Theatres and public halls

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Theatres & public halls guide

A brief overview of the major sources in our collection that relate to the administration of theatres and public halls in NSW

Theatres & public halls: what the files can tell you

Theatres and public halls had to be licensed from 1895. They were owned by private individuals, businesses, religious organisations, community groups and councils and they were used for many purposes – dances; social gatherings; showing movies; live entertainment and skating (roller and ice)