Grafton’s heritage-listed Criterion Theatre originally began as a dance hall in the 1940s.
The theatre has a unique, beautiful “sprung” timber dance floor. At sometime during its history, rubber was placed under the timber floor to put a “spring” in the step of dancers using it.
The building was converted into a warehouse in the 1950’s, then converted into a theatre in the 1960’s
The Criterion Theatre, Grafton is a non – profit organisation. The company is managed by a committee elected by members each year at a general meeting.