In 2001 the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music opened its facility at CQUniversity's Mackey Ooralea Campus with a range of services suitable for a variety of productions and events.

CQCM theatre

The theatre is suitable for recitals, chamber music, theatre productions, seminars and its main features include:

  • 200-seat professional theatre with an orchestra pit
  • fly tower and full theatre lighting
  • professional digital audio and video facilities
  • Stuart and Sons concert grand piano.


There is a 100-seat foyer and performance space which features:

  • bar and kitchen
  • box office and reception
  • mezzanine level
  • performance lighting
  • professional digital audio and data projection facilities
  • Yamaha and Kawai grand pianos.

CQCM specialist facilities

  • digital audio and video recording studio
  • practice rooms
  • dressing rooms and change facilities
  • keyboard lab
  • teaching studios
  • professional dance studio with a sprung floor
  • large production facility that includes spaces for costumes, prop and set design and construction.

Campus spaces and lecture theatres

At CQUniversity's Mackay Ooralea campus there are many other spaces and facilities that include:

  • classroom teaching spaces
  • lecture theatres
  • a fully equipped library with audio/video facilities
  • computer labs.