What's on

A full guide to What's On at Tanks Arts Centre.  [More]


Energy 2019

Fri 30 Aug - Mon 07 Oct
Free

ENERGY is a presentation of visual art produced by school students across the region.
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Mamamia Out Loud Live

Wed 25 Sep
All tickets - $49 inc b/fee

The award-winning podcast Mamamia Out Loud is back for their second national tour.
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Tanks Round Cinema - Herbs: Songs of Freedom

Thu 26 Sep
$17 / 12 (CONC) inc b/fee

A not to be missed feature documentary featuring the legendary New Zealand reggae group, Herbs.
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Tanks' Monthly Markets - September

Sun 29 Sep
Free

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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2Gen#CNS - Tropical Arts

Fri 4 Oct - Sat 05 Oct
$33 / $24 (CONC), One Price - Matinee $18 inc b/fee. Please direct all enquiries for school bookings to Kevin West from Tropical Arts. Email: kevinwest@aapt.net.au

Inclusive theatre specialists, Tropical Arts, present the 11th annual Shakespeare at the Tanks; a compelling adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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Seeker Lover Keeper

Sat 5 Oct
All tickets - $45 inc b/fee

Beloved Australian indie folk supergroup, Seeker Lover Keeper, are made up by Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby.
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2Gen#CNS - Tropical Arts

Wed 9 Oct - Sat 12 Oct
$33 / $24 (CONC), One Price - Matinee $18 inc b/fee. Please direct all enquiries for school bookings to Kevin West from Tropical Arts. Email: kevinwest@aapt.net.au

Inclusive theatre specialists, Tropical Arts, present the 11th annual Shakespeare at the Tanks; a compelling adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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Regurgitator - Quarter Pounder - 25 Years of Being Consumed

Fri 11 Oct
$47 / $42 (CONC) inc b/fee

REGURGITATOR quarter pounder tour - 25 years of being consumed!
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Flame.Music with Eddie Skiba, Ella Hartwig, Robert Cini

Sat 12 Oct
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Eddie Skiba brings his own brand of alt-rock, drawing on the ilk of outfits like Midnight Oil, Eskimo Joe, The Killers, Powderfinger, Coldplay and Muse.
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Pride Art 2019

Wed 16 Oct - Sun 03 Nov
By donation

Celebrate Cairns and Far North Queensland’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities and an eclectic range of self-expression ...
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PechaKucha Night Volume 28

Wed 16 Oct
$5 tickets sold on the door + GOLD COIN donation to Pecha Kucha

PechaKucha nights are informal and fun gatherings
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The Turner Brown Band

Fri 18 Oct
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Australian slide guitarist Dom Turner, (Backsliders), together with Ohio-based lap-slide guitarist and vocal sensation Nikki D Brown, form an uplifting gospel-soul-funk m...
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Joan as Police Woman Joanthology Tour 2019

Sat 19 Oct
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Extraordinary New York musician Joan As Police Woman (Joan Wasser) returns to Australia launching her 3-disc "Joanthology" album with a series of very special solo shows.
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Cairns Pride Festival Fair Day

Sun 20 Oct
By donation

LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities come together for a fun and fabulous day celebrating diversity, PRIDE & resilience all in an inclusive, safe environment.
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Havana Meets Kingston Sound System

Thu 24 Oct
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Whether you love Reggae, Cuban or just dancing this will be a very unique and exciting show!
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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Fri 25 Oct
$40 / $36 (CONC) inc b/fee

The Festival's funniest in one night!
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A Living Art - Cairns Bonsai Society

Sat 26 Oct - Sun 27 Oct
Free

The 2019 Cairns Bonsai Society Exhibition and 30th Birthday, is a free community event welcoming all to experience the wonder and awe of this ancient living art – Bonsai....
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 27 Oct
Free

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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Tanks Round Cinema - Amazing Grace

Wed 30 Oct
$17 / $12 (CONC) inc b/fee

Featuring footage captured in 1972, this never before seen movie chronicles one of the most famous musicians on the planet, Aretha Franklin, on her journey to recording t...
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Anna Setton

Sat 2 Nov
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Brazilian singer and guitarist, Anna Setton, has performed all over the globe in iconic theatres and jazz festivals, from Rome to Barcelona and New York.
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Hammerhead - Jazz Up North

Fri 8 Nov
$30 / $25 (CONC) inc b/fee

Jason Bruer's powerhouse sextet Hammerhead burst onto the Sydney scene some years ago playing from a catalogue of music largely inspired by the late 50s and early 60s 'Ha...
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Mama Kin Spender with Choir

Sat 9 Nov
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender.
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Josh Thomas - Whoopsie Daisy

Tue 12 Nov
All tickets - $54.90 inc b/fee

Josh is returning home to Australia for his first live show since the global success of his multi award winning series Please Like Me.
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Nano Stern

Fri 22 Nov
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

A master at his own musical language, Nano Stern has created a sound that blends his youthful expression of the folk music of Chile with his dedication to the traditional...
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The War on 2019

Thu 28 Nov
One Price $39.35 / VIP One Price $59.10 inc. booking fee

Based on all the best of the year’s headlines from The Chaser and The Shovel, (and some of the worst), The War on 2019 allows you to re-live all the AFP-approved highligh...
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Kasey Chambers The Captain 20th Anniversary Tour | SOLD OUT

Fri 29 Nov
$67 adults / $47 children (under 16) inc b/fee

Twenty years ago Kasey Chambers released her ground-breaking debut album The Captain. It was a pivotal record that remains the cornerstone of her outstanding career.
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The East Pointers - World Music

Sat 21 Mar
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, The East P...
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Ian Moss - Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour

Thu 23 Apr - Fri 24 Apr
All tickets - $63.50 inc b/fee

Hot on the heels of the recent metro Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour dates, Ian Moss is taking the iconic album on the road and he’s stopping in at Tanks for two special ...
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