The Theatre Royal claims to be Australia's oldest theatre. Its construction started in 1834 and the first performance took place in 1837. Entertainment provided ranged from Music Hall to Cock Fighting. The Theatre has been remodelled several times. A gallery was installed in the 1850s, for example, and the auditorium was adorned with additional decoration in the 1890s. The theatre has also survived several threats of demolition, with even Sir Laurence Olivier campaigning for its retention. 29 Campbell Street.
Wrest Point Casino
To the south of the city centre is Wrest Point Casino and Hotel, the first casino to have been opened in Australia, in 1973. 410 Sandy Bay Road.
Hobart nightlife is based around Salamanca Place and the waterfront area.