Munro Martin Parklands

More than a year in the making, the newly redeveloped Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) opened to the public on Sunday 14 August 2016.

Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) is Cairns' newest community gathering place complete with an outdoor performance space. The Parklands boast tropical plantings, vine covered pergolas and arbours and an open-air plaza to encourage passive, casual use of the facility.

The venue is also equipped to host a wide range of shows and since its opening in August 2016 performances have ranged from Queensland Opera’s Barber of Seville, to the new circus of Circa, Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir and the contemporary music of Passenger.

Survey results from the first three events have shown very high community satisfaction with 99% happy with the new venue and 94% satisfied with their overall experience on the night.

Munro Martin Parklands is open to the public from 6am to 8.30pm, seven days a week except on ticketed event days.

PLEASE NOTE: Rain ponchos will no longer be provided at events at Munro Martin Parklands due to the environmental impact of these single use plastic products.

If rain is forecast on an event day please ensure you dress accordingly and bring a raincoat. Umbrellas are allowed in the venue but are not to be used during the performance as it blocks the view of other patrons.

Plan your trip to MMP

Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from Thursday 29th March to prepare for Beginnings: A Musical Story of Cairns event on Saturday, 7 April.

The Parklands will re-open to the public at 6am on Tuesday 10th April 2018.

Learn more about parking, access and terms of use of MMP.

Upcoming events at Munro Martin Parklands

Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake - SOLD OUT

Saturday 7 July 2018

  • 5.30pm gates open
  • 7.30pm show starts

Young maiden Odette and her friends are victims of a terrible spell that turns them into swans by day, and only at night do they return to human form. To break the spell, the beautiful Odette must find eternal love.

After celebrating his birthday, Prince Siegfried comes across a lake where, at midnight, Odette transforms from a swan into a beautiful woman. Siegfried falls in love instantly but is tricked and betrayed by the seductive Black Swan, Odile.

True love prevails in this powerful story set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake was a sellout sensation in Brisbane — now this spectacular ballet tours to five major centres in regional Queensland.

Queensland Ballet is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Please note:

  • BYO blankets or chairs
  • BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only
  • Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available
  • Food available for purchase

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are now sold out.


Australian Ballet's Coppélia

Saturday 11 August 2018

  • 5.30pm gates open
  • 7.30pm show starts

Presented by The Australian Ballet Regional Tour and Cairns Regional Council.

Ballet’s most charming comedy, live on stage: The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour presents Coppélia.

Swanilda and Franz are in love … until a beautiful stranger, the daughter of the magician Dr Coppelius, appears in town. But she is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister workshop – with the help of some fancy footwork!

This sparkling tale of magic and mischief, with its irresistible melodies and ‘living dolls’, is amusing fun for the whole family. Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s stories, Coppélia features exquisite costumes by master designer Kristian Fredrikson.

Laughter and love, lively dancing and vivid colour – treat the family to Coppélia.

Please note:

  • BYO blankets or chairs
  • BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only
  • Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available
  • Food available for purchase

This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased via www.ticketlink.com

Ticket prices:
Adult $42
Concession $36.75
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $102
Group (10+) $36.75 per ticket plus one complimentary ticket fro every 10 purchased.
All ticket prices include booking fee.


More info
Contact Council's Customer Service Centre:
Phone: 1300 69 22 47
Email: council@cairns.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 24 May 2018

