Her Majesty’s Theatre – Design and Masterplan


Adelaide has been without a 1500 seat performing arts venue for many years, missing out on major tours.


While HMT accommodated some of these, its 1000 seat capacity was a constraint, not to mention the constrained foyer which saw patrons spilling out into the street during interval.

The former Hassell (now Baukultur) team worked with the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust on a redevelopment business case to address the constraints and allow for an expanded touring program.

It became clear to our design team that the site next door, which had come onto the market, would unlock the project, accommodating the expanded seating and circulation and providing facilities for a much improved front-of-house patron experience.

The site was purchased based on this work, setting the foundations for the recently completed award winning redevelopment*.


*not by Hassell or Baukultur


Adelaide Festival Centre Trust


Design advisory, marketing and business case