ON SALE SOON Presented by GECC AND Monkey Baa Theatre Company Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer was first published as a children’s picture book, The Peasant Prince. Monkey Baa is honoured to be adapting this story onto the stage. Li, a 10-year old peasant boy, is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to a ballet academy in the big city. He leaves everything and everyone he knows, including his beloved parents. Over years of gruelling…Find out more »
Classical music the world over” – this is the motto of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. It is irrelevant for our musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, in the open air, in Cologne Cathedral or in the Sydney Opera House – their enthusiasm to play music is the same every time. The objective is simple – we want to inspire as many people as possible across all generations to enjoy classical music. The popularity of our ensemble…Find out more »
Pre-order Pizza and Drink Special Get in early and save the queuing. Simply pre-purchase your Pizza & Drink deal now! Pizza and Drink $24.00 – includes: Pizza (for 2) & 2 x beverages Choose from our house drinks —- After making over 300,000 Australian’s laugh on his last tour and taking a year off to star in his first feature film, Carl returns at his brilliant best with his brand new show. Don’t miss Australia’s most popular comedian and the opportunity…Find out more »
GECC presents a CDP production, SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE, in association with Monkey Baa Theatre Company Adapted by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry from a series of books by May Gibbs by arrangement with The Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance This exquisite new stage adaptation will spark the imagination and sense of adventure in 5-10 year olds and their families as they experience the timeless charm of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. The Gumnut babies are on a mission…Find out more »
Presented by GECC 2016 is the 200th anniversary of the first performance of The Barber of Seville and this delicious dose of comedy and effervescent music, up close in the Playhouse, is the perfect way to say – Happy Birthday Figaro! Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the sassy young maiden Rosina. But Rosina’s guardian is determined to marry her himself until Figaro – king of charisma and silken style – leads the charge to unite the young…Find out more »
Presented by Gladstone Regional Council and Queensland Symphony Orchestra Imagine you and your favourite people lounging on a picnic blanket, rugged up with a nice glass of wine or a warm drink in your hands while sitting under the starry night at the Gladstone Marina Stage. Be serenaded by the magical sounds of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Each year GRC and QSO present the Gladstone community with a first-class free night of entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. This year’s…Find out more »
ON SALE SOON HIPPO! HIPPO! A BIG NEW Musical Adventure! is based on the phenomenally successful children’s classic, “There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake”, written by Australian children’s author Hazel Edwards and illustrated by Deborah Niland. HIPPO is the imaginary friend of GIRL, a young child. GIRL believes that HIPPO lives on the roof and can seemingly do anything he wants, when he wants, how he wants, particularly the things that GIRL is unable or not allowed to…Find out more »
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 to doctors, some funny music from Sister Penny plus a serious attempt to quantify one of life’s biggest mysteries: “How much do old people love salt?”
