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Gabriella Szablewska & Brent Wilson, Voice over matter 2012 (installation detail), mixed media, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artists.

Voice over Matter

Darkroom March 22 - April 27, 2014

Brisbane –based artists Gabriella Szablewska and Brent Wilson share a studio and collaborate with one another in between work, band practice, tending their garden and family commitments. Both gradu…

Catherine Staughton, Love kitten massage face (Sim Luttin) 2010; acrylic and felt pen on paper, Courtesy Arts Project Australia.

Renegades: Outsider Art

Gallery 2 March 22 - April 27, 2014

'Renegades art comes from a sparkling spectrum of makers: studios supporting people with intellectual disabilities, community care centres, psychiatric settings and outer geographical reaches, or f…

Chris BENNIE, Levitating Caravean (Not all holidays are created equally) 2013, gicleé print on Hähnemule photo rag archival paper, Courtesy of the artist.

2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 March 29 - May 25, 2014

Now in its 14th year, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established ph…


Shen Yun

Arts Theatre April 24 - April 27, 2014

The world's top classical Chinese dancers, original live music by the Shen Yun Orchestra, animated backdrops and exquisite costumes... Embark on an extraor…

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Comedy in The Basement - Tahir

The Basement Friday, April 25, 2014

Tahir is one of Australia’s busiest comedians. This Logie-nominated performer has featured in comedy venues around the country and had numerous television appearances. You may remember his hilariou…

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Babushka Live and Intimate: Sex, Lies and Pregnancy Tests

The Basement Saturday, April 26, 2014

You are invited to join the girls of Babushka as they divulge tales of love, lust and longing t…

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A Morning With... The Rat Pack

Paradise Showroom Monday, April 28, 2014

With music made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr, The Rat Pack recreates the sound of the Big Band era in this dazzling show. Dressed to the nines, the three guys perform so…

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Healing - Preview Screening and Q&A with star Don Hany

Arts Theatre Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Don't miss this exclusive preview screening of the film Healing, plus a Q&A with the star Don Hany before the movie. After 18 years in prison, Viktor Khadem (Don Hany – …

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AFTER DARK: Composing Art

Gallery 1 Thursday, May 1, 2014

AFTER DARK: Composing Art art.music.talks.food Galleries stay open 5.00 - 8.00pm I Program from 6.00pm I Cash bar Join us AFTER DARK for an…


St Hilda's Musical - Return To The Forbidden Planet

Arts Theatre May 2 - May 3, 2014

Hold on to your space-suits ladies and gentlemen, as St Hilda’s School presents its 2014 Musical Return to the Forbidden Planet! The show is out of this world, with some ‘galacticall…

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Friends of The Arts Centre - New Member Welcome Party

Gallery 1 Friday, May 2, 2014

New Member Welcome Party All Friends members are invited to a relaxed evening to welcome new members. An opportunity for all to meet and welcome our …

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Comedy in The Basement - Doug Chappel

The Basement Friday, May 2, 2014

Doug Chappel has been a professional comedian for over 10 years and is an energetic performer with hilarious facial expressions, astute observation and charm. He has toured internationally, been th…

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A Touch of Tango

The Space Friday, May 2, 2014

The Gold Coast Chamber Ensemble delights the senses with a concert of classics and contemporary music. The program includes Mozart's Divertimento in D Major, Vivaldi's Winter f…

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Image: Marcel Cousins, First home buyers 2003 (detail), bubble-jet and enamel on canvas, Collection: Gold Coast City Gallery

Everyday Celebrity: Extra Ordinary Things from the Collection

Gallery 2 May 3 - June 15, 2014

In the modern world both objects and individuals have been re-contextualised and presented with a new found meaning often beyond their original status. The humble Campbell’s soup can rose to fame i…


Jazz in The Basement hosted by Mal Wood featuring The Ingrid James Quintet

The Basement Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ingrid is an award-winning Queensland jazz singer “whose note-perfect delivery and depth of lyrical expression has elevated her into the elite of Australia’s musical talents”. (Steve Robertson, Por…

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Mason and Hamlin 2014 Concert Series: Jenni Flemming, Brachi Tilles, Gwyn Roberts and Spiros Rantos

Gallery 1 Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Arts Centre Gold Coast in collaboration with Mason & Hamlin present Mason and Hamlin 2014 Concert Series Featuring Jenni Flemming, Brachi Tilles, Gwyn R…

