Munro Martin Parklands

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.

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Upcoming events at 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.

The Royal Ballet Cairns Gala Performance
12 July 2017

  • 4pm gates open
  • 5.30pm NAISDA Dance performance
  • 6.30pm We All Dance Community Engagement performance
  • 7.30pm The Royal Ballet Cairns Gala Performance

With an illustrious heritage built on the innovation and extraordinary creativity of dance royalty Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan, The Royal Ballet is truly one of the world’s great ballet companies.

Returning to Australia for the first time in 15 years, the company will stage a very special Gala Performance in Cairns’ Munro Martin Parklands on 12 July.

Featuring 15 dancers from the company, the Gala Performance will showcase pieces from the company’s broad repertoire including Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote and Romeo and Juliet.

This performance follows The Royal Ballet’s International Series season at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane from 29 June until 9 July.

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 bought through ticketLiNK by phone 1300 855 835 or online.

Fixed Seating $81.00
General Admission - Adult $71.00
General Admission - Children (up to 16 years) $47.00
Babes in Arms (0–3) free (no ticket required)
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 kids) $202 (Select four tickets for family)

Please call 1300 855 835 for Group Bookings.
All prices include booking fee.


More information is available at ticketLiNK

Djuki Mala, Biddigal Dance and Deline Briscoe
15 July 2017

  • 4pm gates open
  • 6pm show starts

Cairns Regional Council presents an evening of dance and music, over 40,000 years in the making. Headlined by YouTube sensations Djuki Mala, with performances by local dance collective Biddigal Dance and singer-songwriter Deline Briscoe, this will be an unparalleled night of storytelling and connection.

Direct from North-East Arnhem Land, Indigenous dance ensemble Djuki Mala, fuse traditional Yolngu, contemporary pop culture dance and storytelling, thrilling crowds with a show that is a marvel of comic timing with a hefty dose of heart and soul. Always exuberant, their appearances have delighted audiences at major festivals and events in China, Canada and Europe and offer a rare and insightful view into Indigenous Australia.

Providing performance opportunities to indigenous performers aged 11-25 years based in Cairns, Biddigal create, choreograph and perform their traditional stories through theatrical presentations. Biddigal artists invite audiences to experience the culmination of their fierce passion to share their culture and personal exploration of their heritage.

A strong Yalanji woman hailing from FNQ, Deline Briscoe’s soulful, tasty songs tell intoxicating stories that empower and inspire all who see her perform live. Having worked alongside prolific Australian artists including Archie Roach and The Black Arm Band, you will feel her deep connection to spirit and the land when you hear Deline sing in her mother tongue.

This event is an official satellite event of the 2017 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF).

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 bought through ticketLiNK by phone 1300 855 835 or online.

Adult $31.50
Senior $21
Gov Benefit Holder $21
Youth (12 - 15 yrs) $21
0 - 11 years of age free (ticket required)
Please call 1300 855 835 for Group Bookings.
All prices include booking fee.

All attendees must have a ticket for presentation and scanning at the gate, including young children. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.


More information is available at ticketLiNK

Opera Australia's The Marriage of Figaro
29 July 2017

  • 5pm gates open
  • 7pm show starts

Experience Opera Australia’s delightful comic masterpiece of Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro under the tropical night sky at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands.

Follow the adventures of a household over one crazy day; Masters are lusting over their servants, servants are outwitting their masters — Figaro is the Downton Abbey of opera, but a whole lot more fun!

In a wealthy household in Seville, Figaro is marrying Susanna, but the Count wants to seduce her first. Marcellina wants Figaro and the Countess just wants her husband back. But Susanna is smarter than all of them. After a crazy day of disguise and duplicity, will she get her happily ever after?

Award-winning creative duo Michael Gow and Robert Kemp have created this brand new production, featuring stunning period costumes and a clever set. A talented chamber orchestra and chorus of Cairns children will accompany some of Opera Australia's finest singers performing Mozart’s beautiful music.

