These pictures of audiences attending live performance events in Australia are sourced from the Battye Library (WA), the National Archives of Australia, the National Library of Australia, Newspix and the State Library of Victoria. Pictures are used with permission.

Sideshow Alley

Sideshow Alley.
Photographed by the Western Australia Government Photographer, 1964.
Held at the Battye Library, State Library of Western Australia, 003377D.

3D Glasses

"The Tales of Hoffman" at Opera House, audience wear cardboard glasses.
Photographed by News Limited, July 2001.
Copyright Newspix, 157013.

International Moomba

A delegation of twelve students representing the Pan Malayan Students' Federation were guests of honour at "International Moomba", a concert organised by the Australian-Overseas Students Club at Melbourne University.
Photographed by Don Edwards, 1957.
Held at the National Archives of Australia, A1501/1

Small Metal Objects

Small Metal Objects street theatre at Customs House, Circular Quay, part of the Sydney Festival.
Photographed by Toby Zerna, January 2007.
Copyright Newspix, 6705058.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

When a touring company of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust visited Pine Creek in the Northern Territory for a performance of 'Summer of the Seventeenth Doll' outback residents came in to town from hundreds of miles around.
Photographer unknown, 1960.
Held at the National Archives of Australia, A1200, L35377.

Schools Spectacular 2007

The Schools Spectacular rehearsal at Sydney Entertainment Centre.
Photographed by James Elsby, October 2007.
Copyright Newspix, 840531.

Victoria State Rivers

Victoria. State Rivers and Water Supply Commission. Irrigation in Rochester and Pyramid Hill.
Photographer unknown, March 1966.
Held at the State Library of Victoria, rw007253

Comedy Theatre

Audience leaving Comedy Theatre, Melbourne after a performance of the J.C. Williamson presentation of The Kiwis.
Photographer unknown, 1953.
Held at the National Library of Australia, nla.pic-vn3719979