Brown's Mart Theatre
Brown's Mart Theatre
4.5
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Standing on Larrakia land as the Home of Territory Performing Arts, Brown’s Mart delivers a year-round arts program centred in collaboration, innovation and energy. In and beyond our multiple performance spaces we create and present contemporary performance works which engage with many communities and artforms. We champion new work and new voices from the Northern Territory through residencies, creative developments and presentations, and have done since 1972. Just as this legacy continues, so does Brown’s Mart’s commitment to our artists, our audiences, and our community.
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
I did not know it was a theatre as it looked like it was an historical building in 12 Smith Street. It is just near the bus station. It was built in 1885 and is on the Heritage Register. It withstood the bombings of 1942 and Cyclone Tracy of 1974.T I thought it was more of an arts venue, hosting music, exhibitions and cultural events. I saw the brochures and am not sure whether it is still a theatre.

Written September 25, 2023
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Craig F
Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
Go here on a Friday afternoon. They have live music, it is a great friendly atmosphere There is seating for about 60-80 people. And in the park just next door they have the food vans, so you can get yourself a bite to eat, come back to the beer garden and listen to some awesome local talent.
Written June 5, 2015
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SydneyConcordian
Sydney, Australia750 contributions
We saw the Book of Shadows performance and we're impressed by the venue and relaxed atmosphere. The drinks at the bar were very reasonably priced and free chilled water was also avaliable at the intermission. The building itself is a historic site and well worth visiting.
Written November 5, 2014
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,814 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Historic stone building from the 1800s. Now used as a theater and venue for music performances. Located near City Park.
Written September 29, 2023
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,908 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
It was built by a Mister Brown, a trader and Mayor of Darwin in 1885 and started life as a Mining Exchange. Since then it has survived many cyclones and activities and in 1972 commenced it phase as a performing arts place which it is today.Worth a look and one of a number of interesting old heritage stone buildings in Darwin
Written July 22, 2019
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Katie B
Mudgee, Australia24 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We went Thursday night for Club Culture. The jam session was awesome. Artists from all over the country and world, coming together. Bar open, had a few drinks. Had a dance, and our 6yo daughter loved it. An arty crowd but really family friendly, no drunks.
Written June 6, 2019
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Antony M
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
I was thrilled to find that one of Australia's oldest working theatres still brings live entertainment to the steamy tropics. A heritage building now - beautifully restored and lovingly maintained with all the 'smells, bells & whistles'.

She hosts professional and amateur touring productions through most of the year in between residencies by the Darwin Theatre Company. Boasting 120 comfy air-conditioned seats there are plenty of reasons to escape from the heat and the city streets.

There's also a fully licensed bar and plenty of space to relax in the spacious courtyard, which also presents live music on occasion. Even if you don't get to see a show - the building alone is worth a visit from all 'theatre enthusiasts'.
Written March 13, 2017
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KylieIsTravelling
Perth, Australia3,842 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
Brown's Mart Theatre is a beautiful stone heritage building in the heart of Darwin, opposite the Old Town Hall. Whilst currently used as a theatre and concert venue, it was originally built intended to be a mining exchange.

Just beautiful.
Written December 14, 2015
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Adelaidian1
Darwin, Australia37 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
Great atmosphere and perfect place to go for live music and a few drinks with friends. Make sure to catch once of the many performances here too.
Written August 23, 2015
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Peter M
Darwin, Australia67 contributions
A great spot for the Arts, it comes into its own during the Darwin Festival period July to August each year. There are different venues located close together where I have seen great shows over the last few years. Its the Arts & Entertainment Hub for Darwin.
Written May 20, 2015
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