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Vipoo Srivalasa, Battle of old and new power 2012, porcelain.  Courtesy of the artist and Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Gallery 1 September 6 - October 26, 2014

The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award attracts a diverse range of high quality entries, allowing audiences to experience contemporary ceramic art practices from around the …

 ‘Circle of Friendship’ 2014, made by participants of Nerang Community Respite Care  ‘Adults with a disability’ program.

‘Hands of Hope’ by Nerang Community Respite Care Association

Foyer Gallery September 6 - October 26, 2014

Hands of Hope is a project showcasing the deeply personal stories and challenges that can be faced by people with disabilities. It aims to raise awareness, acceptance and encourage creativ…


Met Opera Winter Encores

Arts Theatre September 7 - October 18, 2014

THE ULTIMATE STAGE SPECTACLE ON CINEMA SCREENS! From July to October, The Art Centre presents the Metropolitan Opera Winter Encores on the big screen in high definition.


Cinderella - SOLD OUT!!!

Arts Theatre September 19 - September 20, 2014

All shows sold out! A royal palace, a glittering gown, dancing with a handsome Prince in a candlelit ballroom… such fanciful…

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Comedy in The Basement - Mick Neven

The Basement Friday, September 19, 2014

Mick’s first gig was at The Arts Centre Gold Coast in October 2003 when he qualified for the semi-finals of the Legends of Laughter competition.  Two gigs later he won the princely sum of …

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Back to the Barre: Queensland Ballet Gold Coast Professional Development Day

Arts Theatre Saturday, September 20, 2014

Just announced! Queensland Ballet's principal dancer, Rachael Walsh, will lead this class. Dont miss this amazing o…

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Image: Jordan Swan, Identity 2014. Digital print 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…


Kelvin Cruickshank presents Soul Food

Paradise Showroom Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kelvin Cruickshank 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 …

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Angus and Julia Stone

Arts Theatre Sunday, September 21, 2014

SOLD OUT Four years on from runaway hit 'Big Jet Plane' and the ARIA-dominating album Down the Way, Australia’s own siblings …

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In Conversation with Robyn Archer - Has Circus Been Tamed?

Little Big Top Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Circus On The EdgeCircus IncubatorLittle Big Top135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 22-27 September 2014 City of Gold Coast and Spaghetti Circus are …

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Have - A - Go Circus Jam

Little Big Top Thursday, September 25, 2014

Circus On The EdgeCircus IncubatorLittle Big Top135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 22-27 September 2014 City of Gold Coast and Spaghetti Circus are …

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Comedy in The Basement - Brett Nichols - September 2014

The Basement Friday, September 26, 2014

A  regular headline act on both the Sydney and national comedy circuit, Brett is a well seasoned and highly versatile comic. Brett Nichols features at Sydney's comedy hot-spots, The…

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So You Think You Know Circus: A Circus Slam

Little Big Top Saturday, September 27, 2014

Circus On The EdgeCircus IncubatorLittle Big Top 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 22-27 September 2014 So You Think You know Circus: A Circus Slam…

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Arts Theatre Sunday, September 28, 2014

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre PerformanceCast:  David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Niese, Luca Pisaroni, and Plác…

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Missy Higgins

Arts Theatre Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Beloved Aussie singer-songwriter Missy Higgins has just announced a one-off Australian tour, called OZ. These will be her only shows for at least the next 12 months. Missy h…

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The Greenroom Project Junior - Starring Rob Mills

Paradise Showroom Thursday, October 2, 2014

Juniors! Do you have what it takes?The Arts Centre Gold Coast & Matt Ward Entertainment proudly present The Greenroom Project Junior, featuring Rob Mills.

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The Space October 2 - October 4, 2014

A group of teenagers do something bad… really bad…and then they panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover up unites them and brings harmony to their lives, where…

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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 meet …

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Comedy in The Basement - Joel Ozborn

The Basement Friday, October 3, 2014

Joel is a regular in comedy clubs across the country including regular performances at Sydney's original comedy store, where he continues to entertain audiences with his uniqu…

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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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Jazz in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood featuring Aaron Michaels Quartet

The Basement Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tenor Saxophonist Aaron Michael has performed with an array of artists that includes acts such as The Brand New Heavies, Tower of Power, Michael Bolton, Tony Hadley, James Morrison, Dan Barnett, Da…

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Dames of Throne Burlesque Show

Arts Theatre Saturday, October 4, 2014

After a sold out 6 week run in Sydney the Dames of Throne Burlesque Show comes to the Gold Coast! Winter is coming, but that doesn’t stop our girls and guys of The Empire S…

