The Leeton Shire has an amazing and rich history with a broad range of arts, cultural events and historical places to enjoy. The heritage-listed art deco Roxy Community Theatre is an iconic building steeped in history. Located in Leeton’s Pine Avenue, the stylish ‘Roxy’ offers regular movie screenings, events, live theatre shows and concerts.
Other places of cultural and historical significance include Whitton’s Courthouse Museum, Yanco’s Powerhouse Museum and Institute Museum, Murrami’s Rocking Horse Restorations, Wattle Hill’s Antiques and Oil Leaks Museum, Leeton’s Historic Hydro Motor Inn, Leeton’s Museum and Art Gallery, and the Lyrics, Landscapes and Lintels Art Trail, just to name a few.
Many of the Shire’s buildings were influenced by the art deco style of the 1920’s to the 1940’s. Examples of features found commonly on buildings are mosaic tiling in recessed doorways, decorative vertical tile designs at shopfronts, pressed metal awning on ceilings, thinly framed glazed windows, stepped rendered parapets at upper facades, rendered vertical piers and facades with feature chevron brickwork.
Community art and cultural events are regularly celebrated throughout the year and include the Australian Art Deco Festival Leeton, Leeton Eisteddfod, Penny Paniz Memorial Arts Acquisitive Competition, NAIDOC Week, Harmony Day and many more.
For more information visit our Events and History pages.