The show goes on! Council finds theatre group a new home
Published 14 December 2023
City of Moreton Bay has found a new interim home for iconic local arts group, Mousetrap Theatre Company, after their previous venue at the Redcliffe Showgrounds reached its end-of-life last year.
Mayor Peter Flannery said Mousetrap members wouldn’t have to travel too far to their new residency in the Sutton Centre, at 157 Sutton Street, Redcliffe.
“The Mousetrap Theatre Company are a great community organisation and has been entertaining Moreton Bay locals since 1967 from their humble venue at the Redcliffe Showgrounds,” he said.
“It’s unfortunate that this building reached its end of life, however Council has been able to find them a new interim venue just a short walk away at Sutton Street.
“The Sutton Centre will now undergo some refurbishment to ensure it is up to date and usable while Council works on a longer-term solution for our local performing arts community.”
Councillor Karl Winchester (Div 6) said Council had worked closely with Mousetrap to ensure the best possible outcome for the group.
“I’m proud of the work Council did initially to make this transition period easier for Mousetrap by providing them access to our facility at John Neumann Hall in Deception Bay,” he said.
“They’ve been operating out of that space for almost a year at no cost while we investigated accommodation options.
“Now with the Sutton Centre space acquired, we have a new home for Mousetrap Theatre Company, plus it’s adjacent to Bee Gees Way and close to restaurants.
“I can’t think of a better place for dinner and a show! The theatre will also further activate Sutton Street and bring more foot traffic into the area.
“I look forward to seeing Mousetrap get back to what they do best - delivering amazing live entertainment to the Redcliffe Peninsula area and beyond!”