SEQ Venue Closes Just Weeks After Opening

21 June 2024 | 1:43 pm | Mary Varvaris

The venue has had a change in management and will cease operations. All upcoming events have been cancelled.

Concert crowd

Concert crowd (Supplied)

Southeast Queensland music venue, The Vogue Theatre, is set to close its doors just weeks after it started hosting epic DJ nights.

According to a statement shared on social media, the venue has had a change in management and will cease operations. All upcoming events have been cancelled.

The statement reads:

Due to a change in management, we have closed & cancelled all events for now. We deeply appreciate the support we have received at our recent events & look forward to hosting more at our beautiful venue again soon.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Accompanying the statement posted to Facebook last night (18 June), venue operators said: “We are devastated with this outcome. All tickets for events will have full refunds available through the ticket website.

“We are working with the artists/bands to ensure this happens. If you have any problems obtaining a refund, please contact us at”.

Venue operators confirmed the news to The Music.

The Vogue Theatre will remain closed, and bookings for future events will not be accepted. Venue owners are considering the space's future, and a final decision is likely to be reached by the end of the year.

The Vogue Theatre is located in Queensland’s second-ever special entertainment precinct, Nambour.

The Vogue Theatre was originally built in 1947 and affectionately described as ‘The Tin Shed’ by locals when it officially opened for business in February 1958.

It was Nambour’s proud cultural touchstone, with the capacity to host over a thousand patrons as it became a movie theatre.

The site was closed in the 1980s and later turned into a Dimmeys store until 2019 when it closed. The Vogue Theatre’s owner, Trent Laing (who owns the adjacent Royal George Hotel), and renovator, Dean Carlile, spent two years painstakingly restoring the space to its 1950s grandeur.

While the venue opened its doors and began testing the waters in March, in the last few weeks, it’s grown in its events, including its first-ever comedy night and bass nights.

Last Saturday (15 June), it hosted Aussie DJ JACKNIFE.