Footlights celebrates 40th Anniversary

Some say once you reach 40, life begins its downhill slide, but for owners of the popular Footlights Theatre Restaurant in Yeppoon, the stars are still very clear and in reach…

Back in 1981, Kaye and Garyth Walpole kicked off their theatrical journey in the urban city of Geelong, Victoria before moving to the Capricorn Coast to share their love of entertaining and performing with the local seaside community.

Fast forward four decades, and Footlights Theatre Restaurant have successfully provided over 100 actors with the opportunity to enhance and improve their performance skills, across more than 5000 shows, while entertaining thousands of happy customers.

The true Australian, top-class comical variety show has firmly established itself as a must-see for visitors to the Capricorn Coast, along with a place that locals proudly call their own.

Offering a unique dining experience which includes a sumptuous three-course dinner while being entertained by a two-hour show, is the only of its kind in the region.

With absolutely no intention of slowing down any time soon, the quirky and cheerful business will be holding a massive 40-year celebration on Saturday 17th July to reminisce many highlights and deliver plenty of belly-laughs.

Kaye and Garyth are thrilled to have reached this milestone and excited to share it with the Capricorn Coast community.

“We consider ourselves very fortunate to have a life filled with love and laughter,” Kaye and Garyth shared.

“The secret to our longevity has been teamwork – writing, directing, performing, cooking, ….in other words everything that it takes to run a successful business.”

“We sincerely thank everyone that has participated and supported us through our 40 years. Long may we continue.”

Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll is proud of the Footlights team for this incredible achievement.

“Our region is so fortunate to have such distinctive and professional operators such as Kaye and Garyth delivering entertainment and hospitality that is second to none,” Mary said.

“We congratulate them on their 40 years in business and hope to see them around for many more.”

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