The P.O.W. Theatre is a nine minute hologram that recounts the tragic story of the Cowra Breakout in 1944. The Theatre is a small tin hut that is a replica of the Nissen huts found at the Cowra Prisoner of War Camp during World War II.
The hologram is a young woman who tells the story from a local perspective while interacting with original artefacts from the Camp. The presentation is aimed at raising awareness of the historical significance of Cowra in modern military history and in encouraging visitation to other local attractions and locations of historical importance.
This is a ‘must see’ for all visitors to the town. Indeed when the American travel writer Bill Bryson visited the town he watched the presentation three times.