The Tivoli unveils dinner-and-show events for groups

Think European-style underground cabaret in the heart of Brisbane.

Brisbane venue The Tivoli is declaring ‘open season’ on live entertainment, with a new series of dinner-and-show experiences and music performances.

Open Season will run from November through to February 2021, kicking off with seated cabaret-style shows, just in time for end-of-year corporate events.

Reminiscent of famous underground cabaret theatres throughout Europe, the shows include Bite Club, a cabaret by Briefs Factory, and Le Coup, a circus and physical theatre piece by Company 2.

Bite Club

The limited capacity and cabaret-style seating allows for group bookings of up to 200 people.

The Tivoli creative director Dave Sleswick said Brisbane is lucky to be one of the few major Australian cities that can safely reopen venues and restart events.

“As an iconic live music venue, The Tivoli feels a profound responsibility to bring music, performance and the arts back to the city,” he said.

“At our heart, we are a live music venue – and Open Season plays to that strength – but when our industry shut down in March, we needed to diversify the experiences we offered so audiences and artists could come back together for an exciting, safe night out.”

Thanks to a new hospitality partnership with nearby food and wine venue City Winery, premium group experiences can include grazing platters and premium wine, delivered directly to the VIP tables.

“Open Season is a nostalgic nod to The Tivoli’s rich history as a theatre restaurant, a gorgeous venue inspired by the underground dinner theatre clubs of Europe where Brisbane society came to wine, dine and be entertained,” said Sleswick.

“It will be an utterly unique experience for Brisbane, blending art and entertainment with incredible food and wine.”

Open Season will continue with a host of local talent set to take the stage including Megan Washington, Cub Sport and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Find out more here.

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