Her Majesty's Theatre Documentary

Come with us on a special behind the scenes look and get the inside story behind the recently completed $66 million redevelopment.

She’s more than 100 years old, has survived two world wars, the great-depression and two pandemics and she’s shining bright on Grote Street. Now it’s your turn to step inside the new Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Come with us on a special behind the scenes look and get the inside story behind the recently completed $66 million redevelopment.

Hear from artists, artisans, architects and builders about the grand design and vision for this “once in a generation” project and what makes this Adelaide landmark so unique in the hearts and minds of South Australians.

Watch Her Majesty’s Theatre A New Beginning below.


Jane Doyle
Channel 7 News Anchor and Her Majesty’s Theatre Ambassador


Michael Abbott AO QC
Chair Adelaide Festival Centre Trust (2014-2020)

Greta Bradman
Her Majesty’s Theatre Ambassador and Opera Singer

Scott Brumfield
Project Director Hansen Yuncken Construction

Zoë King
Director COX Architecture

Legh Davis
Chair Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation (2015-2020)

John Frost AM
Prolific Theatre Producer, The Gordon Frost Organisation

Douglas Gautier AM
CEO and Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre

Peter Goers OAM
Her Majesty’s Theatre Ambassador and ABC Radio Adelaide Host

Adam Hannon
Director COX Architecture

Nathan Luscombe
Head of Lighting Adelaide Festival Centre

Uncle Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien
Senior Kaurna and Narungga man

Jane Rossetto
Head of Sound Adelaide Festival Centre


Francesca Belperio | Publicity Manager and Interviewer
Kristen Eckhardt | Director, Marketing, Sales and Audience Engagement
Yolanda Sulser | Associate Director, Brand and Customer Experience

Rick Worringham | Lighting Technician
Ashley Knight | Stage Mechanist
David Sanders | Stage Mechanist
Vince Louch | Stage Mechanist



Red Fox Films:

  • Emma McGavisk / David Tang | Director, Producer
  • Michael Tessari | Cinematographer
  • Emma McGavisk | Editor
  • Leigh Kenyon | Sound Recordist, Sound Mix
  • Daniel Principe | Colourist
  • Nick Steele, Will Sheridan | Additional Sound Recordist
  • Tim Carlier, Bec Taylor | Camera Assistant


  • Anton Syzonov | Cinematographer
  • Rhys D Webb | Sound Recordist
  • Pavel Trotsenko | Camera Assistant


  • Michaela Burger
  • Paul Capsis
  • Christian Cifuentes
  • Raymond Crowe
  • Alana Dawes
  • Sam Eads
  • Colin Elmer
  • Victoria Falconer-Pritchard
  • Mark Ferguson MD
  • Desiree Frahn
  • Gravity & Other Myths 
  • Hans
  • Sidonie Henbest
  • Fabian Hevia
  • Barry Humphries
  • Ksenja Logos
  • Christopher Mills
  • Lazaro Numa
  • Darci O’Rourke
  • Adam Page
  • Jarrad Payne
  • Jacqy Phillips
  • Emily Stansfield
  • Aurora Strings
  • Vashti
  • Mario Vasquez
  • Tom Voss
  • Yellaka - Old Wisdom New Ways led by Karl Winda Telfer


Chris Oaten | Insight Visuals

Drone Footage
2oc Video Production Company

News Stories
Channel 7 Adelaide

Musicals Footage 
Courtesy of Channel 7 News Adelaide and GWB Entertainment 

Historical Footage
Adelaide Festival Centre Performing Arts Collection

Webber, Shorthose and Rice 1941 | Memories of Her Majesty’s Theatre Exhibition

Artisan Still Photography
Aubrey Jonsson | SA Life Magazine

Historical Still Photography
Reproductions courtesy of the State Library of South Australia

Historic Plans
Courtesy of State Records of South Australia and COX Architecture

'Welcome back to live performance' footage courtesy of Click Films

Historic Photo of Phyl Skinner and Bill Conlon (1940)
Donated by Phyl Skinner - Performing Arts Collection, Adelaide Festival Centre

Gaslight Vision courtesy of State Theatre Company SA

The Misanthrope Stills courtesy of State Theatre Company SA

Music provided by PremiumBeat and Audio Network


Special thanks to donors, sponsors, precinct and project stakeholders, Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Board and the Government of South Australia.
Your contribution to the redevelopment of Her Majesty’s Theatre is invaluable to the future of arts in South Australia.