Entertaining People since 1981

Kaye and Garyth Walpole formed Stagecoach Theatre Company in 1981 and were hoping to perform eight shows for tourists around the Geelong area. They received an offer to perform at The Stables Restaurant in Torquay (Victoria) and stayed there for 3 years before moving to Geelong and opening Stagecoach Theatre Restaurant in 1984.

After ten successful years at Stagecoach they moved to Yeppoon in Queensland and opened Footlights Theatre Restaurant, which has been running very successfully for 30 years.

Stagecoach and Footlights Theatre Companies have given over 100 actors the opportunity to enhance and improve their performance skills, whilst entertaining and delighting thousands of happy customers.

Long may they continue!

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Your Hosts
Kaye & Garyth Walpole

Kaye and Garyth teamed up over 42 years ago and created Footlights. What a super success story it has been, with almost 6,000 shows under their belts!

The first Australian actor accepted into the Actor’s Studio in New York started off in Footlights.

Every performance in 42 years has been important and thoroughly enjoyable. Kaye does the writing, directing and cooking, whilst Garyth does all the hard work.

Teamwork is the key to a successful Theatre Restaurant.


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  Jet Conway       

“OH, WHAT A BEWDY !” is Jet’s second show with Footlights and she takes on each roll with thought and precision. She also works as our
Kitchen Manager and does an excellent job.

Annie Harper

Annie has been with Footlights for four years and during that time has played numerous roles, each one accurate and entertaining. She also helps with the Theatre School each week and the children love her.

Travelling Shows

Not only can you visit us – we can visit your home town to perform a One or Two Hour Travelling Show. This is Ideal for Fund Raising Events or Just a Great Night Out.

Two hour night shows available any night (accommodation required).

Venue Hire

Looking for a Unique Venue for your event? Look no further than the Footlights Theatre!

We cater for up 120 seated guests. If desired one or two hour shows are available for your event. Venue can be hired without show and actors.

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Singing Telegrams

Singing Telegrams are Perfect for any Occasion! We offer you a custom written eight verse song, which is performed by our professional artists with a wide range of characters to choose from.

Call (07) 4939-2399 or click here  to contact us with your enquiry.

Where to stay in Yeppoon

There are so many nice places to stay while you are in the area of Yeppoon. So we have made it easy for you and hand picked some of greatest places to stay while you kick back and watch the sunset over Yeppoon’s beautiful ocean.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Yeppoon is renowned for its beaches, tropical climate, and the islands out on the bay. Here’s a list of places to see while visiting the beautiful area of Yeppoon.

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Footlights Theatre Restaurant

123 Rockhampton Road
Yeppoon, Queensland 4703 Australia
(07) 4939-2399

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Paul Eyles

Show & Dinner

Our group attended this fantastic theatre on Friday 6th Nov. Atmosphere just great, food was delicious, with healthy sized portions, and the show was amazing. If you have a weak bladder, be careful as you will laugh your socks off. We all had the time of our lives. Live theatre beats netflixs by a mile.

Paula V

Paula V

A quirky place to stay

We stayed two nights. The owners/actors also rent out rooms and have spots for RV's. Lovely people, three well behaved small dogs. nice library. We shared the kitchen, had our own bathroom. There is a small, slow elevator to get a person upstairs.

Karen J

Karen J

Valentines Day Dinner Show

Mixture of new and old material in the show. Food was good as usual. Lovely ambiance for the occasion too. Miss the black and white mime videos that used to play at the beginning during dinner service.



Show and dinner

What an experience, never have I ever seen anything like this. Laughs all night food was ok, but I don’t think you go here for the food. Good night with family or friends. A must do if visiting Yeppoon.



Show & Dinner

What a sensational night. Laughs galore... always the unexpected!! A generous dose of double entendre.... and the most scrumptious meal. Delicious. Great service. Friendly staff. Fun times all around.
Something for everyone.

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Footlights Theatre Restaurant
is a Fully Licensed Venue