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The Greenroom Project - Hayden Tee

The Basement Monday, May 5, 2014

The hottest ticket in town!  Star of Les Miserables Hayden Tee is the celebrity guest this month and we are so excited. Hayden has appeared in a number of productions inclu…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - An Evening in Paris

Paradise Showroom Friday, May 9, 2014

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has experienced its most successful year with record attendance and acclaim for its selection o…

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Comedy in The Basement - Pommy Johnson

The Basement Friday, May 9, 2014

Pommy Johnson is a live – wire stand up comedian who has toured extensively. His act is versatile and well suited to a wide cross section of audiences and situations. CELEBRA…

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Using Historical Photographic Processes in a Modern Classroom - Professional Development

Gallery 1 Saturday, May 10, 2014

Fine art photographer Craig Tuffin will offer an explanation of historic photographic techniques and their application in the current school system. View a demonstration of 1850’s wet plate collodi…

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Words in the Gallery: The Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature and Poetry Prizes 2014

Gallery 1 Saturday, May 10, 2014

Among the richest poetry and short story prizes in the world, the Josephine Ulrick prizes are worth $30,000 in prize money. Griffith University sponsors and manages the prizes. Come and listen to t…



Arts Theatre Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Check out the 4 star review from The Age

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The Wiggles

Arts Theatre Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Wiggles "Apples and Bananas" Tour launches 2014 at a cracking pace! Anthony. Emma, Lachy and Simon start their tour in Sydney and then travel from March until June entertaining children around …

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Comedy in The Basement - Adam Rozenbachs

The Basement Friday, May 16, 2014

Stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster and ventriloquist dummy disliker - Adam has steadily risen to become one of Australia's funniest and most consistent performers, writers and broadcasters.…

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The Naked Magicians

The Basement Saturday, May 17, 2014

From the creator of the biggest magic show on the planet, comes the world’s boldest and cheekiest magic show.They’ve performed to audiences on televisions and stages across the globe no…

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The Deep

Arts Theatre May 20 - May 21, 2014

Set in a typical Winton world of beach and sea, The Deep is about a little girl named Alice who must overcome her fear of swimming in the ocean. Every day Alice and her family go d…

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We Are GC 2014

The Basement Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gold Coast locals and business owners invite you to a Business Communication VIP LOUNGE event. We invite Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, Mentors and Developers to join us for this unique Thursday dinin…

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Arts Theatre Thursday, May 22, 2014

It’s that time of year again - the ultimate comedy roadtrip returns! We’ve let the superstars of Australia’s biggest comedy festival off the leash and on to the road. From Hobart to Hong Ko…

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Comedy in The Basement - Tom Siegert

The Basement Friday, May 23, 2014

Tom has a unique style of comedy that has made him a crowd favourite all over Australia.He is a talented writer and this becomes obvious as you get hit with punch lines that no one sees comin…

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One Night of Queen

Arts Theatre Sunday, May 25, 2014

Since winning Stars in Their Eyes in 2000 with a record 864,838 votes, Gary Mullen has toured the world with his breathtaking One Night of Queen.  His uncanny vocal resemblance to…

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Friends High Tea by Design - May

Gallery 1 Friday, May 30, 2014

Friends 'High Tea by Design' A special preview for Friends of the JAM Warehouse 40 Year Anniversary Exhibition (ceramics, metal, glass and furniture) while enjoying high tea.  The J…

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Hairspray The Musical by Merrimac SHS

Arts Theatre Friday, May 30, 2014

Hairspray The Musical by Merrimac SHS  Merrimac State High School proudly presents HAIRSPRAY the Broadway Musical at the Arts Centre Gold Coast on 30 May 2014 at 7.30pm. Tic…

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Comedy in The Basement - Jacques barrett

The Basement Friday, May 30, 2014

With great versatility in his skills and performance he's one of the most sort after comics in the Australian comedy scene.  Catch him now to say your saw him when... CELEBRATING? 

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Howard Sparks, Escape from the Carousel, oil painting, Courtesy of the artist.

HOWARD SPARKS: Aspects from the Past

Foyer Gallery May 31 - July 6, 2014

Memories – ‘things seen and thoughts pondered’ - seep into the poetic paintings of Howard Sparks. This exhibition showcases a selection of paintings Sparks has created over the past few years, incl…

Image: Tom Moore, Oily Invertebrate with heaps-good Shrubby Mounds, etc (detail) 2012, blown and solid glass, silver leaf, fake moss, laminated plywood, dirt, heavy card, paint, particle board

Designing Craft / Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory

Gallery 1 May 31 - July 13, 2014

Established by the South Australian Government in 1973, JamFactory is a unique and iconic South Australian institution that nurtures and promotes contemporary craft and design in Australia.