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Billy Elliot The Musical

Arts Theatre Sunday, October 5, 2014

Runtime: 160 mins Genre: Filmed Live Theatre PerformanceCast: Liam Mower, Haydn Gw…

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National Theatre Live: Medea

Arts Theatre October 5 - October 8, 2014

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre PerformanceCast:  Helen McCrory, Michaela Coel, Danny Sapani and Cath Whitefield

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The Harbinger

Arts Theatre October 9 - October 10, 2014

Part puppet show, part storybook, part daydream, The Harbinger is a classi…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - Barber, Bilk and Ball

Paradise Showroom Friday, October 10, 2014

Caxton Street Jazz Band play the music of Chris Barber, Kenny Ball & Acker Bilk.  The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has e…

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Comedy in The Basement - David Smiedt

The Basement Friday, October 10, 2014

David Smiedt has been delighting audiences around the country and overseas with his brand of warm inclusive comedy for nearly a decade. He is now one of Australia's finest comedian MC's and corpora…

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Kitty Flanagan - Seriously?

Arts Theatre Saturday, October 11, 2014

Kitty Flanagan – Seriously? In this brand new show, Kitty gives you the inside scoop on gravediggers, cops, cubans and spaghetti soss. There's advice on how to speak…

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The Musicale

Arts Theatre Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Musicale The finale the 2014 eisteddfod. DATE  Sunday 12 October 2014TIME  2.00pm, Doors 1.00pm, Arts Bar 1.30pm

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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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Comedy in The Basement - Jeff Green - October

The Basement Friday, October 17, 2014

This Award winning British comedian has become a well known face and voice on Australian TV and radio with credits such as Nova, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and World Co…

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Arts Theatre Saturday, October 18, 2014

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre PerformanceCast:  Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn and Plácido Domingo.  

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Arts Theatre Sunday, October 19, 2014

Performed by the world-renowned Russian National Dance company. Kostroma is a spectacular and beautiful evocation in dance of …

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Comedy in The Basement - Darren Sanders October

The Basement Friday, October 24, 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 - Th…

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Bessie GIBSON, The brown jug c.1928, watercolour over charcoal on wove paper, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery, Gift of the Godfrey Rivers Trust 1949

Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s

Gallery 2 October 25 - December 7, 2014

Transparent explores the long and diverse history of watercolour painting in Queensland. Used by early settlers to depict the landscape, by later artists to evoke the growing city of Brisb…


Move to the Rhythm - Gold Coast Dance

Paradise Showroom Saturday, October 25, 2014

Move To The Rhythm  is a celebration of the dance work by Gold Coast students. Gold Coast Dance was first established in 2008 and is now based at All Saints Anglican School.


Gold Coast Youth Orchestra 2014 Gala Concert

Arts Theatre Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Gold Coast Youth Orchestra proudly presents their Annual Gala Concert. 200 young musicians aged 8 - 23 years will perform in five different orchestras and bands. Celebrat…

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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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Comedy in The Basement - Tahir - October

The Basement Friday, October 31, 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 m…

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Gallery 1 November 1 - November 30, 2014

The Bachelor of Digital Media program at the Gold Coast Queensland College of Art presents an exhibition of 12 graduating 3rd year and Honours students whose works employ a broad array of processes…

IMAGE: Ian Tremewen, A trip through the rainforest, watercolour with handmade paper by Tremewen and Karen Davidson. Courtesy of the artist

Ian Tremewen

Foyer Gallery November 1 - November 30, 2014

Bright, colourful and craftsmanship are three words that come to mind when viewing the work of contemporary watercolour artist Ian Tremewen. Currently residing in northern …


Jazz in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood featuring Big Kitty

The Basement Saturday, November 1, 2014

Big Kitty  .. Back by popular demand.Book early for this sizzling Live Jazz / Blues show.After their 2013 sell - out show in the Basement, we have promised everyone a return visit by on…

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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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Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Arts Centre Gold Coast Presents Melbourne Cup Luncheon. Enjoy the race that stops the nation

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Pan Pacific Masters Games Calisthenics Competition

Arts Theatre Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Calisthenics is proud to compete in the Pan Pacific Masters Competition. One hundred and  fifty  ladies from Queensland , Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia will compete for this Inter…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - In The Mood

Paradise Showroom Friday, November 7, 2014

The music of the big band era, the sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and the songs of The Andrews Sisters and Frank Sinatra!  A time when songs had melody and you could he…

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Comedy in The Basement - Dave Williams - October

The Basement Friday, November 7, 2014

David Williams who has a Jim Carrey look and manner brings the house down laughing. By no means has a novice, David performed alongside some of the world's best including, Jimeoin, Carl Bar…

