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The Tivoli

  • Music
  • Fortitude Valley
The auditorium at the Tivoli packed with people as The Polish Club plays onstage
Photograph: Supplied / The Tivoli

Time Out says

The Tivoli (or the Tiv as it is affectionately known) has quite the résumé. The building started life in the early 20th century as a bakery before being used as a book storage facility by the State Library. Eventually it was bought by Ann Gams who – inspired by the famous Paradis Latin cabaret club in Paris – turned the building into the Tivoli Restaurant and Theatre. Most recently, the Tiv was bought by Steve and Dave Sleswick, and continues to be one of Brisbane's best live music venues.

The Art Deco-accented theatre and concert venue has hosted music royalty over the years, including Nick Cave, Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, Taylor Swift, PJ Harvey and even Bob Dylan. A sizeable crowd of 1,500 can scootch into the main auditorium and the Tiv's golden bar has a decent drinks list plus food from City Winery. If you're heading to the Tiv for a gig, dress lightly – there's no cloak room.


52 Costin St
Fortitude Valley
Opening hours:
Tue-Thu, Sun 2-6.30pm; Fri, Sat 2-8.30pm
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