Theatre Royal was built in 1927-28, during the boom period of cinema construction, at the rear of the Mechanics’ Institute in Camperdown. It was designed by a local architect W Perry Knights.
The theatre consists of a main flat auditorium (hall) which is also used for public meetings, balls and dances and civic events and a balcony seating area on level mezzanine.
Both Theatre Royal and Mechanics’ Institute are of historical and social importance to the Camperdown.
Lightbox Studio have completed a lighting upgrade design for Theatre Royal with care given to the luminaire selection to preserve its heritage style while incorporating modern technologies. Using LED light source for the upgrade, energy consumption saving will be in the order of 80% compared to the current incandescent bulbs.
We have gained approval from the Council for our design and have obtained a permit exemption from Heritage Victoria.
The construction phase will start in the near future and we will update with more images of the project once it is completed. Can’t wait!