After hosting everything from live gigs to cult film screenings to craft afternoons since 2005 — and operating as a cinema in the decades before that — Fortitude Valley's New Globe Theatre is set to close its doors in April.
Announced via a Facebook post in February, the venue will celebrate its last day of operations on April 29, a decision that has come about "after extensive discussions with landlords, banks and just about every other stakeholder". What will happen to the site at 220 Brunswick Street is yet to be revealed, but the New Globe's loss will leave a significant gap — with its distinctive personality and eclectic roster of events, there's no other venue quite like it across the city.
Shows, events and everything else on its calendar will proceed as normal in the interim, but if you're looking to say goodbye in style, don't worry. One last party is planned for the final day of trade, and while full details are yet to be revealed, it'll include live music all day across the New Globe's stages. Taking place from 10am until midnight on April 29, entry to the farewell bash is free — and expect the venue to unleash one heck of a final shindig. They'll be using up any remaining stock, so prepare to have a big one.
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