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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Jenni Ivins Mind Drawing

To celebrate her Mind Drawing Children's Stories Exhibition, artist Jenni Ivins, is presenting an hour of free family activities after each movie in January. Follow the numbers to the activity room to join in new Mind Drawing fun.

This free event is limited to 15 people and you must book your tickets.

Jenni is also running two smaller workshops:

Exploring Drawing
Friday 20 January 2 - 3.30pm $5.50 (booking required, places limited to 10)

Mind Drawings are a bit like pictures in clouds and two people may not see the same thing! Explore how you see and make your own Mind Drawing.

Exciting Writing
Wednesday 25 January 2 - 3.30pm $5.50 (booking required, places limited to 10)

Search for stories in your Mind Drawing or one of Jenni's, while learning about key elements of creative writing.

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The Jungle Book

Friday 20 January, 10am
tickets $4, movie, popcorn drink combo $9

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

Rated PG, 106mins

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Sunday 22 January, 7pm
Tickets $47.50
VIP Sound Check Party Ticket $85

Buy a VIP Sound Check Party ticket @ $85.00 - This gets you access to the pre concert sound check experience with JUSTICE CREW and also having Q & A time where you can ask questions. The whole experience will be 20 min approximate plus your entry into the concert. From 5pm - 5:20pm.

Tickets for JUSTICE CREW's performance on 22 January are now on sale and make a perfect Xmas present for a teenage fan. The show has been specifically designed for younger fans, and the times are as follows:

6:30pm - Doors Open
7:00pm - Devine Our Destiny performance (Official Support Act)
7:20pm - Performance finished
7:35pm - Justice Crew Performance
8:40pm - Performance Finished

We can confirm that JUSTICE CREW will be selling and signing merchandise in the foyer after their show!

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Ice Age 5: Collision Course

Wednesday 25 January, 10am
Tickets $4, movie, popcorn drink combo $9

Manny the mammoth starts to worry when his daughter Peaches announces her engagement. Still unlucky in love, Sid the sloth volunteers to plan the couple's wedding. To Manny's dismay, nothing can stop the upcoming nuptials, except maybe the end of the world. When Scrat accidentally launches himself into outer space, he sets off a chain reaction that sends an asteroid hurtling toward Earth. Now, the entire herd must leave home to explore new lands and save itself from Scrat's cosmic blunder.

Rated G, 94 mins

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Russell Morris and Chris Wilson

Sunday 5 February, 7:30pm

Tickets $52
Concession $45
Group 6 plus $40

Local music legend and ARIA Winner Best Blues Roots Album “Red Dirt Red Heart” 2016, RUSSELL MORRIS, follows up his recently announced ARIA Award nomination with national tour dates which includes the Cardinia Cultural Centre.

Russell claimed a nod for Best Blues & Roots Album for his stunning release ‘Red Dirt – Red Heart’, alongside lauded local artists Jimmy Barnes, The Cat Empire, The Wilson Pickers and Kev Carmody. This marks his third consecutive nomination in the ARIA Best Blues & Roots Album grouping, after taking out the category in 2013 with his acclaimed release ‘Sharkmouth’, which became the highest-selling Australian album of 2013.

"It’s always an honour to be nominated for an ARIA Award, and I’m incredibly proud of everyone involved in the making of this album”, said Russell. “A great effort by all”.

Music lovers, industry and critics alike have praised ‘Red Dirt – Red Heart’, the third and final installment of Russell’s Australiana trilogy that saw the artist return to his early influences of American Blues & Roots.

Morris wowed crowds in the U.S. as an official showcasing artist at Nashville’s Americana Music Festival in September, and will be touring select American cities in support of Sharkmouth early next year. Live images from Russell’s American dates can be viewed here.

On return to Australia, Russell will hit the road, taking the songs and stories of his Australiana trilogy to music lovers across the country.

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Lanza Sings Again - Morning Matinees 2017

Tuesday 7 February
Tickets $20
Morning Tea served from 10am
Performance starts at 11am

Leading tenor Roy Best stars as Mario Lanza. Joining Roy will be international opera star Alison Jones who will play the role of Kathryn Grayson who was Mario Lanza’s preferred soprano. Narrator Chris McKenna tells the fascinating life story of Mario Lanza who had such an enormous career and incredibly died at the age of 38.

Accompanied by Len Vorster on piano. Starring: Roy Best, Alison Jones and Chris McKenna.

