The West End Electric Theatre Set to Open in Time For Brisbane Festival

The city’s vibrant arts scene is set for a thrilling boost with the upcoming launch of The West End Electric Theatre, poised to electrify audiences just in time for the Brisbane Festival in August.

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This new live entertainment venue is the brainchild of Strut & Fret, the company behind Sydney’s wildly successful The Grand Electric. Boasting over 400 seats, The West End Electric Theatre is slated to open its doors on August 29. 

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The grand premiere will feature the return of the internationally acclaimed circus cabaret, LIMBO – The Return.

LIMBO, an award-winning spectacle that has captivated audiences from Brussels to Bogota for over a decade, promises to be more jaw-dropping than ever in its reimagined form. This choice of opening act sets a high bar for the calibre of performances Brisbane can expect from this new venue.

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For Strut & Fret’s founder, Scott Maidment, the launch holds special significance. Having established his company in Brisbane back in 1997, the opening of the West End Electric Theatre marks a triumphant homecoming and a new chapter in the city’s cultural landscape.

The venue’s location at 125 Boundary St, West End, at the intersection of Boundary and Wilson Streets, places it at the heart of one of Brisbane’s most eclectic and artistic neighbourhoods. This strategic positioning is likely to contribute to its integration into the local arts community.

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If the success of Strut & Fret’s Sydney venture is any indication, Brisbane residents and visitors alike can anticipate a diverse and high-quality lineup of performances. The Grand Electric in Sydney, despite opening just last year, has already played host to major events like the Sydney Comedy Festival and productions by Michael Cassel Group.

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As the opening date approaches, excitement is building in Brisbane’s arts community. Those eager to stay informed about upcoming shows and events at the West End Electric Theatre are encouraged to visit the venue’s Instagram page for the latest updates.

Published 1-July-2024