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War and Peace

Gallery 2 March 21 - April 19, 2015

To coincide with 100th Year commemorations of the ANZAC landing in Gallipoli, Australian Creative Exchange has organised this exhibition, War and Peace, which instigates a dialogue between…



Arts Theatre March 27 - March 29, 2015

THAT SUGAR FILM is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming …

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Flickerfest 2015

Arts Theatre Friday, March 27, 2015

Celebrating 24 years of short film excellence, Flickerfest, Australia’s leading short film festival, will be hosted by The Arts Centre Gold Coast again in 2015.The 2015 program presents the best of…

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Comedy in The Basement - Mick Meredith - March

The Basement Friday, March 27, 2015

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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Helen Pynor, The Accidental Primate 1 2014, pigment print on acrylic with shadow frame.  Courtesy of the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2015

Gallery 1 March 28 - May 31, 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 …


The Game Play Reading

The Space Saturday, March 28, 2015

Do you know teenage boys who spend too much time on their iPods? Bring them along to a free play reading of Bradley McCaw’s The Game by An Old Fashioned Production Company. This play is in developm…

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Dianna Wells

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2015 Official Opening

Gallery 1 Saturday, March 28, 2015

Join us for the official opening and prize announcement of the 2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Official Opening and Prize Announcement

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Neighbour Day at The Arts Centre Gold Coast

Evandale Parklands Sunday, March 29, 2015

The community you want starts at your front door. The Arts Centre Gold Coast invites you to celebrate Neighbour Day at the Evandale Parklands behind The Arts Centre Gold Co…


The Greenroom Project Album Launch

Terrace Stage Monday, March 30, 2015

THE GREENROOM PROJECT ALBUM LAUNCH An eclectic mix of soul, musical theatre, cabaret and jazz reimagined & performed by a new breed of Cabaret Stars …


An Evening With Victoria Tennant in Conversation with Candida Baker

Panorama Suite Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An Evening With Victoria Tennant In conversation with Candida Baker Hollywood actor Victoria Tennant is known for her elegance and stylish restraint in performances…

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Can You Feel It - The Best of Motown

Arts Theatre April 2 - April 4, 2015

With an $800 loan from his family Berry Gordy Jnr. established Motown Records in Detroit. It soon became known as “Hitsville USA” churning out some of the greatest songs and artists of all time.

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Ross Noble

Arts Theatre Sunday, April 5, 2015

Following 14 sell-out tours, the king of improvisational comedy is back with another mind-blowing Australian tour. Ross Noble will be showcasing his talent in his brand new show, Tangentleman. …

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Caption: David Stephenson and Martin Walch, The longest day of the year: Tasmania’s Derwent River watershed from its headwaters to the sea, 21/12/2014 2014, photograph, 2015 finalist. Courtesy the artists


Gallery 1 Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gold Coast’s newest festival GLOW seeks to throw a light on creative practice. Hear from some of the exciting artists and designers working with light and digital technologies including JUW…



Arts Theatre Thursday, April 9, 2015

Queensland Premiere Screening!A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival…

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Ruby Wax - Sane New World

Paradise Showroom Thursday, April 9, 2015

Having trouble with your own mind? Motor mouth American Ruby Wax can help. Based on her No. 1 bestselling book Sane New World: Taming the Mind, Ruby’s brand new solo show sees the queen of hilariou…

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Photo Fanatics Photo: Jo-Anne Driessens

Photo Fanatics

Gallery 1 Friday, April 10, 2015

An opportunity for budding photographers aged 13 - 18 to work intensively with artists featured in the 2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.  DATE

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Gold Coast Film Festival - REELLIFE

Arts Theatre April 10 - April 19, 2015

Australia has a reputation for having some of the best film crews in the world, many originating from right here on the Gold Coast.  At the GCFF we want to see Australia hold onto its great filmmak…



