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Vintage photo of people disembarking from the  Footscray Train station and passing large billboards displaying coming attractions at the Barkly and Trocadero Theatres  

Facade of the old Barkly theatre with an advertisement below reading

Footscray Heritage Theatres Tour

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Join us for a fascinating walking tour of the heritage theatres of Footscray. This 60-minute tour will pass by La Scala Theatre, Trocadero, The Grand and Barkly Theatres, providing insight into their architectural styles and programming history.

What's On

The Footscray Theatre Tour will take in three of the remaining theatres of Footscray's CBD, plus the Trocadero, which is now a gallery space. On this tour you will learn about the unique architectural design of each theatre, the types of attractions they used to show, and how their uses changed over the years after the advent of television.

Presenters will include a member of the City of Maribyrnong's City Experience team along with members of the Footscray Historical Society, who will share their stories of attending screenings at these theatres.

Images: (1) Billboards advertising upcoming attractions at the Barkly and Trocadero Theatres. (2) Old Barkly theatre. (3) Owner of the Grand Theatre. All photos: courtesy of City of Maribyrnong.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 28 July
Tours run 10am, 12pm + 2pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 25

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Meet at 29 Leeds St, Footscray. Some theatres will be external viewings only.
This tour will conclude at the Barkly Theatre Apartments, 277 Barkly St, Footscray VIC 3011.

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None of the above - no access Three of the theatres are not accessible.


29 Leeds St, Footscray VIC 3011

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