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The Voice in the Walls by Imaginary Theatre

An interactive performance for 9-12 year olds at Old Government House by Imaginary Theatre, presented by QUT Precincts

Victor and Mary are voices from the past, lingering like ghosts within the walls of Old Government House. They need help to bring their stories to light and right the wrongs of history, and there is only one person who can help them.


So keep calm, listen carefully, and do exactly as they say.

The Voice in the Walls is a new audio immersive and interactive performance for 9-12 year olds by Imaginary Theatre. Set amongst the historic halls of Old Government House, the audience will be equipped with headphones and a wireless device while they traverse the halls of the House in an audio tour like none other.

Age range
Strictly for 9-12 year olds

60 minutes

$15 Preview performances 6 January


Tuesday06 Jan 201510.30amSOLD OUT
Tuesday06 Jan 20152pm(Previews)
Wednesday07 Jan 201510.30am & 2pm
Thursday08 Jan 201510.30am & 2pm
Friday09 Jan 201510.30am
Monday12 Jan 201510.30am
Tuesday13 Jan 201510.30am & 2pm
Tuesday13 Jan 20154.30pmAdults Only*
Wednesday14 Jan 201510.30am & 2pm
Thursday15 Jan 201510.30am & 2pm
Friday16 Jan 201510.30am & 2pm
Friday16 Jan 20154.30pmAdults Only*
Monday19 Jan 201510.30am & 2pm
Tuesday20 Jan 201510.30am & 2pm
Tuesday20 Jan 20154.30pmAdults Only*
Wednesday21 Jan 201510.30am & 2pm
Thursday22 Jan 201510.30am
Friday23 Jan 201510.30am

*Adults Only performances

Due to high demand from curious adults, we have decided to add a limited number of additional shows for adults only. These performances will contain the same content as the work for 9-12 year olds. Because this unusual but highly interactive work is experienced very differently by adults and teenagers than by 9-12 year old children we cannot admit anyone under 13 into the adult only performances.


Old Government House
QUT Gardens Point, 2 George Street Brisbane
View map and parking information

Crew & Creative Team

Writer: David Burton
Director/Sound Designer: Thom Browning
Producer: Fiona MacDonald
Composer: Joff Bush
Performers: Chenoa Deemal, Lucas Stibbard (Live). Maximo Fatica, Kayla Robinson (Voice over)
Consultant/Dramaturg: Nadine McDonald-Dowd
Dramaturg: Mark Radvan
Creative Development Contributor: Emily Burton
Historian: Katie McConnel
Costumes: Rosa Hirakata
Sound Technician: Thanthip Oudomvilay

Please note:

This is an interactive performance that will require audiences to be active participants in the performance. Audiences should wear comfortable clothing and covered shoes.

This production is strictly for children aged 9-12. Younger children, teenagers and adults will not be admitted. Audiences will be safely supervised at all times. Parents/carers accompanying children to the performance are asked to wait nearby for the pick up of their children at the end of the performance, and are welcome to wait at the Old Government House café, stroll through the City Botanic Gardens or visit other QUT Gardens Point attractions.

Patrons with access requirements must book over the phone or in person.

Due to the nature of the performance late-comers can not be admitted. Performances will commence at the advertised start times.

It is advised that patrons arrive at least 15 minutes before the advertised start time.

Post-show information about the show

October 2014