Commune at The Tivoli

Wed 27th May, 2020 – Sun 27th September, 2020
The Tivoli
52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley
Price: $165+
One of Brisbane's best live music spaces is turning into a fancy pop-up restaurant.

Music gigs. Remember them? Because if you’re keen to reminisce about that third time you saw Nick Cave at The Tivoli, there’s no better place to do it than over dinner – at The Tivoli.

The historic Fortitude Valley music venue has launched Commune at The Tivoli, which on-demand will transform the 1500-person-capacity Costin Street space into an intimate 16-person (minimum with a maximum of 35) restaurant with curated entertainment. Co-owner and creative director Dave Sleswick said in a statement that Commune at The Tivoli will allow diners to experience The Tivoli in a completely different setting.

“Covid-19 has changed the way people are allowed to gather and experience live music, so instead of focusing on what we can’t do during this time, we’re focusing on what we can,” Sleswick said.

“For the first time ever, we’re opening up The Tivoli to intimate groups for an evening of decadence, incredible food and excellent music. This is a fantastic time to diversify our offering and get creative.”

Groups will get exclusive access to the venue for a seated four-course shared meal produced by Jerome Dalton’s Dalton Catering with matched wines, including champagne on arrival, provided by Bacchus Wine Merchants.

This being The Tivoli, you can curate (or, argue over) your own playlist and have it belted out through the venue’s world-class sound system, and there’s a bunch of other optional add-ons including live local bands or DJs, an access-all-areas tour of the venue, a professional photographer, and murder mystery and poker nights.

Tickets start at $165 per person, with 10 people required to make a booking. A non-refundable deposit of 50 per cent is payable at the time of booking.

Commune at The Tivoli is the second pivot for The Tivoli in recent weeks after it launched The Tivoli Bottle Shop and Cafe, which during the day is selling takeaway booze, merch and music.