided Tours are selling fast and are available at

More information about South Australia’s Music Hall of Fame exhibition available at

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