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New Fortune Theatre
New Fortune Theatre
New Fortune Theatre
The New Fortune Theatre, located in a courtyard of the Arts Building, has an open-stage and pit based on dimensions of The Fortune Playhouse – Philip Henslowe and Edward Alleyn's north of London rival to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. It was designed as a specialist theatre space for teaching and research and opened in 1964 with a production of Hamlet. Since then it has been host to a rich tradition of experimental theatre concentrating on Elizabethan and Jacobean drama and has inspired original works of Australian drama, such as Dorothy Hewett's controversial The Chapel Perilous.

Arts Building

Caption: Philip Mead
Photo: Pier Leach