What's on at the Cardinia Cultural Centre

We host a wide range of live shows, exhibitions and events throughout the year. Below is information on upcoming events at the Centre. Book in early to secure prime seating.

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Supported by Lakeside College

Friday 23 September, 10am

Tickets $4, movie popcorn drink combo $9

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

Rated M. 2hr, 16mins

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Zootopia

Supported by Lakeside College

Wednesday 28 September, 10am

Tickets $4, movie popcorn drink combo $9

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

Rated PG, 1hr, 48mins


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Kung Fu Panda 3

Supported by Lakeside College

Friday 30 September, 10am

Tickets $4, movie popcorn drink combo $9

Living large and loving life, Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he's going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor (Dustin Hoffman). After reuniting with his long-lost father (Bryan Cranston), Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai (J.K. Simmons), a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.

Rated PG. 1hr, 35mins

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Hot August Night and Me; A Neil Diamond Story

Friday 7 October, 8pm
Tickets $45, concession $41, groups 6 plus $40

Hot August Night and Me; A Neil Diamond Story Dominic Finley is a former member of 80’s chart toppers Cutting Crew (known for their number 1 hit ‘I Just Died in Your Arms), and has a background worlds apart from Neil Diamond’s New York upbringing in the ‘Tin Pan Alley’ days of Broadway. Finley’s is the world of cobbled streets, terrace houses, and a show business grounding won out of the gritty working men’s clubs in Lancashire, in the North of England.

Finley performs Neil Diamond’s legendary Hot August Night album IN ITS ENTIRETY - one of the best-selling albums in Australian music history in a show that also features interesting stories about how the songs were created, and of Diamond’s dark journey from being a struggling Brooklyn poet, to becoming one of the worlds most loved performers.

Interwoven is Finley's semi-autobiographical story of a man ‘lost between two shores’ with Finley’s eventual emigration to Australia, a true Neil Diamond country!

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Rod Quantock - Boredom Protection Policy

Tuesday 11 October, 7pm

Tickets $33, concession $30, groups 6+ $28, under 25 and students $20


Rod Quantock is a pioneer of Australian comedy with more than forty-five years in stand-up, cabaret, theatre, television and radio. He is the only comedian to have performed at all 30 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and one of the few – perhaps the only – to be awarded an Order of Australia for his work. It is not hyperbole to say that he is an Australian legend.

Rod Quantock's shows are always relevant to the moment and change with the headlines of the day. But what Rod has noticed is that the headlines of today are the same as the headlines of yesterday.

To prove it, he is reprising one of his most successful shows, Boredom Protection Policy. In this incarnation, Rod revisits the headlines of fourteen years ago and compares them to today.

Quantock's Boredom Protection Policy debuted in 2002 at Trades Hall Melbourne to critical and popular acclaim. Boredom Protection Policy is a solo show about contemporary politics and society presented by Australia’s longest serving comedian.

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"A Little Help From My Friends" - SOLD OUT

A Special Senior’s Week Event

Bought to you by Cardinia Shire Council and Cardinia Cultural Centre

Wednesday 19 October, 2:15pm afternoon tea, 3pm show

Tickets $8

David Cameron, stars on piano, guitar and sitar and with his band of four highly skilled and talented musicians and singers, over 20 hit Beatles songs are played in this great show.

This narrated concert tells the story of the world’s most famous band ever: THE BEATLES, and includes over 20 of their hits. A wonderful trip down memory lane.

With no less than eight instruments played, this production will be a musical feast.

Starring David Cameron, the acclaimed musical director for Australian Diva Marina Prior, with Philip Wheeldon who narrates The Beatles' beguiling success story, this is a new concert from Promac Productions bought to you especially during Senior’s Week. The uplifting and iconic Beatles songs take centre stage and you can enjoy a wonderful afternoon out, with a little help from your friends!

Devonshire afternoon tea served from 2.15pm. Show starts promptly at 3pm

Songs in the key of Motown

Thursday 20 October, 7:30pm

Tickets $65

By popular demand, the all-singing all-dancing Songs In The Key Of Motown is coming back to Australia!

Direct from the U.S comes the Encore Australian Tour of "SONGS IN KEY OF MOTOWN", a spectacular live Concert production that takes you on a journey through Motown. "SONGS IN THE KEY OF MOTOWN" features SPECTRUM, a first-class vocal quartet that draws upon the talent of four radiant voices and diverse personalities. They have spent six stellar years recreating the sound and style of the Four Tops in Las Vegas' multi-million dollar production shows "American Superstars" and "Legends In Concert", the group has developed the versatility to credibly cover the music of groups from the Platters to the Temptations to Boyz 2 Men.

It is this versatility that has propelled them to the status of headlining their own shows in which they perform stirring renditions of the all the best cover tunes. They have teamed up with RADIANCE, a talented vocal quartet formed specifically to pay tribute to the Disco and Motown era paying tribute to the music of The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, The Marvelettes and other female artists from that amazing musical era.

Together they have created "SONGS IN KEY OF MOTOWN", a spectacular show transporting audiences back to an era of music that formed a major cornerstone in American music of the 60's and 70's. The costuming, the choreography, the harmonies, the energy and excitement are second to none.