Sung in English, performed with chamber orchestra.

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 bought through ticketLiNK by phone 1300 855 835 or online.

Adult $42 (16 yrs+)
Family $112.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children - Must select 4 tickets)
Babes in arms 0–3 Free
Child 4-15 yrs $36.75
Tertiary Students $36.75
Senior Card Holder $36.75
Government Concession Card Holder $36.75
Group 10+ $36.75 per ticket
Please call 1300 855 835 for Group Bookings.


More information is available at ticketLiNK

More info
Contact Council's Customer Service Centre:
Phone: (07) 4044 3044
Email: council@cairns.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 25 May 2017

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+++ SELL OUT ALERT +++ Tickets to see An Evening With The Waifs | 25 Anniversary Tour are almost sold out! Get your tickets online as there will not be any tickets available at the gate on Sunday 9 April. Tix: http://bit.ly/2lpx4Us
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Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from 8.30pm on Saturday 8 April for the set up of The Waifs performance. The Parklands will reopen at 6am on Monday 10 April.
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Cairns Regional Council present an evening of dance and music, 40,000 years in the making. Headlined by YouTube sensations DJUKI MALA, with performances by local dance collective Biddigal Performing Arts and singer-songwriter Deline Briscoe Music, this will be an unparalleled night of storytelling and connection. Direct from North-East Arnhem Land, indigenous dance troupe, the infectious Djuki Mala, fuse traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture, thrilling crowds with a show that is a marvel of both comic timing and a hefty dose of heart and soul. Always exuberant, their appearances at major festivals and events in China, Canada and Europe, offer a rare and insightful view into Indigenous Australia. Providing performance opportunities to indigenous performers aged 11-25 years based in Cairns, Biddigal create, choreograph and perform their traditional stories through theatrical presentations. Biddigal artists invite audiences to experience the culmination of their fierce passion to share their culture and personal exploration of their heritage. A strong Yalanji woman hailing from FNQ, Deline Briscoe’s soulful, tasty songs tell intoxicating stories that empower and inspire all who see her perform live. Having worked alongside prolific Australian artists including Archie Roach and The Black Arm Band, you will feel her deep connection to spirit and the land when you hear Deline sing in her mother tongue. Please note: * BYO blankets or low level chairs * BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only * Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available * Food available for purchase An official Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Satellite event. Adult $31.50 Senior $21 Gov Benefit Holder $21 Youth (12 - 15 yrs) $21 0 - 11 years of age free (ticket required) Price includes booking fee. All attendees must have a ticket for presentation and scanning at the gate, including young children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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+++ ON SALE NOW +++ Cairns Regional Council present an evening of dance and music, 40,000 years in the making. Headlined by YouTube sensations DJUKI MALA, with performances by local dance collective Biddigal Performing Arts and singer-songwriter Deline Briscoe Music, this will be an unparalleled night of storytelling and connection. An official satellite event of the 2017 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Saturday 15 July, Munro Martin Parklands Tix: http://bit.ly/2nI1tvv
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Experience Opera Australia’s delightful comic masterpiece of Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro under the tropical night sky at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands. Follow the adventures of a household over one crazy day; Masters are lusting over their servants, servants are outwitting their masters — Figaro is the Downton Abbey of opera, but a whole lot more fun! In a wealthy household in Seville, Figaro is marrying Susanna, but the Count wants to seduce her first. Marcellina wants Figaro and the Countess just wants her husband back. But Susanna is smarter than all of them. After a crazy day of disguise and duplicity, will she get her happily ever after? Award-winning creative duo Michael Gow and Robert Kemp have created this brand new production, featuring stunning period costumes and a clever set. A talented chamber orchestra and chorus of Cairns children will accompany some of Opera Australia's finest singers performing Mozart’s beautiful music. Sung in English, performed with chamber orchestra. