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Her Majesty's Theatre inducted into Music Hall of Fame

Monday, 08 July 2024
2 min read
The facade of Her Majesty's Theatre amidst a backdrop of the sunsetting with vivid hues of blues and purples.

Adelaide Festival Centre is thrilled to announce that Her Majesty's Theatre has been inducted into South Australia's Music Hall of Fame for 2024. This prestigious recognition celebrates the theatre's rich musical heritage and its significant contribution to the state's vibrant arts scene.

Affectionately known as 'The Maj', Her Majesty's Theatre joins an esteemed group of over a hundred South Australian venues and legends in the Hall of Fame. To commemorate this achievement, we've opened a special exhibition 'AMC South Australian Music Hall of Fame' in the Ian and Pamela Wall Gallery, showcasing images, plaques, and awards from the Hall of Fame's archives, featuring renowned artists such as The Angels, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and The Masters Apprentices. This free exhibition is now open to the public before and during performance times.

We are delighted and proud to see Her Majesty's Theatre receive the great recognition it deserves in South Australia's Music Hall of Fame. We invite visitors to reminisce and reflect on the many legendary South Australian music acts who have helped shape Adelaide into a UNESCO City of Music at our new exhibition in the Ian and Pamela Wall Gallery.

— Douglas Gautier AM, Adelaide Festival Centre CEO & Artistic Director

Other 2024 South Australia’s Music Hall of Fame inductees include Mirning Senior Elder and Whale Songman of the Yinyila Nation Bunna Lawrie and his band Coloured Stone. Coloured Stone have been nominated for four ARIA awards and awarded numerous other accolades as well as touring Europe, the US and Australia multiple times. Beloved children’s entertainer Humphrey B. Bear who was also inducted for his significant contribution to children’s music in South Australia and around the world.

Built in 1913, Her Majesty's Theatre is one of the last remaining examples of the famous chain of Tivoli theatres in Australia. In 2020, it underwent an extensive redevelopment, transforming it into a world-class 1500-seat venue.

Throughout its 111-year history, Her Majesty's Theatre has hosted numerous renowned performers, including Luciano Pavarotti, Maggie Smith, Chris Isaak, Archie Roach, Alan Cumming, Barry Humphries AC CBE, and Paul Kelly. The theatre also boasts an impressive list of ambassadors, including Robyn Archer AO, Greta Bradman, David Campbell OAM, Kate Ceberano AM, Ali McGregor, Todd McKenney, Rhonda Burchmore OAM, and Meow Meow

This induction into South Australia's Music Hall of Fame is a testament to Her Majesty's Theatre's enduring legacy and its continued importance in Adelaide's cultural landscape. As we celebrate this achievement, we look forward to many more years of exceptional performances and musical experiences at this iconic venue.

AMC South Australian Music Hall of Fame Exhibition

Open during theatre performance times, 6 July '24 - 16 February '25.

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