PERFORMING ARTS HERITAGE WALK & TALK
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’.