What's on at Cardinia Cultural Centre

See below for upcoming live shows, exhibitions and events being held at the centre. Book early to secure the best seating.

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Exhibition: Vantage Multimedia ""

The work of filmmaker and photographer Brian J Hughes

Date: Tuesday 4 July - Thursday 28 September
Tickets: free

View the work of local filmmaker and photographer Brian J Hughes in the Cardinia Cultural Centre Gallery until Friday 29 September. This exhibition features local landscapes, wildlife, people and places.

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Taste of Tamworth ""

Date: Sunday 30 July
Time: 4pm
Tickets: $31.50, concession $27.50

Put 4 multi-award winners together in one big concert, and you have got a Taste of Tamworth at its best! Golden Guitar winners, Carter and Carter and Luke O’Shea team up with the Toyota Starmaker winner, Karin Page and Anthony Taylor to give you your best ‘Taste Of Tamworth’ yet.  Each act brings their own unique form of music and personality to the stage, coming together for a fun filled finale.

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Kings of Croon

Morning matinees 2017 ""

Date: Wednesday 23 August
Time: 10am morning tea, performance, 11am
Tickets: $20
Note: to be held in the Banquet Room

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 and 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. 

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The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez ""

Date: Friday 25 August
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: $35

From Patrick White Playwright Award Winner Jackie Smith and world famous cabaret stars Finucane and Smith comes the story of the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez. Starring triple Best Actress Winner (and direct descendant of Lola herself) Miss Caroline Lee and Parisian dance siren Holly Durant, directed by the international Queen of Provocative Variety Moira Finucane, Lola is a wildly contemporary dreamscape steeped in Australian history and the extraordinary lives and freedom of one of the world’s most adventurous women. Created in partnership with Her Majesty's Ballarat.

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Hamer Quartet ""

Date: Sunday 10 September
Time: 4pm
Tickets: $20

The Hamer Quartet, winners of the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition in 2009, is one of Australia’s finest chamber ensembles. Recently reformed, they present iconic quartets by Beethoven and Dvořák, with the Victorian première season of Lachlan Skipworth’s Japan-inspired quartet, Yamagoe. Hamer Quartet’s regional tour is part of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra’s 2017 Touring Program. The tour is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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Back Home Again

Morning Matinees 2017 ""

Date: Wednesday 13 September
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20

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 Shire. 

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Michael Jackson - the Legacy Tour ""

Date: Sunday 24 September
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: $65

Legacy, the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer… Michael Jackson. Brought to life in a full-scale production that includes a live band bringing the energy, the dance and the music that spans generations, starring William Hall as Michael Jackson.

William Hall has travelled the world with this incredible show, along with his live band and dancers, giving every audience member an experience that comes as close as ever to seeing the King of Pop himself.

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The Lego Batman Movie 

 Date: Wednesday 27 September
Time: 10am
Tickets: $4 per person, or the $9 snack deal per person (includes 1 ticket, a popcorn and a drink)

Rated PG, 1hr 44 mins

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

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The Nutcracker""

Presented by Victorian State Ballet

Date: Thursday 28 September
Time: 7pm
Tickets: $30, concession $27, children (under-15) $25, family (2 adults, 2 children) $100, groups (10+) $22

An enchanting Christmas ballet treat! Join Clara at her Christmas party, as she ventures into her Nutcracker prince’s magical land. Delight at the famous sugar plum fairy pas de deux, breathtaking snow scenes with snowflakes that light up, a beautiful Christmas tree and party surprises.

The Nutcracker, written by Ernest Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, comes to life in dance, inspired by and based on the captivating choreography of Marius Petipa and performed to the exquisite music of Tchaikovsky. This delightful and powerful ballet will enchant children and grown-ups alike. It’s a rich display of mesmerising classical ballet performed by stars of the Victorian State Ballet.

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Beauty and the Beast 

Date: Wednesday 4 October
Time: 10am
Tickets: $4 per person, or $9 snack deal per person (includes 1 ticket, a popcorn and a drink)

Rated PG, 2hrs 9 mins

Disney’s 'Beauty and the Beast' is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. 'Beauty and the Beast' is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realise the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. 

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Jane Rutter: Flute Spirits and The Four Seasons 

Morning Matinees 2017 

Date: Wednesday 8 November
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20

Internationally acclaimed darling of the flute and No.1 recording artist, Jane Rutter brings her incomparable classical artistry to her concert, Flute Spirits and The Four Seasons, featuring Spring by Vivaldi and The Four Seasons arranged by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Jane plays up to 12 different classical and ethnic flutes in this unique program.

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Spirit of Christmas

Morning Matinees 2017 ""

Date: Wednesday 20 December
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20

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

Starring: Philip Gould, Michelle Fitzmaurice, Philip Wheeldon and Kathryn Day on piano. 

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