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His Maj in the Limelight

His Maj in the Limelight

Celebrate 120 years of His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth’s most iconic live performance venue in the heart of the historic King Street Precinct.

Explore the history and culture of the area in a week long program of projections, walks, music and live broadcasts from 21 - 28 April as part of the Lotterywest Boorloo Heritage Festival.
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    Event Showings

    Sun 21 to Sun 28 Apr | From dusk to late

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    Price

    Free events (some bookings required)

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    Location

    His Majesty's Theatre

    825 Hay Street

    Perth WA 6000

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    Accessibility

    Accessible toilets

    Wheelchair access

What’s on:

  • Projections & Pictures: Sun 21 – to Sun 28 April

    His Maj lights up every evening from dusk to midnight in a light and sound projection experience that celebrates 120 years of His Majesty’s Theatre.

    During the day, view historic images and films in shopfront windows. Catch a glimpse of early Perth in Streets Scenes in Perth filmed and screened in Perth in 1907 by the Corrick family entertainers.

  • Music

    Enjoy live music inside and outside his Majesty’s every evening from 21 to 28th April (excluding 25 April, ANZAC Day).

    Sun 21 Apr  4:30 - 6:15pm  WAAPA Performers, 822 Hay Street 
    Mon 22 Apr  4:30 - 6:15pm  WAAPA Performers, His Majesty’s Balcony 
    Tue 23 Apr  4:30 - 6:15pm  WAAPA Performers, corner Hay & King Streets 
    Wed 24 Apr  4:30 - 6:15pm  WAAPA Performers, His Majesty’s Balcony 
    Fri 26 Apr  4:30 - 6:15pm  WAAPA Performers, 822 Hay Street 
    Sat 27 Apr  4:30 - 6:15pm  WAAPA Performers, 822 Hay Street 
    Sun 28 Apr  4:30 - 6:15pm  Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse perform on His Majesty’s Balcony 
    Sun 28 Apr
    12 - 3pm  Australian National Choral Association, Singing in the City perform at
    venues across the city including His Majesty’s Theatre Foyer and
    Downstairs at The Maj

  • Talks and Tours

    Take a free tour or talk to learn more about the art, history and culture of the precinct.


    Mon 22 Apr  5:30 - 6:30pm  History Through Street Art with Oh Hey WA 
    Tue 23 Apr  5:30 - 7:30pm  Backstage stories at His Majesty’s Theatre
    Bringing Music To The Stage - Kobi Morisson (bookings essential)
    Wed 24 Apr  5:30 - 6:30pm  History Through Street Art with Oh Hey WA 
    Wed 24 Apr  5:30 - 7pm  Cheers to History: exploring Perth’s earliest bars with Eddie Marcus 
    Fri 26 Apr  5:30 - 6:30pm  History Through Street Art with Oh Hey WA 
    Fri 26 Apr  5:30 - 7:30pm  Backstage Stories at His Majesty’s Theatre
    Managing The Stage - Dr Sue Fenty Studham (bookings essential)
    Sat 27 Apr  5:45 - 7:15pm  Musical History Tours of Perth with Hidden deTours 
    Sun 28 Apr  5:45 - 7:15pm Musical History Tours of Perth with Hidden deTours
    Sun 28 Apr  3pm  Backstage Stories at His Majesty’s Theatre
    Designing The Stage - Bryan Woltjen (bookings essential)
    Sun 28 Apr  10am  Historic Talk at His Majesty’s Theatre
    Historical Highlights of His Majesty's Theatre (bookings essential)
    Sun 28 Apr  11:30am &
    12:30pm 
    CYC N Sound Tour (bookings essential)
    Sun 28 Apr  11am  Behind the Scenes Tours (bookings essential)

  • Experiences
     
    Sun 28 Apr  2 - 3pm  Family Silent Disco on stage at His Majesty's 
    Sun 28 Apr  4 - 5pm  Family Silent Disco on stage at His Majesty's 
    Sun 28 Apr 10 - 10:45am  Storytime Adventures (3 - 7 years) 
    Sun 28 Apr  10am - 4pm Theatrical Stage Make-up - North Metropolitan TAFE Northbridge Diploma of
    Screen & Media - Specialist Make-up students.  
    Sun 28 Apr   10am - 4pm  Memory Booth – His Majesty’s Theatre is turning 120 years old this year and we
    just know it’s brimming with stories and experiences. This is your opportunity to
    share a moment, an encounter or a recollection and be a part of these special celebrations. 
    Sun 28 Apr  10am - 4pm  Be a star for the Day! - Photobooth and dress-up activity 
    Sun 28 Apr   10am - 4pm   Royal craft – be a king or queen for the day and colour in your very own crown! 
    Sun 28 Apr  11am - 12pm  Children's Dance Workshop 
    Sun 28 Apr  12:30 - 1:30pm  Dance Workshop (16+)
    Sun 28 Apr  11am - 2pm  An Operatic Transformation - special effect face painting with
    make-up artists from the WA Opera 
    Sun 28 Apr   2:30 - 3:30m  Storytime Adventures (3 - 7 years) 
    Sun 28 Apr    High Tea at The Maj - $30pp plus optional sparkling wine add ons.
    Seating available between 1:30 to 2:25pm; event finishes 4:30pm 
     
     
    ABC Radio Perth Live Broadcast

    Monday 22 to Friday 26 April (excluding Anzac Day)

    ABC will be broadcasting live from King Street as part of the Boorloo Heritage Festival. Peer into the windows of 38 King Street to see the Afternoons and Drive shows each day, before the projection light and sound show commences at His Majesty’s Theatre nightly from dusk. The Theatre balconies and Crew & King Café will be open to the public during the show.