Arts Cinema 2 Friday, April 10, 2015

Emerge is a showcase of graduating short films from Queensland film students. The entire state is represented in this variety of projects. Come see the rise of the new generation of talent …

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Connect Four

The Space April 10 - April 11, 2015

Connect Four is an intimate new musical exploring the humour and tragedy of contemporary human interactions.  Based in four acts and featuring seven local performers, Connect Four illustrates the l…

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra - Movie Masterpieces

Arts Theatre Friday, April 10, 2015

It’s hard to imagine great movies without their equally great soundtracks. Modern composers have set the tone for countless films, including John Williams for ‘Star Wars’ and the ‘ Harry Potter’ se…

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Comedy in The Basement - Ashley Fils - Aime April

The Basement Friday, April 10, 2015

Born in Haiti and raised in Miami Florida, Ashley has been performing stand up comedy since he was 18. From touring Scandinavia to the United States, Ash learned how to become universal in hi…

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Rudderless - Australian Premiere including Q&A with writer Casey Twenter

Arts Theatre Saturday, April 11, 2015

A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the ho…

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Arts Theatre Saturday, April 11, 2015

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.“The biggest honest-to-G…

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Journey through the Cosmos

Arts Theatre Saturday, April 11, 2015

Don’t miss the exclusive free cinema screening of Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s concert Journey through the Cosmos,as was filmed last November. Hosted by renowned physicist Professor Bri…

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Testament of Youth

Arts Cinema 2 April 11 - April 14, 2015

Based on the classic First World War memoir, this is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she h…

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GLOW 2015

The Arts Centre Gold Coast Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lighting up the cultural heart Immerse yourself in the future of the Gold Coast’s Cultural Precinct – its time to Glow. Under the star…


The Fear of Darkness - World Premiere including Q&A with cast and crew

Arts Theatre Saturday, April 11, 2015

A brilliant young psychiatrist is forced to confront the dark creature that dwells deep within her own unconscious when she investigates the supernatural disappearance of a university stude…

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Arts Theatre Saturday, April 11, 2015

65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high s…

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Arts Theatre Sunday, April 12, 2015

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

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Photofun Photo: Carolin Baeder

Photofun at the Gallery

Gallery 1 Sunday, April 12, 2015

FREE drop-in program of art activities for 4 – 12 year olds inspired by works in the 2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Younger children welcome. Parental supervisio…



Arts Theatre Sunday, April 12, 2015

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbour inserts herself into their household. “Even when director…

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Cluster - Including Q&A with Director Kai Neville

Arts Theatre Sunday, April 12, 2015

From Aussie filmmaker comes Cluster, a pure dopamine rush that combines surfing and surf culture in a modern take of the classic surf doco. “This i…

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Frackman - Queensland Premiere including Q&A with Dayne Pratzky and Producer Trish Lake

Arts Theatre Sunday, April 12, 2015

Frackman tells the story of accidental activist Dayne Pratzky and his struggle against international gas companies as they prepare to sink 30,000 ‘fracked’ wells in Queensland.

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Infini - Including Q&A with Cast and Crew

Arts Theatre Sunday, April 12, 2015

Set in the 23rd century, a search and rescue team are sent to an off world colony to rescue the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. …

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Unfinished Sky - Including Q&A with producer Mark Overett

Arts Theatre Monday, April 13, 2015

An Outback farmer takes in an Afghani woman who has fled from a brothel. “McInnes and Hendrickx spark off each other beautifully as lost souls who slowly form a bond.” – Do…

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It Follows- Queensland Premiere

Arts Theatre April 13 - April 17, 2015

For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions a…

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The Homesman

Arts Theatre Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life…

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Keep On Keepin' On

Arts Theatre Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to …

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5 to 7

Arts Theatre Wednesday, April 15, 2015

An incredible relationship blossoms between French beauty Arielle and aspiring writer Brian Bloom. The only problem? She’s married, and they can only meet between the hours of 5 and 7.

