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Update November 2023

On 9th November 2023, The City of Sydney's Planning Panel approved the Central Element DA for the Metro-Minerva to become a hotel, nightclub and cabaret dinner theatre 'experience'.

Central Element have already thrown in the towel and placed the building on the market for sale, DA included. Subscribe to this site to stay up todate - more news as we have it.


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For decades the Metro-Minerva Theatre was the very heartbeat of Kings Cross and contributed to the cultivation of a vibrant and culturally exciting community.

Returning the Metro-Minerva Theatre to it's original use will reinvigorate the local economy and strengthen community bonds. The Metro-Minerva Theatre should be a corner stone to the the City of Sydney and the NSW Governments plan to revive Sydney's night time economy


The Metro-Minerva Theatre Action Group is committed to saving this historically and culturally significant venue for future generations. With creative thinking and community support we can save and restore this Sydney landmark.



from the moment the Metro-Minerva Theatre opened it became the jewel in the crown of the Kings Cross and Potts Point area that was already buzzing with galleries, cinemas, nightclubs, revues, coffee shops and fine dining establishments.

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The early seventies saw the emergence of Australian cinema and once more the Metro was at the forefront when it became home to Kennedy Miller Productions who made Mad Max, The Dismissal, Bodyline, Babe and Happy Feet from the premises.


After 37 years of the theatre being lost to a live audience and the community, with Kennedy Miller’s sale in 2019 to Abacus Group ,The Metro-Minerva Action Group see a window of opportunity to Make the Metro-Minerva live again!


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