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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 as Tim McGraw 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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The Wizard of Oz

presented by CPAC

GALA OPENING NIGHT ~ All Adult Tickets $35.00 ~ Children 15 & U $25 Gala includes post show supper and drinks

Ticket prices for all other performances:

CHILD 15 & UNDER: $25
FAMILY TICKET (2 Adults & 2 Children): $110

Saturday 25 February 8.00pm
Sunday 26 February 2.00pm
Friday 3 March 8.00pm
Saturday 4 March 2.00pm
Saturday 4 March 8.00pm
Sunday 5 March 2.00pm
Thursday 9 March 7.30pm All adult tix $28
Friday 10 March 8.00pm

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Great Composers of London's West End - Morning Matinees 2017

Wednesday 8 March

Tickets $20
Morning Tea served from 10am
Performance starts at 11am

A narrative concert tribute to Lloyd Webber, Lionel Bart, Elton John, Richard Rogers and many more

Australian and West End Musical Theatre Star Philip Gould heads a great cast of performers in this wonderful tribute to many great composers who have had their musical shine on the London stage.

Philip himself holds a unique record , that being the Australian who has played the longest continuous leading role on The West End stage. Philip Starred for 2 years nine months as the leading man in ‘Crazy For You”

Many patrons will remember Philip as a child star for 8 years on Johnny Youngs,” Young Talent Time”.

Joining Philip will be award winning Singer/actress Michelle Fitzmaurice, and Compere Philip Wheeldon

Musicals such as Evita, Cats, My Fair Lady, Oliver, Phantom of the Opera , Les Miserables will be just some of the Musicals highlighted in this great show.

Don’t miss what will be a feast for all musical theatre lovers….”

– This event will be held in our Banquet Room

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Beatlemania On Tour

Saturday 18 March, 8pm

Earlybird tickets on sale 13 - 23 December: $49

Adult: $59
Group 6 + $54
Children 13 under: $30

Relive the heyday of the world’s favourite Pop act with Beatlemania On Tour, the complete live tribute show that recreates a true Beatles experience - authentic costumes, replica instruments and all songs performed with exquisite attention to detail and in their original key! With sold-out shows across the US, Canada, Dubai, Hong Kong, South Africa and New Zealand this is a must-see spectacular for all Beatles fans!

Call the Centre now to book your tickets on 1300 887 624 or book here

Elvis: An American Trilogy

Sunday 2 April, 8pm

Tickets $65


The Complete Story Direct from the United States tarring Vic Trevino jnr, Gino Monopoli, Steve Michaels.

Take three of the worlds leading Elvis Tribute artists then start from the very beginning.

Vic Trevino Jnr embodies the rockabilly sound and raw dance moves of the young Elvis.

Gino Monopoli recreates the sophistication feel and sound of the movie years taking in tracks from the most iconic movies , GI Blues, Kid Gallahad, Speedway and many more, Gino is magnificent as he recreates the iconic 1968 comeback special .

Elvis is channeled through Steve Michaels in the famous white eagle jump suit as Steve passionately recreates the seventies era with An American Trilogy, the moves, the songs and the nuances that made Elvis the most recognizable figure in history are live on stage and living through three of the worlds leading Elvis Tribute artists in An American Trilogy

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The Music of Burt Bacharach - Morning Matinees 2017

Wednesday 5 April
Tickets $20
Morning Tea served from 10am
Performance starts at 11am

Style Music presents a great range of cover singers to bring you over 20 great Burt Bacharach hits including Walk On By, Say a Little Prayer, What the World Needs Now, Alfie and This Guy’s in Love With You. With live accompaniment by the San Jose Band

Starring: Various artists and the San Jose band

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JPY & The Allstar Band: The Vanda & Young Songbook

Friday 28 April, 8pm

Tickets $65

John Paul Young and The Allstar Band The Vanda & Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible song-writing duos creations; The songs that gave Australia it's unique soundtrack during the 60's 70's and the 80's and still to this day.

With hits written for The Easybeats, AC/DC, Grace Jones, Ted Mulry, Vanda & Young's own studio unit "Flash and the Pan" to the wealth of hits written for John Paul Young, this show will have you up and dancin' like it's 1979.

John Paul Young & The Allstar Band will travel you through the decades of mega hits and John's own behind the scenes stories about the songs and their making, at a time when music was king.

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Lux Radio Play - Mystery of a Hansom Cab - Morning Matinees 2017

Wednesday 10 May
Tickets $20
Morning Tea served from 10am
Performance starts at 11am

Before television, the entertainment highlight of the week was the Sunday night radio play. The Lux Radio Theatre recreates those days with distinguished actors playing multiple roles, creating live sound effects and presenting the vintage soap commercials. This intriguing murder mystery whodunit set in marvelous 19th century Melbourne will have you on the edge of your seat.

Starring: Paul David Goddard, Lucy Gransbury, Simon Russell & James Wright

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David Hobson

Friday 12 May

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

David Hobson is delighted to return to Cardinia in 2017.

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.

