About The World Theatre Charters Towers...

82-90 Mosman St
Charters Towers QLD 4820‎
P (07) 4761 5430
F (07) 4761 5440


The World Theatre in Charters Towers has undergone many changes
 of identity since its construction in 1891.

Back in its formative years during the gold rush era, the building
housed the Australian Joint Stock Bank. In 1931 it became the Bank
of Commerce, which was followed by the Bank of NSW from 1933.

In 1937 Dr Woodburn Stevens paid the princely sum of £450 and
turned the building into a house where he lived until 1957, when accountant Norman Dungavell took ownership and opened his firm on the premises. When Mr Dungavell passed away, title passed to his son Graham who sold the building in 1994.

After refurbishment and renovation with support from various sources, including local businesses, government and individuals, the building reopened in 1996 in its current incarnation as the World Theatre, a cultural complex where the unique blend of heritage architecture and state of the art technology meet.

The World Theatre is a community venue available for hire with a 660 seat Auditorium ideal for live performances, conferences and other events; 2 digital cinemas screening latest release movies & alternative titles; Heritage foyer containing the Box Office and space for special events; along with the Art Gallery showcasing local and travelling exhibitions. 

Owned and operated by the Charters Towers Regional Council, The World Theatre appreciates the support of the Friends of the Theatre Volunteer Group. 

Live Performance

Mt Leyshon Auditorium hosts an exciting calendar of events including plays, performance, dance, conferences, school awards and other events - and is also available for hire.

The venue has 660 seats, professional sound & lighting, and full size stage & dressing rooms, rehearsal spaces, Yamaha C7 grand piano 440 concert tuned, Set of Timpani Drums, 001 Aoyama Orpheus 47A Harp, and more.

Your Local, Independent Cinema

Twin Screen Cinemas offering 2D & 3D cinema screenings with session times to all current films. Pagingo upstairs seats x 150 & Thalanga downstairs x125, can be hired to show movies provided by the hirer, or to screen titles by special arrangement, or used as conference rooms. Availability depends on Movie Screening Schedule.  Refreshments can be purchased from the staffed Candy Bar.


Call P 07 4761 5430 or check FaceBook www.facebook.com/WorldTheatreChartersTowers to find the latest movie & LIVE session times screening at World Theatre. 
*Buy tickets online anytime (+$1) at tinyurl.com/ShowingAtWorldTheatre

The Candy Bar will tempt your sweet tooth and refresh your tastebuds, while Live & Special events have the option of beverages from the bar.

Gift vouchers and group bookings are available.

Disabled access and facilities on the premises.

World Theatre Gallery

The World Theatre Gallery Collection has grown significantly since its opening in 1996 and the gallery's collection reflects the many facets of this region. The gallery's compilation ranges from important Queensland artists and objects of historical significance to valuable contemporary and historic photographic works showcasing urban and rural landscapes.

For details of upcoming exhibitions, please contact Charters Towers Regional Council.

P: 07 4761 5300
F: 07 4761 5344
Email: mail@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

 

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