The Organ Society of Western Australia

Home In The Pipeline W A Pipe Organs Links Contact Us

Princess Theatre, Fremantle

Fremantle Princess Theatre

Fremantle Princess Theatre

Name of institution Princess Theatre
Type of institution Theatre
Street Address Market Street
City Fremantle
State Western Australia
Postcode 6160
Country Australia
Name of building Princess Theatre
Name of room
Dates of the building 1911
Architect’s and builder’s names Architects J. McNeece and Son and builder C. Moore.
Special architectural features Ornate theatre, shops and offices, two storey stuccoed brick.
Special fittings
Other location information The Princess Theatre in Market Street was built c 1911/1912 and opened as a theatre 1913/1914.  Extensive rebuilding occurred in 1941 and the theatre was closed 26.06.1969.
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Other contact information
Previous organ(s)
Date of previous organ None
Detail of previous organ
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organ
Information about comparable instruments to previous organ
Present organ
Type of installation
Case description Enclosed cases
Placement in room
Builder's name Wurlitzer Company, North Tonawanda, N.Y., U.S.A
Opus number
Date of completion/installation c1915
Construction materials
Number of manuals Two
Key compasses
Number of keys
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action
Type of stop action
Console type Appearance of an upright piano
Stop label material
Placement With the organ pipe cabinets at each side
General design
Playing aids
Wind pressures
Stop list


Total number of stops
Total number of ranks 6 ranks, 2 player pianos
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Dismantled 1969.  
Pipework dispersed:
Vox Humana in Yarloop Steamshed Organ (F.J. Larner);
Flute in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Doubleview.
Stop rail in storage at Yarloop.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photograph of building from Fremantle Focus
Photograph of the organ from John Larner
Technical documents 
General documents
Supporting information
Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 23 January 2009.
Additional photograph by John Larner 29 January 2011.