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The Vista Cafe will open from 5pm for pre-show dining from the cafe menu.

Petula, From Downtown to Hollywood - Morning Matinees 2017

Wednesday 7 June
Tickets $20
Morning Tea served from 10am
Performance starts at 11am

Petula Clark made her first appearance in 1944, and now in her 80’s she is still packing theatres and concert halls worldwide. Hilary Henshaw and Will Conyers pay tribute to one of the world’s great leading ladies using songs made famous by Ms Clark herself.

Starring: Hilary Henshaw and Will Conyers

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Mamma Mia - The Movie - Morning Matinees 2017

Wednesday 5 July
Tickets $20
Morning Tea served from 10am
Performance starts at 11am

The screen version of the worldwide stage musical phenomenon featuring the songs of ABBA. Merryl Streep stars as Donna, the mother to Sophie, who's on a quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding. Three men from Donna's past return to the paradise they last visited 20 years ago, resulting in a trip down the aisle no one will ever forget. This great movie coincides with the school holidays so bring the grandkids!

Kids U16 are admitted for half price

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Lah Lah - Having Fun!

Sunday 9 July, 10am

• Presale Ticket Price: $24.40
• Regular Ticket Price: $25.50
• Presale period: Monday January 16 – Sunday January 29
• Public On-Sale Date: Wednesday February 1

Lah-Lah - Having Fun!
2017 Tour

If you see one family concert this year make it ‘Having Fun’ with Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band!

Get ready to pull on your best red, white and black stripes because everyone will be Having Fun with the stars of ABC KIDS – Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band – around Australia in 2017.

Having fun is the best way to learn and that is exactly what happens at a Lah-Lah show. A Lah-Lah show is different from any other family concert. It’s not just full of singing and dancing and incredible live music played by some of Australia’s best musicians – it’s educational too!

Lah-Lah are celebrating the 2017 SONY Music release of their new album Having Fun with a national live concert tour featuring lots of the brand new tunes from the album including ‘I Love Books’, ‘Number Jive’ and a funny twist on ‘Old MacDonald Had a Band’ as well as jamming on their some of their favorite hits including ‘Brush Your Teeth’ and ‘Lola Loves to Dance’.

Experience Australia’s most interactive children’s show for 50 minutes of live music, singing, dancing and fun! And don’t miss the chance to meet everyone in the band after the show with a meet & greet with the these leaders of preschool music education and their wonderful musical instruments!

We can’t wait to help you introduce your little ones to live music and the magical world of musical instruments when we’re all Having Fun in 2017!

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Kings of Croon - Morning matinees 2017

Wednesday 23 August
Tickets $20
Morning Tea served from 10am
Performance starts at 11am

An exciting new musical entertainment starring 3 of Australia's, leading men Ian Stenlake, Derek Metzger and Scott Irwin. These extraordinary talents have all played leading roles in the world’s most loved musicals on both Australian & international stages. They are elegance personified and their sophisticated blend of humour and magnificent voices has everyone in the audience wanting to hear more. Features some of your very favourite show tunes. – This event will be held in our Banquet Room

Starring: Ian Stenlake, Derek Metzger and Scott Irwin

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Back Home Again - Morning Matinees 2017

Wednesday 13 September
Tickets $20
Morning Tea served from 10am
Performance starts at 11am

Donald Cant has starred in Phantom Of The Opera, The Fantastiks, Man of La Mancha, the Broadway production of Oklahoma, Kiss Me Kate in Canada and Sweeney Todd to name just a few. He is a consummate performer who truly loves his audiences, and continues to delight them wherever he sings. Donald and his beautiful baritone voice are indeed Back Home Again, right here in Cardinia

Starring: Donald Cant

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French Kiss - Morning Matinees 2017

Wednesday 8 November
Tickets $20
Morning Tea served from 10am
Performance starts at 11am

Internationally acclaimed darling of the flute and No.1 recording artist, Jane Rutter brings her incomparable classical artistry to her concert French Kiss. Jane transports us to Paris in an intimate performance, sharing personal anecdotes and delicious French music such as Chopin (Valse de l’Adieu), Gounod (Ave Maria), Offenbach (Le Cancan), Cole Porter (I Love Paris, So in Love), Piaf and Aznavour.

Starring: Jane Rutter

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Spirit of Christmas - Morning Matinees 2017

Wednesday 20 December
Tickets $20
Morning Tea served from 10am
Performance starts at 11am

Celebrate Christmas at Cardinia Cultural Centre with our final Morning Matinee for the year. This year one local Grade Prep class rehearse with the stars and will join your favourite morning performers, to provide you a joyous Christmas concert.

Starring: Roy Best, Alison RaeJones, narrator Chris McKenna & Mr Len Vorster on Piano

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