St Kilda’s much loved Palais Theatre is currently undergoing it’s biggest renovation since opening in November 1927 with around $26 million being invested in the Venue by the State Government, Local Government and Live Nation which will breathe new life in to this wonderful and historic art deco Venue.
The Palais is set to open on Thursday May 18, 2017 to host the St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night, with the festival’s full program released two days ago, with works continuing around the event schedule through to August 2017. On Tuesday May 30, 2017 the stage of the Palais will host an ensemble of Melbourne’s leading chefs and around 200 guests for the annual Dine With Heart Gala Dinner, followed by a diverse event schedule including Village People & Bjorn Again, Train, Adam Ant, Richard Clayderman, Boney M and more.
The works to the venue have been broken down in to two phases to minimise the time frame that the Venue would be closed for and to separate the works that were being managed and paid for the City of Port Phillip/State Government and those being undertaken directly by Live Nation.
Phase One Works
The phase works have been completed and these works were undertaken and funded by the State Government of Victoria and the City of Port Phillip;
Phase Two Works
The works currently being undertaken and funded by Live Nation are as follows;
The above works will go a long way to restoring the Venue to its original state and with a 30 year management contract in place for the Palais Theatre, Live Nation Australia Venues are committed to ongoing investment in this wonderful Venue. See the full line up of events here: palaistheatre.com.au.