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Performances and events

Performances

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.

JUDITH, STUART & FRIENDS

Wednesdays – 6pm
15 March
03 May
13 September
CQCM Theatre, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Free entry - no bookings

These entertaining concerts feature performances from staff and students of the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, as well as community members on various musical themes. Everyone is invited to attend!

FRIDAY JAZZ @ THE CON

24 March - Tommy See-Poy (piano & voice)
12 May – Kerry Armstrong (voice)
21 July – Andrew Robertson (saxophone & flute)
Doors open at 6 – 7:30pm.
CQCM Foyer, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Adults $10, Students $5

Back by popular demand, Friday Night Jazz will feature the Bachelor of Music staff & students. Refreshments will be available for purchase from the Friends of the Conservatorium.

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

A FLUTING ROMANCE

Sunday 23 April – 3pm
CQCM Theatre, Boundary Road, Ooralea

An afternoon of classical music with Simone Maurer (flute) & Judith Brown (piano)

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

5TH FLOOR JAMS

Fridays - 7pm
28 April
4 August
08 September
CQUni City Campus, Sydney Street, Mackay
Free entry, no bookings – Seating Limited
Featuring CQCM staff, students & guests.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Thursday 6 April – 7:30pm
Friday 7 April – 10:30am & 7:30pm
Saturday 8 April – 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 8 April – 2pm
CQCM Theatre, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Adults $40, Concession $35, Friends of the Con $30, Student/Children $25, Family $115 (2 adults & 2 children)

Based on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artist in history, Frank Abagnale Jr., Catch Me If You Can is a rousing musical set in the 1960s. We begin as Frank is captured by Agent Carl Hanratty, after years of pursuit. Frank, however, thinks the audience deserves to hear his version of the truth, and narrates his life as a hip, dance-heavy variety television show. We see Frank, as a teenager, run away from his unhappy home to live a life of great adventure, conning people by assuming a multitude of identities: airplane pilot, doctor and lawyer to name a few. A fast, rollicking musical by the creative team behind Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can tells the tale of an ingenious yet lonely boy looking for his place in the world.
Directed by Liam McIlwain

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

HITSVILLE

Motown Magic
featuring Dan Barnett

Friday 2 June - 7.30 pm
CQCM Theatre, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Adults $35, Con Friends $28, Students/Children $22

Featuring the jazz and popular music students from the Bachelor of Music program performing hits from – Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and more….

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

MID-YEAR MUSIC THEATRE AND DRAMA SHOWCASE

Friday 09 June – 7pm

Saturday 10 June – 7pm

CQCM Theatre, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Free entry, no bookings

WARNING – COARSE LANGUAGE & ADULT THEMES

ACTING ON SHOW

Wednesday 14 June – 7pm

Friday 16 June – 7pm

CQCM Theatre, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Free entry, no bookings

WARNING – COARSE LANGUAGE & ADULT THEMES

THE MIKADO

Thursday 10 August – 7:30pm
Friday 11 August – 10:30am & 7:30pm
Saturday 12 August – 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 13 August – 2pm
CQCM Theatre, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Adults $40, Concession $35, Friends of the Con $30, Student/Children $25, Family $115 (2 adults & 2 children)

The Mikado, written by Gilbert and Sullivan, is a classic of musical comedy and has entertained audiences around the world for decades. This hilarious show pokes fun at politicians and institutions under the guise of the exotic locale of Japan. This show is suitable for all ages and is directed by one of Australia’s finest music theatre directors, Peter Cousens.

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

THE CONSERVATORIUM ACADEMY CONCERT

Sunday 10 September - 1pm and 4pm
(This is the same performance for both timeslots)
CQCM Theatre, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Adults $15, Con Friends $10, Students/Children $5

End of year concert by The Conservatorium Academy students. The Conservatorium Academy is a centre for creative and performing arts training for school-aged children and is part of the School of Education and the Arts at CQUniversity.

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website