Venues from all over Townsville can take part in the 2020 Northern Fringe Festival from laneways, pubs and even sheds, from the CBD to the suburbs and beyond - any space can be a Fringe venue.

Townsville City Council will maintain an extensive database of brilliant venues of all shapes and sizes as they register that are available to all Fringe artists and producers, who will use it to find the perfect home for their show, exhibition or event. It's totally FREE to register your venue with us – we don't charge our venues anything to take part.


Your venue must be registered for you and events in your venue to be included in the Festival.


Townsville Brass Band Hall

Townsville Brass Band HallCnr Rooney & Morehead Streets, South Townsville
Phone: 0409 581 872
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The hall is quite large, with a bar located in a large room adjacent to the main hall. The venue is close to the city with ample parking.

Large open hall, with a large second room off to the side. The venue is all on one level (no stage) and approx 100 chairs can fit with room for a large performance area. Speakers and Microphone on hand.

The Commonwealth Hotel

The Commonwealth Hotel44-46 Allen street, South Townsville
Phone: 0406 985 670
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This beautiful old hotel just reopened in the middle of South Townsville and is  within walking distance to the city with loads of car parking available. 4 different spaces are available within the one venue.

  • A huge beer garden with an outdoor bar.
  • A 4m wide verandah that wraps the building with views over the city and Castle Hill.
  • A cute little cafe with high ceilings and beautiful heritage features.
  • An open room adjacent to the inside bar with high ceilings.

600+ capacity outdoor beer garden. Some sound and lighting equipment available. Inside bar with an adjacent open room that currently hosts comedy nights once a month.

The HUB Creative Space

The HUB Creative Space16 Casey St (rear), Aitkenvale
Phone: 0421 499 801
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The HUB Creative Space is a Creative Co-Working environment that supports the micro businesses of Townsville especially the Arts. It's a place full of handmade stories and inspiration. The venue address offers an alternative to the CBD or The Strand.

4 very different rooms available for Events.

  • 1 x large carpeted room with a projector - The Big Gallery
  • 1 x small carpeted room - The Little Gallery
  • 1 x large messy floor room - Makers Workshop
  • 1 x small messy floor room - The LAB

Island Shaka

Island ShakaOn the Beach, Nelly Bay Rd, Magnetic Island
Phone: 0448 420 600
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Shaka is a food van with a focus on healthy food options and fresh juices/smoothies. The van situated on the beach on Magnetic Island, just steps from waters edge. Shaka captures the true Island vibe. Shaka has proven to be hugely popular with locals and tourists who come to chill on the beanbags or play on the tree swing ( popular with adults).

Beach space and open space under established trees.

Shorehouse Townsville

Shorehouse Townsville118 The Strand, North Ward
Phone: 47240520
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Downstairs picnic area, Restaurant Indoors & Deck area, Wall space inside the restaurant.

Indoor sound system, Televisions, projector screen.  We are open for discussions with acts & artists to utilise our beautiful space fronting the Strand.

Pimlico Performing Arts Centre

59 - 77 Fulham Rd (Cnr Hugh St), Pimlico
Phone: 4759 3444
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Professional venue located at Townsville's leading school for performing arts.

Maximum capacity 250 pax - theatre style.

Quest Townsville on Eyre

Quest - Conference Space19-21 Leichardt Street, North Ward
Phone: 4789 7400

Conference Space

Otherwise Bar

Otherwise Bar87-95 Flinders Street, Townsville City
Phone: 0422 570 535
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Established music venue and have the facilities to cater for almost any style of band. We have FOH production, lighting and a lighting operator in house. BYO sound operator and backline.

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Maximum capacity 450 pax.

Scallywags Cafe

Scallywags Cafe104 Sooning St, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island
Phone: 0458 492 452
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Scallywags cafe provides a gateway for artists to access the island community and perform in the lively local meeting place we have become. We are BYO, family friendly and have hosted our own range of fire shows, flea circuses and musicians and are known in the community for our fringe flavour.

Small stage space within quirky pirate themed cafe... close to the ferry in Nelly Bay. Small pa, 6 channel mixing desk, microphones of varying quality, simple stage lighting adequate for the small space.

Maximum capacity 80 pax seated in cafe.

Heritage Exchange

151 Flinders Street, Townsville City
Phone: 0419 798 049
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Three (3) separate function space all with thier own special vibe:

  • Whisky Room
  • Piano Bar
  • Rum Garden.

Tyto Parklands, Ingham

32 Herbert Street, Ingham
Phone: 4776 5258
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A large parkland space which is used for the Australian Italian Festival. This space does have a main and secondary stage with sound and lighting

Fringe Hub Venues

The following Fringe Hub venues may also be available for hire during the Northern Fringe Festival. If you are interested in performing in one of the tents, please register your event and select yes to be considered for a Fringe Hub Venue. The Northern Fringe Festival Coordinator will then be in touch over the next few weeks to discuss.

Wonderland Spiegeltent

Wonderland Spiegeltent"Spiegeltent" is Dutch for mirror tent, these Belgium travelling dance halls have been graced by stars such as Edith Piaff and Marlene Dietrich for decades.

With its luxurious and exciting ambiance, the Wonderland Spiegeltent provides a truly unique, intimate circus, cabaret or theatre venue in a stylish, historic European setting, which comes complete with stained glass windows and mirrors.

  • Some seats will have slight obstructed view, recommend arriving early and line up to secure best seats.
  • There will be a bar inside and outside of the tent. This will be open one (1) hour prior and one (1) hour post each show.
  • This tent is accessible for people with disabilities and has a combination of booths and chairs.

Maximum capacity will be 350 and will be General Admission.

The May Wirth

The May WirthThe May Wirth is a circus big top available for festivals, wedding and all events that are looking for that little extra something.

  • The tent has two (2) ‘King poles’ that create the peak of the tent.
  • Some seats will have slight obstructed view, recommend arriving early and line up to secure best seats.
  • Seating will be set in a ‘C’ shape around the front and side of the stage which make it semi ‘in the round’.
  • This tent is accessible for people with disabilities and includes a combination of stools and chairs with a slight (1 step) raised section at the rear of the seating.

Maximum capacity will be 300 and will be General Admission.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Perc Tucker Regional GalleryCnr Denham Street and Flinders Street, Townsville City
Phone: (07) 4727 9011

Artists may apply for an exhibition in one of our many Community Access Spaces, download the pack and form for more information on these spaces and the requirements for your application.