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Street Jam presents Heroes

Arts Theatre Saturday, November 8, 2014

Street Jam presents its’ annual production of “Heroes”. Amazing costumes, production, choreography and incredible talent showcasing the Gold Coast’s young performers. VENUE: Arts Theatre

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Comedy in The Basement - Brad Oakes - November

The Basement Friday, November 14, 2014

His take on comedy is that it will be best for the audience if they can "see jokes through his eyes" and accordingly takes time to craft his material. He is dry, cynical and funny... extremel…

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Dance Force Full Time Graduation

Arts Theatre Monday, November 17, 2014

DANCE FORCE FULL TIME GRADUATION Dance Force is more than just a performing art school; we are a family of dedicated and inspiring artists. Offering three nationally accredited cours…

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Bachelor of Popular Music Graduate Showcase

The Basement Thursday, November 20, 2014

Over the past 3 years (or even more!) we have seen our students grow and develop musically and creatively into independent artists, and industry professionals. Now as their student journey ends, th…


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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Comedy in The Basement - Hung Le - November

The Basement Friday, November 21, 2014

An author, musician, clown, actor and all round song and dance man…Hung’s stand up work and theatre shows are always edgy, satirical, political and his musical send ups guarantee to spin your mind,…

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Comedy in The Basement

Comedy in The Basement - Steady Eddy - November

The Basement Friday, November 28, 2014

This famous comedian suffers from cerebral palsy, a disability on which he based his early comedy act. However, as Steady made a name for himself, he escaped his self-inflicted stereotype and branc…

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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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Comedy in The Basement - Chris Wainhouse - December

The Basement Friday, December 5, 2014

Chris’ sharp-witted and daringly clever act has seen him perform with many comic greats such as Vince Sorrenti, Bruno Lucia, Jeff Green (UK), John Maloney (UK), Mark Mayer (UK), Arj Barker (USA) an…

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Image:  Darren Wardle, Head Case Study 7 2013, oil, synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas. Winner Gold Coast Art Prize 2013

Gold Coast Art Prize 2014

Gallery 1 December 6, 2014 - February 8, 2015

Entry forms are now available for our popular Gold Coast Art Prize. Now in its 46th year, the Gold Coast Art Prize provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contempora…


Jazz in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood featuring Amy Michaels and The Good Time Girls

The Basement Saturday, December 6, 2014

A cabaret show full of witty tunes, toe-tapping jazz and tongue-in-cheek burlesque. Amy's powerhouse voice and quirky lyrics with the delectable Rosie Peaches [burlesque], this 6-piece band makes a…

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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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Friends of The Arts Centre - Christmas Party

Arts Theatre Sunday, December 7, 2014

Friends of The Arts Centre - Christmas Party If you liked the Jersey Boys you'll love the Friends' Christmas Party! • Award winning R&B trio - 'Sex & Chocolate' • Sit down 3-c…

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Comedy in The Basement - Double Comedy Feature - Dave Callan and Lindsay Webb

Paradise Showroom Friday, December 12, 2014

Enjoy a double feature with Dave Callan and Lindsay Webb in The Paradise ShowroomDave Callan is a versatile and highly entertaining comedian, writer and performer. Dave has been on many…

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Russell DRYSDALE, Soldier 1942, oil on hardboard, Collection Australian War Memorial.

Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War

Gallery 2 December 13, 2014 - January 26, 2015

Drawing on the Australian War Memorial’s extensive collection, Reality in Flames is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to exploring how Australian artists responded and comprehende…


The Flashbacks A Motown Christmas Experience

Paradise Showroom Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Flashbacks are coming to The Arts Centre this Christmas to showcase the hits of the Motown era with a dinner and show.In the tradition of performers such as Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, t…

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Comedy in The Basement - Mick Meredith - December

The Basement Friday, December 19, 2014

Mick always had a love for standup comedy and gave it a crack in the 1990’s at the legendary Harold park hotel. Since then he has appeared and headlined in every major comedy venue in Australia.

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New Years Eve Party

Paradise Showroom December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015

This year The Arts Centre will be throwing one huge party to see in the new year and your invited! Enjoy live entertainment, canapés, a full beverage package and beautiful city views in the…

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Vance Joy with Special Guests

Arts Theatre Thursday, March 5, 2015

Following the release of his debut album Dream Your Life Away, Vance Joy announces a run of tour dates for March next year. The tour will see Vance Joy travel with his band to major capital cities …

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IMAGE: Shaun Gladwell, The Flying Dutchman in Blue (Coogee 2) 2013, digital print on archival paper. Winner, 2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 March 28 - May 10, 2015

The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established photographers are showcase…