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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Encore

Paris Underground

Date: Saturday 28 April
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: $50 per adult, $45 per concession
Patron advice: content suitable for ages 18 years and older

Journey into the dark delights of the city of light with comedy, astounding magic and illusion, burlesque, great feats, flesh and feathers!  

There are surprises and seductions, incendiary song, spectacular dance, brilliant, beautifully strange circus and cabaret. 

Join us after dark in our pop-up Underground Lounge for a glass of bubbles, exclusive to ticket holders.

Presented by Paris Underground and the Cardinia Cultural Centre.

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Roadshow 2018

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Date: Wednesday 2 May
Time: 7:30pm 
Tickets: $40 per adult, $35 per consession
Patron advice: content suitable for ages 15 years and older

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to Pakenham in 2018, delivering the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival! The Roadshow presents the best of the Festival in one hilarious show.

Featuring Bob Franklin, Eleanor Tiernan, Josh Earl, Azeem Banatwalla and Dave Callan the Roadshow has it all. It's stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song - all in one side-splitting show.

For nearly 20 years, this roving 'tour de comedy' has visited towns and cities around Australia, including Pakenham!

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Morning Melodies

Lux Radio presents Agatha Christie Radio Mysteries

Date: Wednesday 9 May
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Join us on a dangerously entertaining journey with the “Queen of Crime” in Lux Radio’s Agatha Christie Radio Mysteries. Recently rediscovered Agatha Christie radio scripts are brought to life on stage by a talented cast of Melbourne Theatre Company performers and Australian screen actors, recreating a live audience broadcast of yesteryear. Starring Simon Russell, Lucy Gransbury, James Wright, Jenny Seedsman and Rosalind Mackay.

Presented by the Cardinia Cultural Centre and Don Mackay.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Dan Sultan

Killer Solo Tour

Date: Friday 18 May
Time: 8pm 
Tickets: $45 per person

The notion of slowing down isn’t particularly suitable when describing Dan Sultan. The hard working Melbourne musician will hit Pakenham with an intimate theatre show. Leaving his incredible band at home, the Killer Solo Tour will see the Melbourne musician strip things back to basics – just Dan Sultan, his piano and guitar.

This intimate acoustic performance will see Sultan reimagining all of his most recent release, the stirring ARIA #5 debuting, critically acclaimed Killer (out now via Liberation Records), including singles ‘Hold It Together, ‘Kingdom’, ‘Magnetic’  and fan-favourites ‘Cul-de-sac’ and ‘Reaction’. In addition fans will be treated to a handful of classics from his decade-long back catalogue (expect hits from Blackbird, Dirty Ground, Get Out While You Can and Homemade Biscuits). 

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Creative Plus Business Workshops

Presented by Monica Davidson

Date: Saturday 26 May 
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm 
Tickets: $25 full day pass per person, $15 per workshop per person

Presented by Monica Davidson, these two workshops will provide useful tips and practical skills to help you learn the basics of running a creative business and how to market it successfully.

Workshop One - Top Ten Tips for Creative People
9.30am - 12.30pm

  • Setting goals and planning your business journey
  • Understanding and handling money matters
  • The key to managing time better
  • Introduction to creative tax and legal resources
  • Marketing tips and juggling the realities of combining art and business

Workshop Two - Marketing Strategy for Creative Business
1pm - 4.30pm

  • The key elements of a successful marketing campaign
  • The strategy behind your website
  • How to stay on top of social media
  • The myth of word of mouth… and much more!

Tickets to each workshop can be purchased individually, or purchase a full day ticket to attend both. Lunch will be served from 12.30pm until 1pm for those with a full day ticket.

Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on creative industries, and uses her expertise to help creatives develop and improve their business skills.

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Morning Melodies

Frankly Sinatra

Date: Wednesday 6 June
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Brand new in 2018! Frankly Sinatra tells the fascinating life story of “ol’ blue eyes,” Mr. Frank Sinatra. Classic Sinatra hits like My Way, Fly Me to the Moon and High Hopes, combine with hits from the special ladies in Frank’s life including Nancy Sinatra and Judy Garland, to bring his story to life, live on stage.

