Theatres/Venues 3a: Brisbane



Tivoli Gardens - Hamilton [BC 12 Apr1907, 2]

(1907-1921) Racecourse Road, opposite Hamilton Wharf.

Located on Hamilton Rd (now Kingsford Smith Drive) and running through to Allan Street, the Tivoli Gardens was built by actress/entertainer and manager Bella Sutherland. It opened on 30 March 1907 with Ward Lear heading the company and with Brisbane’s Mayor and Mayoress in attendance. Later known simply as the Tivoli the venue presented film and variety programs, with the proprietress often appearing on stage. Following Sutherland’s death in 1918 the theatre was run by her husband George Gibson. He sold the property and effects at auction in 1921.


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