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African Safari

Arts Theatre Thursday, April 16, 2015

Take an adventure from the desert dunes of Namibia to the breathtaking Victoria Falls, and get up close with Africa’s wild and wonderful!

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Faan's Train

Arts Theatre Thursday, April 16, 2015

Based on the popular play of the same name, Faan’s Train tells the story of simple-minded Faan, and the small town that struggles to accept him as it begins to enter the modern ag…

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Quizard of Oz - Movie Trivia Night

Paradise Showroom Thursday, April 16, 2015

Come and join us in the Land of Oz for a trivia night about all things film! Test your film knowledge, put those interesting film facts you’ve been saving up to work and …

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Arts Theatre Friday, April 17, 2015

A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

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Cheatin' - Australian Premiere

Arts Theatre Friday, April 17, 2015

In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of Romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into th…

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Song Of The Sea - Australian Premiere

Arts Theatre Friday, April 17, 2015

An Irish boy discovers that his mute sister is a mythical creature known as a selkie who must find her voice and free supernatural creatures from the spell of a Celtic goddess.

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I Survived a Zombie Holocaust - Queensland Premiere

Arts Theatre Friday, April 17, 2015

A young runner, on a zombie film set, has the first day from hell when real zombies overrun the set. “Broadly (in every sense) funny, and wit…

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Comedy in The Basement - Darren Sanders - April

The Basement Friday, April 17, 2015

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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The Noble Family (Nosotros los Nobles)

Arts Cinema 2 Saturday, April 18, 2015

Three spoiled children who are cut off from their family fortune and forced to do the unthinkable - get a job. …

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Listen Up Philip - Queensland Premiere

Arts Cinema 2 Saturday, April 18, 2015

After refusing to take part in a publication tour for his next book, and with the relationship deteriorating between he and his girlfriend, Philip takes up residency with his idol, fellow …

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To Be Takei - Including Q&A with George Takei

Arts Cinema 1 Saturday, April 18, 2015

A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humour and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet ph…

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Fell - Queensland Premiere including Q&A with Director Kasimir Burgess

Arts Cinema 2 Saturday, April 18, 2015

When his daughter is killed in a hit-and-run accident, Thomas hides his true identity to get closer to the man responsible. 

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We'll Meet Again feat Miss Mandy and special guest Kirri Adams

The Basement Saturday, April 18, 2015

Miss Mandy and The Boys take you on a musical journey through the years of both World War 1 and 2. The nostalgic songs of Vera Lyn including White Cliffs of Dover, We'll Meet Again and As Tim…

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Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' - Sleeping Beauty

Arts Theatre Saturday, April 18, 2015

Moscow Ballet La Classique Return  Downunder With Their Spectacular Masterpiece Sleeping Beauty, ballet'…

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Unfriended - Premiere Event

Arts Cinema 2 Saturday, April 18, 2015

A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend.

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The Nightingale

Arts Cinema 2 Sunday, April 19, 2015

The story of an old man and his granddaughter, and a bird in cage, as they take a journey through China to the small town in which he used to live.

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White God (Fehér Isten) - Queensland Premiere

Arts Cinema 2 Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficu…

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The Voices

Arts Cinema 2 Sunday, April 19, 2015

A well-meaning man pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets - but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.

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Skin Trade - Including Q&A with Dolph Lundgren

Arts Cinema 1 Sunday, April 19, 2015

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndic…

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Ex Machina - Australian Premiere

Arts Theatre Sunday, April 19, 2015

A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the h…

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A Morning With... FLAK

Paradise Showroom Monday, April 20, 2015

True stories from the men who flew in World War Two Based on his two best-selling books, Flak and Fly, well-known writer and performer Michael Vei…

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The One Day of the Year

Arts Theatre April 23 - April 24, 2015

It’s Anzac Day this week, that’s my day, that’s the old Diggers’ day. What is the meaning of Anzac Day? For war veterans like Alf Cook and his friend Wack…

