Theatre posters

Made 1961-1964

This group of posters is a graphic record of stage productions at Phillip Street Theatre and Phillip Theatre in Sydney. The posters document a thriving, non-subsidised commercial theatre production in Australia. They feature locally written productions and local productions of imported shows. William Orr, a Scotsman, pioneered the intimate satirical revue in Sydney in the 1950s. He took over the Mercury Theatre in Phillip St and re-opened it as the Phillip Street Theatre in 1954. Here he present...


Posters (8), theatre, paper, various makers, used by Phillip Street Theatre / Phillip Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1961-1964

Collection of eight assorted paper posters used to promote performances at the Phillip Street Theatre, Sydney. Posters include, 'The Importance of Being Oscar', 'A Wish is a Dream', 'Do You Mind', 'At It Again', 'Stop Press', 'Out on a Limb' and 'Beyond the Fringe'.


The posters were made and used in Australia between 1961-1964. The designers and printers are unknown.


The posters were used by Phillip Street Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia between 1958-1964.
Phillip Street Theatre 1961-1964


Purchased 2005
18 January, 2005

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Theatre posters 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2017, <>
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