The Summit, Qld, Kambuwal Country
The Summit Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Kambuwal People.
Famous for being the coldest place in Queensland, the welcome in The Summit is accordingly warm, to keep the spirits alight in those who make the trek up to its mighty 3000+ft elevation. It’s got the highest everything – the highest railway station, the highest maze, the highest roadside fruit stall – and the highest hall? The Summit Hall has always made its own news though – when the original 1923 hall burned down in 1932, the strength of the local community was such that the new hall was built within six months, with most of the finances coming from the locals from card evenings, parties and stump-cap fundraising! The early furniture encouraged many a romance to blossom in the original convenient-for-canoodling canvas chairs under the cover of movie nights. In the 1940s and 1950s an old copper (remember them?) was boiled up for the tea by local legend, the diminutive Mrs Smith who used to walk over to the hall on event nights and do all the washing up by hand. Woe betide anyone who went into ‘her’ kitchen without permission!
Nowadays, the hall is the headquarters of Boomerang Bags, a group of women who upcycle fertiliser bags and secondhand fabrics into bags that help tackle plastic pollution. It is also home to a small social ballroom dancing club and is the meeting place for many other local events. If these wall could talk… they’d tell us they are ready to be abuzz with a party atmosphere once again!
Festival of Small Halls rolls into The Summit on Wednesday, 1 December 2021 with Andrea Kirwin and Tullara
Tickets are priced at
Full Admission –$20
Child Admission (Aged 14 and Under, must be accompanied by an adult) – FREE
Click here to purchase tickets
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at Gracious Giving, Stanthorpe
Doors open 6.30pm
Show starts 7pm
The Summit Hall is accessible via a ramp to the front of the hall and has accessible toilets on the ground floor at the back of the hall
The Summit Hall is tucked between two houses – don’t miss it! It is one block up from The Summit General Store and opposite the old railway siding. Parking is available on the railway grounds
This show is supported by the Southern Downs Regional Council
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.