Festival Venues

The Denmark Festival of Voice features performances and workshops in a range of venues, both heritage and contemporary, all within a gentle stroll of each other in the heart of the beautiful Denmark village. Parking is available near or adjacent to all venues and all have wheelchair access.

Festival Hub | Civic Centre | St Leonard’s Church | Mrs Jones Café/Old Butter Factory | RSL Hall | CWA Hall | Ambulance Hall | Denmark Hotel| The Lodge | Tea House Books | Luscious Organic café | Chilli, Lime, Salt café | Bamboo Hut food stall


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Festival Hub

The Festival Hub is one of your first stops when you get to Denmark. You need to go to the Festival Hub to exchange your email confirmation for tickets and/or wristbands for the events.

Centrally situated between the Civic Centre, St Leonard’s Church and the RSL Hall, the Festival Hub is in Strickland Street next to Chilli Lime Salt in Denmark. The Hub comprises the Festival Office, Box Office, wristband collection, lost and found, and Festival enquiries.

The Festival Hub is open on:
Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Friday from 10am to 8pm
Saturday 8am to 5pm
Sunday 8am to 5pm

Please leave plenty of time when collecting your tickets and/or wristbands from the Festival Hub. There may be queues during the peak periods (Friday night and Saturday morning) and we don’t want anyone missing out or being late for performances.


Denmark Arts Building

Cnr Strickland & Mitchell Sts

History:

Denmark Arts office is open on Tuesdays and Thursday 10am to 4pm

Denmark Arts is housed in the former Denmark Infant Health Clinic. The building is on the site of the original Mill School, built in 1896. The grounds feature a London Plane Tree which was planted when the school was opened and is now considered to be the oldest exotic tree in Denmark. The School was dismantled following the building of the new Denmark Primary School and the materials used to construct the large Hall attached to the CWA Rest Rooms. Built in the 1950’s, the Infant Health Clinic has strong historic, social and heritage significance and represents the growth of the town and its needs for community services as well as the move away from timber construction. The IFC Building is the only example of a government brick building within the Denmark Village and has nice 50’s decorative features, including the wrought iron gates enclosing the front porch.

1950's red bricking building with green wrought iron gates to front porch surrounded by native gardens with blue sky beyond

Civic Centre

Concert/workshop venue

Strickland St (entry from Price St)

This is where it’s all happening folks! The Denmark Civic Centre is the main concert venue and also hosts some of the larger workshops. Musicians’ equipment lockup and public toilets can be found here too.^

a large cream coloured building facing a street with native gardens and a park bench

St Leonard’s Anglican Church

Concert/workshop venue

Cnr Strickland & Mitchell Sts

St Leonard’s is an intimate concert and workshop venue, boasting a beautiful ambience and great acoustics.

History:

Built in 1899 as the Mission Church, St Leo’s has been central to community life ever since. It was Denmark’s first church and is now the town’s oldest remaining building. Built in a company timber town in the heyday of milling, the church was constructed of local karri on land donated by the mill. The interior’s Baltic pine lining and unusual Gothic arch are said to reflect the influence of Norwegian mill workers in Denmark at the time of construction. In 1905 the church was closed when the sawmills shut down and Denmark’s population declined, but it reopened in 1909, and in 1914 was renamed St Leonard’s. After the cemetery was opened in Denmark (about 1910), the interior was turned around and the entrance placed away from the street to accommodate funeral processions. In 1978 timber struts were placed on the building to keep it upright after Cyclone Alby lifted it off its stumps. They have been retained for their historical value.^

a lovely old 1800's timber church with a pointed roof and gothic arched stained glass windows surrounded by gardens

Mrs Jones cafe & Butter Factory Studios

Festival Club & Festival Café

Mt Shadforth Rd

During the day Mrs Jones cafe hosts the Festival Cafe,  focus of the Festival Fringe, opens 7am – 7:30pm for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee; fully licensed, featuring modern Australian cuisine with a focus on fresh local produce.

The Cafe presents local and visiting performers. Entry is free. For full details of artists performing at the Cafe, refer to the program grid.

The Cafe will also have CD/merchandise sales.

At night the Festival Club transforms the yellow room into a late night music venue. Entry is by Festival ticket only.

Butter Factory Studios

The downstairs gallery space, which is home to the Butter Factory Artists’ Collective will host Festival events.

History:

After the closure of Denmark’s timber mills in the early 1900s, dairying became the new industry. By 1926 local cream production was so great that the Great Southern Butter Company built the Factory, which continued to operate until 1973. In 1979 the Goundrey family took on the job of restoring and refurbishing the building and grounds, which include two magnificent palm trees planted in 1935 by Percy Berridge, a former gardener to the Queen. The Factory operated as the Goundrey’s wine-making facility until 1989 and cellar door until the mid 90’s. Still owned by the Goundrey Family, the building is now home to Butter Factory Studios and Galleries and Mrs Jones Café.

butter-factory

RSL Hall

Concert/workshop venue

Cnr Strickland and Bent Sts

The RSL Hall in Strickland St is a lovely old timber building that provides a medium size space for concerts and workshops.

