Arts Northern Rivers | 22nd March, 2016

Brunswick-Pic-HouseAfter 30 years, the curtain is lifting on the Brunswick Picture House. The iconic former Brunswick Pictures site on Fingal Street in Brunswick Heads has had a new lease on life and opens its doors Easter Weekend 2016.

Thanks to internationally acclaimed producers of circus and cabaret (you can check out some of their work at, who now call Bruns home, are working to restore the Picture House to it’s former glory. Their goal is to create a vibrant, revived version of what the Picture House once was, a place of outstanding entertainment for the local community and tourists alike. A mixed arts venue, with an adjoining cafe. Live theatre, kids shows, circus performances, films and much much more.


The Really Good Good Friday Circus Bonanza An extravaganza of performances from an array of local and international performers, this all ages gala of epic proportions will tickle the funny bones of the young and young at heart.

Bruns-Pic-House-2The Inaugural Picture House Cheeky Cabaret | In the tradition of La Soirée and Club Swizzle, this cabaret variety night is guaranteed to tantalise and titillate. A star-studded line-up of Australian and international darlings of the cabaret circuit will leave you begging for more. Bring Grandma, but leave the little ones at home.

Kaput Direct from a sell-out North American tour, self-proclaimed “elegant buffoon” Tom Flanagan presents his award-winning show throughout the Easter weekend. Described as “physical comedy at its best,” Kaput revives the art of silent movie-esque slapstick. An hilariously funny mix of chaos, comedy and acrobatics for all ages.

The Pitts Family Circus | Born of the same era as the original Brunswick Pictures, then named the Victory Theatre, this iconic Hollywood masterpiece in all its Technicolor glory is the perfect film to propel the Brunswick Picture House into her new existence. No, Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore.

IMAGE CREDITS Amy Cater Photography.  John W. McCormick