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Scott’s BMX Trick Bike Show

Have you ever asked, “Is there another way?”

Although nearly everybody has ridden a bike, no one rides a bike like Scott Hone.
Backwards on the front wheel. Frontwards on the back wheel. Frontwards on the front wheel, backwards upside-down!

Telling the story of his first bike, all the way to joining the circus, world-renowned BMX trick bike rider Scott Hone demonstrates how thinking outside the box and trying new things can lead you on a grand adventure through life.

Featuring an ambitious finale with five audience members joining Hone on stage to ride the bike all at once, Scott's BMX Trick Bike Show is certain to inspire the next generation.


“BMX trickster and random clown Scott Hone…had this reviewer gobsmacked.”
Australian Stage, Melbourne.

  • Date Wednesday 16 January 2019
  • Time 11:00am - 11:50am
    Cost Adult $15, Child $12, Family (4 People) $45
  • For Ages 5 years and over
  • VideoScott's BMX Trick Bike Show Video
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Trinket the Robot

Trinket is the story of an inventor, Dr. Doovalacky who sets out to build a robot who will have the ability to learn new things, with the help of his assistant, Gizmo, a green caterpillar.

Trinket the Robot comes to life but he soon wants more. He wants to know what it is to be human; he wants to become “real.” The children must help him to learn about the world.

Things quickly start to get complicated, and Dr. Doovalacky finds himself losing control of his creation. Trinket learns that to become human is to not only feel wonder and joy, but also to know anger and fear, and the sadness of saying goodbye to someone when you’re not ready to.

Trinket the Robot is an interactive puppet show, based on the tale of Pinocchio, which explores emotions and offers strategies to children to understand different feelings.


“It was good to see the Robot cry. Sometimes I cry too. It was good when the Robot got sad and then got happy
again. It makes me feel like when I get sad, I can get happy again too.”
4 Year Old, Seymour.

  • Date Thursday 24 January 2019
  • Time 11:00am - 11:40am
    Cost Adult $15, Child $12, Family (4 People) $45
  • For Ages 4 years and over
  • VideoTrinket the Robot Video
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The Dusty Springfield Show

Wendy Stapleton presents an outstanding tribute to the songs and career of Dusty Springfield, Britain’s greatest female pop singer.

Dusty Springfield’s career spanned over 35 years, due to her unique heartbreaking voice, and her unfailing belief in songwriters such as Carol King, Gerry Goffin, Randy Newman, John Kander, Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

This show takes you on a colourful journey through all the hits of the 60’s 70’ 80’s and 90’s that made Dusty a household name.


“The show was tight, beautifully performed, and really laid out a storyline…”
Weekend Notes

Date: Tuesday 5 February
Time: 11:00am and 2:00pm
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration: 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Dan Sultan - Aviary Takes Tour

2018 has been a year of transition for Dan Sultan. Having taken 6 months off and out of the spotlight to recalibrate and steady the ship, he is now ready to take on a whole bunch of new, exciting and fresh challenges.

The AVIARY TAKES collection will be released early in 2019 and to celebrate its release, Sultan will head back out on the road armed with a guitar, a keyboard and a fresh batch of anecdotes and bad ‘dad' jokes!

Says Sultan; “I’m really looking forward to hitting the regional road with 'The Aviary Takes’ tour. It’ll be good to make up for the shows I had to cancel earlier this year. ‘The Aviary Takes’ are a group of songs I recorded recently and they include old, current, new tracks with a couple of surprise covers thrown in. It’ll be great to see all of your lovely faces at the shows”.

Date: Saturday 23 March.
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: $40
Duration: 135 minutes, including support act and interval

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Diamonds - A Tribute to Marilyn Monroe

‘Diamonds’ will dazzle and delight audiences with the songs and stories of one of the most glamorous celebrities that ever lived: Marilyn Monroe.

The blonde bombshell will sing her favourite songs from her best films, recreating the glamour and fun of “Show Biz” in the 1950s in a concert created especially for those who remember her.

