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Tanks Arts Centre has been awarded Cairns' best entertainment venue for the last seven years (and counting), cementing our position as the leading contemporary music venue in the region.  [More]


Cultural Collective: Looking Forward, Looking Back - Selected works from the Kenny Bedford Collection, curated by Brian Robinson

Wed 31 May - Sun 25 Jun

For 25 years, Torres Strait Islander, Kenny Bedford has been collecting the art of his people.
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Ian Smith & Glen O'Malley - Three Foot Six, the Sunlander

Fri 2 Jun - Sun 25 Jun

This exhibition records Queensland rail heritage and captures the high and low energy and excitement associated with trains and rail travel.
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Jane Dennis - Sushi Train

Fri 2 Jun - Sun 25 Jun

For her first major solo exhibition at the Tanks, Jane Dennis brings a sumptuous offering of raw fish prints.
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Body, Mind & Soul Market Day

Sun 25 Jun

A day of inspiration, information and messages from beyond, with over 180 market stalls of new age healers and local, natural suppliers.
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Tanks Round Cinema - Zach's Ceremony (2016)

Wed 28 Jun
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Zach must embrace the traditions and knowledge of his ancestors and awaken the warrior within.
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Doug Anthony Allstars: Near Death Experience

Fri 30 Jun - Sat 01 Jul
$49 inc b/fee

Monster Gods of comedy The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS) are coming back to Tanks.
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Family Values - CIAF Satellite Exhibition

Mon 3 Jul - Wed 19 Jul

Family Values is an honest and authentic portrayal of contemporary family life, relating to the 2017 Curated Art Fair theme of FAMILY VALUES.
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A Night of Stars

Thu 6 Jul
$31.50 / $26.25 (concession) / $21 (student & youth) inc b/fee

A Night of Stars promises to be an exciting celebration of classical music.
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Singing Up Country featuring Yirrmal, Emily Wurramara and Kahl Wallis

Fri 7 Jul
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

A NAIDOC Week event featuring three formidable young Australian artists Yirrmal, Kahl Wallis and Emily Wurramara.
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Cairns Indigenous Art Fair presents Wandan (Future) CIAF Fashion Performance 2017

Fri 14 Jul

Expect to see a striking fusion of traditional, contemporary and innovative styles on the catwalk.
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DRACULA by Bram Stoker

Fri 21 Jul - Sat 22 Jul
Adult $42 Concession (Gov Benefit Card Holder) $36.75 Senior Card Holder $36.75 Youth 15-21 years $36.75 Group (10+) $36.75 All prices include booking fee.

Another bloody classic...
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Cairns ARTescape Winter School in the Tropics - Cairns Art Society

Mon 24 Jul - Fri 28 Jul

Now in its 12th year, Cairns Art Society presents their annual program of visual art workshops.
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Ed Kuepper Restrung with Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Fri 28 Jul
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) inc b/fee

See this Australian rock legend like you’ve never seen him before.
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 30 Jul

Tanks Monthly Markets are a unique slice of cultural life in the tropics and a must-do event on the Cairns calendar.
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Australian Poetry Slam 2017 - Cairns Heat

Wed 2 Aug

Contestants have two minutes to own the stage, rock the mic and win over the crowd with their original spoken word poetry.
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Regular Rick, Centacare & Cairns Community - #wearecairns

Fri 4 Aug - Tue 22 Aug
Free

A celebration of the people of Cairns with a focus on the unique level of diversity within our region.
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You Am I

Fri 11 Aug
$44 / $38.85 (CONC) inc. b/fee

Tanks presents bona fide superstars You Am I, for one night only.
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PechaKucha Night Volume 21 - Science In The Tropics Rocks!

Wed 16 Aug

Join us for PechaKucha, an entertaining evening dedicated to National Science Week.
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Café Scientifique - Science In The Tropics Rocks! - Why I became a Scientist

Thu 17 Aug

Art meets science in an evening of collaboration and remarkable stories hosted by a world leader in tropical agenda research, James Cook University.
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QMusic & Close Contact present Industry Connect Regional Workshop

Fri 18 Aug - Sat 19 Aug
Free

A new music program bringing music industry professionals from around Australia to regional Queensland.
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Baby et Lulu

Fri 25 Aug
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The irresistible fun and folly Baby et Lulu and their live band, boasting some of Sydney’s finest musicians, create is a rare commodity.
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Diary of a Wombat

Wed 30 Aug - Fri 01 Sep
All Tickets $17.00 + $0.85 B/Fee | Groups of 10+ $13.00 each + $0.65 B/Fee per ticket with 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 purchased. Please call 1300 855 835 for Group Bookings.

Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
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Carnival On Collins 2017

Sun 3 Sep
Free

A Cairns Father’s Day tradition! Come and celebrate on Collins Avenue with markets, music, food, kids’ entertainment and much, much more!
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Pete Murray Camacho Tour

Fri 8 Sep
$47 / $42 (CONC) inc b/fee

With a performance certain to be lapped up by new and old fans alike – be sure to get your tickets early, this show is sure to sell out.
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We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Tue 12 Sep - Wed 13 Sep
All Tickets $17.00 + $0.85 B/Fee | Groups of 10+ $13.00 each + $0.65 B/Fee per ticket with 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 purchased. Please call 1300 855 835 for Group Bookings.

Based on the book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
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An Evening with Tex, Don and Charlie

Fri 15 Sep
$46 / $40.95 (CONC) including booking fee

Stopping in at the Tanks for an intimate night of story-telling, the band will play songs from their rare, special recordings.
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Ajak Kwai (Sudan)

Fri 22 Sep
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Soulful and funky afro-beats.
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Sydney Comedy Festival 2017

Thu 28 Sep
One Ticket Price Only Adult $39.90 (including booking fee)

The showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard hitting laughter.
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The Ollie McGill Trio

Sat 7 Oct
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Ollie McGill returns to Tanks to perform his progressive style of jazz
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