26 August 2020
A feasibility study into the Metro Minerva Theatre in Orwell Street Potts Point returning as a working arts venue may mean its revival. This is one of the finest near functional theatre spaces in Sydney dating from the Art Deco period, with the building listed on the State Heritage Register and key heritage features remaining. I asked the government to work with the City of Sydney about the Metro Minerva’s future: HERE. Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s council minute: HERE
There are longstanding concerns about a shortage of performing arts spaces in Sydney after successive closures and demolitions of theatres. This 1,000-seat facility in the heart of Kings Cross/Potts Point could help revitalise performance and the local area, especially following the pandemic impacts.