Which venue do you represent?
The World Theatre - 660 seat theatre with twin cinemas located in Charters Towers, 130km inland from Townsville, North Queensland with a population of approx 7500.
Tell us something people don't know about your venue?
George the Ghost is addicted to hiding paperwork, especially when I have a deadline. Otherwise, he is quite friendly, and will quite often open doors if he gets bored.
What has been the most memorable event at your venue?
In the last year, The Russian Ballet made quite an impact with Swan Lake on our stage, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is always a great laugh.
What do you love about your audiences?
My favourite is the feeling of satisfaction from seeing happy faces come out of the theatre, and hearing people talk about how great that show just was - it makes it all worthwhile.
Top tourist tip in your city?
We are a small regional city - so you can see many of the highlights in a day. But if you stay a week, you'll be surprised how many great spots there are to see (and you might find gold). I recommend people check The World Theatre Calendar to see what's on if they are planning a visit ;) - then allow time for the Zara Clark Museum - volunteer run space with quirky and interesting collections, and take the short drive to the top of the hill for a great view over the town and surrounding landscape.
Best place for a short black
I've been told Henry's Restaurant next door reportedly makes the best coffee in town - and they have a great tea selection - which is what I drink from pretty floral tea cup & saucers. Try their home-made apple pie...