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Stay up to date with community theatre and cabaret on the Gold Coast. A collection of information, features, and stories.

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MARCH 2024

Theatre and Cabaret on the Gold Coast. 

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A directory of weekly shows and cabaret on the Gold Coast.


The Pink Flamingo Gold Coast brings world-class performance shows in cabaret, burlesque and cirque.

FRIDAY'S & SATURDAYS and other times | Oxenford

Australian characters, a transformative arena, mesmerising animals and immersive technology.

TUEDAY - SATURDAY | Broadbeach

Australia’s longest running and most successful dinner theatre. A total night of entertainment.

FRIDAY'S & SATURDAYS  | Surfers Paradise

Now Showing every weekend in Cavill Lane, Surfers Paradise. Prepare to be amazed.

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Season 2024

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Spotlight Theatre

Season APR 11 - APR 27 | 185-187 Ashmore Road, Benowa | TICKETED 

BURN is a psychological drama that dissects the dynamic between two polar-opposite brothers. Set in Melbourne, Michael has been released from Barwon Prison and meets his brother Stevie to convince him they need to set fire to Stevie's timber warehouse business so they can claim the potential $20 million insurance payout.The brothers' physically abusive childhood provides a tragic background, with the death of their sister Kylah playing a large role in both men's past and present states of mind. DIRECTED BY CLEM HALPIN NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN - This production contains strong language and adult themes.

Gold Coast Little Theatre

Season 13 APRIL - 04 MAY | 2pm & 7:30pm | 21A Scarborough St, Southport | TICKETED from $25 - $38 

Susy Hendrix is a blind housewife who becomes the target of three conmen searching for the heroin hidden in a doll, that her husband Sam unwittingly transported from Canada. Through cleverly constructed deception, the conmen convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in murder. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls, she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to manoeuvre in the dark until the game ends.

Tugun Theatre Company

Season MAY 09 - MAY 25  | 414 Coolangatta Rd, Tugun | TICKETED, on sale at the start of April.

A spine-chilling play by Hugh Janes, based on several original ghost stories by Charles Dickens. When a young book dealer, David Filde, is employed by a former associate of his uncle to catalogue a private library, he finds an incredible array of rare and antiquated books. But as a series of strange and unexplained events conspires to keep Filde from his work, he realises that if he is to convince his sceptical employer that the mysterious phenomena, he is experiencing are real, they must journey together to the very edge of terror, and beyond… Directed by Nathan Schulz Original script written by Hugh James based on the Ghost stories by Charles Dickens

Spotlight Theatre

Season MAY 10 - JUN 01 | 185-187 Ashmore Road, Benowa | TICKETED

Dogfight is a hauntingly beautiful musical adapted from the 1991 Warner Brothers film of the same name starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor. Dogfight has music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman) and a book by Peter Duchan. The 2012 off-Broadway debut directed by Joe Mantello starred Derek Klena as Eddie and Lindsay Mendez as Rose. It tells the story of a group of Marines, the night before they depart for the Vietnam War. The show spans a short 24 hours, exploring themes of love and identity. DIRECTOR Joshua McCann-Thomson MUSICAL DIRECTOR Shari Willner

Javeenbah Theatre Company Inc

Season JUN 15 - JUN 29 | Cnr Stevens and Ferry St, Nerang | TICKETED

For a group of Australian schoolgirls, a romantic Valentine’s Day outing ends in an intriguing mystery. What has happened to the three seniors and the mathematics teacher on top of the jagged peaks of Hanging Rock? Based on the Joan Lindsay runaway bestseller, this exciting play explores a baffling disappearance which takes its toll on a small community in the Australian countryside. Who is responsible for the crime? Picnic at Hanging Rock invites its viewers to examine the people of Woodend and the consequences of their actions. Directed by Hunter Wall Written by Tom Wright adapted from Joan Lindsay’s Novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is presented by arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Nick Hern Books

Gold Coast Little Theatre

Season 29 JUN - 20 JUL | 2pm & 7:30pm | 21A Scarborough St, Southport | TICKETED from $25 - $38