The Wiggles are celebrating their 25th birthday in the best way possible! Emma, Simon, Anthony and Lachy will be performing in over 100 locations around Australia! Wiggle Town is the name of a brand new tour as well as the new Wiggles CD, DVD, and TV series which debut on ABC TV soon. The Wiggle Town tour follows the runaway success of last year, where The Wiggles performed in every state and territory across Australia and sold out over 200 shows, performing to…Find out more »
Rocket Man is a unique and entertaining salute to Sir Elton John, one of the most iconic popular music figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. The show covers Elton’s remarkable career from his first hit song through the disco era to his music for the Disney film ‘The Lion King’. You’ll also hear intriguing and often hilarious tales about Elton’s life and the stories behind the songs. Rocket Man stars classically trained musician Brenton Edgecombe. Brenton learned his first…Find out more »
To celebrate Alice in Wonderland coming to the GECC, join us after the show for something extra special… A Mad Hatters Tea Party! You don’t have to attend the show to come along. Games, entertainment and an array of food fit for Alice and all her friends! PS. Dress as your favourite Alice in Wonderland character! DATE/TIME: 12:30 – 2:00pm – Monday, 26th September TICKETS: $15.00 per personFind out more »
Presented by QLive and SeaFM With a career spanning nearly 40 years, ICEHOUSE is one of Australia’s most iconic bands, transcending age groups with their hit songs, well known and loved by audiences across generations. ICEHOUSE has played to sell-out capacity audiences in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the World. ICEHOUSE was formed by Iva Davies, the band’s frontman and musical creative force, who lead the band to an amazing 28 Platinum albums, eight Top 10 albums and over thirty…Find out more »
A violent exploration of the thin line that separates love and jealousy, Othello is a relentless journey of vicious passion. A warrior on the fields of war, felled by the sharpness of whispered words, Othello is a man swept up in desire, quickly turned to murderous rage when he is betrayed by his military brother-in-arms, the cynically destructive Iago. One of William Shakespeare’s most famous and passionate tragedies, Othello will be directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans, in a gripping…Find out more »
Danny Elliott is arguably one of Australia’s most versatile entertainers, having mastered over 12 instruments, singing and dancing in a high-impact showcase of musical talents that have delighted crowds around the world. Recently presented with the Annual ‘MO Versatile Variety Performer of the Year’ to compliment his previous recognition for the ‘MO Variety Entertainer of the Year’ award, Danny is a seasoned cabaret performer and has fine-tuned his stagecraft performing with a range of international entertainment industry legends such as…Find out more »
Brunie has a voice of outstanding quality, range and power, and caresses the lyrics of a ballad, as only she can. Songs such as The Power Of Love (Jennifer Rush), I Know Him So Well (Chess), Memory (Cats) and Send in the Clowns (Eine Kleine Nacht Musik) just to name a few. Brunie also embraces the Classics, with songs like Nessun Dorme and One Fine Day (Madame Butterfly). Her infectious smile and total commitment to her audience, stamps Brunie with…Find out more »
Oh What Fun It Is to celebrate Christmas in the City!
The Gladstone CBD entertainment precinct will burst into life with a huge Christmas in the City – Free Community Event with: 3 Carols Services in the GECC Auditorium Theatre, Hampers of Hope presented by the Salvation Army, Children’s gifts and Street Party.Find out more »
Gladstone, your claim to fame is here!
Calling performers of all ages – dancers, singers, musician, magicians, dance troupes, groups – Australia’s biggest regional national Talent Quest is here!
A Panel of Industry Judges flown into town, plus local judges will take performers through a round of Heats with the top 25 to make the Finals. Fast Track Talen Quest finalists from across Australia are on this year’s season of X Factor and The Voice!
Join us for the Final and be wowed by a surprise celebrity performance from a TV Talent Show! If you’re an audience member, bring signs of encouragement to cheer on your friends and family. WIN BIG!Find out more »
Untapped is high-octane dance, music and comedy for the whole family. Direct from SELL-OUT performances on BROADWAYand WINNER of the 2016 BEST SHOW at the Adelaide Fringe Festival! Untapped promises everything and smashes it out of the ballpark!! The charismatic beatboxers and rocking band showcase a mix of Funk, Hip Hop, Flamenco, African and Jazz, paired with percussive a capella numbers showing the dancers amazing synchronicity. Don’t miss Untapped as it tours the Nation. ‘Untrammeled Energy’ New York Times ‘Awe-inspiring moves’…Find out more »
The Easter Bunny is coming to town! He’s brought THOUSANDS of eggs and is waiting for us to find them at Gladstone’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt! Bring the kids and friends down on Sunday 16th of April for a great afternoon of family fun! Limited to 1200 children, this will be a fantastic event where children 12 yrs and under will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting Easter egg hunt and enjoy some fun on the giant…Find out more »
