ALPHA TOWN HALL, QLD, ININGAI COUNTRY
The Alpha Town Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Iningai people.
The Alpha Town Hall was opened by Council Chairperson Frank Langston on 13 December, 1957, with over 750 people present. Designed by Rockhampton architect Arthur E. Hegvold as a large weatherboard building on stumps, the hall in Alpha has a protruding front porch and parapets to conceal the corrugated iron hip roof. The hall interiors were originally painted blossom pink, April green, and lavender. (Alpha, we have to say that we’re liking your style so far!)
From 1957, evening entertainment, often followed outdoor events – primarily dances – and occasional fancy dress balls and amateur concerts were held at the hall. Indoor activities were organised by local groups in Alpha.
The Alpha Town Hall has also housed the Alpha Library since its opening – yes, it’s still there today! Renowned artists Luke Roberts and Jane Neville Rolfe have spent time living in Alpha as did author Isobel Hoch who wrote a number of books on the area.
Alpha is often referred to as the ‘town of murals’ due to the 28 murals that are showcased throughout town.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Alpha on Wednesday, 20 October, 2021 with Darren Hanlon and Kelly Brouhaha.
Tickets are priced at
Full Admission – $20
Concession Admission (Pension) – $10
Child Admission (ages 17 and under) – $5 – must be accompanied by an Adult
Click here to purchase tickets.
Doors Open 6:30PM
Show Starts 7:00PM
The Alpha Town Hall is wheelchair accessible from Dryden Street to the front entrance. The Hall has accessible toilet facilities, as well as gendered toilets.
This show is supported by Barcaldine Regional Council.
Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved Queensland Health Covid Safe Event Checklist, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.
Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.