The Palais Theatre – St Kilda


St Kilda is a seaside suburb of Melbourne Australia and is home to two of the city’s most iconic buildings Luna Park amusement park and the Palais Theatre. When built in 1927the theatre was one of the largest in the southern hemisphere and was used primarily for a picture theatre but today it is used for live performances hosting some of the world’s biggest names, they have included the likes of the Rolling Stones, Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and INXS who used the theatre in their Listen Like Thieves video clip. The building is one of Australia’s finest examples of Art Deco and has been placed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The building is planned to be restored to it’s former glory as part of a controversial redevelopment of the area surrounding the theatre.

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2 Comments on “The Palais Theatre – St Kilda”

  1. #1 John
    on Jun 11th, 2008 at 11:54 pm the St Kilda historical Society, we have published a book “A Place of Sensuous Resort”, which is available on the web.
    There is a chapter on the Palais Teatre, and its history, at
    Enjoy the read!

  2. #2 Anita
    on Mar 24th, 2009 at 4:26 am

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    the one I purchesed was stolen and I would like another one. On Ebay the Tshirts don’t have the Saturday date on the back.

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