The megachurch has picked up the historic music and events venue for $23 million. Yesterday (Sunday), news broke of Hillsongs purchase of Melbournes Festival Hall, the beloved historic venue that has hosted some iconic shows in its long and storied history.
Who owns Festival Hall in Melbourne?
Community Venues Pty Ltd Festival Hall (Melbourne)OwnerCommunity Venues Pty LtdOperatorArena Management Pty LtdCapacitySeating: 1,741 Standing: 2,600 Concerts: 5,445ConstructionOpenedMay 19157 more rows
When did Festival Hall Close?
29 August 2003 Brisbane Festival HallCapacity4,000ConstructionOpened27 April 1959Closed29 August 2003Demolished20036 more rows
Is Hillsong Church still going?
Hillsong Church, commonly known as Hillsong, is a charismatic Christian megachurch based in Australia. The church, originally called Hills Christian Life Centre, was established in 1983 in Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, by Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie....Hillsong ChurchAid organizationHillsong City Care3 more rows
What building did Hillsong buy in Melbourne?
Festival Hall The megachurch has picked up the historic music and events venue for $23 million. Yesterday (Sunday), news broke of Hillsongs purchase of Melbournes Festival Hall, the beloved historic venue that has hosted some iconic shows in its long and storied history.
Who has performed at Festival Hall?
Over the years, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and Shirley Bassey all graced the stage at Festival Hall. For over 60+ years St John Ambulance Victoria has had the pleasure of providing first aid services at Festival Hall, providing medical assistance to hundreds of thousands of patrons during this time.
When was Festival Hall built?
October 1949 Royal Festival Hall/Construction started
Who designed the Festival Hall?
Leslie Martin Robert MatthewPeter Moro Royal Festival Hall/Architects
Does the Royal Festival Hall still exist?
The hall was built as part of the Festival of Britain for London County Council, and was officially opened on 3 May 1951....Royal Festival HallOwnerLondon County Council (1951–1965) Greater London Council (1965–1986) Arts Council (1986–1988) Southbank Centre Limited (1988–present)19 more rows
When was Southbank Centre built?
1 May 1951 It attracted 4.36 million visitors during 2019. Over two thousand paid performances of music, dance and literature are staged at Southbank Centre each year, as well as over two thousand free events and an education programme, in and around the performing arts venues....Southbank Centre.Opened1 May 1951Websitewww.southbankcentre.co.uk6 more rows