At 8:45pm on Tuesday 8th of August, Dracula’s in Broadbeach conducted a full venue evacuation due to a fire in the carpark at the rear of the venue.
All patrons and staff were promptly and safely evacuated, and the emergency services were informed. The fire was rapidly brought under control, with some damage to the exterior of the building.
The decision was made not to proceed with the remainder of the performance. This marks the first time in Dracula’s 40 year history that a performance has been cancelled mid-show.
There are currently external works in progress to upgrade a telecommunications cell tower situated on the property. Some of the equipment that is currently being stored on site has been identified as the cause of the fire.
As they say, the show must go on, and Dracula’s performance schedule is unaffected. Rehearsals for the new production “Menagerie” - which opens August 23rd - will also re-commence from Wednesday morning.
Dracula’s Box Office will be in touch with all patrons to facilitate transfers or refund as soon as possible.