Incinerator Theatre

Entertainment Venues

If you’re a theatre lover, appreciate architecture or both, the Incinerator Theatre is a must-do when you’re in Ipswich. It was originally used to burn waste and opened in 1936 as the Ipswich Municipal Incinerator. It’s also renowned for being the only building in Queensland designed by Walter Burley Griffin, who also designed the city of Canberra.

Luckily, after the Incinerator was decommissioned in the early 1960s, the Ipswich Little Theatre convinced the council not to demolish the historically significant building. It became their home in 1969. Since then, it’s entertained Ipswich locals and visitors with its sell-out plays in the charming and intimate setting for 80 people. It’s wheelchair-accessible and includes a licenced bar, courtyard, toilet facilities and there is ample parking.

The heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre is the only example of Burley Griffin’s work in Queensland and the former chimney stacks are visible from Ipswich’s beautiful Queens Park to which it’s adjacent, so you can combine a visit with its various attractions.

Follow the Ipswich Little Theatre on their web site for information about plays, theatre groups and activities which would allow you to discover more about both the Incinerator and the Theatre Company.

Facilities

Bar Carpark Public Toilet

Disabled Assistance

Wheelchair access

Membership

Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre

Accreditation

COVID Safe

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