Photography by Glenn Campbell
03 October 2023
Brisbane will welcome a new, world-class entertainment destination, opening on 1 December.
Flamboyant, frivolous, feisty, feathery, famous and fabulous, The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub Gold Coast, winner of TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice Award and recipient of thousands of five-star reviews, is landing in Brisbane in November for a pinktacular seven-year stay.
“Soaring out of the success of The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub Gold Coast, we’re creating an all-new, custom-designed, world-class entertainment destination called The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland Brisbane at Northshore, with a spectacular and permanent 400-seat, purpose-built Spiegel Pavilion plus food and beverage offerings and incredible precinct theming,” said Co-director Tony Rigas.
Rigas, one of the visionaries behind Spiegeland with Sue Porrett and Peter Snee continued, “After the enormous success of the Gold Coast, we knew an expansion was always on the cards.
“As Brisbane evolves into a truly international destination, the city was the natural choice for us, and Northshore the perfect destination for the first Pink Flamingo Spiegeland to flock on in!”
The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland will create 150 jobs across the theatre and hospitality sector in Brisbane and will be home to three incredible resident productions in SUAVÉ, LA TEAZE and RIPPED, with eight performances each week, paired with crafted cocktails, and full bars and food offerings, all in a venue oozing enough glamour to befit a Gatsby bash.
Co-director Sue Porrett said it was absolutely time that Brisbane had a permanent, custom-designed entertainment venue that was as fabulous and as flamboyant as it was functional and fully equipped.
“Why should Brisbane wait for festivals to experience a glitter-bomb of shows, kaleidoscopes of colour on stage, and limit-pushing performances of a world standard? The city shouldn’t, and that’s why we’re so thrilled to open The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland Brisbane in December,” said Porrett.
“Expect world-class international acrobats and specialty acts, side-splitting comedy, a chorus line of stunning showgirls and vocals all wrapped up and garnished with The Pink Flamingo twist.
“This is our invitation for Brisbane to expect the unexpected, and immerse in our wonderful, wild world! All I can say is, once you’ve seen a show at The Pink Flamingo, you will be back for more!”
Inspired by the original 1920s Spiegeltent and the NYC Cabaret Club district, The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub on the Gold Coast opened its famous pink doors four years ago as the first of its’ kind in the world – a luxury custom-designed entertainment destination with a purpose-built theatre for multi-use experiences like cabaret, burlesque, comedy, acrobatics, drag and more.
The swanky Art Deco decor features luxurious pink velvet and gold seating over two levels, and its Brisbane sister will be just as uber-cool and luxe.
In addition, The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland Brisbane will become the hottest event hub in Brisbane, ready to host a multitude of private bookings and special events, including hens and bucks parties, weddings, Christmas parties and celebrations of all hues!
The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland Brisbane’s seven-year stay will make way for the Media Village for the 2032 Olympic Games.
The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland Brisbane opens on Friday 1 December with tickets on sale from Tuesday 3 October online or by calling the box office on 1800 BUYNOW.