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The Forum Theatre in Melbourne is one of the city’s best known cultural landmarks. Formerly known as the State Theatre, this iconic edifice in the CBD is an intriguing treat to architectural travellers. I get to see this building in my daily commute and the building’s details – particularly the distinctive cupola certainly always fascinates. It no longer functions as a cinema but is a popular venue for theatrical, musical and cultural performances.

The Forum Theatre (1929)
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @18mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

Originally built as a movie palace, the theatre opened in 1929 and had the largest seating capacity in the country with space for 3371 people.
Architectural style: Neo-Gothic style (Interwar period)
Architects: John Eberson, Bohringer, Taylor & Johnson

Notable building features are its Moorish revival exterior, minarets, oriel windows, clock tower and the jeweled copper dome.

Viewed along Flinders Street
The Forum Theatre (1929)
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @75mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

Viewed from Swanston Street
Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @300mm | 1/500s @ f/5.6 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Viewed from Collins Street

Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @200mm | 1/750s @ f/5.6 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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