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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]


The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Wed 26 Apr - Fri 28 Apr
$42 FULL PRICE $36.75 Youth (15-18 yoa) $36.75 Senior $36.75 Gov Benefit Holder

Don’t miss your chance to join the laughs at the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow.
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Priscilla Ong - City Faces of 100 years

Fri 28 Apr - Sun 28 May

Priscilla presents a portrait of a city as diverse as it gets.
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Cultures in Harmony

Sun 30 Apr

Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity
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Monthly Markets

Sun 30 Apr

Tanks Markets Days are held on the last Sunday of every month from April to November
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Approaches to Character - Advanced Acting Masterclass with Lucas Stibbard

Fri 5 May

The workshop will include a number of exercises covering Laban, personas, animal personas and character dossiers
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QMusic & Close Contact Present Industry Connect Regional Workshop

Fri 5 May

Learn about how travel grants can help to bring you to BIGSOUND in September 2017!
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Tanks Unplugged - Jeanette Wormald, Savidas and Katie Jay

Fri 5 May
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

A Tanks’ series that showcases the best of live and local music
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Queensland Theatre's Constellations

Sat 6 May

Lucas Stibbard (Boy Girl Wall) and Jessica Tovey (Wonderland, Home and Away) play a lovestruck beekeeper and a quantum physicist.
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The Idea of North

Fri 12 May
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The Idea of North (or TION), boast an evoking repertoire steeped in jazz yet easily crossing over into pop, gospel, folk and comedy.
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5 Minutes of Fame Stage

Sun 21 May
Free

Children from around the region have an awesome opportunity to perform live
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Green Zone – Art Play and Nature Experiences with Family Day Care

Sun 21 May

From nature brushes, charcoal drawing, to weaving and building there will be something for every little creative
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Story Tree

Sun 21 May

Cairns Children's Festival
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Tanks Arts Centre presents Frank Woodley, Noodlenut - A show for kids

Sun 21 May
One price $15.75 inc b/fee

Cairns Children's Festival 2017
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screenPLAY Zone

Sun 21 May
Free

Children who love filmmaking can enter their films into screenPLAY
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Moving and Grooving Dance and Drum Workshops

Sun 21 May

This will transform the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre into a hub of beats and free movements expression!
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Tinkering Tank

Sun 21 May
Free

Tinker away with creative play activities
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Diamonds Found in Dreams

Sun 21 May
$15.75 (one price) $47 Family ticket inc b/fee

Unbelievable stunts, hilarious slapstick comedy and a giant unicycle!
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Wild Lands

Sun 21 May
Free

The Botanic Gardens will come alive with a range of free activities
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Strassman’s “iTedE”

Fri 26 May - Sat 27 May
Premium $84.90 + $2 B/Fee A Reserve $64.90 + $2 B/Fee

An evening of side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare and the malicious Chuck Wood.
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Sydney Writers' Festival

Sat 27 May

Be part of the conversation as one of Australia's best-loved literature forums beams into Cairns, direct from Sydney
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Monthly Markets

Sun 28 May

Tanks Market Days are held on the last Sunday of every month from April to November
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Stefan Cools - Liquidarium Meconii - II

Tue 30 May - Sun 18 Jun

Artist in Residence. Cools projects can be described as a unique combination of art, science and public presentation.
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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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Mr Stink

Wed 31 May
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.

David Walliams' award-winning book comes to life!
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Tanks Round Cinema - Gimme Danger (2016)

Wed 31 May
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/f

From award winning Director Jim Jarmusch, comes an in-depth look at one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time, The Stooges
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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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Emie R Roussel Trio

Fri 2 Jun
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The Emie R Roussel trio delivers creative and captivating jazz with passion and an undeniable chemistry.
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Day of the African Child

Sat 17 Jun

An inspired evening of reflection and celebration of African culture; cuisine, music, art and dance.
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Understory Film Festival - Locally Produced Short Films

Sat 17 Jun
FREE

Moving into its fourth year, the Understory Film Festival is fast becoming a mainstay of the cultural landscape of Cairns.
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Sarah Blasko - Solo Tour

Fri 23 Jun
Adult $36.75 | Tertiary Students $31.50 | Youth 9 - 17 years $31.50 | Seniors $31.50 | Gov Concession Card $31.50 All prices include booking fee.

Sarah Blasko returns to Tanks to perform without a band for the first time in her storied career.
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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
$49 inc b/fee

Monster Gods of comedy The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS) are coming back to Tanks.
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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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