Must-see entertainment in Cairns

  • Jellybean statue outside the Centre of Contemporary Arts.

    Centre of Contemporary Arts


    CoCA was undergoing a major refurbishment in 2018, but should reopen in mid-2019 – check the website for updates.

  • Elixir Music Bar


    This offbeat little bar rocks to the beat of some of Cairns' best – and oft-unheralded – live-music groups and performers. Blues is a speciality, but acts…

  • Tanks Arts Centre


    Next to the Botanic Gardens, Tanks is one of Cairns' premier live-music and performance venues, hosting a regular lineup of touring bands, theatre and…

  • Reef Hotel Casino


    In addition to table games and pokies, Cairns’ casino has five dining spots and three bars, including the enormous Casino Sports Arena bar. Catch dinner…

  • Babinda Theatre


    Although only open three nights a week, Babinda's old-school cinema is worth waiting for. It screens new releases but the huge, photogenic theatre has …

  • Rondo Theatre


    Community plays and musicals hit the stage regularly at this small theatre opposite Centenary Lakes in Edge Hill. It's 4.5km northwest of the city centre …

  • Starry Night Cinema


    Enjoy classic films amid the foliage and finery of the Botanic Gardens. Check the website for upcoming showings (there are usually two a month).

  • JUTE Theatre


    Stages contemporary Australian works and indie plays; currently based at the Tanks Arts Centre.

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