“Footlights is a true Australian Gem in the Entertainment and Restaurant arena. For over forty years we have been bringing to the public original comedy together with a delicious three course dinner. Footlights also runs a Drama Class for children every week. We have special accommodation packages which include airbnb and WikiCamps. Footlights has Travelling Shows and can bring our unique comedy show to your town. Footlights is a big part of the recent award winning Fun Over Fifty Tours. We are open all year round and change our wonderful shows regularly. FOOTLIGHTS, IT’S FOR YOU.
Your Hosts – Kaye & Garyth Walpole
Kaye and Garyth teamed up over 36 years ago and created Footlights and what a super success story it has been, with almost 5,000 shows under their belts! The first Australian actor accepted into the Actor’s Studio in New York started off in Footlights. Every performance in 36 years has been important and thoroughly enjoyable. Kaye does the writing, directing and cooking, whilst Garyth does all the hard work.
Kaye and Garyth Walpole formed Stagecoach Theatre Company in 1981 and were hoping to perform eight shows for tourists around the Geelong area. They recieved an offer to perform at The Stables Restaurant in Torquay (Victoria) and stayed there for 3 years before moving to Geelong and opening Stagecoach Theatre Restaurant in 1984.
After ten successful years at Stagecoach they moved to Yeppoon in Queensland and opened Footlights Theatre Restaurant, which has been running very successfully for 25 years. Stagecoach and Footlights Theatre Companies have given over 100 actors the opportunity to enhance and improve their performance skills, whilst entertaining and delighting thousands of happy customers.
Are you looking for a Unique Dining Experience?
They offer Top Class, Comedy Variety Show. Enjoy a delicious three course dinner with a Fully Licensed Bar. Footlights has been a Capricorn Coast attraction for over 20 years.
The latest show at Footlights really is an Australian Treasure. It’s a Two Hour Show packed full of laughter, ideal for everyone and perfect for any occasion. All original material that is very different from anything else you’ll see. Footlights has five or six shows each week, including the Two Hour night shows and the One Hour Lunch Shows. Discount prices for Group Bookings are available.
After Entree and Mains the first half of the show begins and sets the pace for a wonderful night. At interval, desserts and unlimited Tea and Coffee are served. The second half of the show will leave you with unforgettable memories of a wonderful night.
I have been to Footlights many times over the past 37 years and it never disappoints. My ribs are sore from laughing. The food is amazing and the price is right.
They even do Singing Telegrams which are Perfect for any Occasion!
They offer you a custom written eight verse song, which is performed by our professional artists with a wide range of characters to choose from.”
Source: Footlights Theatre Restaurant