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Gold Coast Little Theatre | What’s it like for Gold Coast families?

Have you always wondered about what the Gold Coast Little Theatre is like? Wonder no more! We’ve got the low-down for locals!

Gold Coast Little Theatre

This awesome family-friendly venue was established in 1950 – making it the oldest community theatre in the local area AND one of the oldest in Queensland itself! This venue has hosted well over 200 interesting and evocative productions in its history and, fingers crossed, will be one of the Gold Coast‘s cultural hubs for years to come.

Where is it?

To get to the Gold Coast Little Theatre head to 21a Scarborough Street, Southport. Their phone number is (07) 5532 2096 or you can visit their website.

There is parking available on the grassed area in front of the theatre itself or on neighbouring streets (making sure you obey any parking signs).

What’s the Gold Coast Little Theatre like?

Expect an old-world charm that’s lost in bigger, more modern venues. The theatre shows its age (in a good way) but is incredibly tidy and looked after with loving pride. There are drinks available and friendly staff are more than willing to ensure patrons have a wonderful night out at the theatre.

Compared to bigger scale venues, the ticket prices at Gold Coast Little Theatre are very accessible and make this cultural activity easier to access for everyone. Don’t think you have to travel to Brisbane to see a world-class show – see what your local acting troupes are capable of and keep local flavour alive!

Is Gold Coast Little Theatre accessible?

Given the time of its construction, the GCLT is not exactly modern when it comes to full accessiblity. This is a smaller space and can be difficult to negotiate – however, with planning it’s possible for everyone to enjoy the show. Make sure you call ahead to explain and ask questions about your individual situation.

Dinner and a show, Gold Coast style!

If you’re going to see a show at the Gold Coast Little Theatre, make sure you take full advantage of your night on the town and check out any number of great family restaurants.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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