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You and Nine Mates Can Hire Out The Tivoli for Dinner, Dancing and Live Tunes

You'll get the place to yourself, feast on a four-course dinner and dance the night away.
By Sarah Ward
May 27, 2020
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You and Nine Mates Can Hire Out The Tivoli for Dinner, Dancing and Live Tunes

You'll get the place to yourself, feast on a four-course dinner and dance the night away.
By Sarah Ward
May 27, 2020
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During the past two months of lockdown, we've done plenty of solo dancing in our lounge rooms, with online nightclubsvirtual DJ sets and charity music festivals providing the tunes. But, from today, Wednesday, May 27, you can round up nine of your mates and head out for a night of dinner and dancing at your own private event at The Tivoli.

In line with Queensland's recently eased restrictions, which came into force on May 15, restaurants and venues serving food have been allowed to reopen to ten dine-in customers at a time. The Tivoli doesn't usually fit that description, but it's adapting to the situation — and allowing Brisbanites to have the place to themselves for a four-course shared meal, all while listening to a live band or making shapes to a DJ set.

"COVID19 has changed the way people are allowed to gather and experience live music, so instead of focusing on what we can't do during this time, we're focusing on what we can," explains The Tivoli co-owner and creative director Dave Sleswick. "For the first time ever, we're opening up The Tivoli to intimate groups for an evening of decadence, incredible food and excellent music. This is a fantastic time to diversify our offering and get creative."

You and your nine pals will pay at least $165 each, which includes exclusive access to the venue for four hours, a tour of the place (including backstage), and picking your own music playlist to be pumped through The Tiv's sound system. The basic package also features a glass of champagne on arrival, then four courses of dinner with matched wines. Your meal will start with cheese and charcuterie, with truffled mushroom pâté and duck dumplings among the entree options, pork belly porchetta and braised wagyu beef cheeks on the mains list, and petit fours served up for dessert.

If you're after a live band or DJ, that can be arranged as well — although you'll have to pay extra. You can also turn the occasion into a poker game or murder-mystery night, get a professional photographer to come along and get snapping, or level up your food to include caviar and oysters, too.

To make a booking, you will need to have ten people. You'll also need to pay a 50-percent deposit at the time.

Bookings are available from Wednesday, May 27–Friday, June 12, after which The Tivoli expects to be allowed to permit groups of 20 to enjoy all of the above — contingent on Queensland's COVID-19 restrictions easing further, as outlined in the state's roadmap.

During the pandemic, The Tivoli has also launched a bottle shop and cafe, should you be looking to pick up some booze to take home — or have it delivered. Records from Jet Black Cat Music are also available, with The Tiv-themed merchandise coming soon as well.

The Tivoli is open for private bookings from Wednesday, May 27, with a minimum spend of $165 per person for a group of ten people required. To make your reservation, visit the venue's website.

Published on May 27, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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