Apartment for sale in former 1930s theatre in chic Newcastle suburb

An apartment is for sale inside the historic “Everyone’s Theatre” in Carrington.

It’s known as “Everyone’s Theatre” and is enriched in the history of Newcastle.

Originally opening in 1930, the theatre lasted through the Great Depression, entertaining thousands until 1962 when the curtains closed after a final screening of Swiss Family Robinson.

The heritage-listed site turned into a soap factory, then storage site before being converted into a 10 apartment complex on the main street of Carrington.

The biggest apartment in the complex at 10/92A Young St is up for sale with a price guide of $850,000.

DT News-4.6.03-The Carrington Theatre which is being converted into ten units.Development is booming in the harbourside suburb but its looking like they'll lose their only doctor service.The Carrington Medical Centre under threat of closure due to lack of doctors.pic Robert McKell

Image of the former theatre from back in 2003 before it was developed into an apartment complex. Picture: Robert McKell

The apartment has incredibly high ceilings.

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Agent Michael Edwards, from Shiels+Co Property, said it was the only two bedroom apartment in the complex with the others one bedroom and studio apartments.

“It’s been quite popular,” he said.

“It’s a unique piece of local history. Many of the older demographic find it an appealing aspect of the property.

“It was a soap factory afterwards, then a storage unit before it was converted into apartments in 2004.”

It is the only two bedroom apartment in the complex.

The undercover veranda has views over Carrington.


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Mr Edwards said the apartment had close to 8m high ceilings and provided a feeling of space.

He said Carrington had become a popular inner city area which still had heavy industrial, however also had converted old miners’ cottages and trendy cafes and shops.

The listing describes the mezzanine level unit as “exquisite” with two bedrooms, undercover veranda, open living plan and timber floors.

“Many of the theatre’s original internal features have been lovingly preserved, paying homage to its illustrious past,” it says.

The open plan areas flow onto the kitchen.

The price guide for the apartment is $850,000.

“Step inside, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by exquisite decorative panels, gracefully adorning the upper and lower hallways.

“It offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of history, a place where the past seamlessly blends with the present.”

The apartment is scheduled for auction on August 12.


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