Brisbane’s oldest standing theatre given new lease on life in partnership with QPAC
A heritage Woolloongabba theatre is set to open its doors next weekend after a nine-month restoration.
The Princess Theatre, built in 1888, will partner with QPAC to co-present and collaborate, with a focus on theatrical shows.
“The design of that building screams that it wants more theatrical performances,” co-owner Dave Sleswick told Sofie Formica.
“QPAC has a really amazing, long-standing history of presenting works for young people, theatrical shows.”
Dave and his brother Steve purchased the property earlier last year, visualising an “amazing opportunity”.
“[We wanted to] rejuvinate that area of Woolloongabba, but also to not lose another one of our really critical cultural and architectural spaces to an unforeseen future.”
Press PLAY below to hear what shows are first on The Princess Theatre’s playbill
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