Colour photograph of the Royal Exhibition Buildings' Convention Centre Theatrette being used as a childrens' puppet theatre during the Sun News Pictorial Homes Show held between 18-26 August 1984.
This is one of 959 photographs (or images) of the Exhibition Building collated by the Exhibition Trustees as a 10 volume pictorial history of the Exhibition Building spanning the years 1880 to 1985. The pictorial history was instigated by the centenary of the Exhibition Building in 1980 and forms part of a larger Royal Exhibition Building collection of documents, photographs, objects and research files.
Description of Content
View of the interior of the Convention Centre Theatrette in the Royal Exhibition Building during a puppet show performed for children during the Sun News Pictorial Homes Show held at the Exhibition Building in August 1984. The stage is framed by a red curtain while a man wearing a red jacket and black pants presents to an audience of children and parents.
A colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
The Exhibition Trustees' album containing this photograph provides an invaluable visual record of past maintenance and restoration work undertaken on the Royal Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.
Place & Date Depicted
Printed below photograph: Convention Centre Theatrette used as Childrens/ Puppet Theatre during 1984 Homes Show.
Type of item
251 mm (Width), 201 mm (Height)
Buildings, Convention Venues, Exhibitions: Melbourne International, 1880-1881, Home Shows, Puppets, Royal Exhibition Building, Royal Exhibition Building Trustees, Royal Exhibition Building: History of Events, 1980-1989, Theatrical Performances