Featuring Marilyn Monroe’s most popular, sweetest and sexiest tunes including ‘Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend’, ‘Bye Bye Baby’ and ‘Some Like It Hot’.


“Carina Waye has the aura of Marilyn, both in spirit and physical beauty"
Australian Stage Online

Date: Tuesday 2 April
Time: 11:00am
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Underground

Underground is the story of an iconic Australian during one of history’s darkest periods. However, Nancy Wake doesn’t want another layer of gold paint added to the legend of The White Mouse. What happened in France in 1944 changed her forever, but this time, no one is messing with her story.

She evaded capture by the Gestapo, and was one of only thirteen female special agents to survive the war. Nancy’s story unfolds with humour and pathos, together with a cast of comrades from the forests of France. Among them a mysterious German spy and cabaret singer, who performs Marlene Dietrich’s most beloved songs.

This fast-paced play is of interest to old and young, history buffs, Francophiles, Germans and anyone who appreciates strong Australian stories.

Date: Saturday 6 April
Time: 2:00pm
Tickets: Adult $30, Concession $28, Groups 8+ $26
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Fortified - Amity Dry

This is a war story. But there are no guns and ammo, just angry words and hurt pride. It's a story about blowing up your life and starting again. About divorce, love, loss and discovering a strength you never knew you had. This is Amity at her most raw and heartfelt and if you loved her smash hit ’39 Forever’ it is not to be missed.



"Showcasing powerhouse vocals to rival any musical theatre diva…incredible talent as a composer and lyricist…
enough tenderness to pull at your heartstrings and plenty of warmth and humour to ensure you leave smiling
and thoroughly entertained."
Theatre People


"Dry’s vocal performance is impressive enough on its own to warrant the cost of entry."
Beat Mag

Date: Tuesday 30 April
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: Adult $30, Concession $28, Groups 8+ $26
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities around the nation.

For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. Whether you’re in Katherine, Quirindi, Kyneton or Cairns, you can still experience Australia’s largest and best-loved comedy festival in your own backyard. They’ve got over 80 destinations on the laugh-laden schedule, and a line-up of artists to tickle anyone’s funny bone. The Roadshow really has something for everyone! Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

Warning: Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.


“Some of the country's best comics… had audiences in tears.”
The Queensland Times

Date: Thursday 2 May
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: Adult $40, Concession $38, Groups 8+ $36
Duration: 135 minutes, including interval

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Tenori - Timeless

Why do some songs stand the test of time?

David Kidd, Craig Atkinson and Andrew Pryor share a collection of enduring classics from the worlds of Opera, Music Theatre, Pop and Jazz.

Tenori have established themselves as a national touring force, travelling the length and breadth of Australia. The lads have been working hard on a new album and are excited to share fresh versions of songs by Puccini, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lloyd-Webber, Simon & Garfunkel, Verdi and Peter Allen (to name a few), with a three-piece band.


“Tenori have perfected an entertaining mashup of Opera, Music Theatre and Jazz."
The Australian

Date: Tuesday 4 June
Time: 11:00am
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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The Sapphires

The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award- winning musical play, that inspired the film, is coming to (insert location/venue) stage for the first time.

Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing sequins and armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Brigg’s mother – the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

Date: Thursday 4 July
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: Adult $35, Concession $32, Groups 6+ $30
Duration: 140 minutes, no interval

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Mission Songs Project

Presented by Jessie Lloyd, Mission Songs Project is performed as a quartet with a range of Indigenous performers from around Australia. Profoundly moving, Mission Songs Project reveals what daily was like for Indigenous Australians on Christian missions and state-run settlements.

Searching for the family songs that were sung around the kitchen table, Jessie Lloyd explores the day to day life on the missions, settlements and reserves through music. From cultural identity to love and loss, these rare songs consist of almost forgotten stories that can now shed light into the history of our Indigenous elders, families and communities.

Mission Songs Project faithfully explores the musical journey of Indigenous Australian music as the Mission Songs Quartet connects the traditional with contemporary, revealing the continuation of cultural practice and song traditions into the 21st Century.