Australian music theatre star Philip Gould and award winning singer and actress Michelle Fitzmaurice, team up again to sing and dance their way through 22 classic Sinatra hits, with clever narration bringing the story together.

Presented by the Cardinia Cultural Centre and Promac Productions.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Madame Butterfly

Melbourne City Ballet

Date: Wednesday 4 July and Thursday 5 July
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: $35 per person

Melbourne City Ballet will appear at the Cardinia Cultural Centre for two performances as they tour nationally in 2018 with the powerful story of ‘Madame Butterfly’.  

This story follows a young Japanese girl called Cho-Cho (nicknamed “Butterfly) as she marries US Naval Officer Pinkerton only to have him depart for the Americas. As the years pass Butterfly awaits his return with hope, refusing any new suite but her Pinkerton. It is only upon Pinkerton’s return that Butterfly realise their union was not as she thought, ending in one of opera’s most infamous tragedies. 

Redeveloped into a newly choreographed three-act ballet, Melbourne City Ballet’s production will capture the story’s essence through the fusion of traditional Japanese and classical ballet movement. The production showcasing the company’s exquisite choreography and versatility, whilst featuring impressive new scenery, beautiful oriental costumes and of course Puccini’s evocative score. 

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Morning Melodies

The Beggars - Sing from the Heart

Date: Wednesday 18 July
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Sing from the Heart unfolds like a journey through life.  Songs of childhood and innocence give way to tales of reckless youth, war, love, family and growing old.  Great story songs like Slim Dusty's Rusty It's Goodbye and Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colours flow into Tim Harden's questioning If I Was a Carpenter and the rollicking Irish ballad My Match Was Made.

Join with the band to sing along to Those Were the Days, rounding out a satisfying performance that promises to be funny, intimate and moving.

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Morning Melodies

The Piano Men - Craig Schneider

Date: Wednesday 15 August
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Join award-winning pianist and vocalist Craig Schneider, as he explores the full spectrum of piano music.  Featuring music and songs from Billy Joel, Elton John, George Gershwin, Peter Allen and many more.

The show is a tour de force from the great classical composers to popular and rock artists.  Craig takes you on a journey of discovery of the wonderful music made by the men who, like him, love the piano.

Presented by the Cardinia Cultural Centre and Winding Road Productions.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Morning Melodies

Cilla Black - You're My World

Date: Wednesday 12 September
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Join Danielle O'Malley as she explores the life and hits of the English singer, television presenter, actress and author Cilla Black.  Featuring the songs Alfie, What the World Needs Now Is Love, Anyone Who Had a Heart, plus many more.

Danielle's powerful performance is an amazing way to celebrate Mrs Black's 50 years in show business.  

Presented by the Cardinia Cultural Centre and Winding Road Productions.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Morning Melodies

We've Only Just Begun

Date: Wednesday 10 October
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Angela Lumicisi brings the memories of the 70's flooding back as she takes you on her personal journey through life's ups and downs, combining the amazing stories and music of Karen Carpenter.

Sit back and enjoy as Karen and Angela's lives begin to intertwine, through their weight struggles and their love life.  But ultimately through Karen's untimely passing, Angela finds the strength to be the person she's always wanted to be.  As Karen's life ends, Angela's has only just begun.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Morning Melodies

Jazz on the Silver Screen

Date: Wednesday 7 November
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

A showcase of jazz classics and selections from celebrated film scores, this concert presents music that started life on the silver screen, featuring toe-tapping tunes from Puttin' on the Ritz to Round Midnight.

The stunning vocals of musical theatre star Alinta Chidzey (West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain, Jesus Christ Superstar) is accompanied by an ensemble comprised of Melbourne's most accomplished musicians, including members of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Morning Melodies

Christmas Morning Music with Silvie Paladino

Date: Wednesday 12 December
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Silvie Paladino will herald us into the festive season with her Christmas Morning Music.  Considered one of Australia's most versatile and much-loved entertainers, Silvie will be accompanied by one of the county's most experienced musical directors, David Cameron.

A regular at Carols by Candlelight, Silvie will delight and amaze you with a selection from her vast repertoire, performing a range of Christmas favourites!  This performance will sell out, so jingle all the way down to our Box Office to grab your tickets!

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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