The Palace Theatre

  • Melbourne’s The Palace Theatre To Be Turned Into Retail Shopping Space
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    Melbourne’s The Palace Theatre To Be Turned Into Retail Shopping Space

    In news that’s bound to come as a knife through the guts of live music advocates everywhere, Melbourne’s century-old live music venue The Palace Theatre is set to be reopened as a shop. Fairfax reports that the building is set to be stripped to make way for new retail space. Site owners Jinshan Investments reportedly

  • The Palace Theatre’s Music Memorabilia Is Being Sold To The Public
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    The Palace Theatre’s Music Memorabilia Is Being Sold To The Public

    With Melbourne’s Palace Theatre ever-so-surely moving towards becoming a boutique hotel, the venue is giving music lovers a chance to snap up music memorabilia from its own private collection of posters, t-shirts, ticket stubs and other paraphernalia. For one weekend only, beginning on Saturday, 18th April, the Palace will be setting up shop in Melbourne’s

  • UK Nightclub Owners Want To Save The Palace Theatre As A Venue
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    UK Nightclub Owners Want To Save The Palace Theatre As A Venue

    A number of parties are hoping to save Melbourne’s iconic Palace Theatre and keep the century-old venue as it stands, but the property’s current owners aren’t backing down from their plans to turn it into a boutique hotel. Commercial Real Estate Services’ Mark Wizel, who negotiated the 2012 sale of the Palace Theatre to its

  • Melbourne Council Denies Palace Theatre Demolition Application
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    Melbourne Council Denies Palace Theatre Demolition Application

    Melbourne’s Palace Theatre is safe, for now. A vote by City Of Melbourne councillors on Tuesday denied the demolition application of Palace Theatre owner Jinshan Investments. According to council minutes, councillors voted five-to-three against the proposed demolition. Individuals such as entertainers Eddie Perfect and Ezekiel Ox, and Paul Roser of National Trust Australia addressed the

  • New Report Says Palace Theatre Is Now Too Damaged To Save
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    New Report Says Palace Theatre Is Now Too Damaged To Save

    As a result of the damages inflicted onto Melbourne’s Palace Theatre since its last inspection, an independent heritage consultant has found it is no longer worth saving the building. Independent heritage consultant Graeme Butler, reports Fairfax, initially recommended in October that the former live-music venue be granted local heritage protection, but has reversed his decision

  • Developer Defends Demolition Of Palace Theatre Interiors
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    Developer Defends Demolition Of Palace Theatre Interiors

    For the first time since it was discovered this week that the interior of Melbourne’s Palace Theatre was being torn apart by construction workers, while authorities were still to decide on the venue’s heritage protection, the site’s developer has spoken out defending their actions. According to The Age, the developer Jinshan Investments said in a

  • City Of Melbourne Seeking “Interim” Protection For Palace Theatre
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    City Of Melbourne Seeking “Interim” Protection For Palace Theatre

    Protests outside Melbourne’s Palace Theatre are currently underway after it was discovered today that the venue was being torn apart on the inside by construction workers, before the council handed down its decision on the site’s heritage protection. The City of Melbourne have since released a statement saying they are investigating the events and are

  • Melbourne’s Palace Theatre Being Demolished Without Permit
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    Melbourne’s Palace Theatre Being Demolished Without Permit

    Several construction workers are currently demolishing and ripping out the inside of Melbourne’s Palace Theatre, despite the fact that the local council has not yet handed down a decision on the building’s heritage protection. The Age reports a construction worker has told the publication that the interior was being removed and the site was going

  • The Plot Festival Not Returning In 2014, Looks To 2015
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    The Plot Festival Not Returning In 2014, Looks To 2015

    Australian electronic music festival The Plot has announced it will not be returning this year, after its December 2013 debut, and organisers are instead setting their sites on a 2015 event. “Hey Plotters just a heads up that we will return in 2015,” wrote festival organisers, the same folk behind Groovin’ The Moo, on their

  • Palace Theatre Heritage Assessment Motion Approved
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    Palace Theatre Heritage Assessment Motion Approved

    Several sources are reporting that the campaign to see Melbourne’s beloved Palace Theatre recognised by Melbourne City Council as a site of local significance have been boosted. According to the sources, tonight’s council meeting resulted in a 6-5 vote to explore local heritage protection for the Palace Theatre. Greens councillor Rohan Leppert, who submitted the

  • “Opportunities Narrowing” To Save Palace Theatre
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    “Opportunities Narrowing” To Save Palace Theatre

    Things have been quiet on the Melbourne Palace Theatre front for some time now, after the historic venue was forced to close the business in May when the lease ended, with new developers announcing plans to convert the site into a luxury hotel. The fight to save the venue still continues, but according to campaigners

  • Melbourne’s Palace Theatre To Close Its Doors This May
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    Melbourne’s Palace Theatre To Close Its Doors This May

    The fight to save Melbourne’s beloved live music venue, The Palace Theatre, seems to have come to a sad finish, with news that the historic venue will close its doors for good on Saturday, 31st May. The Palace’s General Manager Greg Young confirmed to theMusic.com.au that the fight was over. Plans to convert the venue

  • Parliament Moves To Block Palace Theatre Redevelopment
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    Parliament Moves To Block Palace Theatre Redevelopment

    The fight to save Melbourne’s beloved live music venue The Palace may have just stepped up a notch, with the Victorian Parliament lodging a planning objection to the proposed demolition of the building to make way for a 21-storey luxury hotel. This is believed to be the first time Parliament has ever lodged a planning

  • Palace Theatre Redevelopment Plans Nixed By Planning Minister…For Now
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    Palace Theatre Redevelopment Plans Nixed By Planning Minister…For Now

    Plans to develop Melbourne’s Palace Theatre into a tastelessly huge 5-star luxury apartment complex have hit a snag in Planning Minister Matthew Guy. For now it appears the proposed demolition and redevelopment of the site into luxury apartments won’t be moving forward; that is, until the developers amend their plans. Speaking to ABC News over

  • Music Victoria Backs Campaign To Save Palace Theatre From Demolition
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    Music Victoria Backs Campaign To Save Palace Theatre From Demolition

    Music Victoria has thrown its weight behind an online campaign aimed at preventing Melbourne’s Palace Theatre from being demolished to make way for new apartments. In the statement, Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan anticipates dire effects on the local music scene should The Palace close for business. He points out that the medium-sized venue offers

  • Melbourne’s Palace Theatre To Be Demolished For Luxury Apartments?
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    Melbourne’s Palace Theatre To Be Demolished For Luxury Apartments?

    Melbourne could be about to lose another iconic live music venue, with the 2,000-capacity Palace Theatre on Bourke Street in the CBD set to be torn down and replaced with a 5-star luxury hotel. The theatre, which has played host to bands like Wilco, The Dandy Warhols and Queens Of The Stone Age, was auctioned

  • Melbourne Live Music Venue ‘The Palace’ For Sale
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    Melbourne Live Music Venue ‘The Palace’ For Sale

    Property Observer has reported that iconic Melbourne live venue The Palace is currently up for sale via an international public tender and is expected to attract offers of approximately $15 million by the time the public tender closes on July 27, 2012.

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