The Goatcher Curtain is a priceless work of art hung in the Boulder Town Hall. It is believed to be the last remaining working stage curtain of its kind, which was rediscovered entirely by accident. This spectacular curtain depicts the scene of the Bay of Naples and has hung in the hall since 1908.

Visit the historic hall on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday or on the Boulder Market Days to see the rare and famous Philip Goatcher Stage Curtain being lowered by its original pulley system.

The Boulder Town Hall was built in 1908 and demonstrates the architectural style of the prosperous gold rush days. It is a beautifully preserved historic hall with pressed tin ceilings and wrought iron balustrades. The Hall was formerly a theatre famous for celebrity performances by Dame Nellie Melba, Eileen Joyce and Joan Sutherland.

Located on the corner of Burt and Lane Streets, Boulder is a seven hour drive east of Perth. You should allow at least two or three days to soak up the unique gold rush history of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.


  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Gallery / Museum


  • Art & Culture
  • History & Heritage


  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
Boulder Town Hall, 116 Burt Street, Boulder, 6432, Australia

Caters for people who have a wheelchair