After 40 years without opening its doors, the Malachi Gilmore Hall in Oberon is reopening to the public this April.
The Art Deco theatre was originally built in 1937 when jazz ruled the local streets and has now had an extensive refurbishment to become the new visual and performing arts hub of the town.
The reopening of the theatre will be marked by a series of events and shows: the Dance Makers Collective’s heritage-inspired show, The Rivoli, on April 9 and 10; Human Rabbit Entertainment’s Indigenous stand-up comedy show on April 23; and The Producers’ Table on April 30, a performance dinner to cap off the end of Oberon’s month-long food and wine festival, Field to Forest.
Lucy East, co-owner of The Malachi, said: “A regional town needs art to thrive and we have big plans to bring all ages of our community together at the Malachi, and to attract visitors through a variety of events and experiences.
“The community is so excited and is encouragingly supporting our vision for the Malachi as it has been calling out to be restored for decades. It is a much-loved part of Oberon’s history, and we feel very privileged to be the custodians for its future.”
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