News and Updates


16 February 2018 17:00

Her Majesty's Theatre restoration works

Media statement from the City of Ballarat


The City of Ballarat has received $2 million from the State Government through a Living Heritage Grant for Her Majesty’s Theatre conservation-based works. 

The grant is in recognition of the theatre’s cultural and historic significance. 

The works are integral to the longevity of the 143-year-old theatre and will help preserve this precious building – the home of performing arts in Ballarat - for the next 100 years. 

City of Ballarat staff are working closely with the project managers, heritage architects and the State Government to achieve a scope of works and delivery plan that has the least possible impact on the venue and its operation. 

It is anticipated the theatre will be closed for several months during the works.  

However, the council is still scoping the project to obtain detailed engineering advice to ensure all the work necessary to sustain the theatre for many years to come is completed. 

Therefore, contrary to misleading media reports, we cannot confirm, nor have we ever been able to confirm, time frames until this work is done. 

Venue users, including the Royal South Street Society, have been advised the works may extend until later in the year. 

The City of Ballarat is unwavering in its support for the Royal South Street Competitions and we will obviously continue to do all we can to ensure both Her Majesty's Theatre and the RSSS competitions are secure in Ballarat for a very long time to come. 

The City of Ballarat has offered to assist venue users to find alternate venues if the works do impact them. 

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