Maryborough's Brolga Theatre is a great asset
THE Brolga Theatre, built by the Maryborough City Council following a magnificent fundraising effort in Maryborough, and with assistance from the State and Federal Governments, opened with a Gala Celebrity Concert on July 14, 2000.
It was designed by Brisbane architect Blair Voller Nield and won the FDG Stanley Award for Public Buildings and the Queensland Architecture Awards 2001, Public Buildings Community Building Award, and was a finalist in the Royal Australian Institute of Architects National Awards.
Styled to reflect and celebrate the sawmill that previously stood on the site, and the industrial heritage of Maryborough, it has a 919-seat modern auditorium with tiered seating, and a stage that measures 14.7m by 13m and the latest in technical equipment including fibre optics; a 200-seat flat-floored multi-purpose space; a foyer designed to table-seat 300; a number of break-out spaces; a computerised ticketing system; a licensed restaurant and an exceptional staff whose aim is to make events, however large or small, memorable and successful occasions.
The centre is close to the central business district, next to the historical and beautiful Queens Park, close to accommodation.
It contains wonderful artworks both inside and out and is convenient to Fraser Island, Hervey Bay and to Maryborough's own unique and striking attractions.