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Mason and Hamlin presents Music from the Horrors of War

Gallery 1 Friday, April 24, 2015

On the eve of Anzac day in the year of the centenary of the Anzac landing, we open our season with a concert exploring music inspired by the horrors of war. Few topics have so captivated composers …

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Comedy in The Basement - Dave Williams April

The Basement Friday, April 24, 2015

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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Michael Cook, Undiscovered #4 2010, Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle paper. Courtesy of Andrew Baker Art Dealer & Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects

East Coast Encounter

Gallery 2 April 25 - June 7, 2015

East Coast Encounter explores the phenomenon of first contact from the time of Cook’s mapping of the east coast of Australia, and how these encounters resonate with Indigenous and non-Indi…



Arts Theatre Sunday, April 26, 2015

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim …

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Carnival of the Animals

Arts Theatre April 30 - May 2, 2015

The Circa Carnival comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom. Our…

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Salsa On The Terrace - Free Event

Terrace Stage Friday, May 1, 2015

Join us on The Terrace for a seductive evening of Salsa!   Improve your skills or find new ones, meet new friends and catch up with old ones over some wine and good food. Get your d…


Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - Lee Gunness

Paradise Showroom Friday, May 1, 2015

Hailing from Sydney, and with a repertoire that spans traditional jazz, gospel, blues, R&B and mainstream jazz, rave reviews have seen Lee Gunness being compared to some of the world's greatest fem…

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Bianca Beetson Advance Australia Fair 2014 Digital Print | 29 x 24 cm

East Coast Encounter Opening Event

Gallery 2 Saturday, May 2, 2015

East Coast Encounter artists, curators and collaborators discuss their diverse creative and cultural perspectives on the phenomenon of first contact from the time of Cook’s mapping of the …

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Drumstruck direct from Africa

Arts Theatre Sunday, May 3, 2015

Adbstract Entertainment Proudly Presents Drumstruck 'Direct from Africa". Drumstruck has become a worldwide phenomenon billed as the first…

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St Hilda's Junior School Musical Peter Pan

Arts Theatre Friday, May 8, 2015

St Hilda's Junior School Musical Peter Pan DATE           Friday 8 May TIME            1.00pm, 7.00pm VENUE        Arts Theatr…

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Comedy in The Basement - Hung Le May

The Basement Friday, May 8, 2015

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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World Beauty Fashion and Fitness GC Pageant 2015

Arts Theatre Saturday, May 9, 2015

World Beauty Fashion and Fitness GC Pageant 2015 DATE Saturday 9 MayPrejudging 10:00amFinals 5:00pmPlease retain tickets for…

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Shayne Higson, Give me warmth 2004, digital photograph. Collection: Gold Coast City Gallery


Gallery 1 Saturday, May 9, 2015

Join us for this special occasion to officially launch this major new publication followed by WORDS IN THE GALLERY readings. Guest speakers: Alasdair Foster and Frank Moorh…



Arts Theatre Sunday, May 10, 2015

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the beloved classic The Sound of Music on its return to the big screen!When Maria is having troubles with her attempts to become a nu…

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The New Black

Arts Theatre May 13 - May 14, 2015

The New Black is a brand new musical hailed as the next Bran Nue Dae by Cameron Woodhead of The Age. Jim Kokatha is a young, bright, educated, Ab…

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Wes Carr presents Here Comes The Sun A Journey Through The Songs of George Harrison

Paradise Showroom Friday, May 15, 2015

‘Here Comes The Sun’ showcases much loved Australian singer songwriter Wes Carr interpreting George Harrison’s songbook – taking on such chart topping classics as ‘My Sweet Lord’ and ‘What is Life’…

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2015

Arts Theatre Friday, May 15, 2015

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is on the road again with a colossal night of hilarity. Be prepared for laughs a plenty as we let loose our most l…

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Sing Out Loud: Opera Queensland Community Chorus and Open Showcase

