Fortitude Valley’s New Globe Theatre Faces Final Curtain, but There May be Hope of Saving It

Photo credit: New Globe Theatre/Facebook

New Globe Theatre in Fortitude Valley has announced that it will close for good at the end of April 2018.

The organisers shared the sad news on Facebook earlier this month, after extensive discussion with stakeholders of the live music venue.

The announcement came as a shock to many who had fun memories of the music and arts venue. Known for presenting live music, cult films, burlesque, slam poetry, musical theatre and drag shows, New Globe Theatre prides itself on supporting local live music and arts.

Despite the impending closure, the venue remains committed to all the shows that have been booked up until the end of April.

Fund Raising

Hope may not be completely lost for the live music and arts venue as supporters are finding ways to save it.

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One move is a GoFundMe campaign called “Save The Valley’s #1 Arts Venue,” spearheaded by Aurora Storm Baxter. The campaign is not intended to save the New Globe Theatre per se, but to fund a new venture that will keep the spirit and vibe of the beloved local venue.

Funds will go to licensing, equipment and stock and basically securing the lease for a rebranded venue. The campaign aims to raise $50,000, but in case the goal is not reached, all money plus fees and charges will be refunded to the donors.

Ms Baxter is also doing fundraising shows until April to help refurb and re-open the venue after closing.

See the GoFundMe campaign here.