It was (almost) 50 years ago today that Sgt Pepper taught the band to play.

One of the first ‘concept albums’, The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band introduced an alter ego for the band, and became one of the biggest selling and most critically acclaimed albums in history.

The album was released on 1 June 1967, meaning its 50th anniversary is coming up fast — and the New Globe Theatre’s retro cinema is going to mark the occasion with a visual feast of Beatles footage, rarities, music videos and archival clips on the big screen.

The program includes a Beatles video clip compilation, screenings of The Making of Sgt Pepper’s documentary and the psychedelic Magical Mystery Tour television special, and a track-by-track presentation of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band utilising video clips, performance footage and classic covers.

Sgt Pepper’s 50th Anniversary will be celebrated at the New Globe Theatre (220 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley) on Sunday 4 June at 1:30pm. The event is licensed and under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets, visit