Beloved theatre group celebrates 50 years of entertaining
IT'S been 50 years since the Ipswich Little Theatre turned an abandoned incinerator at Queens Park into a permanent home for the performing arts.
The incinerator was built on an abandoned quarry and officially opened in 1936.
Ipswich Little Theatre formed in 1946 and presented numerous plays in the Town Hall.
After 25 years of service, the city's incinerator could no longer serve Ipswich's growing population and the building was left abandoned.
That's when the society saw their opportunity to preserve the building and turn it into something special.
To this day it remains at the heart of Ipswich's performing arts community, bringing young and old together to tell stories from the stage.
To read more about the Incinerator Theatre, and Ipswich Little Theatre's upcoming anniversary celebrations, log onto www.qt.com.au.