The Digitised Victoria Theatre Archives 1886-1982

On the 20 July 2018 Mr Bruce Brown delivered a set of records containing the complete minute books of the Victoria Theatre Company Limited and plans to Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle. Mr Brown had been the accountant charged with winding up the operations of the Victoria Theatre. The records had been sitting … More The Digitised Victoria Theatre Archives 1886-1982

Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018

The Victoria Theatre 3D Reconstruction Project was launched at the Victoria Theatre in Perkins Street, Newcastle on Tuesday 13 November 2018.  Gaute Rasmussen and Vendela Pento from the UON’s IT Innovation Team were in involved in creating the VR experience, along with UON Archivist Gionni di Gravio and others in the community. Hunter Living Histories … More Victoria Theatre VR Launch – 13 Nov 2018

Victoria Theatre 3D Reconstruction – Now for the music!

As the Victoria Theatre 3D Reconstruction Project enters its final stages, the creators Gaute Rasmussen and Vendela Pento now required musical snippets to provide the musical soul to their virtual reality model. Dr Helen English sourced the scores, and sourced the three singers, whilst Dr Gillian Arrighi engaged Andrew Hermon as musical director, , who … More Victoria Theatre 3D Reconstruction – Now for the music!

Victoria Theatre Flythrough 2018 (Silent Version)

The creators of the beautiful 3D reconstruction of the 1891 Victoria Theatre, have released a flythrough of their work as it nears completion. Victoria Theatre 3D Reconstruction Flythrough 2018 was created by Gaute Rasmussen and Vendela Pento (IT Innovation Team) in collaboration with Gionni Di Gravio, Archivist Hunter Living Histories, GLAMx Cultural Collections, Auchmuty Library. … More Victoria Theatre Flythrough 2018 (Silent Version)

Victoria Theatre 3D Virtual Reality Reconstruction Nearing Completion

The University of Newcastle’s IT Innovation Team have just released amazing screenshots from the virtual reality model of the Victoria Theatre, under construction as at September 2018.   They are now entering the final stages of their work on the 3D Virtual Reality recreation of the 1891 Victoria Theatre in Perkins Street Newcastle, and are … More Victoria Theatre 3D Virtual Reality Reconstruction Nearing Completion

Contents of the Victoria Theatre “Mystery” Camera Revealed

On the 23 July 2018, whilst the UON’s IT Innovation Team were conducting a 3D scan of the historic Victoria Theatre building in Perkins Street Newcastle, they found an old camera hanging on a wooden beam.     The camera was found to contain 9 images, and we posted the camera on twitter to find … More Contents of the Victoria Theatre “Mystery” Camera Revealed

The Long Lost Victoria Theatre Company Ltd Archives

The University IT Innovation team working on the 3D Virtual Reality Reconstruction of the 1891 Victoria Theatre are thrilled to have tracked down early records of the Victoria Theatre Company Ltd that have been sitting in a garage lost for the past 30 years.   Last week, on the information page https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2018/07/04/victoria-theatre-3d/  it was noticed that … More The Long Lost Victoria Theatre Company Ltd Archives

The Three Victorias

Trying to understand the early history of the Victoria can be very confusing and an interesting problem to untangle. The late Dr Lionel Fredman, writing in 1988, said: “There have been three theatres named the Victoria. The first, in the 1850’s, was converted from a wooden building backing onto a hotel in Watt Street, the … More The Three Victorias

Victoria Theatre – Various Plans 1921-1953

On the 6 July 2018 we undertook a trip to Kingswood Sydney to search through the Victoria Theatre related files held at the State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales. We thank Wendy Gallagher, Senior Advisor, Regional Relations at SARA for locating a number of files including Board of Fire Commissioners  Inspections of … More Victoria Theatre – Various Plans 1921-1953

The Victoria Theatre Company Limited

The Victoria Theatre Company, Limited file held at the State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales contains original documentation relating to the formation and directorship of the company from 1887 to 1971. We thank Wendy Gallagher, Senior Advisor, Regional Relations at SARA for locating the material. DOWNLOAD The Victoria Theatre Company Limited No.974 … More The Victoria Theatre Company Limited