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“Discover the State Theatre in All of Us”
1 April - 30 April
Before launching a complete architectural conservation of the State Theatre, Culture for Tomorrow, a non-profit organisation under the New World Group, is staging a special immersive event to honour the theatre. Visitors are invited to take part in and explore the exclusive story of the theatre through various activities, among which are classic scenes of the theatre which will be restored.
Starting at the lobby box office where they’ll receive a vintage-style movie ticket, visitors will be brought back to the theatre’s golden age in the 1950s. They’ll then be invited to take on several classic roles from the 50s while studying the theatre’s history. For example, as The Great Entertainer Harry Oscar Odell, who founded the Empire Theatre, they’ll explore how the international palace-level performance venue was designed. And as The Legendary Architect, they will create the unique curvature of the roof that makes the State Theatre iconic. Other roles include the Diva, the Joyful Audience, and The Famous Director. Through the media of sound, images, painting, and over 100 valuable historical artefacts released for the first time, the golden age of entertainment in the 1950s will appear once again.
For more details, visit culturefortomorrow.org.