History:

Built in 1954, the RSL Hall houses the Honour Board listing the 79 soldiers from Denmark who served in the First World War. At the front of the building sits the six-pounder anti-tank gun and carriage, placed as a mark of respect to the Denmark men and women who served in WW II. The RSL Hall has great historic and social significance to the greater Denmark Community and is still used by the active local sub-branch of the Returned & Services League as well as many other local community groups.

a 1940's timber hall with a red brick frontage, steps leading to the front door and a large world war 2 gun carriage in front

CWA Hall and Rest Rooms

Concert/workshop venue

Mitchell St

The CWA Hall will host the Act-Belong-Commit Programme of Youth Workshops during DFoV 2015. The workshop programme is open to children and young people and is free. Very young children may be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For full workshop details, visit the Fringe page on this site.

History:

The CWA Rest Rooms are made up of an old Group Settlement cottage moved into town from Lloyds Hill (now known as Silver Road) and a Hall built from materials salvaged from the dismantled original town school in Strickland Street. The Rest Rooms were opened in 1948, with the Hall added in 1952. Active in Denmark since 1934, the CWA has enhanced the lives of many families in the district through times of depression, fire and war and has been instrumental in supplying help to many in need and distress. The Rooms gave rest and shelter to women and children on shopping and market days and the Hall has provided a meeting place for many local groups and organisations, a role it continues to this day.

anlovely old 1930's timber building with a brick chimney on a grassy slope surrounded by gardens with a blue sky above

Ambulance Hall

Workshop venue

Price St

The Ambulance Hall, across the road from the Civic Centre, is home to St John’s Ambulance in Denmark. It is a large and comfortable venue for the more active workshops (carpeted!).

a long cream brick building with a grassy lawn and gardens in front and a blue sky with fluffy white clouds above

Denmark Hotel

Fringe concert/warmup venue

Hollings Rd

The Denmark Hotel hosts the Blues @ Grooves gigs from 9pm to midnight on Friday and from 8:30pm on Saturday night as part of the Blues & Grooves.

History:

Situated to face the new railway station across the river (now the Denmark Bowling Club), the Denmark Hotel was built in 1927 by local identity John (Jack) Clarke who, with his family, ran the hotel for many years. There have been many alterations and additions to the building since its construction, but much of the structure of the original hotel remains at it’s heart. John Clarke left a legacy to build the bandstand on the eastern bank of the river and to purchase instruments to establish a school band here in Denmark – the first school band in WA.

a collage picture of an early 20th century country hotel with half the picture showing the building in 1927 and the other half showing the current building

The Lodge

Workshop venue

2 Strickland Street, Denmark, WA, 6633

The Lodge is located within the former Frail Care Lodge (to be the new premises of Denmark Arts and next to the new Denmark Community Resource Centre).


Tea House Books and café

Fringe concert/warmup venue

Tea House Books is a great place to find beautiful books and delicious coffee and will be open all weekend during the festival.

Teahouse books

Luscious Organic café

Fringe concert/warmup venue

A community focused Organic cafe and store championing local growers and artisan producers and supporting local musicians and artists. Serving certified organic fair trade coffee with local organic milk, house brewed chai, a huge selection of organic teas and our made in house Luscious Bites (raw, organic, gluten free, sugar free).

Luscious

Chilli, Lime, Salt café

Fringe concert/warmup venue

Strickland Street

Background:

My first inkling that I wanted to have my own cafe was when I was 15 and was completing my work experience at Mary Rose – now Mrs Jones… that was 23 years ago…. and its finally come true! The cafe is friendly bright and fun! Lots of fun. We are all about great customer service and quality coffee and food, (you may even hear me singing!). The menu changes regularly and is based on what is in season. Home cooked meals are always a winner. My aim is to support the local businesses as much as possible and to always remember that its the locals that are going to keep me in business.

The cafe is open Monday to Friday 8-3 Saturday 8-1 and open for special occasions on Sundays….like the Festival of the Voice…Come on down and enjoy the atmosphere while drinking a coffee… that’s only $3! $3 coffee all day every day!

Chilli-Lime-Salt

Bamboo Hut

Food Stall

Located near the yurt on the lawn opposite St Leonards Church and the Civic Centre

The Bamboo Hut food stall will be open during the weekend offering lunch and dinner. Wholesome hearty hot food, sweet delights as well as hot and cold drinks, come and grab a soup, curry, hot chai or a piece of cake.

bamboo-hut-web

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