3388 Huon Highway, Franklin, TAS

For over 100 years the Palais Theatre has been a place where memories were created: children performed for family and friends, young women came out at debutante balls, people of all ages enjoyed films, weddings, dances and concerts. In a region renowned for its cultural, social, religious and political diversity, the Palais has remained the repository of the community’s common unifying experiences.

Attractive art deco décor inside, impressive tin ceiling, one of the most significant heritage buildings in the Huon Valley (‘Pride of the Huon’) has been at centre of cultural life in the Huon Valley for 100+ years.

Tour Times: 12 pm, 12.30 pm, 1 pm, 1.30 pm, 2 pm and 2.30 pm.

Duration: 15 min




Building Types


Intact Interior

Architectural Period

Federation/Edwardian (1902-1918)



New to Program


Wheelchair Friendly

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