The Tivoli announces brand new entertainment space ‘What’s Golden’

A new golden era for live music and performance dawns in Brisbane when intimate entertainment space What’s Golden (at The Tivoli Theatre) throws open its doors on 27 AUGUST 2019, boasting a program of diverse shows from across the globe.

The brand-new 250-person standing capacity performance space with custom-built stage will sit within The Tivoli’s central foyer, complementing the main auditorium of the iconic Fortitude Valley venue.

What’s Golden meets Brisbane’s growing need for boutique and intimate venues and will serve as a drawcard for the highest quality local, national and international artists and acts.

The Tivoli’s Co-Owner and Creative Director Dave Sleswick said What’s Golden will be the city’s new home for exciting, emerging and risk-taking musicians, performers and entertainers.

“What’s Golden is designed to be more than just another gig venue. It will welcome a varied and eclectic line-up of genre pushing artists and acts spanning live music, cabaret, stand-up comedy, contemporary performance and curated parties and club night,” he said.

“The Tivoli has etched its way into the DNA of Brisbane for over 30 years. What’s Golden not only builds upon this incredible legacy, but also delivers a much-needed, niche venue for up-and-coming and underground talent.”

“Brisbane audiences are getting extremely adventurous and experience-orientated; constantly looking for ways to keep pushing life’s boundaries. We want to provide a space for that to happen through the arts and through programming fucking incredible musicians.”



Designer Aaron Barton has been tasked with reimagining the main foyer to accommodate the second stage, with set designer Sarah Winter stamping What’s Golden with its own identity while complementing the art deco features and old-world charm of the 102-year-old building.

“What’s Golden not only stays true to the history and aesthetic of the building but also uses The Tivoli’s long-standing reputation to keep propelling the venue into the future in new and fun ways.”

New features of the venue include a state-of-the-art stage complete with a new audio and lighting set-up, as well as an impressively renovated box office, new cocktail menu, craft beer bar and a daytime nook for coffees and Bloody Marys’.

Whether you love old-school music or contemporary and cutting-edge performing arts; whether this is you first time at The Tivoli or your 101st time; What’s Golden celebrates Brisbane’s passion for live entertainment in an intimate setting.

What’s Golden also welcomes private parties and corporate events.

For more information on What’s Golden, upcoming gigs and shows, to book tickets, or to register your interest in playing or hosting an event, visit