What's on at 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 early to secure the best seating.

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Kings of Country ""

Date: Thursday 25 May
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: $55, concession $49, 

An unforgettable tribute to the biggest names in country music. Direct from Las Vegas this trio look the part and sound the part. Phillip Bauer is Johnny Cash and leaves audiences spellbound as he recreates the songs that made Johnny Cash the king of country music. Michael Moore is the outlaw Willie Nelson and is the world’s leading Willie tribute artist. Ted Vigil as John Denver has just been awarded the Rising Legend Award by the American Music Country music association. Together with their own band The Kings of Country is a must see show.

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You and I - Rachael Beck and Michael Cormick ""

Date: Friday 2 June
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: $49, concession $45, group 6 plus $42

Returning from London’s West End, award winning musical theatre star Michael Cormick reunites with his leading lady Rachael Beck, in what will be a powerhouse evening for all musical theatre lovers. The original stars of Beauty and the Beast, Michael and Rachael reunite bringing their wit, charm and stage presence to the Cardinia stage. Singing hits and highlights from musicals such as Chess, The Phantom of Opera, Les Misérables, Blood Brothers and Chicago. This will be an unforgettable musical experience.

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Pakenham Bridal Expo ""

Date: Sunday 4 June
Time: 10am - 3pm
Tickets: $5

In its ninth year, the Pakenham Bridal Expo features premier wedding suppliers from the local and surrounding areas eager to meet, greet and advise you on all your wedding planning needs.

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Petula: From Downtown to Hollywood - Morning Matinees 2017 ""

Date: Wednesday 7 June
Time: 10 morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20

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. 

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The Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly in Concert ""

Date: Friday 9 June
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $69.90, concession $64.90, group 10 plus $59.90

For the first time in Australia, rock 'n' roll fans will embrace and celebrate all the classic number one hits of these three music legends of all time.  The magical sounds of The Everly Brothers come alive again with multi award winning duo, The Robertson Brothers.  Internationally renowned Scot Robin will showcase his unique talents once again in the role of Buddy Holly. 

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The Bootleg Beach Boys ""

Date: Thursday 29 June
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: $65

Direct from the UK, the Bootleg Beach Boys are coming your way and will be performing a selection of classic hits and cult favourites from California’s most famous band. From surf themed anthems such as 'Surfin’ Safari' and 'Surfer Girl' to classics like 'Good Vibrations', 'Help Me Rhonda' and  'Fun Fun Fun', the spirit and essence of the pursuit of the 1960’s American dream is live on stage.

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Moana ""

Date: Monday 3 July
Time: 10am
Tickets: $4, movie, popcorn and drink $9

Rated G, 1hr, 53 mins

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

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A Midsummer Nights Dream ""

Presented by Melbourne City Ballet

Date: Tuesday 4 July
Time: 7pm
Tickets: $30, concession $27.50, children $26, family of 4 $100

Melbourne City Ballet offers another Shakespearian classic for audiences in 2017, after the huge success of their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2016. Choreographed by Artistic Director, Michael Pappalardo, audiences will see a range of diverse movement, executed by some of Australia’s most talented artists. This comical tale explores the lives of two couples whose lives are affected by the meddling fairies who live in a mysterious forest.

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Mamma Mia: the Movie - Morning Matinees 2017 ""

Date: Wednesday 5 July
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 (under-16 half price)

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! 

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We're Going On A Bear Hunt ""

Dates: Saturday 8 July
Time: 11am or 2pm
Tickets: $18, family of 4 $15pp

A furiously fun, mini-musical that will get the whole family wriggling along in their seats.

We're Going On A Bear Hunt is the much loved story of a family out for walk and on the lookout for a growling bear. Join in the adventure as they march through long swishy grass, wade through thick gloopy mud and battle a snow storm before entering a big dark cave where we might finally spot the glinty wet eyes of a slobbering, gigantic bear winking at us through the blackness. Warm your heart and tickle your fancy with the fun and frolics of a father who is clearly still a child at heart, his three children including a tiny intrepid bear hunter in the making, plus the family dog and of course....a big brown cuddly bear!

From the makers of Possum Magic, Wombat Stew and There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake comes this exciting new live production We're Going On A Bear Hunt!

Tickets also give access to the Teddy Bears Picnic at 12:30pm. Bring along your Teddy Bears and be in the running to win! Categories will include: biggest bear, best dressed bear, most loved bear and more!

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Lah Lah: Having Fun! ""

Dates: Sunday 9 July
Time: 10am
Tickets:  $25.50

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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Sing ""

Date: Wednesday 12 July
Time: 10am
Tickets: $4, movie, popcorn and drink $9

Rated PG, 1hr, 59 mins

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

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Taste of Tamworth ""

Date: Sunday 30 July
Time: 3pm
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: event will 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 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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French Kiss - 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 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.

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Spirit of Christmas - Morning Matinees 2017 ""

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

lebrate 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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