Company Quick Fire | Queensland Theatre

Valerie Cole recently started with Queensland Theatre as the Finance Manager. We took 5 minutes to find out Valerie's interests and what attracted her to work for the company. 

What attracted you to work with Queensland Theatre?

Working in the performing arts for a MPA company

Where were you working previously? 

Opera Queensland, prior to that in commercial art galleries, and early in my career in finance & banking

Have you always been interested in the Arts? 

Yes. I also have a degree in Fine Arts – Art history: criticism & conservation.

What is one of your all-time favourite live performance experiences? 

Baroque concert at sunset in Sainte Chappelle in Paris

What’s your favourite place to eat in Brisbane? 

Stokehouse is a perennial favourite but at the moment, I have lots of new favourites around Fish Lane in South Brisbane, where I live.

What inspires you?

Talented individuals and groups creating and doing amazing work in their area of the Arts

Which play are you most looking forward to seeing?

An Octoroon

What’s your favourite thing to do on the weekend?

Spending time with my children, catching up with friends for dinner, and relaxing

What’s your greatest indulgence?

Travelling overseas with my family each year and trying to squeeze a shopping trip to Paris into the itinerary.


Valerie Cole - Finance Manager, Queensland Theatre