On Stage: The theatrical world at Everglades

11 Dec 2024 ‐

10 Oct 2025

10:00 am ‐ 4:00 pm

Members – FREE
Adult – $17
Concession* – $15
Family – $49
Child (under 5 years) – FREE

View a unique display exploring the art of performance at Everglades, from the 1930s.

Everglades has hosted many events over the years, all of which have introduced this heritage wonder to a wider audience; from brass bands to philharmonic orchestras; and calisthenics exhibitions to Shakespeare performances.

As part of the design and landscaping of the gardens in the 1930s, the stage was already set. With spectacular views of the Blue Mountains, an outdoor theatre terrace was created in the gardens which has been operational since its first known performance in 1941. This was at a time when filmmaking, cinemas and “picture palaces”, as they were known, were becoming prominent across Australia.

This display will explore the art and history of performance at Everglades House & Gardens, as well as highlighting the theatrical collections held by the National Trust.

Exhibition is included in a valid Everglades General Entry ticket.


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Plan your visit

Everglades House & Gardens


37 Everglades Avenue, Leura NSW 2780


Wednesday to Monday
10am – 4pm, last entry 3pm


Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve, New Year's Day

(02) 4784 1938
Entry Fees:

National Trust Members – FREE
Adult - $17
Concession* - $15
Family - $49
Child (under 5 years) - FREE
*Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.

How to book your tickets
Tickets can be purchased at the door or booked in advance to guarantee your spot. Booking fees apply.
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