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Luke, Owner, Dracula’s Cabaret

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Dracula’s Cabaret has been scaring the locals of Broadbeach all the way since 1960, helmed by owner, Luke. Dracula’s original location was just around the corner from where they are currently, and the original owners converted a series of shops into a theatre space.

As the business went from strength-to-strength they outgrew their original location and moved to their current site, where they raised the roof to accommodate more seating and installed a rigging system that lets their performers fly over the audience.

After a lengthy closure brough about by COVD, Dracula’s is back with a COVID safe plan! The health of their customers is number one, so they’ve opened back up with limited capacity to allow for social distancing, increased cleaning protocols and a limited performance schedule (for now).

Throughout the uncertainty of COVID, Luke says that they’ve been overhelmed with the support received from the local Queenslanders. They’ve been flooding in to celebrate all the special occasions they missed while locked-down, and finding any excuse to get out for a night. They even had five wedding proposals within the first month of re-opening!

Showing their resilience, when the pandemic hit, they made the most of their in-house costume department who made re-usable cloth face masks, which have been a huge hit.

The team at Dracula’s returns the support to their local community as much as they ca, regularly contributing to local charities and fundraising events. Their “Drax4Kids” show is the current sponsor of their local Nippers club at Mermaid Beach. Although the support has dropped a little through these tough times, they cant wait to get back out their supporting their locals once we all get through this.

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