Innisfail, 19 November 2021

Innisfail, Qld, Mamu Country

The Innisfail Shire Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Mamu People.

Innisfail is a small town, famous for its sugar and bananas but mostly for its lush green surrounds that come from holding the title (fiercely contested by neighbouring villages Babinda and Tully) of one of Australia’s wettest towns. 

In 1983, a disastrous fire saw many buildings in Innisfail rebuilt. It was at this time that locals sent up a cry – “This town needs a building to accommodate large theatrical shows!”

The resulting masterpiece of a hall now sits in the Queensland Heritage Register listed as a place of cultural heritage significance. It’s a unique example of Art Deco architecture and boasts hand-made concrete tiled floors, the original ticket box, a sprung timber dance floor, paneled foyer and of course, a large auditorium. 

The Innisfail Shire Hall needed another major reconstruction after Cyclone Larry hit Innisfail in 2006. With some slightly fresh elements, the hall continues to dominate as the regional cultural iconic venue that is now home to a treasured Grand Concert D Steinway Piano. 

Festival of Small Halls returns to Innisfail on Friday, 19 November, 2021 with Andrea Kirwin and Tullara.

Opening the show will be local act Ingrid Piper!

Far North Queensland musician, Ingrid Piper, has been writing original music inspired by her life and tropical surrounds.  With a background in classical music, Ingrid enchants audiences with her dreamy melodic vocals, accompanied by piano and guitar. Her song writing evokes vivid imagery through emotive storytelling and her love of folk, indie and electronic music has inspired her unique style and sound.  Ingrid is currently in the process of recording some of her original music.

Bar Service, including red and white wine, tinned beer and soft drink will be available at the Hall from 6.00pm to 7.00pm and during the interval 8.10pm to 8.40pm, catered by Innisfail & District Cricket Club.

Tickets are priced at

Full Admission – $25

Child Admission (ages 12 and under – must be accompanied by an adult) – Free

Click here to purchase tickets.

Doors Open 6.30pm

Show Starts 7.00pm

The Innisfail Shire Hall is wheelchair accessible and has accessible bathroom facilities.

This show is supported by RADF. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Cassowary Coast Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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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