The venue has been transformed into a multi-purpose performance space that will play host to a programmed line up of performance art, jazz, contemporary music and a mix of local and student performances each week. The adjoining bar, Lionel's Lounge, is Southbank's newest sanctuary with wine, cocktails, snacks and a specially curated program featuring everything from quiet lounge piano to polished cabaret works and the new and avant-garde.
Lionel’s Lounge will be the centre of the Grant Street beat. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm till late, it’s Southbank’s newest sanctuary with wine, cocktails, snacks and a specially curated program featuring everything from quiet piano playing to polished cabaret works and the new and avant-garde. The Grant Street site can expand and retract and can be used as a bar and lounge for up to 80 people, a theatre space that seats 120 and an outdoor area for mini festivals.
The Lionel Gell (Lionel’s) Lounge acknowledges the extraordinary generosity of Lionel Gell, founder of the Lionel Gell Foundation. The Foundation has committed to a $1.3 million, ten year funding agreement that establishes and supports programming at Grant Street.