Unfortunately, what was once considered the most haunted theatre in Australia, is now gone. Sold and demolished, a hotel and shopping centre now stand in its place.
However, patrons and staff of a bar, which was built on the land the theatre once stood, have experienced some strange events...
The building consisted of three floors and a on site hotel made use of some of this space. What better way than to travel to Brisbane, Australia, take up first class lodgings and enjoy a good show in the evening!
The theatre itself could accommodate a crowd of more than two thousand in it's varied and many stalls, circles and viewing pit. People could marvel and be entertained by the various acts that took place on the 3600 square foot stage. As to be expected there were different classes of seating with padded velvet chairs in the dress circle and simple wooden seats in the stalls.
In 1901 the theatre changed it's name after Queen Victoria's death to 'His Majesty's theatre' to reflect the new ruling figure King Edward the Seventh. The theatre would keep this name throughout the reign of King Edward and his two successors until it was renamed 'Her Majesty's Theatre' upon Queen Elizabeth's taking of the throne
Although it was stated that the facade of the building would be preserved it too was destined for the heap.
A Haunted Theatre
Even today after the building is gone the ghosts are making their presence known. The patrons and staff of the bar that is located on part of the site is feeling the presence of the inhabitants of the theatre now long passed.