NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin has recently signed off on the Heritage Council of NSW recommendation to list the Minerva Theatre in Kings Cross on the State Heritage Register. Hawkridge Entertainment Services recently completed a feasibility study of the Minerva Theatre for Create NSW and Sydney City Council. The Minerva Theatre Feasibility Study had the principal aim of investigating whether a refurbished theatre would be viable.
This initial phase provided a situational analysis of the venue and the theatre market. The next phase examined the potential governance options that could ensure the ongoing viability of the venue. The final phase utilised the components established in previous phases to develop preliminary architectural drawings.
The press release from the NSW Government is below:
Heritage listing protects the built fabric and ensures any future renovations are sympathetic to the original intention of the building. Listing on the State Heritage Register means that a place has been recognised as having particular significance to the people of NSW. It has been identified by the community as a place that enriches the understanding of the history of NSW.
The following is an article from the Sydney Morning Herald written by Linda Morris. It outlines the details of the heritage listing as well as comments from Lord mayor Clover Moore who applauded the heritage listing.
Hawkridge Entertainment Services provides a range of services for organisations including strategic analysis, feasibility development and business case writing. Some of our recent projects are:
- Report on the economic contribution of Music Venues in NSW
- Coffs Harbour Community and Cultural Facilities Plan 2021-2031
- Economic impact of the Alex Theatre, St Kilda
- Analysis of Venue Booking Software for Ryde City Council
Hawkridge Entertainment Services delivers successful outcomes by finding solutions to complex issues. We listen to stakeholders and complete tasks in the timeframes required.
Other similar projects completed by Hawkridge Entertainment Services are available here.