Arts Theatre Sunday, May 17, 2015

Calling members of community and senior secondary school choirs! Members of local choirs and opera lovers are invited to join a day of music-making to create an Opera Queensland community c…


Around the World - Pre-Concert Performance

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, May 19, 2015

If you've booked for Around the World with Benjamin Schmid and ACO2, enjoy the sounds o…


Around The World with Benjamin Schmid and ACO2

Arts Theatre Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ACO2, the ACO’s critically acclaimed string ensemble, brings a stunning concert to our stage led by ACO2 Guest Director and Lead Violinist, Benjamin Schmid.Take a musical trip around the worl…

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Coppelia - Pre-Concert Performance

Foyer Gallery Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Before the dancers take the stage in the Wednesday 20 May performance of Coppelia, enjoy the sounds of The Blenders – Au…


Coppélia - Queensland Ballet

Arts Theatre May 20 - May 21, 2015

After the sell-out performances of Cinderella last year, Queensland Ballet returns with the enchanting Coppélia. A beautiful, li…

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About Ballet and Music - Pre-Concert Presentation

Panorama Suite Thursday, May 21, 2015

Prior to the Coppélia matinee performance (performance is …


A Musical Journey with Daniel Cunnington

Gallery 1 Thursday, May 21, 2015

Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Daniel Cunnington is taking his Spanish guitar on a musical sojourn through the nations, presenting a selection of nationalist masterp…


Coppélia Ballet Class

Arts Theatre Thursday, May 21, 2015

Following a sell-out season of Cinderella, Queensland Ballet brings another exquisite production to the stage.To celebrate th…


St Stephens Chamber Ensemble Pre-Concert Performance

Terrace Stage Thursday, May 21, 2015

The St Stephen’s Chamber Music Excellence Program provides opportunities for gifted string, woodwind and brass players to develop excellent chamber music skills. With Director and Musician …


Flamenco Fiesta

Foyer Gallery Friday, May 22, 2015

Local dance companies El Bari Flamenco and Gems of the Nile will present Latin and Spanish flavoured flamenco dance with live music and song and o…


Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - Lady Be Good - Melissa Western

Paradise Showroom Friday, May 22, 2015

In a feast of jazz and blues, Melissa brings you a cabaret-style evening of music by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Judy Garland and more. The …

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Comedy in The Basement - Tahir May

The Basement Friday, May 22, 2015

Tahir is one of Australia’s busiest comedians. This Logie-nominated performer has featured in co…

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Voices in Paradise

Arts Theatre Saturday, May 23, 2015

Voices In Paradise is the Gold Coast a cappella revolution and an initiative between The Blenders Chorus, Griffith University and

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The Romantic Harp with Naomi Terashima

Gallery 1 Sunday, May 24, 2015

The soothing and delicate tones of the harp will fill Gallery One as Naomi Terashima weaves her spell in a program full of romance. Naomi is an award-winning wedding harpis…


The Magic of Baroque and the Harpsichord

Gallery 1 Monday, May 25, 2015

An illustrated talk on music of the Baroque, the period of Bach and Vivaldi, and how to perform it. Featuring live performances on authentic original instruments by Michael O’Loghli…


I am Jack

Arts Theatre May 26 - May 29, 2015

Jack is smart, funny and is being bullied. What starts as an off the cuff joke during a handball competition, soon turns into a set of circumstances whereby Jack i…

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The Versailles Players

Gallery 1 Thursday, May 28, 2015

Violin, cello and piano are a classic and perfect combination. Tatyana Belkin on piano, Barbara Gardner on violin and Camillio Manricks on cello w…


AFTER DARK: Composing Art

Gallery 1 Thursday, May 28, 2015

Join us AFTER DARK for an evening of art and music inspired by the 2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.  AFTER DARK: Composing Art


Master with Class

Gallery 1 Friday, May 29, 2015

Presented in partnership with Australian Society for Keyboard Music (ASKM) and Music Teachers Association of Queensland (MTAQ), Benjamin Martin will guide two young Gold Coast pian…


Comedy in The Basement - Lawrence Mooney - June

The Basement May 29 - June 5, 2015

With life experience as a window cleaner, customs officer, perfume salesman, stand-up comic, writer, actor, social commentator and an acclaimed performer in his own one-man …

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Comedy in The Basement - Bev Killick May

The Basement Friday, May 29, 2015

The star of Busting Out, Bev has the ability to get a crowd laughing non-stop each and every time makes this a show not to be missed  CELEBRATING? 

