• be a part of our journey

    Welcome to the adventure

  • about the red dahlia bar

    The Red Dahlia is a cabaret lounge bar and comedy club dedicated to old school service.

     

    It's the kind of place where you can drop in for a drink, or stay for the evening and catch a live show.

     

    It's the kind of place place where you can meet friends after work, and hear your conversation over the music.

     

    It's the kind of place you'll see visiting entertainers and innovative events you won't find anywhere else in Central Queensland.

     

    It's your kind of place.

  • What's on at the Red Dahlia

    Our gigs include visiting comedians

    from around the country and the world,

    showcases of local comedy,

    open mic events to develop new talent,

    and events that support the local arts economy

    like book and album launches.

     

    You can check our upcoming events on Facebook.

  • Sponsorship opportunities

    We believe Red Dahlia is a concept ready to happen. That's why the three founders Tom, Thabo and Jodie have invested our own money, time and effort in setting up the venue and bringing it to life.

     

    Now, you can join us in our journey. Your sponsorship will help us bring visiting acts to town, and help us employ locals and buy local goods and services - pumping that money straight back into CQ's local economy.

     

    Both financial and in-kind sponsorship is very greatly appreciated. For in-kind support, we are particularly keen to hear from organisations willing to support us with travel and accommodation for visiting artists, furniture, and goods and services required to finish our renovations - but no matter what line of business you're in, we'd love to work with you.

     

    Here's what you'll get in return for your support:

     

    $10

    • At any Red Dahlia show, donate $10 towards our renovation fund and you can write your name on our Wall of Fame - to be framed, sealed, and preserved for posterity.

    $100

    • Shout outs on social media, linking back to your social media or website
    • 2x free tickets to the upcoming show of your choice, with complimentary drink on arrival

    $200
    The $100 perks plus

    • 2x extra free tickets to the upcoming show of your choice, with complimentary drink on arrival
    • Your flyers or business cards on display in the venue
    • Sponsor name/logo used on flyers and promotion for events held in the fortnight following your sponsorship (dates by negotiation to maximise your exposure.)

    $500

    • Two double season passes that will get you into any and all Red Dahlia shows for six months from date of issue
    • Your flyers or business cards on display in the venue
    • Sponsor name/logo used on flyers and promotion for events held in the month following your sponsorship (dates by negotiation to maximise your exposure.)
    • Shout-out and thanks by the MC during four events held in the month following your sponsorship

     
    $1000
    The $500 perks plus

    • Your major advertising - banners, posters, on-site displays etc - at the venue on one operating night.

    OR

    • Your own roast by our local comedians, at a private event at the Red Dahlia or another venue arranged by you. Dates and content by negotiation.


    $2500
    The $500 level perks plus

    • Naming rights to a show featuring local artists - ie "Your Business Name's Improv Comedy Night"
    • Includes sponsor name/logo in flyers, advertising & promotion for that event
    • Includes major sponsor advertising (banners, posters, displays etc) at the venue on the night of the event
    • Includes meet & greet with artist(s) before or after the show, by arrangement

    OR

    • Your own private event at the Red Dahlia, with exclusive use of the venue and entertainment by local artists. Dates subject to availability, artists and content by negotiation to suit your and your guests' taste.


    $5000
    The $500 level perks plus

    • Naming rights to a show featuring a visiting artist - ie Your Business presents That Person You've Seen On TV
    • Includes sponsor name/logo in flyers, advertising & promotion for the event
    • Includes major sponsor advertising (banners, posters, displays etc) at the venue on the night of the event
    • Includes meet & greet with artist(s) before or after the show, by arrangement

    OR

    • Your own private event at the Red Dahlia, with exclusive use of the venue and entertainment by visiting artists. Dates by arrangement, subject to availability.

     

    Don't see what you'd like? We're happy to discuss other sponsorship arrangements. We'd love to work with you, so please contact us at reddahliabar@gmail.com.