Local venues to host Queens Park Theatre line-up

Despite the temporary closure of the Queens Park Theatre, the City of Greater Geraldton is presenting an impressive line-up of world class shows at various venues.

Local venues including the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Theatre 8 and Geraldton Grammar School will host six acts in the first half of 2016 while the Queens Park Theatre undergoes a refurbishment.

Among the upcoming acts are WA Opera in the Park, the Grigoryan Brothers and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the City was dedicated to ensuring Geraldton’s art and entertainment scene would not be hindered by the temporary closure of the QPT.

“We have always had a very impressive programme of events showcased at the QPT and although the theatre is closed, we will still continue to bring shows to the community and host them at other local venues,” he said.

“The theatre was well over-due for a refurbishment and new additions will ensure longevity for the Mid West’s most iconic theatre.”

The QPT closed its doors in December 2015 and will reopen in mid-2016 with a new asbestos free roof, new air conditioning system, carpet, bathrooms, technical equipment and the addition of new digital signage to the building.

WA Opera in the Park 'Gianni Schicchi' is the first show for 2016 and will be held at the QEII Centre next Saturday, 6 February at 8pm. Although tickets for the Opera in the Park simulcast are free, they will still need to be booked. Critically acclaimed Australian guitar duo The Grigoryan Brothers will hit Geraldton on 17 February, also at the QEII Centre.

To purchase tickets and for a full run down of upcoming events, visit the QPT website at www.queensparktheatre.com.au or phone the City on 9956 6600 for more information.

Tickets can also be purchased at the City of Greater Geraldton, the Geraldton Visitor Centre and the Geraldton Regional Library.