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The Enmore Theatre is a theatre and entertainment venue in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Since opening in 1910 as an open-air cinema, it is the longest running live music venue still operational in New South Wales.[1] It is located at 118-132 Enmore Road in the Sydney suburb of Newtown and is a medium-sized venue. The Enmore Theatre's distinctive (pre) art deco style has led to it being listed in the Historic Buildings Register of the Australian Institute of Architects.[2] The theatre′s listing in the Office of Environment and Heritage states that the building "illustrates the development of suburban theatres in the late 1930s and early 1940s and is of social significance for the local community.″[3]

Enmore Theatre
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Façade of theatre, c. 2007
Address118–132 Enmore Road,
Newtown, New South Wales,
Coordinates33°53′56″S 151°10′26″E / 33.89889°S 151.17389°E / -33.89889; 151.17389Coordinates: 33°53′56″S 151°10′26″E / 33.89889°S 151.17389°E / -33.89889; 151.17389
OwnerCentury Venues
OperatorCentury Venues
Capacity2,500 concert, 1,630 seated.
Built1910 open air theatre
Renovated1920, 1955, 1969, 1985, 2000, 2013
Venue Website

Australian comedy acts that have played at the theatre include: Merrick and Rosso, Wil Anderson, Lano and Woodley, Rove McManus, and Carl Barron. The Enmore Theatre is becoming known as a major space for children's entertainment featuring acts such as The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, The Fairies, & Lah-Lah. It was the venue of several Miss Globe pageants during the 1950s and 1960s.

The history and atmosphere of the building have attracted some of the world's largest bands. Recent international acts which have played at the theatre include: Bhad Bhabie, Bob Dylan, KISS, Nas, Pulp, Massive Attack, Morrissey, Grizzly Bear, Brandy, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Paramore, Coldplay, Lepa Brena, Ween, The Offspring, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Mendes, Noel Gallagher, Death Grips, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, Marilyn Manson, The Tea Party, Nightwish, Lil Dicky, and Harry Styles.


  1. ^ CCE Magazine. Archived 2012-03-21 at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 24, 2012
  2. ^ Archived 2013-11-09 at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 24, 2012
  3. ^ "Enmore Theatre". New South Wales Heritage Database. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 24 March 2012.

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