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2019 Season Now Available!

Download the 2019 KCAC Season Brochure or call 9729 7287 to request a printed copy.

Hire Our Venue

The Knox Community Arts Centre is available for hire for Theatre, Seminars, Meetings, Dance concerts, and more.

The venue incorporates three separate hire areas that include a supper room with 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.

What's On

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Tenori - Timeless SOLD OUT

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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Children Are Stinky

Children are Stinky is an exciting award-winning children’s comedy by Circus Trick Tease. Still buzzing after another dream run at the Edinburgh Fringe with five star reviews, sold out shows globally, this show has been captivating adults and children alike.

Set in the 1990s, plenty of in-jokes and a cleverly choreographed nostalgic mash-up hooks parents in for a rollicking trip down memory lane. This enjoyable show for all ages encourages the slight of years to be proud of themselves.

Performers by Malia Walsh (Stut & Fret, Men of Steel, Circus OZ) and Chris Carlos (Gravity and other Mythes) deliver a powerhouse of circus talent, Expect dare devil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lighting fast hula hoops, and loads of laughs.


“This show has it all"
The List, UK

Date Monday 1 July
Time 11:00am - 11:50am
Tickets Adult $15, Child $12, Family (4 people) $45
For ages 3 years and over
Video Children Are Stinky Video

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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 the Knox Community Arts Centre 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 130 minutes, including 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
Times 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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FoRT

Asking for Trouble presents FoRT a circus/physical theatre production, which delves into the art of play and the creation of worlds from everyday objects.

Two strange characters appear hunting for whispers of adventure. In a series of vignettes a couch, table, cushions, sheets and broomsticks transform into rockets, trampolines, cliffs and tents places to explore. Images appear and disappear.

FoRT is full of ridiculous clowning, spectacular acrobatics, poetic visual imagery and celebrates the kind of creative genius that has been known to turn lounge rooms into volcanoes, trees into castles and cardboard boxes into racing cars.


“Conjures up the spirit of kids’ adventure… spectacular acrobatic work… enchanting."
Caitlin Crowley, Chortle

Date Thursday 3 October
Time 11:00am - 11:45am
Tickets Adult $15, Child $12, Family (4 people) $45
For ages 4 years and over
Video FoRT Video

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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 Wine Bluffs

Ever wondered what wine goes best with Fairy Bread? Why hasn’t the ‘Champagne Spider’ caught on? These questions and many more will be inadequately answered by the selfstyled sommeliers of comedy, Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja.

Laying spurious claim to a reputation as renowned wine consultants, the duo, fresh from judging the Fruit Wine Section at The Rockhampton Show, take the audience through the cellar door experience with a comedic twist.

Warning: Performance may contain coarse language, sexual references and material that may offend some patrons. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.


“Lovingly lampoons wine snobbery."
Artshub

Date Thursday 24 October
Time 8:00pm
Tickets Adult $30, Concession $28, Groups 8+ $26
Duration 60 minutes, no interval

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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.

Bookends

SLAMS Presents Bookends

Join the cast of Bookends as SLAMS showcases the dramatic, uplifting and epic opening and closing numbers from your favourite musical theatre shows

Dates Friday 24 May - Saturday 1 June
Time 8:00pm
Tickets Adult $28, Concession $25, Groups 10+ $25, Seniors $20, Child $20


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Dogfight

Lightbox Productions Presents Dogfight

Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.

Dates Wednesday 19 June - Saturday 22 June
Time 7:30pm
Tickets From $32


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Gift Certificates Now Available!


Do you know someone who loves live theatre, music, comedy, and arts workshops? A Knox Community Arts Centre Gift Certificate is the perfect gift for them!

Gift Certificates can be purchased online for $20, $50, or $100.
To customise the amount, call the Box Office on 9729 7287 for assistance.
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