The Eternity Playhouse was packed on Tuesday night for the opening of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, the Darlinghurst Theatre Company's first production in its new home.
The performance marked the final step in the City's $8 million transformation of the former Burton Street Tabernacle into a state of the art 200-seat theatre.
Our architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, restored and preserved the building's heritage features, while making it more sustainable with energy-efficient lighting, solar panels on the roof and rainwater collection and reuse. A new back of stage area has been created with dressing rooms, offices and performers' facilities, along with a new entrance box office, cafÃ© and bar.
It is a significant addition to the performing arts precinct which is developing on the eastern side of the city, joining the nearby Tap Gallery Theatre, the Old Fitz in Woolloomooloo and the SBW Stables Theatre in Kings Cross. From early next year, the Hayes Theatre Company will begin staging productions in the Darlinghurst Theatre's former home in Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point.
I urge you to experience the theatre yourself. All My Sons is powerful, emotional theatre with a stellar cast, and a great introduction to the Eternity Playhouse. The season continues until 1 December, and you can book online at www.darlinghursttheatre.com