Cooroy, 26 November 2021

Cooroy Memorial Hall, Qld, Kabi Kabi Country

Cooroy Memorial Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Kabi Kabi People.

Ahoy, Cooroy! 

Set in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland township of Cooroy, the Cooroy Memorial Hall is one of the community’s most historic buildings and has been home to a significant portion of the town’s history.

The history of this hall dates back to the 1920’s. With a population growth in the district the community required a larger building for social events, and there was also a call to honour the men who gave their lives during WW1 and a thank you for those who had returned. After WWII, soldiers were welcomed home to the hall and a Diggers Ball was held in their honour.

Over the years the Memorial Hall has played host to a spectacularly diverse range of community gatherings – from Dawn Service and the infamous Two Up games on Anzac Day, to the ‘Back To Cooroy days hosted by  the Genealogy Society and the two day events held by The Woodworkers and the Orchid Society. There’s dance schools, gymnastics, badminton, boxing, indoor bowls, school concerts and speech nights. and of course, Blue Light Discos!

 In 1988, the Memorial Hall was described as ‘Cooroy’s Greatest Community Asset.’. Undoubtedly, it remains the holder of this mighty mantle as generation after generation of the Cooroy community continue to keep this grand old dame full of light, excitement and togetherness. 

Festival of Small Halls returns to Cooroy on Friday 26 November, 2021 with Andrea Kirwin and Tullara.

Opening the show will be local act Ashlyn Hehir!

Ashlyn Hehir is a 16 year old student from Noosa District State High School. She is a valued member of Little Seed Theatre Company, playing various lead roles over the years, including Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (2020), and Madame De La Grande Bouche in Beauty and the Beast (2021). Recently, Ashlyn played Miss Honey in her schools production of Matilda the Musical. It was there she caught the eye of an audience member who offered her this opportunity to perform at the Festival of Small Halls, where she will continue to share her love of singing.

Tickets are priced at

Full Admission – $25

Concession Admission (Pensioners, Students) – $15

Child Admission (Aged 16 and under – Must be accompanied by an adult) – $15

Click here to purchase tickets

Doors Open 6.30pm

Show Starts 7.00pm

The Cooroy Memorial Hall is wheelchair accessible and has accessible bathroom facilities.

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved QLD 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.

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