After 14 years, Canberra’s favourite cabaret venue, Teatro Vivaldi, will have to close its doors forever in June. The ANU Arts Centre is to be razed to the ground to make way for a health and well being centre.
Before coming to Vivaldi’s, current owners Mark Santos and Anthony Hill, were running a B&B in Noel Coward’s house in London until Anthony was offered a position at the ANU. Their passion for music-theatre saw them buying an established restaurant and converting it into a performance and dining venue that has found its way into the hearts of many Canberrans.
For local cabaret artists, Shortis and Simpson, it has become a spiritual home, scene of many of their shows over 10 years. So it’s with great love for this venue and sadness for its demise that they are honoured to create and perform the very last Vivaldi show – Curtain Call.
For this last hurrah they will be joined by special guest artist, Peter J Casey, flown in at great expense from Wagga Wagga. Shortis and Simpson have performed many shows with him at Teatro Vivaldi.
Expect anything from Noel Coward to original songs, highlights of past shows, new material, stories, plenty of laughs and the inevitable tear. Don’t miss this memorable event. Saturday night booked out!
Teatro Vivaldi, ANU campus, Thurs-Sat June 8/9/10, 7pm.
3 course dinner and show $75/$85/$95 (depending on seating). Show only, 8.30pm, $35/$45/$55. Book 6257 2718 or firstname.lastname@example.org