PERFORMING ARTS HERITAGE WALK & TALKSeaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation

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Join theatre historian Dr Carolyn Lowry OAM and theatre lovers for refreshments and a discussion of the history and legacy of loved local theatres. Then, if the weather is fine, we will walk to Doris Fitton Park via the site of the Music Hall and the restored Independent Theatre.

Bring your walking shoes, a bottle of water, Opal card and memories to this unique Heritage Festival event celebrating the history and lasting legacy of the performing arts in the North Sydney area.
We will meet at the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford’s Seaborn Library on the ground floor at 20 Young Street Neutral Bay to enjoy a welcome cup of tea/coffee.
There will be an opportunity to share your memories of theses magical places of entertainment as theatre historian Dr Carolyn Lowry OAM outlines the history of some loved local venues, the performing artists who made them famous and the legacies they left. She will then lead us on a leisurely walk and talk past the site of the Music Hall to the restored Independent Theatre (1.7 km) and on to Doris Fitton Park (0.7 km) where there will be a reading in memory of Dame Doris Fitton who laid the foundations for post-war theatre in the 20th century and was described, in her time, as the ‘first woman of Australian Theatre’.

Event date

Event Details

20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Next door to the Pet Barn
10am - 12 pm
Entry fees:
By donation
Prebooking required99555444
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation.
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Parking at Woolworths Car Park one block away and buses available one block away from conclusion of the walk