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The Princess Theatre is a sister venue to Brisbane icon, The Tivoli. The purchase and revitalisation of the 133-year-old theatre is helmed by The Tivoli owners, brothers Steve and Dave Sleswick.
Located in the burgeoning historic district of Clarence Corner, adjacent to the Mater Hospital, The Princess is the jewel in the crown of Woolloongabba’s emerging entertainment and lifestyle precinct, just minutes’ walk to both South Bank and the new Cross River Rail transport hub.
The thoughtfully restored State Heritage building will be home to a state-of-the-art performance auditorium designed for a standing capacity of 920, and a seated theatre capacity of 520. It will feature four bars, a public café, private event spaces, a rehearsal room, a co-working creative office and workshop space, and an outdoor courtyard.
Fables Bar & Cafe is the Princess Theatre’s own cafe and bar, which is located on the ground floor of the State Heritage building on Annerley Road. The locale aims to cater to locals as much as gig-going patrons, with an all-day offering available from morning until evening. Locals can pop in from 6:30 am onwards for cups of Allpress Espresso and pastries, while a lunch menu offers up a selection of drool-worthy sandwiches to munch on. In the evening the bar starts pouring craft beer (including the Golden Arrow – the Princess Theatre’s own pale ale brewed in conjunction with beer partner Green Beacon), wine from City Winery’s in-house label Gerler and a collection of signature cocktails. In the coming months Fables will expand to include a full breakfast menu, more takeaway lunch options, gig-friendly bar snacks and a special range of Bloody Mary cocktails. Guests can pick a perch inside, along the building’s street-facing outdoor dining space or upstairs in The Gallery – a sun-lit function area that doubles as a public-friendly chill-out zone during the day. Soon, live-music lovers will be able to purchase tickets for upcoming performances from Fables directly.
The Gabba Central Apartments are conveniently located within a 10-15 minute walk or less than 5 minute car/ride share drive from our front door of The Princess Theatre-so the perfect place to stay and play!!