About The World Theatre Charters Towers...

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

Explore the World Theatre, a cultural complex where the unique blend of heritage architecture and state of the art technology meet. 

The World Theatre houses a 660 seat Auditorium ideal for live shows, conferences and other events; available for hire; 2 cinemas screening latest release movies & alternative titles; heritage foyer for special events; and a gallery showcasing local and traveling exhibitions. 

Ask our friendly staff for details of upcoming LIVE shows (including live music, plays, comedy, conferences, Eisteddfod...) movie session times, and free local and touring exhibitions of art, sculpture, photography plus more.

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. Two digital cinemas, seating Pagingo upstairs 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

How the World Theatre began...

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 Dungerville bought the building and opened his firm on the premises. When Mr Dungerville passed away, ownership passed to his son Graham, who sold the building in 1994.

After refurbishment and renovation with support from various different sources, including local businesses, government and individuals, the building reopened in 1996 in its current incarnation as the World Theatre.

The World Theatre appreciates the support of the Friends of the Theatre and the Charters Towers Regional Council.

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