The Venue Townsville

The Venue Townsville

The Venue is situated in Flinders Street, almost opposite the Townsville railway station and just a stone’s throw away from Castle Hill, one of the most iconic landmarks of North Queensland. It was first built in 1894 by Madsen & Watson and designed by John Beauchamp Nicholson. It was later founded by Albert Lanfear and his partner Samuel Nesbitt Allen as The Lion Brewery and the first brew of Lion XXX Beer went on sale in October.

The appearance of the building was praised in publications of its time, described as the most elegant building in Townsville. Varying from rustic arches on the ground level to gothic forms on the third level, the playful use of ornament and variation of window openings contributed to the beauty in its design and gracefulness of outline. It was a significant landmark during the Second World War where it was requisitioned and used as a warehouse by the United States Army.

In 1988 the journey of this beautiful building took a turn towards the Townsville Night Life, re-opening as a popular Nightclub. The Venue Townsville “ain’t no nightclub”. It has now been transformed into one of Townsville’s premiere live entertainment hotspots- hosting a variety of events ranging from elegant weddings, sold-out concerts and gala dinners with some of Australia’s most loved musical icons, Cheers to the Journey ahead!

Getting There

The Venue is situated on the corner of Flinders Street and Knapp Street, almost opposite the Townsville railway station. There is street parking available in both Flinders and Knapp Streets.


The Venue Townsville is the premier function and events center located in the heart of this vibrant tropical city. We offer a mix of contemporary finishes coupled with rustic furnishings that make our customers feel relaxed and at home, whilst enjoying down to earth service of professional staff. We specialize in: Private Functions Weddings and Wedding Planning Gala Dinners Valedictory Balls Corporate Events Meeting or Training Rooms Expos Live Music Events To secure the success of your next event please feel free to visit us at 719 Flinders Street, Townsville, otherwise do not hesitate to contact our specialist team by phoning 074724 2800 or emailing

Accessibility Info

The Venue provides a comfortable environment where patrons are able to enjoy their surroundings without disruption from others, who may be inappropriately dressed or behave in an unacceptable manner. Patrons are advised to carry photo ID with them whilst on the premises and the venue is unable to accept expired or damaged ID. To ensure patron compliance with these principals, standards have been set for dress and behavior. Dress Code - The Venue requires a neat and tidy standard of dress whilst on the premises. - Patrons must wear footwear at all times. - Patrons must wear appropriate upper body clothing at all times. - No ripped, torn or unduly soiled clothing or footwear is permitted. - No singlets / muscle shirts permitted after 5pm. - No group / gang patches or insignia are permitted at any time. - No plugger type thongs / rubber soled thongs / Havaianas are permitted after 5pm. - Patrons without adequate footwear or clothing will be refused entry. Behaviour Code - Management, service staff and security personnel of The Venue support the responsible service of alcohol at The Venue to ensure that patrons do not become unduly intoxicated and subsequently, initiate anti-social issues for the premises and surrounding community. - Patrons who are unduly intoxicated, abusive, threatening or quarrelsome will be refused service of alcohol and may be asked to leave the premises. Management, service staff and security personnel reserve the right under the Queensland Liquor Act (1993) to refuse any patron at any time. - Management reserves the right to amend these standards at any time without notice. Patrons are advised that failure to comply with staff requests in regards to dress standards and patron behavior may result in refusal of entry or possible eviction from the premises. - The Venue encourages patrons to socialize responsibly.


719 Flinders St, Townsville QLD 4810

Ph 07 47242800

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