TIME CAPSULE

Take a look at our venue throughout time

Time Capsule

DOME DANCE BAR      

(est. 90s)

Piling into dance bars packed with big hair, bright neon clothes and pumping music seemed to be the right of passage in the 1980s and 1990s.

Located on Brisbane’s Southside, The Dome Dance Bar in Milton attracted the likes of a large and diverse range of people.

Hosting multiple shows, The Dome Dance Bar, allowed attendees to dance under the skylight of the dome, providing an experience unlike any other bar in Brisbane.

Dome Dance Bar poster to announce their opening

DOME DANCE BAR      

(est. 90s)

Piling into dance bars packed with big hair, bright neon clothes and pumping music seemed to be the right of passage in the 1980s and 1990s.

Located on Brisbane’s Southside, The Dome Dance Bar in Milton attracted the likes of a large and diverse range of people.

Hosting multiple shows, The Dome Dance Bar, allowed attendees to dance under the skylight of the dome, providing an experience unlike any other bar in Brisbane.

TOUCAN BAR (est. 90s)

Milton’s Dome was then given a makeover and transformed into the popular Toucan Bar.

Walls were splashed with bright pinks, funky patterned carpet was spread out on the floor and posts were detailed with coloured tiles, making it almost completely unrecognisable from the Dome Dance Bar it once was.

Revellers enjoyed Toucan’s colourful personality and recount often hearing the iconic song Love Shack bouncing on the walls as they would join the crowd of dancers.

The outdoor area for the area, would have once been the smokers area. Unfortunately the walls are no longer bright hot pink.

TOUCAN BAR (est. 90s)

Milton’s Dome was then given a makeover and transformed into the popular Toucan Bar.

Walls were splashed with bright pinks, funky patterned carpet was spread out on the floor and posts were detailed with coloured tiles, making it almost completely unrecognisable from the Dome Dance Bar it once was.

Revellers enjoyed Toucan’s colourful personality and recount often hearing the iconic song Love Shack bouncing on the walls as they would join the crowd of dancers.

MAGGIE BLACK’S JAZZ BAR (2007)

The Dome was then reborn as a swish Jazz club.

No longer the pumping and brightly lit dance club it once was, instead dim lighting was used to create an intimate atmosphere, preparing the audience for a captivating night full of live Jazz music.

 

 

The main theatre space as it was in 2007.
Level One of the building, once a restaurant will now be our rehearsal space, kitchen and storage areas.
Another angle of the main theatre area, once a stage for jazz musicians.

BRAZILIAN TOUCH  

(est. 2011)

Taking direct inspiration from the previous Toucan Bar’s iconic logo, Brazilian Touch decorated their restaurant with colourful patterns and of course, Toucans.

We’ve done some digging and in fact, found Brazilian Touch’s website that was live while they were open in Milton!

OFFICES  (2012)

2012 saw the conversion of Milton’s Dome into offices.

In which engineering and business firms alike called the Dome their home.

Sadly, it seemed the Dome was closing its chapter as a hub for entertainment and leaving its vibrant atmosphere in the past.

Or so we thought…

OFFICES  (2012)

2012 saw the conversion of Milton’s Dome into offices.

In which engineering and business firms alike called the Dome their home.

Sadly, it seemed the Dome was closing its chapter as a hub for entertainment and leaving its vibrant atmosphere in the past.

Or so we thought…

PIP THEATRE

PIP Theatre from the viewpoint of standing on Park Road.

In 2022, the Milton Dome will be returning to its entertainment roots, with the opening of PIP Theatre.

PIP Theatre wants to expands Brisbane’s vibrant performing arts scene with a new, purpose-designed 100-seat theatre and rehearsal space in Brisbane’s inner-city.

If you have any photos or stories that you would like to share about your time at the Milton Dome, please send us an email at info@piptheatre.org.

We’d love to hear from you!

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