The theatre is closed for the 2023 season. We look forward to seeing you in Easter 2024.

Experience your favourite stars of the cinema under the sky.

Awards & Recognition

See a feature film

The Royal Feature


A yesteryear movie

Sunday Classic


Re-live the history

Nostalgia Night


“The Royal Theatre – A Memorable Experience”
– Robyn Stephens OAM,
Outback Festival
“The town’s other hidden gem – the open air Royal Theatre”
– Queensland Country Life
“Feel how the place used to buzz in the yester-year”
– My Rig Adventures
“Nothing can replace the feeling of watching a movie in an open-air cinema”
– Mark Melrose,
Vision Splendid



Discover the history of Australian cinema

Discover the unique artefacts and equipment that have been unearthed from The Royal Theatre, while learning about the theatre’s unique history and its place in local culture.

Opening hours and tour times vary.

Host your own Royal event within the theatre

Winton Movies Inc. can partner with you to deliver a unique even in this iconic
open-air theatre. Special packages are also available for community groups and
private events.

To infinity and beyond!

– Toy Story, 1995

Enjoy one of the world’s most unique cinematic and live performance venues under the Outback Queensland sky.

The Royal Theatre Winton is operated by not-for-profit group, Winton Movies Inc. and is the home of extraordinary event experiences from seeing your favourite stars on the silver screen to hosting your own business, arts or cultural event in a unique setting.

Winton Movies Inc. is building on the Evert family’s lifetime preservation of the theatre and supporting tourism in western Queensland. Our purpose is centred on promoting film and cultural experiences for the benefit of the local Winton community and the Queensland Outback by reinvigorating the magic of the theatre into a world-class facility.

How’s the serenity?

– The Castle, 1997

Well, it could be better – this ol’ gal is getting a makeover and we need your help!

Throughout its history, The Royal Theatre has been sustained by the community. It’s the patronage and contributions of movie-goers that have kept the experience of the theatre alive. Now we need your help to keep the theatre magic going and preserve its history.

We have various ways for you to be part of the story and to help preserve the The Royal Theatre Winton.

Sky above the Silver ScreenSince 1918

Pool Room

The Royal Theatre Winton would like to thank our partners for their generous contributions that have helped ensure you get the premiere experience of the outback. Photography courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland and Vision Splendid.