Sunday, July 17, 2011

A tribute to Heath Ledger.....

Long before Heath Ledger's tragic death in 2008 (Heath Ledger) the idea and design plans for the State Theatre Centre of WA (State Theatre Centre) were taking shape. Construction began in 2007, and it was completed and officially opened on the 27th of January this year.  Described as a 'contemporary and city based theatre for the people of WA' it is made up of the 575 seat Heath Ledger Theatre, Studio Underground a flexible performance space seating 200 + , The Courtyard a multipurpose outdoor events space, and rehearsal rooms. Heath Ledger best known for his roles in BrokeBack Mountain and as The Joker in The Dark Knight was probably Perth's most well known international actor. A few weeks ago I went and had lunch with my very talented and artistic niece Jessica who works in this amazing new theatre, unfortunately rehearsals were in full swing and actors can be 'temperamental' so entry into the actual theatre was not allowed. I had to content myself this time with the outside wall and the spectacular staircase leading up to the theatre, but I will return.....!!

24 comments:

  1. mmm ... a bit too much exposed glass for mine ... I thought at first that it might have solar panels attached but now think it is the inside decore. Do you know if it is self-sufficient energy-wise. The one over here that Cate & Andrew Upton run is very clued into energy efficiency.

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  2. Wow, the design of this place is wonderful. I love all of those lines. I'm so glad that a tribute is being made to such a fine actor who died way before his time.

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  3. muy bonita la foto como todas las que sueles hacer,.....saludos desde la otra parte del mundo y que tengas un muy buen y feliz dia.@40inquietudes

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  4. Many new buildings going up in Perth - don't know how many are into energy efficiency, lets hope so. They look rather specky!

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  5. Well, looks quite amazing from the outside.

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  6. This is stunning. I like it.

    Funny, I (re)watched Brokeback Mountain a few days ago.

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  7. Spectacular staircase indeed and fantastic shots too! Heath must be proud.

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  8. The entrance is amazing! Can't imagine what it's like inside. Hope you get to see soon :D

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  9. You did a terrific job photographing this fabulous space. Yes go back and snoop around!
    V

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  10. Wow! It's amazing...
    Are those things producing some sounds?

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  11. This is art! Very nice house. Good shots

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  12. This is just gorgeous! Thank you.

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  13. truly excellent images and great information as I did not realize heath ledger was from perth. You will have to take us inside this theater one day

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  14. Interesting story about the theater. The architecture is interesting. My daughter also plays in local theater with a friend. We go to the premieres of new plays. It's amazing how quickly the construction was realized. Here, construction usually takes a long time. In any case, your photos are nice and show an interesting architecture. I greet you. Peter.

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  15. I did not know Heath Ledger was from Perth. Great actor. Nice tribute!

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  16. I liked the guy, this is an amazing tribute!

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  17. Interesting design, would be good to go inside and feel what it's like.

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  18. Great captures of this fascinating building Grace

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  19. When he died, my daughter and I cried. we liked him very him, , he was such a marvellous actor! I'm happy to discover this marvellous tribute.I'll show it to my daughter and I know that she'll like this too.

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  20. He was good in that Batman movie. Interesting place this.

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