Queen's Birthday Ball PosterBrisbane Pride Festival is proud to announce the details for this year’s Queen’s Birthday Ball, held at the stunning Tivoli theatre.

Harking back to the Fabulous 50th, the 51st Annual Queens Birthday Ball will be a stylish retro affair in the beautifully restored Tivoli theatre, while the awards & ball will celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee with a theme of Fabulous Fifties.

The Tivoli is one of Brisbane’s most elegant and unique venues. With a charm and ambience perfect for a stylish costume ball, the Tivoli was built in 1917, renovated and restored in 1989 in authentic Art Deco style and considered one of Australia’s most beautiful theatres. The luxurious furnishings even go into the restrooms, with the ladies powder room having its own lounge area.

You can purchase your tickets online at the Brisbane Pride Festival website by booking a table for you and your friends (from Friday, April 20) or through The Sportsmans Hotel. VIP Dress Circle tickets include canapés served at your table plus 2 standard drinks. Main Auditorium tickets include canapés served at your table.

Voting and Nominations for 2012 Queens Ball Awards


This years nomination categories are:

DJ/Performer of the Year
Eligibility: DJs, singers, dancers, performance artists, comedians, live musicians

Drag Performer of the Year
Eligibility: Drag queens, drag kings

Artist of the Year
Eligibility: Painters, sculptors, visual artists, recording artists, photographers

Event of the Year
Eligibility:  Community events, parties, performances, exhibitions

Licensed Venue of the Year
Eligibility: Pubs, clubs or other licensed venues

Adult Venue of the Year
Eligibility: Sex-on-premises venues

Community Social Group of the Year
Eligibility: Any LGBTI-oriented social group

Community Support Group of the Year
Eligibility:  LGBTI health, welfare, and support groups

Activist of the Year
Eligibility: Any person working to advance or prevent erosion of LGBTI rights

Volunteer of the Year
Eligibility: Any unpaid person supporting community groups or events

Young Achievement Award
Eligibility: Under the age of 25 (inclusive)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Eligibility: Any LGBTI person


Nominations for the Queens Birthday Ball awards opened April 7 and run until May 11, 2012. From there voting will open and will run until June 8, closing at midnight. To nominate or vote please go to www.brisbanepridefestival.com.au and follow the link to Queensball from the main page. Voting, when open, will also be from the Brisbane Pride Festival website. Voting will be available at selected venues around Brisbane and the Gold Coast – please check the Pride website for more details.