Winter Tango Festival | Brisbane
We are honoured to host the Moonlight Tango Winter Festival in beautiful and warm Brisbane. The capital city of Queensland offers the best setting for an Australian winter tango festival given its mild climate, diverse range of venues, and broad array of cultural and outdoor activities. Brisbane is rapidly growing and this festival will contribute to its cultural diversity, making it even more attractive to visitors and potential new residents. In curating the Winter Tango Festival we have chosen iconic venues in the heart of Brisbane, all located within walking distance so that the events can be easily enjoyed while discovering the City. In this page you will find a few details on the venues, the additional cultural and outdoor activities available and the many promotions/coupons we have organised for you to have a more comfortable stay while you travel to Brisbane.
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Where to stay
The Heart of Brisbane
City Hall is one of Queensland's most significant heritage and cultural icons. Located in the heart of Brisbane CBD, the Brisbane City Hall is a grand venue and offers the perfect setting for our elegant event.
For the Winter Tango Festival we have chosen the comfort of the Ithaca Auditorium at Brisbane City Hall which gives all dancers enough space to interpret the beautiful notes of our DJs and the live orquesta which will be playing over the weekend. At the Ithaca foyer you will also be able to enjoy light refreshments, the bar, and tailored tango vendors for your last minute shopping.
Make sure to check other things to do at the City Hall
- My Dear Tango Wear
Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall
Evita Restaurant in Fortitude Valley is walking distance from the Brisbane City Hall and offers the perfect cadre for a cosy After Party Milonga. The restaurant was created as a venue to host and boost Argentinean culture spanning from delicious food to music and dancing. Moonlight Tango has already crafted events at Evita and the local dancers have had a taste of the delicious Argentinean food on offer. We hope you will all enjoy this venue during the festival and as a perfect place to get even more of an Argentinean experience during dinner.
The Local Brewery
As an independent, award-winning craft beer brewery, bar and kitchen located in Fortitude Valley, Soapbox captured our attention already a while back. The space and atmosphere are very conducive to original tango events. Moonlight Tango has organised milongas at Soapbox including the Australian wide live-streaming of Orquesta Romantical Milonguera.
Soapbox produce premium, hand crafted beers that are brewed and served on-site bringing a range of crafty flavours and styles for you, our community to taste and try. The cuisine a la carte menu includes a tasty selection of traditional pub classics, modern Australian share plates and bar snacks caters for most dietary requirements including vegetarian and vegan friendly options.
89-101 Gipps Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
C'est Bon Restaurant & Le Bon Bar
Over the last year C'est Bon Restaurant and Le Bon Bar has been the venue for three elegant Moonlight Tango milongas and our Musicality Masterclass. This partnership has offered the Brisbane Tango community the chance to experience their beloved dance within an atmosphere of sophisticated wines and delectable dining. Located in the inner city suburb of Woolloongabba, C'est Bon is a must for any visitor - breakfast, lunch or dinner, or a cocktail on the rooftop bar!
609/611 Stanley Street
Woolloongabba, QLD 4101
Free parking is available behind the restaurant
Institute of Modern Art
Brisbane's IMA has been curating and exhibiting contemporary art for 40 years. Having seen 9 directors, 500+ exhibitions in 4 buildings, the IMA now resides in the Judith Wright Arts Centre in Fortitude Valley. The IMA was host to several of our Musicality Masterclasses, featuring Murat and Gianpiero Galdi.
Why not take in an exhibition between classes and a milonga?
Institute of Modern Art Brisbane
Where to Stay
Comfortable and Central
Brisbane offers a plethora of amazing hotels and perfect locations for a comfortable stay during a warm winter weekend. We have specifically curated the Moonlight Tango Winter Festival so that all events are clustered within walking distance of Brisbane CBD. You can choose a hotel in the CBD, Fortitude Valley, South Bank or Spring Hill and you will be moments away from the "action".
To ease the task of the many dancers who will join us from outside Brisbane, we have selected a few hotels which have offered us specific coupons and discounts for the occasion. Please check our blog for more info and coupons.
- Mantra Hotels (Accor Group)
- The Miro
When in Brisbane...
Welcome to Brisbane, capital of Queensland, and the third largest city in Australia. Nestled by and around the Brisbane River, it’s a cosmopolitan hub for arts, culture and dining. You can find an amazing collection of places to explore in and around the city, from the natural pleasures of parklands to the urban appeal of museums and art galleries - it’s right here.... wining and dining, urban village hotspots, nights out on the town, shopping and cinemas and everything in between.
So come a few days before the Festival or stay a few days after, enjoy and explore what this fabulous city has to offer. The clear blue sky and warm sunny days of Brisbane will guarantee to beat any winter blues.
Please check the links below and more for advice on how to spend the weekend while you are not dancing.
Moonlight Tango has been working hard to offer you a number of satellite offers and events during the long weekend spanning from Thursday 11th to Monday 15th of August.
Massages and Physio
Norman Sossi | remedial massage therapist| Queen Street Physiotherapy, 215 Queen Street | firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga with Stef
13/8 11am - 12noon @ Upstairs 404 Montague Rd, West End Yoga
A special yoga class to help you recover from travel, workshops and late nights of Tango. Whether you are a beginner or a well-practiced yogi, Stef will make you feel like you have been massaged from the inside out. Unravel tension in the body so you can flow into another amazing day of Tango! Stef is a yoga therapist and highly skilled at instructing nourishing yoga to suit all levels. Mats and all props provided.
Booking Policy: We need a minimum of 10 students booked and paid by Wednesday 10/8 to confirm booking. Tickets cancelled after 11/8 tickets are not refundable but can be transferred to another student or can be credited toward future yoga classes, massage or gift vouchers. Contact Stef directly for cancellations.