Goatcher Curtain

Visit the Boulder Town Hall to see the rare and famous theatre stage curtain painted by Phillip Goatcher in the Tromp-l’oeil painting style. The curtain is a priceless work of art and is believed to be the last remaining working stage curtain of its kind in Australia. Created by the internationally renowned theatre artist Philip Goatcher, the curtain depicts the Bay of Naples, a Neapolitan scene with Mt Vesuvius in the background, and surrounded by tranquil water.

The Boulder Town Hall is open Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm (excluding public holidays).

For more information, contact 08 9021 9817.


Goatcher was paid £50 to paint the curtain as a drop canvas to complement and close “picture frame” stage of the Town Hall, where it hung since its opening in 1908. The curtain measures 6.25m in height and 8.45m in width and was delivered to the Building Committee on 11th June 1908.


Located at 116 Burt Street, Boulder.

GPS: Lat -30.7822164 Long 121.4866329

Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm (excluding Public Holidays)