Princess Theatre

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.54

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 8 Annerley Rd. Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48634167,153.02921667

Time Link: 1888

Map Link: 1889

Image Time Point: 1889

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Built 1888, the architect was John B. Nicholson. Solicitor Phillip Hardgrave saw the need for a local public hall. The South Brisbane Public Hall, later renamed The Boggo Road Theatre was a venue for live theatre, music recitals, public lectures and balls. Renamed Princess Theatre, in the 1890s, to show vaudeville. The Brisbane’s oldest surving live theatre. Later, it became a clothing factory, Wooloongabba’s silent films cinema and amateur drama theatre. In WWII, an US Army entertainment unit used it as offices. Postwar, it was commercial offices. In 1986, it was leased to TN Theatre Company and used for Toadshow productions.


Brisbane City Council, Exploring the City of South Brisbane: Heritage Trail Series No.11, (Brisbane, BCC, c1999)

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 8 chains to the inch. Plan of the City of Brisbane and suburbs according to the original Crown Grants. 8 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane.. 634511