The Tivoli Theatre was originally built as Adams Bakery in 1917.
It was later used by the State Library to store rare books, but with Expo ’88 reverberating in the city, a new owner, Ann Gams transformed it into The Tivoli Restaurant and Theatre - modelled on the Paradis Latin in Paris (1803) one of the France’s most famous cabaret theatres. In 2016, the venue was purchased by brothers Steve and Dave Sleswick after being earmarked for development.
Today, The Tiv retains its stunning art deco features and old world charm and is widely considered to be one of the Australia’s most beautiful performance venues. It has played host to prolific Australian musical heroes such as Powderfinger, Nick Cave, Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly and The Go-Betweens, along with major international artists such as Bob Dylan, Marianne Faithfull, Katie Perry, Taylor Swift, PJ Harvey, Antony and the Johnsons, Sigur Ros, Slash, Ryan Adams, Ben Folds, Sufjan Stevens and Rodriguez (just to name a few…)
2017 marked the buildings’ 100-year anniversary. The Tivoli continues to create history with a decadent program of local and international work.
Take a five minute hike from the Valley Mall towards RNA showgrounds. Easy.
Fortitude Valley station is the closest. Exit onto Brunswick St and turn right. Bowen Hills is station is also pretty close.
If you have to take a bus we suggest you catch one that drops you at either The Old Museum (Bowen Bridge Rd) or the Jubilee Hotel (Saint Pauls Tce at Constance Street). For public transport information and enquiries please telephone TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit translink.com.au.
There is limited on-street parking available in the surrounding areas of The Tiv, but we suggest public transport as a reliable way of getting here on time. Also - put money in the meter cause the fun police are everywhere. Also - don’t drink and drive.
Wheelchair and Disability Access
Music is for everyone, and everyone is welcome at The Tiv, regardless of your differing levels of physical ability. We will do our best to support you to have a wonderful time in the venue. Please contact our team prior to the event to discuss your access needs. There is Wheelchair access via the front door.