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Backstage Pass to the City Collection

Gallery 1 Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gold Coast City Gallery presents a unique opportunity for Visual Art teachers to develop a complementary trail of Collection works to be exhibited throughout The Arts Centre G…


Mason and Hamlin presents Natasha Vlassenko

Gallery 1 Saturday, May 30, 2015

Making her debut in the Mason & Hamlin series is the charismatic and poetic Russian pianist Natasha Vlassenko, the current Head of Keyboard at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. …

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Star Perfect - Young Stars

Gallery 1 Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fiesta de la Musica’s Star Perfect gives students from local music schools, coordinated by Linda Mooring of Star Perfect, concert and learning op…


Friends Members Cocktail Evening

Panorama Suite Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Friends Members Cocktail Evening.  Tickets on sale 1 April.  DATE           Wednesday 3 June 2015TIME            6.00pm VENUE  …

Anne Zahalka, The Bathers 1989, type c photograph. Collection Gold Coast City Gallery, Purchased 2008

Collection Focus: Modern Australia

Foyer Gallery June 6 - July 19, 2015

Inspired by touring exhibition East Coast Encounter’s rationale of re-investigating colonial past, this exhibition Modern Aus…

 George Nuku, Bottled Ocean 2014 (detail)

Gold and Greenstone

Gallery 1 June 6 - July 19, 2015

Exploring the stories and creative practices of New Zealand Māori living on the Gold Coast, Gold and Greenstone looks at points of engagement and overlap, of cultures colliding and intertw…


Jazz In The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood Featuring Shannon Marshall

The Basement Saturday, June 6, 2015

Shannon is one of Brisbane’s coolest and captivating musicians and is renown throughout the east coast’s jazz and funk communities as the trumpet player of choice and an engaging and …

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - Highway 61 Re-Visited

Paradise Showroom Friday, June 12, 2015

As the major route northward out of Mississippi, Highway 61 inspired many blues artists. Mojo Webb, Mike Frost, Angela Fabian, Mal Wood and supporting band will play the music of Bessie Smith, Mudd…

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Miss Saigon

Arts Theatre June 12 - June 20, 2015

Since its sensational record-breaking run at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago, Miss Saigon has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, w…

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Comedy in The Basement - Jeff Green- June

The Basement Friday, June 12, 2015

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 

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Musical Directing Masterclass with David Piper

The Space Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Join David Piper, Musical Director of The Arts Centre Gold Coast's 2015 production of Miss Saigon, a…


Comedy in The Basement - Jacques Barrett - June

The Basement Friday, June 19, 2015

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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California Dreaming - The Music of The Mamas And The Papas

Paradise Showroom Saturday, June 20, 2015

California Dreaming – The Music of The Mamas And The Papas is part concert, part biography, celebrating all things Mamas and Papas – their lives, their loves and their music.  Set on a stag…

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A Morning With... Tenori

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Three powerhouse singers, David Kidd, Craig Atkinson and Andrew Pryor (The Ten Tenors, Opera Australia) bring their sense of fun and sophisticatio…

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2970° art catalyst

Paradise Showroom June 26 - June 28, 2015

City of Gold Coast presents 2970° art catalyst at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. When art collides with science, technology, research, education, politics and sport, …


Angels in America: Part 1 – Millennium Approaches Play Reading

The Space June 26 - June 27, 2015

In collaboration with The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Claire Goodwin presents a showcase reading of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning play Angels in America with her dynamic ensemble of actors & ar…

