From the moment you walk through those castle doors, there’s never a dull moment
With an everlasting first impression, Dracula’s has you immediately immersed in the haunting theme of the living dead. One thing is for sure – this is no ordinary theater restaurant!
Intriguing collectibles line the walls of the museum bar including the original Frankenstein prosthetic and one of the original Freddy Kruger masks.
Then, it’s like they’ve extracted a fragment of a theme park and dropped it between the bar and your table… and the only way into the theater is aboard the spooky ghost train with corpses flying at you!
Alas, you’ve made it to your seat alive (only just) and the live tunes are already creating a buzz before the show begins.
The food is delicious, and there’s a tasty range of cocktails, too. The table service is incredible thanks to the colony of eccentric floor staff – lurking around every corner, waiting on you hand and foot.
Then nothing gets the blood pumping more than a cluster of circus novelty acts, black art theater, witty comedy and upbeat songs. Dracula’s is cabaret like no other – it’s scary, sexy and hilarious all at the same time.
The creativity behind the performances and the undead theme is extraordinary. One act, for example, morphs seductive burlesque with black light puppetry to have the performer stripping right down to the bone!
You’ll be mesmerized by the costumes that are so elaborate and intriguing, and feel part of the show as the performers make good use of the entire stage and beyond.
The standout numbers are actually when they’re not even standing – with riveting aerial acrobatics featured throughout the night. One moment you’re in awe as a performer elegantly somersaults in the air cradled in fabric, and the next moment you’re laughing at a frivolous DJ as he spins around from the ceiling.
The show is an unforgettable, spine-tingling experience and you’ll feel a compulsion to be a victim of Dracula’s again and again.
Dracula’s Cabaret is a unique experience unlike any other on the Gold Coast – and a force to be reckoned with!
By Marnie O’Brien
Marnie O’Brien experienced Dracula’s Cabaret VIP Seating, which costs $115 on a weeknight.
t: (07) 5575 1000
a: 1 Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach Waters QLD