QPT shines bright for ruby anniversary

Published on Thursday, 31 March 2022 at 12:19:17 PM

Entertainment lovers are encouraged to take a trip down memory lane as the Queens Park Theatre (QPT) celebrates 40 years of entertaining the Midwest.

Queens Park Theatre has been treating the community to an incredible variety of entertainment since it officially opened on 27 March 1982.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the venue is more than just a theatre, it’s a cultural icon that has played many roles within the community.

“Whether its world-renowned artists or local dance concerts that have graced the stage, the QPT has treated generations of locals to premier entertainment,” he said.

“Even when it couldn’t entertain the masses during the height of COVID-19, the ingenious staff adapted and the theatre turned into a recording studio, be it for WAM Regional Sounds or CGGTV.

“And who could forget that incredible sold-out performance by Birds of Tokyo last year, when most of Australia went back into lockdown,” he continued.

“I look forward to another 40 years of magical moments on the QPT stage.”

Others have also stepped up to share their greatest memories of the Queens Park Theatre, such as veteran of the scene, Tony Turner, who sat down and shared his fondest memories in an intimate interview on YouTube.

Members of the public are encouraged to share best memories of the QPT by commenting on this Facebook post or by using the hashtag #QPTTurns40.

A celebratory event is tentatively scheduled for later in the year.

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