Children learn about themselves and their world through play. From birth, children are developing at a massive rate, and play is one of the ways they can try out new ideas and learn about themselves and the world. Join Jay Laga’aia to learn how to support your child’s early learning and development as they learn and grow through play. TIME/DATE: Saturday 27th May at 2pm. TICKETS: FREEFind out more »
Gladstone instrumental music students will join with members of QSO to showcase the results of their GEM Initiative tutorials, workshops and ensemble rehearsals. The concert will feature members of combined secondary schools Concert Band, Symphonic Band and String Orchestra and the GEM Honours Choir featuring selected Gladstone primary students. Suitable for families of all ages DATE/TIME: Wednesday 31 May 2017, 7pm-8.30pm TICKETS: Free – bookings required (see below)Find out more »
GECC presents Ian Flemming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Gladstone’s 2017 Community Musical Live onstage 15, 16,17 & 18 June 2017 The Community Musical is a biennial calendar highlight in the Gladstone region, presented by the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre and Gladstone Regional Council in conjunction with the Gladstone community. The musical connects our local community across the arts disciplines, and involves a local cast of up to 70 people; a local orchestra; professional production team; and management committee. The production…Find out more »
The RocKwiz Gang are hitting the road in 2017 for our next national tour. Free from the constraints of the small screen and revelling in the freedom and joy of performing live with a cast of legends and up and coming young stars … join Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra as they light up theatres all over Australia With RocKwiz Live! TWENTYSEVENTEEN. Enjoy your favourite segments … Who Can It Be Now, Million Dollar Riff, The Furious Five,…Find out more »
This Gala Concert is a showcase of the many hours of rehearsal undertaken by Gladstone Area state primary and high school students at our String Sessions’ Workshops. For the three days leading up to the String Sessions Gala Concert, students will be working with renowned string pedagogue and composer, Stephen Chin. Students at all levels, including those who have been learning sixth months to those who have been learning up to ten years, will perform varying styles of music. We…Find out more »
Songs That Made Me will bring together some of Australia’s finest songstresses to discover and nurture local female talent in Mackay, Mount Isa and Gladstone. Designed to empower and support female singer-songwriters, the program involves a unique mentorship and performance experience for a small group of promising entrants alongside signature artists Deborah Conway, Clare Bowditch and Hannah Macklin. The program will kick off in June when the selected singer-songwriters from each region participate in a mentoring workshop in their hometown…Find out more »
Young Frankenstein, the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic, see’s Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherit a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his deranged genius grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein. He now faces a dilemma – does he continue to run from his family’s tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his lab assistant…Find out more »
As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they’re brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin’. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That’s quality you can trust. *may contain traces of nuts Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps…Find out more »
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett invites you to a FREE morning tea featuring Boogie Bingo to celebrate Seniors Week 2017! If you think that you are in for the same old bingo game think again! More than bingo, it’s a show with entertainment and prize giveaways. On arrival you’ll be given your playing card and it’s eyes down ready to play the game. In Boogie Bingo numbers come to life with certain numbers cueing a style of dance or song.…Find out more »
FREE EVENT at LIBRARY SQUARE! “…a world where the past is ever-present and music knows no borders. FOUR STARS” – The Courier Mail Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre presents Mzaza Children of the Road. Driven by French and Spanish roots, experience the exotic, dynamic and arresting live music of Europe by Mzaza. Through timeless melodies, Mzaza embraces diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign. The musicianship of this dynamic group features an ensemble of expert musicians under…Find out more »
Join Opera Queensland stars on an adventure through Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, and Don Giovanni balanced by lighter, popular pieces along with plenty of anecdotes, laughs, and good times. Come along to experience the wonder, magic and joy of opera at close range. Four of Queensland’s favourite artists – soprano Emily Burke, mezzo soprano Hayley Sugars, tenor Bradley Daley and baritone Shaun Brown – will take audiences on an adventure through some of opera’s most memorable scenes and solos. The performance will mix shining moments…Find out more »
BY POPULAR DEMAND ANH RETURNS WITH HIS SMASH HIT SHOW!! Comedian Anh Do brings his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show. Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell…Find out more »