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Sep 11, 2017
“History preserved”
Mar 13, 2017
“Top End Drama!”
Brown's Mart is an iconic, much loved performance space that has been the centre of community arts development for over 40 years. For a full listing of what is coming up at Brown's Mart Theatre, go to our website.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
12 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 5522
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Part of the historic quarter of Darwin, one of the oldest surviving buildings now saved as a community theatre and music venue. Lovely use of the local stone and good to see it having an ongoing use for the city. Nice photogenic frontage too.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank PMQuestions
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Antony M
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We attended a play called "Broken" (part of the 2016 Darwin Festival program)yesterday at the Brown's Mart Theatre, this was the first time we had been to Brown's Mart. The theatre is fabulous, it is small, but that added to the ambience of the drama...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank John C
Reviewed 17 July 2016

It was built in the 1880's and has served many roles over the years and survived Cyclone Tracy and is now a community theatre. Its history is well described and although not always open to the public it is worth a visit to see the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Brown's Mart Theatre is located in Smith Street opposite the Old Town Hall. It was was built by Vaiben Louis Solomon in 1885 and was originally known as “Solomon’s Mart”. Evidently Victor Vowles Brown in September 1887 established the Port Darwin Mercantile and Agency Co....More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Adelaidian1
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank 764craigf
Reviewed 20 May 2015

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...More

1  Thank petermU8631QD
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Lovely little building, in the middle of the older looking part of the main area of darwin, interesting place to look at.

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank sarah g
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