SPECTRUM boasts four incredible singers, each with the voice of a solo artist, who combine their voices and dexterity to create the angelic harmonies and deft choreography that have become trademarks. The members of consist of singer-dancer E.C. ADAMS of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Chicago-born musician and versatile entertainer PIERRE JOVAN; DARRYL GRANT the silky-smooth, soaring-voiced first tenor from Rochester, New York and lastly, singer, actor and group founder CUSHNEY ROBERTS, from East Orange, New Jersey, who left the life of a Princeton-educated corporate engineer and cut his teeth in the casino lounges in route to becoming a well-respected Las Vegas showroom entertainer.

Let's just say this is a group of well-mannered, college-educated, world-traveled veterans of the entertainment business, who will entertain you! On the other hand, the members of the quartet RADIANCE are New York-born award-winning singer YOLANDA THARRINGTON, former New York Radio City Music Hall Rockette MARQUE´ MUNDAY, former member of the 90's chart-topping recording group Lace VIVIAN SCOTT and singer, dancer and entertainer CRYSTAL ROBINSON. Together they provide an array of talent that is the best in entertainment that leaves audiences wanting more!

The Vista Cafe will open from 5pm for pre show dining from the cafe menu. Phone 5945 0015 to book.


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Morning Matinee: Over There

Wednesday 2 November
10am morning tea, 11am show
$18

Following the hit success Great Songs of The War Years. More great songs from the war years concentrating more on WWII and the Vietnam war. Includes over 20 hits that arose from those wars. Over There has been timed to pay homage to Remembrance Day 2016.

Starring: Roy Best, Alison Rae Jones, Jaz Flowers, Caroline Vercoe. Narrator: Chris McKenna

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David Hobson - By Popular Demand - SOLD OUT

Friday 4 November
7.30pm

Tickets
Adults: $49
Concession: $45
Group 6+: $42.50

David Hobson is delighted to return to Cardinia in a very aptly titled new concert, David Hobson – By Popular Demand.

David features many of his favourite songs that he has sung during his career along with songs from great artists that he respects and admires. Discover what makes David one of this country’s most sought after concert performers in the intimate setting of the Cardinia Cultural Centre theatre.

The Vista Cafe will open from 5pm for pre show dining from the cafe menu. Phone 5945 0015 to book.

The Rat Pack from Vegas (USA)

Wednesday 30 November, 7:30pm

Tickets $65

Start spreading the news... Direct from Las Vegas, The Rat Pack are heading to Australia with a tribute show full of hits and laughs

Direct from Las Vegas and following a sold out tour of the US and the UK, The Rat Pack will be making their way to Australia.

Frank (Robbie Howard ), Dean (Johnny Edwards) and Sammy (Nicholas Brooks) are back in town and will be lighting up stages across the country as they bring back the grand old days of those classic crooner hits that we all know and love.

Johnny Edwards brings the magic and charm of Dean Martin back to the stage. With that chiselled smile, charming ways and funny lines, Dean Martin is remembered as the King of Cool and Americas favourite leading man of the 50s. Expect to hear some of his great songs including Volare, Everybody Loves Somebody and That’s Amore.

Robbie Howard encapsulates the enigmatic Frank Sinatra. As the all-American iconic performer, Frank Sinatra, David brings to life some of the biggest songs ever recorded and forever linked to the memory of Frankie – including My Way, New York New York, Come Fly With Me and so many more.

Nicholas Brooks is the suave Sammy Davis Jr. Fondly remembered for his humour and impressions, Sammy Davis Jr was first and foremost a dancer and performer and had a long and envious career in clubs and theatres in Vegas and New York. Expect to hear some of Sammys big hits including Mr Candy Man, That Old Black Magic and Mr Bojangles.

Together they come together on stage as The Rat Pack. Delivering the timeless songs that we all love and sharing some funny stories and gags, this is one show that should not be missed.

The Vista café will open from 5pm for pre show dining from the café menu. Phone 5945 0015 to book.


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Morning Matinee: Spirit of Christmas

Wednesday 7 December
10am morning tea, 11am show
$18

Celebrate Christmas at Cardinia Cultural Centre with our final Morning Matinee for the year. Featuring Australia’s leading morning song company and an assortment of your favourite morning performers. Includes all Yuletide favourites and a good dose of laughter.

Starring: Roy Best, Alison RaeJones, narrator Chris McKenna and Len Vorster on Piano.

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Cowboys and Angels - Direct from the USA

Thursday 16 February 2017, 7:30pm

Tickets $60, concession $50

Cowboys and Angels Direct from Las Vegas following individual successful seasons in Legends in Concert.

Dean Simmons as Garth Brooks, Kim Simmons as Shania Twain and Adam D Tucker are Cowboys and Angels .

Dean Simmons also know as Garth Guyis endorsed by the man himself Garth Brooks to quote “ Tell Dean to hold down the fort for me “ (Garth Brooks) , Kim Simmons also known as Shades of Shania started her professional career at age 15 and has performed with The Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffets Coral Reefers , Adam D Tucker accurately recreates the music and Mystic of Country Music Icon Tim McGraw.

This Trio is the epitome of the Modern Country sound and is Touring Australia nationally in 2017.

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