Adored music and performing arts venue, the Tivoli Theatre will throw open its doors next month to welcome its new entertainment space, ‘What’s Golden’.
Answering a growing demand for boutique and intimate venues in Brisbane, ‘What’s Golden’ will host the highest quality of local, national and international artists and acts.
The brand-new performance space, which will accommodate a standing capacity of 250 people, features a custom-built stage within the establishment’s central foyer, complete with audio and lighting. Also undergoing change is the venue’s newly renovated box office, cocktail menu, craft beer bar and daytime nook (perfect for coffees and Bloody Mary’s).
The Tivoli’s Co-Owner and Creative Director, Dave Sleswick, said ‘What’s Golden’ will be a new home for emerging and risk-taking performers and musicians.
“What’s Golden is designed to be more than just another gig venue. It will welcome a varied and eclectic line-up of genre-pushing artists and acts spanning live music, cabaret, stand-up comedy, contemporary performance and curated parties and club night,” Sleswick said.
“Brisbane audiences are getting extremely adventurous and experience-orientated; constantly looking for ways to keep pushing life’s boundaries. We want to provide a space for that to happen through the arts and through programming incredible musicians.”
First built in 1917, The Tivoli Theatre is renowned for its art deco features and old-time allure. Designer and Helpmann-nominated woodworker, Aaron Barton, and Set Designer, Sarah Winter, have been tasked in stamping the new venue with its own identity – reimagining everything from the foyer up, all whilst maintaining The Tivoli’s longstanding reputation.
‘What’s Golden’ aims to celebrate Brisbane’s passion for live entertainment in an intimate setting. The space will open on Tuesday, 27 August with an invitation-only party featuring ‘A-Grade’ local and international talent.
From there, the hub will continue to boast a program of diverse shows, including already scheduled upcoming gigs by alternative-pop songstresses Clea and Sahara Beck, indie-rockers Good Boy and racy evenings with HONCHO DISKO and Betty Grumble.
The new space plans to offer a venue unlike anything else in our city. For Brisbane, this is a new golden era for live music and entertainment.
For more information about The Tivoli and upcoming shows, visit The Tivoli’s Website.