Brisbane's Tivoli Theatre Has Been Saved
Let's hear it for the Tiv — and three legendary Brisbane locals.
April 07, 2016
It's the news Brisbane music lovers have been hoping for — and something that a couple of them have even helped bring about. After being placed up for sale and promoted as a potential development site, the iconic Tivoli Theatre is staying put. Cue a collective sigh of relief.
According to Brisbane Times, Brisbanites have former Brisbane Powerhouse producer Dave Sleswick, his brother Steven and Jerome Dalton from Dalton Catering to thank for the last-minute reprieve. They clearly feel as strongly about the inner-city live performance space — which dates back 99 years, was once a bakery, and has seen a who's who of local, national and international entertainers gracing its stage over the last decade or so — as celebrated by the almost 10,000 folks who signed a petition asking the government to protect the venue.
Just what the trio's plans entail is yet to be confirmed, given that the ink on the sale isn't due to dry until the end of the month, but one thing is certain: the Tiv will continue to host gigs and shows well into the future. You don't swoop in and save a beloved hangout like this from being knocked down and replaced by 180 units without pledging to keep the music playing, after all. People of Brissie, we all owe these three guys a drink.