Jazz in The Basement hosted by Mal Wood featuring Shannon Marshall and The Souls Almighty

The Basement Saturday, May 31, 2014

Shannon Marshall, one of Brisbane’s coolest and captivating musicians, leads this powerhouse band with his soulful vocals and renowned trumpet playing. Featuring Au…

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A Morning With... Wayne Scott Kermond and Warren Kermond

Paradise Showroom Monday, June 2, 2014

Walk on the sunny side of the street with this musical cabaret starring father and son. With an assortment of song, dance and comedy, this show will make your toes tap to songs like Singin’ in …

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Comedy in The Basement - Harley Breen

The Basement Friday, June 6, 2014

Harley Breen has blown away audiences from the sugarcane fringes of Queensland to the sweaty stages of the Edinburgh Fringe. Regularly headlining around Australia, Harley has won over a legion of f…

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This is Why We Cant Have Nice Things : Gillian Cosgriff

The Basement Saturday, June 7, 2014

Hilarious and charming original songs that will make you glad these things haven’t happened to you. After the success of her debut show, Waitressing… …

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Alchemy - Ali McGregor

The Basement Thursday, June 12, 2014

Eighties pop and hot jazz: one girl’s trash is another girl’s treasure… Direct from a critically acclaimed season in Edinburgh, Ali McGregor’s new show

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - The Well Swung Daddies

Paradise Showroom Friday, June 13, 2014

The WellSwung Daddies are a 10 piece swing band that plays a mixture of arrangements from the modern swing masters, The Cherry Poppin Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Rev…

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Comedy in The Basement - Sean Woodland

The Basement Friday, June 13, 2014

Sean Woodland tells jokes that make people laugh. A genuine, authentic character, rich in experiences, Sean is more passionate about his pursuit of comic excellence than he ever was about bei…

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Young Actors Masterclass - Mastering the Monologue

The Space Saturday, June 14, 2014

  QTC will present two masterclasses for young people interested in building their skills in acting, theatre and performance.  ACTING IN SCENE and MA…


Curating the Collection - Professional Development

Gallery 1 Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fancy yourself a curator? Gold Coast City Gallery presents a unique opportunity for Visual Art teachers to curate a trail of Collection works to be exhibited throughout The Arts Centre Gold…


Nova Noir - Kim Smith

The Basement Saturday, June 14, 2014

Electro-pop meets Weimar cabaret in this direct-from New York hit. Award-winning New Yorkbased cabaret performer Kim Smith conjures the glitter and doom o…

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Beyond Suffering - Blake D. Bauer

Paradise Showroom Sunday, June 15, 2014

Beyond Suffering - A Life-Changing Day of Self Love, Healing, Meditation & Qi Gong Please join internationally recognized author, spiritual teacher a…


Sweet Dreams: The Annie Lennox Story - Michael Griffiths

The Basement Sunday, June 15, 2014

The one-man pop cabaret masterpiece that will play with your heart. Michael Griffiths IS Annie Lennox. No accent, costume or wig. Annie’s lyrics have been…

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The Pillowman

The Space June 19 - June 28, 2014

This dark comedy is not for the faint-hearted. Set in a police interrogation room in a totalitarian state, a writer is questioned over the content of some short stories which bear an uncann…

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Arts Theatre June 20 - June 29, 2014

Since its Broadway debut, this spectacular musical has thrilled millions of theatregoers worldwide: mesmerising them with its passion and captivating them with its story. The last seven day…

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Comedy in The Basement - Chris Radburn

The Basement Friday, June 20, 2014

With his hilarious observational style of humour, former lawyer Chris Radburn is one of the funniest comics on the scene today. Chris has made numerous television appearances including The NRL Foot…

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Edwin Bode: Pioneering Artist of the Gold Coast Hinterland Region

Gallery 1 June 21 - July 27, 2014

English-born Bode immigrated to Queensland in 1882, aged 23. Within four years he had moved to the Gold Coast hinterland where he created watercolours of homesteads and farms in the Canungra, Wongl…


Celebrity and Literary Luncheon with Patsy Rowe

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Enjoy a Celebrity and Literary Luncheon with best-selling author and international speaker Patsy Rowe. This month, Patsy's guests include authors Di Fingelton

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Comedy in The Basement - Darren Sanders

The Basement Friday, June 27, 2014

One of Australia's best (comics that is!) appearing on "Rove" as well as "The Comedy Channel" and just about every other TV and Radio station in Oz and currently on TVS with his own show - The Darr…

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Cirque Mother Africa

Arts Theatre Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Direct from a sell out Broadway season, Cirque Mother Africa returns after four long years with new and old classic acts, new music and new costumes. 

