Brisbanite culture vultures, listen up; a new theatre in the CBD is on the cards as the Queensland Government looks at a proposal for a sister theatre to QPAC. Let’s just say, we’re pretty stoked.
The theatre is set to take over the old State Library site and become a part of the much-anticipated Queen’s Wharf Development, which will also see the Treasury Building transform into a huge, classy as shopping destination. The new theatre would contain 2000 seats, split between a new lyric theatre and a 500 seat black box theatre, and is said to take design cues from the 1960s heritage listed State Library and turn it into a swish new centre for the arts. Take that, Sydney Opera House!
With QPAC now being fully booked-out for the next five years (say what?!), the new theatre would take some much-needed pressure off Brisbane’s concerts and theatre productions. Plus, Brisbane currently has only one theatre large enough to hold major musical productions. That means fewer chances to rock out to big productions like The Sound of Music and The Lion King, which is definitely not okay with us. We need our Aladdin fix and we need it now.
Oh, and did we mention that once the whole development is finished, you’ll be able to combine your theatre-going experience with a slew of new restaurants and shopping options at your fingertips? We don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty much like heaven.
Details on this mysterious new theatre are scarce for now as the proposal gets pushed up the council chain, but make sure to watch this space for any new updates.
In the meantime, did you hear that Stavros The Greek is now open in Kenmore?
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