The tribal rock musical follows a young group of hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the drafts, getting high, living and loving in New York City. In the world around them, the Vietnam War is raging, and the Age of Aquarius is dawning. Claude and his tribe of friends struggle to balance the demands of the harsh and violent world with their dream of a more beautiful and peaceful world. When Claude receives his draft notice, he must decide whether to join his friends in resisting the draft, or bow to the pressures of society. Alienation, civil disobedience, and youthful defiance, Hair is just as relevant today as it was in 1967. Book and Lyrics by Germone Ragni and James Rado Music by Galt MacDermott Directed by Kim Reynolds and Amy-Louise Anderson Choreographer by Kim Reynolds Music Direction by Stephanie Gowland

Tugun Theatre Company

Season AUG 08 - AUG 24  | 414 Coolangatta Rd, Tugun | TICKETED, on sale at the start of July

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart. Directed by Judy Neumann Original script written by Ivan Menchell

Javeenbah Theatre Company

Season AUG 31 - SEP 14 | Cnr Stevens and Ferry St, Nerang | TICKETED

The year is 1999. Kimberly could be a typical 16 year old, if her life wasn’t anything but typical. A rare medical condition means her body’s aged 4 times faster than it should. Grey hair, failing eyesight and forgoing body glitter for anti-wrinkle cream doesn’t quite make you Miss Popularity. But Kimberly’s about to make a friend. And just maybe her life is going to change. If only her pregnant Mum could tone down the hypochondria. Hopefully her Dad will start keeping his word. And with any luck, her aunt’s new scheme won’t blow up in their faces. Directed By Kaela Gray Written By David Lindsay-Abaine

Gold Coast Little Theatre

Season 31 AUG - 21 SEP | 2pm & 7:30pm | 21A Scarborough St, Southport | TICKETED from $25 - $38

William Golding’s classic Lord of the Flies narrates the story of a group of juveniles who become stranded on a deserted island. They establish regulations and a framework for governance, but due to the absence of any grown-ups to provide guidance, the youngsters ultimately become aggressive and cruel, with rising tension caused by fear and power. The disturbing tale portrays the children’s journey into turmoil and indicates that the inherent nature of humanity is barbarous. By William Golding Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams Directed by Joshua McCann-Thomson

Tugun Theatre Company

Season NOV 07 - NOV 23  | 414 Coolangatta Rd, Tugun | TICKETED, on sale at the start of OCT

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! Directed by Rianna Hartney-Smith Original script written by Patrick Barlow

Gold Coast Little Theatre

Season 16 NOV - 07 DEC | 2pm & 7:30pm | 21A Scarborough St, Southport | TICKETED from $25 - $38

Honeymoon in Vegas is the rambunctious new musical, written by Andrew Bergman and Jason Robert Brown. Set in the East Village of New York and loosely based on Puccini’s La Boheme, it follows a year in the life of a group of artists struggling to survive and create in the Lower East Side. How these young bohemians navigate their dreams, loves, fears, and conflicts drives the narrative of this entirely sung musical. Book by Andrew Bergman Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Based on the Castle Rock Entertainment Picture “Honeymoon in Vegas” Directed by Tony Campbell Music Direction by Julie Whiting

Javeenbah Theatre Company

Season NOV 23 - DEC 07 | Cnr Stevens and Ferry St, Nerang | TICKETED

The funny, heart-warming sequel to the enormously successful Ladies' Day follows the lasses from Hull on their adventures Down Under. After hitting the lottery jackpot at Ladies Day in York, the fish-filleting foursome are celebrating in style with the trip of a lifetime to Australia. As they travel from Hull to the Gold Coast, Uluru and the bright lights of Sydney, they embark on a journey of self-discovery. Directed By Dawn China Written By Amanda Whittington Ladies Down Under is presented by arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Nick Hern Books

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From the archives...

community theatre

The Cultural Coast

This show from the community tv archives from way back in 2015 features The Greenroom Project Stars of Miss Saigon as well as a look into parts of the theatre and cabaret scene on the Gold Coast.


Get out and support local live theatre!

Presented by Marja-Liisa

Produced by Gold Coast Community TV

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Community Theatre Companies on the Gold Coast and Surrounds

21A Scarborough St, Southport

Cnr Stevens and Ferry St, Nerang

Cnr Wharf and Brett Streets TWEED HEADS

185-187 Ashmore Road, Benowa

414 Coolangatta Rd, Tugun

Zamia Theatre, 22 Main St, Tamborine Mountain


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