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - July

Paradise Showroom Friday, July 11, 2014

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has experienced its most successful year with record attendance and acclaim for its selection o…

Lauren Simeoni Wreath 2012, artificial foliage, brass, amazonite

Unnatural Jewellery Workshop with Lauren Simeoni

The Studio Sunday, July 13, 2014

JamFactory alumni studio artist Lauren Simeoni will lead a skills based workshop that will have you thinking outside the square about jewellery design. Using found materials to sha…

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Directing in the context of the Senior Drama Syllabus - Professional Development

The Studio Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The art and skill of directing figures prominently in the 2013 Drama Syllabus, this workshop will provide practical approaches to teaching the skills of directing, whilst also revealing ways to ali…

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The Factory

Arts Theatre July 15 - July 16, 2014

This hilarious and heartfelt musical gem is a tribute to the courage of the Pacific peoples who migrated to New Zealand during the 70s. Arriving in Aukilani with her father, a young Samoan …

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Ruby Moon

The Space July 17 - July 26, 2014

Descend into a suburban dystopia of loss and fear with this haunting production of Matt Cameron’s acclaimed Australian play for young adults, Ruby Moon. In the suburban quiet of Fl…

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Saltwater Country

Gallery 1 July 19 - August 31, 2014

Many exhibitions of Australian Aboriginal art have focused on Aboriginal culture and creative expression as a reflection of the connectedness to land and country. Queensland Aboriginal and Torres S…


Take Me Home

Arts Theatre Saturday, July 19, 2014

Take Me Home – The Music & Life of John Denver takes you on a musical journey of one of the world’s most captivating and celebrated men. Through the exclusive film …

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Managing Carmen

Arts Theatre Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sports Manager Rohan Swift needs to uncover what is troubling his star player. Brent Lyall is at the top of his game and should be on top of the world: captain of the most powerful football club in…

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2 One Another

Arts Theatre Saturday, July 26, 2014

From the internationally acclaimed Sydney Dance Company comes an exuberant, high-octane fusion of dance, language, sound and light from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela. …

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A Morning With... Gershwin and Friends

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Starring international virtuoso pianist Dr Allan Zavod and popular jazz vocalist Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Gershwin and Friends takes you down memory lane with celebrated songs of Gershwin, Porter, Berli…

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Wombat Stew - The Musical!

Arts Theatre Wednesday, August 6, 2014

From Garry Ginivan Attractions, Australia’s leading producer of musical theatre for children and following the highly acclaimed national tour of Possum Magic in 2013 comes another tour of …

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Short+Sweet Drama

The Space August 6 - August 16, 2014

For an exciting fourth year, SHORT+SWEET is back! 2014’s SHORT+SWEET Drama will feature up to 20 new plays from around the world, all performed by local artists.  A festival packed …

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Short+Sweet Cabaret

The Basement August 7 - August 17, 2014

For an exciting fourth year, SHORT+SWEET is back and this time it’s got fever when you hold it tight…  Introducing SHORT+SWEET CABARET! 2014’s SHORT+SWEET Cabaret w…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - August

Paradise Showroom Friday, August 8, 2014

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has experienced its most successful year with record attendance and acclaim for its selection o…


La Bohème

Arts Theatre Saturday, August 9, 2014

Mimì’s love affair with the poet Rodolfo begins on a snowy Christmas Eve in Paris on the cusp of 1914, a year that changes the world forever. Award winning theatre director Craig Ilott (Smo…

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Tognetti in Recital

Paradise Showroom Friday, August 22, 2014

Scottish pianist Steven Osborne’s recent concerts with the Australian Chamber Orchestra were hailed as ‘the most thrilling musical memory of the entire 2012 season’ (The Australian), ‘an evening of…

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Leisa Russell, 11 shades of blue 2012, pure silk and porcelain, winner of 2102 Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Gallery 1 September 6 - October 26, 2014

The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award is a biannual award for ceramic artists from around the world. The inaugural Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award held in 1982 was developed to encoura…


Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - September

Paradise Showroom Friday, September 12, 2014

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has experienced its most successful year with record attendance and acclaim for its selection o…


Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Paradise Showroom Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Sydney Comedy Festival is back on the road with an awesome line-up of the hottest international and local comedians from the 2014 Festival! We hand-pick the funniest and freshest acts o…

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Samantha Levick, Thom Yorke, Graphite on paper, Courtesy of the artist.

