Performances and Events


The Conservatorium has an exciting, vibrant and diverse annual events calendar featuring some exceptionally talented performers, teachers and scholars.

Enabling us to showcase the skills and talents of our music, theatre and multimedia students and staff as well as visiting stars and touring performing artists, the Conservatorium hosts approximately 100 performances each year on CQUniversity's campuses. These performances range from full musical theatre productions to drama productions and plays, children's theatre, jazz performances, recitals, concerts, art and media exhibitions, seminars and community events.

Supported by the Conservatorium Friends, our events program makes an important contribution to the local community and provides a professional platform for students to perform in public while they are preparing for a career in the performing arts. It also provides opportunities for staff and visiting artists to perform to supportive and appreciative audiences.

Purchase tickets

To attend any of our performances you can book through our online system. A booking fee may apply if you book directly through our office.

For information about CQCM performances contact our CQCM office or phone: +61 7 4940 7800.

Sold out performances

If a show has a 'Sold Out' sign, phone +61 7 4940 7800 as tickets may still be available or transferred over for sale at the door.

Purchase Performance Tickets


Mr Burns, a post-electric play

Friday 27 September - 7.30 pm
Saturday 28 September - 2 pm & 7.30 pm
Sunday 29 September - 2 pm

A play with music by Anne Washburn (Queensland premiere production)
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors reminisce about the life they once knew. To console themselves they relive an episode of The Simpsons with hilarious consequences. Fast forward seven years and we’re in a post-apocalyptic society. A troupe of players wander the land, providing connection with a mythic past – by playing out the classic Simpsons episodes: Springfield has become a Golden Age.
Directed by leading Australian director Jason Langley, this play with music will amuse and charm you. It will get you thinking about the stories we tell ourselves – the things that are important, the things that connect us all.

CQCM Theatre, Building 21, Boundary Road, Ooralea

Adults $25
Concession $20
Con Friends $15
Student/Child $15
Family (2 adults & 2 students/children) $70

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

Superfly - A Funky Tribute to the 70's

Friday 04 October - 7.30 pm

The first half of the show will feature CQCM jazz & popular music students, presenting a funky tribute to the 70s with reinterpretations of classic hits from artists like Earth, Wind & Fire, Bee Gees, ABBA, Patti Labelle, Simon and Garfunkel and more with guest artists Katrina Wellins (voice) and Bob Schultz (trumpet). This will be followed by a performance from the student jazz combos in the CQCM Foyer.

Adults $30
Concession $25
Con Friends $20
Student/Child $15

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

Murder in the Manor Cabaret

Saturday 12 October - 8 pm
Sunday 13 October 2019 - 5 pm

An interactive musical mystery where you help to uncover a murderer!

CQCM Foyer, Building 21, Boundary Road, Ooralea

Bookings required