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Celebrating 30 years

Celebrating 30 years

Thirty years ago The Arts Centre Gold Coast opened its doors for the first time.
It was 6 December 1986 and there was huge fanfare! There was a soft opening in the afternoon with all the local politicians and media in attendance, followed by a huge celebration that night with Pop Goes The Centre – A performance by The Queensland Pops Orchestra and The Queensland State and Municipal Choir. Everyone dressed in their finest and it really was a memorable experience.

The Arts Centre is now the Gold Coast’s premier cultural facility, bringing visual and performing arts to residents of South East Queensland.

With stage 1 of the Cultural Precinct underway, The Arts Centre Gold Coast and The Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will soon become the place where people come together to engage with arts, culture and each other, like Melbourne’s Federation Square or New York City’s Times Square.
Join us on a trip down memory lane as we celebrate 30 years young and reflect on how far we have come and the exciting times ahead!

The Arts Centre Gold Coast over the past 30 years

On Sunday 4 December we celebrated our birthday with a family fun day!

Check out all the excitement from the day below.