Greenvale Community Hall was built in the 1970s, a central part of the mining town that was built to service the community who worked at the mine. The hall was the centre of community activities for the town, the centre from which all social activities flowed. If the grand old dame could talk, she’d tell us stories of dances, Christmas parties and many other performing arts shows and activities.
Today, Greenvale’s population of 150 keep those memories alive with a love for their hall and a dedication to preserving those walls, that hold so many memories.
This little community in the Charters Towers region is also home to the famous Three Rivers Motel. It’s long-debated which came first – the pub, or the song – but Greenvale locals can tell you that Stan Coster, and later Slim Dusty, was indeed talking about a demountable mess hall that workers spent their days in during the wet season, well before the current hotel took on the name.
We’re keen to hear these stories and many more – we’re on our way, Greenvale!
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Greenvale Community Hall on Saturday 24th October with one of Australia’s most celebrated singer-songwriters Shellie Morris and critically acclaimed blues and roots duo Hussy Hicks.
The Greenvale Progress Association is purchasing tickets on behalf of local residents of Greenvale only, to allow locals to attend free of charge. Tickets for visitors from outside Greenvale remain at $15 for adults and free for children.
This generous offer for residents of Greenvale is available until the 20th of October via the online ticketing portal or at the Greenvale Post Office.
Please note, tickets booked after the 20th of October are universally priced at $15.
Tickets available here
Greenvale Community Hall stands on land traditionally owned by the Gugu Badhun people.
Please note, this event is operating in accordance with the Queensland Government COVID Safe Event Checklist. Numbers will be strictly limited.
You must not attend the event if you have COVID-19 symptoms – if you become unwell after purchasing a ticket please be reassured it can be refunded in full if you need to go and get tested. If you have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or fell unwell, please protect your community and stay home.
It is a condition of entry that physical distancing be observed.