"…profoundly moving…the entire collection is sublime"
The Australian

Date: Friday 12 July
Time: 2:00pm
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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The Amazing Travelling Comedy Tour

Award winning stand ups are coming to Knox!

The Amazing Traveling Comedy Tour (TATCT) is a partnership formed to bring Australia’s best new comedic artists to audiences outside major cities.

They are Australia’s only dedicated stand-up comedy touring company focused on regional audiences, and the only multi-performer tour to visit regional towns other than the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow.

This event will feature five outstanding comedians, including some of Australia’s best established and up and coming comedians.

Watch this space – comedians will be announced soon!

Date: Thursday 1 August
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: Adult $38, Concession $36, Groups 8+ $34
Duration: 100 minutes, plus interval

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Oh Carole! The Songs of Carole King and Neil Sedaka

They were two of the biggest hit-makers of the 60s and 70s -and they dated in high school! Yes, Neil Sedaka hired a tux, borrowed his dad’s car and drove Carole King to the prom!

They never wrote a song together but continued to support and inspire each other as they worked side by side in New York’s legendary hit factory, The Brill Building.

‘Oh Carole!’ is a toe-tapping tribute to the most joyful era of pop music and two of the greatest songwriters of all time.

Their hits include ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘Calendar Girl’, ‘Natural Woman’, ‘Stupid Cupid’, ‘The Locomotion’, ‘Breaking Up Is Hard to Do’, ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’, ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, and many more!


“Mark Jones is one of Australia’s greatest cabaret assets”
The Age

Date: Tuesday 6 August
Time: 11:00am
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration: 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Downtown - The Music of Petula Clark

‘Downtown’ is a hand-clapping, toe-tapping tribute to the woman who at the height of Beatlemania wrestled the Fab Four for the number one position on the music charts – and came out on top!

In the swinging 60s Petula repeatedly topped the charts in every corner of the globe with hits like ‘Colour My World’, ‘I Know a Place’, ‘My Love’, ‘Happy Heart’, ‘Don’t Sleep in the Subway’ and, of course, ‘Downtown’. She is the most commercially successful female singer in British chart history!


“Zest, irreverence and loads of vocal power”
The Australian

Date: Tuesday 8 October.
Time: 11:00am
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration: 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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The Christmas Belle

There's no better way to herald in the Christmas season, than sharing part of your day with the fabulous Gina Hogan.

Sit back and enjoy as Gina and her special guest capture the true essence of Christmas, singing some of the most loved and well known carols, along with a few of her personal favourites that are sure to be show stoppers.

So come along and embrace the spirit of Chistmas, and don't forget to pack your Christmas hat and singing voice!


"The audience literally adored her!"
Mackay Entertainment Centre

Date: Tuesday 3 December
Time: 11:00am
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Community Events

The Knox Community Arts Centre is proud to be home to a number of community group performances.
If you’re interested in holding your next performance at KCAC, head to our Hiring the Knox Community Arts Centre page.

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Tapestry featuring Gabrielle Parbo

Be swept back to the psychedelic 70’s with the hit songs of four of the most influential female singer-songwriters of the era.

The Tapestry show weaves together the songs and stories of Carole King, Carly Simon, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell; amazing women whose lives were connected by more than just music.

Feel the earth move with this three-piece band featuring Gabrielle Parbo.

The Tapestry band – We lived it, loved it, and now delight in celebrating the lives and achievements of these powerful and honest female artists!

Find out the secrets and relive the memories of a magical time.
And did anyone mention James Taylor?
This is one show not to miss.

Date: Saturday 23 February
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: Adult $30, Concession $28, Groups 6+ $26
Duration: 120 minutes, including interval

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KCAC Venue Hire

The Knox Community Arts Centre is available for hire for:

  • Theatre
  • Seminars
  • Meetings
  • Training
  • Dance concerts
  • Gallery
  • Arts development

The venue incorporates three separate hire areas that include a supper room which is connected to a commercial kitchen, a performance auditorium with stage and tiered seating for 172 or flat seating for 120.

Please call the Centre for more information or see our hiring Knox Community Arts Centre page.

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