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Allow us to transport you from the everyday to a magical world. Coppélia is a spectacular production, set to Leo Delibes’ cheery score, that’s perfect for the whole family. Strictly limited to 2,000 tickets only, with 800 tickets already gone! Don't be the one who missed out. The Australian Ballet's Coppélia Saturday 11 August, Munro Martin Parklands Secure your spot in the audience here: https://goo.gl/2oGtXL Photo by Jeff Busby.
Almost 600 tickets have already been snapped up Ballet lovers! Be quick - strictly limited to 2,000 tickets only! The Australian Ballet's Coppélia Saturday 11 August, Munro Martin Parklands Secure your spot in the audience here: https://goo.gl/2oGtXL Photo by Jeff Busby.
'Beginnings - A Musical Story of Cairns' was witnessed live by over 3,500 people on the evening of Saturday 7 April 2018 in our stunning Munro Martin Parklands. The stories of our history came to life through a remarkable combination of fact and fiction along with song and dance all woven together into an epic musical theatre experience that left the audience with a lingering sentiment of civic pride. With a cast and crew of around 300 which included local performers, a multicultural chorus, a choir and a local orchestra along with support by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, it was a magical moment in the history of Cairns. If you were there that star-studded night then you already know what an incredible event it was. If missed it (or want to reminisce) you can now view the entire production online via a fully produced film! Enjoy with heartfelt thanks from everyone involved ❤️ https://vimeo.com/269554346
It's official - Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake in Munro Martin Parklands this July is now SOLD OUT! Congrats to all the lucky ticket holders who'll be witnessing this classic piece of ballet. To those who missed out, make sure you sign up to the Ticketlink newsletter to be the first to know about all of our new shows when they go on sale. You'll also receive special offers including pre-sales. Sign up now: http://ticketlink.com.au/contact
We weren't kidding when we told you Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake is selling fast folks! Only 100 tickets left! Get in quick before we sell out! Secure your tickets here: https://goo.gl/FBS5oL
Mums are super special 💟 Spoil yours with a gift she will love this Mother's Day - tickets to Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake at the exquisite Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 7 July! 🎁 Tickets are selling fast so don't wait! https://goo.gl/XgjZeW
“Every lake belongs to the quietness desired by the swans.” ― Munia Khan Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake is coming to Cairns, Saturday 7 July 2018, staged in the picturesque surrounds of Munro Martin Parklands. Tickets are selling fast, don't miss out: https://bit.ly/2FZGGk8 Image: Lucy Green, Neneka Yoshida, Lina Kim, Teri Crilly. QB Swan Lake. Photo David Kelly.
A fitting duo to have on triple j's Like A Version this morning (covering Drake's 'Passionfruit'), as this time next week 3,500 lucky fans will be getting swept away by the dreamy sounds of Angus and Julia Stone right here in Cairns!
After celebrating his birthday, Prince Siegfried comes across a lake where, at midnight, Odette transforms from a swan into a beautiful woman. Siegfried falls in love instantly but is tricked and betrayed by the seductive Black Swan, Odile.... Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake is coming to Cairns, Saturday 7 July 2018 in the exquisite Munro Martin Parklands. Tix: https://bit.ly/2FZGGk8 Image: Soloist Joel Woellner. QB Swan Lake. Photo David Kelly
One of the most beautiful and most memorable ballets, Swan Lake, is coming to Cairns. For one night only, in the stunning Munro Martin Parklands, this is one show you won't want to miss. Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake, Saturday 7 July 2018. Tix: https://bit.ly/2FZGGk8 Image: Principal Artist Yanela Piñera and Soloist Joel Woellner. QB Swan Lake. Photo David Kelly.
If you were there at 'Beginnings' on Saturday 7 April you know how special a performance in the Parklands really is <3 Munro Martin Parklands is all about live performance, friends, family and food. Set amidst stunning gardens and under a tropical night sky, being there when an event is staged is truly magical. We are beyond delighted to be hosting Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake on Saturday 7 July. Sublime classical ballet at its most heartbreaking and glorious set to Tchaikovsky's spectacular score. Tickets are selling fast, don't miss your opportunity to experience this beautiful presentation in the Parklands. Tickets: https://bit.ly/2EwG5RA
"The depth of talent in the Queensland Ballet was never more evident than in the performance of Swan Lake... It was simply a stunning night out" - Absolute Theatre Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake, Saturday 7 July Munro Martin Parklands. Tix: https://bit.ly/2FZGGk8 Image: Principal Artist Yanela Piñera and Soloist Joel Woellner. QB Swan Lake. Photo David Kelly.
+++ CLOSURE NOTICE +++ Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from Thursday 29th March to prepare for Beginnings: A Musical Story of Cairns event on Saturday, 7 April. The Parklands will re-open to the public at 6am on Tuesday 10th April 2018.
This classic story of good versus evil is considered one of the greatest ballets of all time. Don't miss it. Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake, Saturday 7 July Munro Martin Parklands. Tix: https://bit.ly/2FZGGk8 Image: QB Swan Lake. Photo David Kelly.
“The times that we’ve been up to play at the Tanks (Tanks Arts Centre), we’ve headed out to places like Mossman Gorge and the Daintree Rainforest, it’s a pretty magical spot. The whole area is very beautiful and pre-historic in a sense; it feels like you’ve gone back in time.” Angus from Angus and Julia Stone chatted to NQ Music Press ahead of their sold out show in Cairns in May. We can't wait to show off our beautiful new Munro Martin Parklands in just over a month's time!
Sublime classical ballet at its most heartbreaking and glorious. Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake, Saturday 7 July Munro Martin Parklands. Tix: https://bit.ly/2FZGGk8 Image: Principal Artist Yanela Piñera and Soloist Joel Woellner. QB Swan Lake. Photo David Kelly.
ON SALE NOW | Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake This classic story of good versus evil is considered one of the greatest ballets of all time and will take place in stunning fashion in the picturesque surrounds of Munro Martin Parklands. The story tells the tale of young maiden Odette and her friends who are the victims of a terrible spell that turns them into swans by day, and only at night do they return to human form. To break the spell, the beautiful Odette must find eternal love. True love prevails in this powerful story set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. Acclaimed choreographer Ben Stevenson’s traditional production features exquisite dancing, beautiful costumes and spectacular sets. It received sold out success in its Brisbane season and now Queensland Ballet’s Swan Lake will tour to five major centres in regional Queensland, stopping in at Cairns this July. Tickets officially on sale now through Ticketlink. Phone 1300 855 835, visit the box office or book online now: http://bit.ly/2GaVSdG
+++ CLOSURE NOTICE +++ Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public on Thursday 15th March for the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay event. The Parklands will re-open to the public at 10am on Saturday 17th March. For information about the QBR at Munro Martin Parklands - Community Celebration visit: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/gc2018/queens-baton-relay