Brisbane’s Historic Tivoli Up For Sale
News posted Tuesday, June 19 2012 at 06:00 PM.
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Another week, another iconic Australian venue up for sale. This time it’s Brisbane’s historic The Tivoli, which will go under the hammer on July 18.
The Music Network reports that venue has been put on the market by owners the O’Rourke family, who were looking to split up their assets and move on.
“That’s the only reason [for the sale],” Tivoli managing director John O’Rourke, who spearheaded the venue’s shift towards live music in the 1990s, told The Music Network. “It’s a fantastic venue, a fantastic business.”
Established as a bakery in 1917, the Tivoli was transformed initially into a theatre and restaurant, but later adapted to host live music. Its art deco-style auditorium holds 1500 standing or 700 seated patrons. “I can’t see it being anything besides [a live venue],” O’Rourke said. “So I can’t see that being changed. I’d be surprised if it was.”
The Tivoli’s sale follows news that Sydney’s The Basement had been put on the market by owners Tim Read, Jane Burridge and Chris Richards.
The Tivoli is currently booked up until November 18 when Rick Astley is scheduled to perform. Click here for free tickets.