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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]


Hike 'N' Bike - Wet Tropics Wild Exposure Exhibition

Tue 29 Aug - Wed 02 Oct
Free

Be immersed in ancient rainforests and discover the beauty of the region.
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Energy Exhibition

Fri 1 Sep - Thu 28 Sep

A presentation of visual art produced by school students across the region.
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Sydney Comedy Festival 2017

Thu 28 Sep
One Ticket Price Only Adult $36.90 (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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Ngaiire

Fri 29 Sep
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

One of this country’s most eclectic and fearless artists.
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Emerging Structure - JCU Creative Arts Exhibition

Tue 3 Oct - Mon 06 Nov
Free

Patterns of growth, order and chaos.
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Tropical Gaze 2017 Art Exhibition

Fri 6 Oct - Sun 29 Oct
Free

Stimulate your senses with Tropical North Queensland's most exhilarating art.
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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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Cairns Tropical Pride Fair Day

Sun 8 Oct
$5 donation at main entrance. Children: Free

A fun family day for the LGBT+ community, friends and allies.
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PechaKucha Night Volume 22

Wed 11 Oct
$5 tickets sold on the door + gold coin donation to PechaKucha

PechaKucha nights are now a global phenomena with over 720 cities in 100 countries hosting PechaKucha nights.
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Meg Mac - Low Blows Tour

Sat 14 Oct
Adult $44 / $39 (conc) inc b/fee

Meg Mac is back with her debut new album and accompanying tour.
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Peter Helliar & Tom Gleeson LIVE

Sun 15 Oct
$56 inc b/fee

This is your chance to see two of the biggest names in Australian comedy live on stage.
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Havana Meets Kingston - Sound System

Sat 21 Oct
$36.75 / $31.50 (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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Tanks Round Cinema - Mountain

Wed 25 Oct
$15.75 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Shot by the world’s best adventure cinematographers and written by bestselling author Robert Macfarlane, this feature documentary will explore the troubled and triumphant...
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Elizabeth Hunter - Momento Mori: Art, Death and the Afterlife

Fri 27 Oct - Sun 12 Nov
Free

Local printmaker and installation artist Elizabeth Hunter has been working for the last four years, making pieces for a special celebration of The Day of The Dead.
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Tanks' Monthly Markets

Sun 29 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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Kasey Chambers Dragonfly Tour

Fri 3 Nov
Adult $57 Gov Concession $47 Child (Under 12) $42 including booking fee

Fresh off the back of sold out shows and rave reviews across the USA, Kasey Chambers announces further shows of her 2017 “Dragonfly Tour”.
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Josh Pyke 10 Years of Memories and Dust Regional Tour 2017

Sat 2 Dec
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) inc. b/fee

One of Australia’s favourite storytellers, Josh Pyke is embarking on a regional tour of Australia alongside the news that he’ll be hanging up his Josh Pyke boots and goin...
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