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Comedy in The Basement

Comedy in The Basement - Steady Eddy - June

The Basement Friday, June 26, 2015

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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Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story

The Basement Saturday, June 27, 2015

To her intimate friends she was known as ‘Pearl’, to her enthralled public she was Janis Joplin, the greatest female singer in the history of rock and roll.Pearl - The Janis Joplin Stor…

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Brisbane City Youth Ballet- Cinderella

Arts Theatre June 30 - July 1, 2015

Brisbane City Youth Ballet (BCYB) is bringing their exquisite Cinderella production to The Arts Centre Gold Coast in the winter school holidays this July.   The cast is made up of 80 talent…

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Arts Theatre Friday, July 3, 2015

Get ready for a night of non-stop laughs as Superwog, the superstars of YouTube comedy, present a brand new hilarious live stage show “Talk Shit Get Hit” With an incredible 62 million YouTu…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - Friday 3 July

Paradise Showroom Friday, July 3, 2015

The Braben-Jenner Hot Five plays the music of early 20th century America. The ragtime of Scott Joplin and the New Orleans jazz of Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke …

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The Forwards

The Space July 9 - July 18, 2015

Footy, friendship and reckless behavior.In the small town of Pintoon everyone loves the footy. The local team, the Pintoon Parrots, finally make it to the grand final due to the talent of the…

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Jinney Beyer, Jinny’s Garden 2013

The Gold Coast Quilters Guild Exhibition 2015

Gallery 2 July 11 - August 2, 2015

Dazzling viewers with a bright assortment of colours, textures and patterns, this Aladdin’s Cave of beautiful quilts showcases the talent and skill of the Gold Coast Quilters Guild Inc. Treasured f…

2013 Winner: John Cottrell, Maelstrom Mandala, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, courtesy of the artist

The Border Art Prize 2015

Gallery 1 July 25 - September 6, 2015

This annual prize celebrates the diversity and abundance of artists in southeast Queensland and northeast NSW. The prize is shared between Tweed River Art Gallery and Gold Coast City Gallery and is…


Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Paradise Showroom Friday, July 31, 2015

After a stellar 2014 show, the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia again and returning to Gold Coast to present the crème de la crème of the 2015 F…

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A Morning With... The Fabulous Singlettes

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Celebrate the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s with Naomi Eyers, Melissa Langton and Diane Dixon. The trio sing up a storm, with dance moves to die for, frocks gal…

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Dylan Moran - Off the Hook

Arts Theatre Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dylan Moran, star and creator of ABC TV’s ‘Black Books’ is back in Australia with a brand new show, ‘Off the Hook’. Moran's legendary stand up rants have sold out acro…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - Friday 7 August

Paradise Showroom Friday, August 7, 2015

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 of bands, singers and mu…

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Cranky Bear

Arts Theatre September 3 - September 4, 2015

Flamboyant friends Zebra, Lion and Moose each think they know how to solve the Bear's crankiness but their shenanigans just make him even crankier! It takes a humble and empathetic She…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - September

Paradise Showroom Friday, September 4, 2015

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 of bands, singers and mu…

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Seven Deadly Sins Contemporary Dance workshop with Expressions Dance Company

Arts Theatre Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Expressions Dance Company (EDC) is one of Australia's most exciting contemporary dance companies. This workshop provides primary and secondary school dance teacher…


7 Deadly Sins

Arts Theatre September 11 - September 12, 2015

Plunge into a wicked tale of mortal sin and the modern world. Following the critically acclaimed productions R&J, When Time Stops and The Red…

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Marra! (catch it!), Kumpaya Gigirba and Ngamaru Bidu 2010. Photo: Gabrielle Sullivan

We Don’t Need A Map: A Martu Experience of the Western Desert

Gallery 1 September 12 - November 1, 2015

We Don't Need A Map brings the desert to the city to celebrate the lively and enduring culture of the Martu – the traditional owners of a vast area of WA’s Western Desert. This rem…