Energies 2014

Gallery 2 September 20 - October 19, 2014

Energies is a must-see exhibition, showcasing works of art by talented secondary school students from across the Gold Coast. The selected works include widely varying artistic medi…



Arts Theatre Saturday, September 20, 2014

A royal palace, a glittering gown, dancing with a handsome Prince in a candlelit ballroom… such fanciful dreams were only in Cinderella’s imagination. But thanks to her Fairy Godmother, her life of…

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Kelvin Cruickshank presents Soul Food

Arts Theatre Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kelvin Cruikshank astounded people with his incredible ability to communicate with spirit in the hit TV series Sensing Murder. This acclaimed medium passes on messages to as many p…

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Stayin' Alive - The Australian Bee Gees Show

Arts Theatre Thursday, October 2, 2014

After 3 years and 1000 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, Stayin’ Alive - The Australian Bee Gees Show will return to Australia for the ‘Sweet Songs of Summer’ Tour, a brand new show for 2014…

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Friends of The Arts Centre - Sunset & Sculptures

Lakeside Terrace Friday, October 3, 2014

Sunset & Sculptures Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast Event DATES:  Friday 3 October TIME:5.00pm - Members …

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The Laughing Samoans "Fresh off Da Blane"

Arts Theatre Friday, October 3, 2014

Welcome on board ladies and gentlemen and fasten your seat belts as these guys will have you rolling in the aisles.  One of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts returns to the Arts…

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The Harbinger

Arts Theatre October 9 - October 10, 2014

Part puppet show, part storybook, part daydream, The Harbinger is a classic tale of heroes and villains, centred on a little girl and an old man who find themselves thrown together in the …

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - October

Paradise Showroom Friday, October 10, 2014

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has experienced its most successful year with record attendance and acclaim for its selection o…


A Morning With... Vibes Virtuoso

Paradise Showroom Monday, October 13, 2014

Celebrated as one of the most exciting vibraphone players in the world, Nick Parnell has performed with international ballet companies and symphony orchestras. Accompanied by USA pianist Graeme Bur…

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Celtic Legends

Arts Theatre Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The one, the real, the only...Rhythm from hills of in Connemara A true Irish experience 100% live on stage! Born in 2002, with more than 2000 performances worldwide seen by over 2 m…

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Crimson Sky

Arts Theatre Thursday, October 16, 2014

Australia’s world-acclaimed taiko drumming ensemble, TaikOz, presents a stunning new work. Based on a haiku by Japanese poet Miura Yuzuru, Toward The Crimson Sky has been written by Artist…

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Hotel Beche de Mer

The Space October 30 - November 8, 2014

The Beche de Mer has seen better days. What was once a fabulous beach guest house is now an old fibro shack nestled amongst the Gold Coast high rises, in stark need of renovation…or demoli…

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The 39 Steps

Arts Theatre Saturday, November 1, 2014

The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over a hundred characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy thriller movie and novel by John Buchan, the …

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - November

Paradise Showroom Friday, November 7, 2014

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has experienced its most successful year with record attendance and acclaim for its selection o…


Mercy Thieves

The Space November 20 - November 29, 2014

Written by Mark Kilmurry, Mercy Thieves is a furiously dark physical comedy of death, loyalty and friendship. Mike and DJ, hired killers by trade, bludgeo…

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A Morning With... Mistletoe Magic

Paradise Showroom Monday, December 1, 2014

Celebrate the end of the year with Christmas carols sung by some of your favourite local talent in this fabulous variety show. Last year’s show was a hit so grab your tickets early. It’s time to ge…

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Mason and Hamlin 2014 Concert Series: Stephen Emmerson and Stewart Kelly

The Space Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Arts Centre Gold Coast in collaboration with Mason & Hamlin present Mason and Hamlin 2014 Concert Series Featuring Stephen Emmerson and Stewart Kelly

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