QPT to close for renovations, reopens mid 2016

A Season Finale will see a close to an amazing and busy year at the Queens Park Theatre and will be the last event before its doors close for major upgrades in 2016.

The Finale will take place on Friday 11 December 2015, from 6pm in the Queens Park Amphitheatre with tickets on sale online or from the Civic Centre, Geraldton Regional Library and the Visitor Centre.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Shane Van Styn, said the Finale is a way to celebrate the successes of the 2015 season.
“The 2015 season saw more than 100 local, national and international acts take to the stage, which is a huge effort, especially for our QPT staff members who worked countless hours to ensure the community had access to high class entertainment,” he said.
“I invite the Geraldton community to join the City and QPT staff for an evening of live entertainment from local string ensemble Vivace! and Perth-based brass funk band Junkadelic.”

The Queens Park Theatre will then close its doors for six months for a much needed refurbishment which will include the replacement of the current 33 year old air conditioning system, roof and interior renovations.

Local air conditioning and refrigeration specialists, Cramer and Neill, were awarded the tender to replace the outdated air conditioning with a new HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system.

Mayor Van Styn said he was pleased a local business was awarded the tender.
“It’s important to keep work in our community and support our local businesses,” he said.
“We want to be able to support our local economy and we encourage others to do the same.”

When the QPT reopens in mid-2016, theatre goers will experience new luxury with new carpet, bathrooms, technical equipment and the addition of new digital signage to the building.

It’s anticipated the QPT will reopen sometime in late July or early August of 2016.