You Won't Need a Map: Indigenous Immersion for Teachers

Gallery 1 Monday, September 14, 2015

Primary teachers have the opportunity to connect with local bush tucker enthusiast Paula Nihot and Teacher-Artist Therese Flynn-Clarke to develop knowledge of Indigenous cultu…


All My Love

The Space September 16 - September 19, 2015

The story of Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore’s lost loveHenry Lawson was one of the nation’s favourite writers and poets. His contemporary, Mary Gilmore, was a literary icon and radical sociali…

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Jordan Swan, Identity 2014 (detail), digital print on paper. Courtesy of the artist

Energies 2015

Gallery 2 September 19 - October 18, 2015

The ENERGIES 2015 exhibition showcases works of art by talented secondary school students from across the Gold Coast. The selected works include widely varying artistic media from …


Glitter Festival Gold Coast Twenty Fifteen

Arts Theatre September 28 - October 5, 2015

The Arts Centre Gold Coast has launched a new and inclusive festival, showcasing the fabulous, and celebrating all things gay. The Arts Cent…


Mason and Hamlin presents Jenni Flemming and the projected photography of Morgan Roberts

Gallery 1 Friday, October 2, 2015

Howard Blake is best known for his film scores, including the classic music to 'the Snowman'. Over 40 years he sketched away on a series of short piano pieces he wanted to turn into a sort of music…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - Friday 9 October

Paradise Showroom Friday, October 9, 2015

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 of bands, singers and mu…

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra Plays Bolero

Arts Theatre Friday, October 9, 2015

Ravel’s Bolero is one of the most famous works for orchestra; starting with a barely discernible snare drum rhythm, two melodies are sounding from various instruments throughout the orchestra, lead…

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Arts Theatre Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rekindling the Aboriginal culture of Australia, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre presents an original and breathtaking theatrical experience: Kinship by award-…

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A Morning With... Jane Rutter - French Kiss

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Join us for our popular A Morning With… series! These morning concerts offer a range of high-quality musical performances as well as a light morning tea and lucky door prizes. French …

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Russian Ballet Theatre Presents Swan Lake

Arts Theatre Tuesday, October 20, 2015

With the instantly recognizable music of Tchaikovsky virtually a signature of classical ballet and the wonderfully dark story of good set against evil, Swan Lake i…

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2016 Youth Program Launch

Panorama Suite Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Be the first to witness the unveiling of the 2016 Youth Program! Join The Arts Centre staff and guest speakers for a catered afternoon, in…


Russian Ballet Theatre Presents Sleeping Beauty

Arts Theatre Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Sleeping Beauty has a special place in the The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s repertoire.One of the most lavish theatrical events of all time, the original …

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The Confidence Man

The Space October 22 - October 26, 2015

Peter’s family is poised on the precipice of a deeply disturbing chain of events. You are invited to step onto the floor and into this gripping thriller to experie…

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Graham Burstow, Surfers Paradise, c1960s

Flesh: The Gold Coast in the 1960s, 70s and 80s

Gallery 2 October 23 - December 6, 2015

Experience Gold Coast beach culture from the 60s, 70s and 80s immortalised by acclaimed photographer Graham Burstow. During the 60s, 70s and 80s the region boom…


Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - Friday 6 November

Paradise Showroom Friday, November 6, 2015

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 of bands, singers and mu…

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Mason and Hamlin presents William Hennessy

Gallery 1 Saturday, November 28, 2015

One of Australia’s most important violinists, William Hennessy pays the Gold Coast a visit so we can pay tribute to his 60th birthday. His career has spanned 38 countries with over 250 appe…

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A Morning With... Tinsel and Turkeys

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Join us for our popular A Morning With… series! These morning concerts offer a range of high-quality musical performances as well as a light morning tea and lucky door prizes. Get you…

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