18 March 2024

Experience dinner and a show with a difference at Templo Theatre

| Michelle Taylor
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Dinner with a difference at Templo Theatre. Photo: Shots by Sal.

Promising modern dining and a transformative theatrical experience, leave reality at the door and embrace drama and spectacle at the edgy and intimate Templo Theatre.

Located in the heart of Canberra, this entertainment venue boasts a diverse lineup of performances and immersive dining experiences in an opulent setting.

Templo Theatre aims to provide an unforgettable experience for guests of all kinds.

Embracing the spicy and avant-garde, Templo Theatre introduces a blend of drag, comedy and burlesque – a fusion that ignites the stage with vibrant energy.

Templo Theatre is the brainchild of Saint Malo owner Rulla Bakri.

“Our mission is to create immersive and transformative theatrical experiences that draw inspiration from the evocative cabaret theatres of Paris. We aim to become the go-to destination in Canberra for those seeking unforgettable nights filled with laughter, music and pure entertainment,” Rulla said.

Templo Theatre will strive to be a dynamic cultural hub that sparks conversations, fosters creativity, and contributes to the vibrant tapestry of performing arts in our community.


A chilled beverage to kick the evening off. Photo: simplycheecky.

Take your time at Templo. Savour the moment and allow three hours for dinner and a show.

What can you expect? Shows begin at 6:30 pm but the cocktail bar and lounge opens from 6 pm, so relax with a drink first. At 7 pm, walk into the theatre and your main course of Poulet Roti will be served pre-show. The dining menu suits the French feel. Poulet Roti (French for roast chicken) is a take on the popular dish of Pondicherry during the French colonial period. The chicken is paired with pumpkin puree, couscous, corn and chorizo sauté.

chicken dish

A French main: Poulet Roti. Photo: simplycheecky.

Curtains rise and enjoy the show!

Dessert arrives during intermission: a creamy cappuccino crème brûlée. This French dessert features a layer of caramel over a rich and creamy custard base, served with Kahlua, zabaglione and biscotti.

crème brulée

Creamy cappuccino crème brûlée. Photo: simplycheecky.

Alternatively, ask about the tapas for two and enjoy small dishes like grilled pizzetta, fried plantain, salmon curado and dark rye with the chef’s selection of charcuterie.

Templo Theatre is located at 19 London Cct. Their next show is on 23 March.

Visit Templo Theatre’s event booking page to book an upcoming show. For more details, visit them on Instagram and Facebook.

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