Plan to transform Manly’s old Sea Life aquarium into a live music venue

Plans have been put forward to transform the derelict Sea Life aquarium site at Manly into a live entertainment venue for 1300 patrons.

Entrepreneur Oliver Smith revealed details of the redevelopment at a meeting of Northern Beaches Council.

The Sea Life aquarium building has been empty since it closed in January last year.

Smith told the Manly Daily that the proposed venue would host a range of music and other entertainment.

“It would be a community inclusive space to accommodate all,” he said. “IMAGINE Manly will focus on quality live entertainment as well as running a restaurant.

“We plan on featuring entertainment along the lines of domestic and international live music, stand up comedy, artists, DJs, dance performances and numerous community focused live events.

“The thesis of IMAGINE is to continue the inclusive nature of the site while elevating the tourism culture of the northern beaches.”