Wurlitzer Theatre Organ
Kingston City Hall is home to one of Kingston's municipal treasures, the heritage Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. This fascinating instrument was designed to provide the musical accompaniment for silent films.
Built in 1928 and known as the King of Instruments, Kingston’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ has resided in City Hall since 1970. This amazing instrument comprises of around 1500 pipes, 20 percussive instruments along with a range of sound effects enabling the organist to replicate an entire orchestra.
Kingston’s Wurlitzer was the largest theatre organ to be brought into Australia from the United States at the time and was installed into Melbourne’s prestige’s State Theatre (now the Forum Theatre). Kingston's Wurlitzer is used for a number of civic functions. The Wurlitzer is also featured in a number of solo performances each year.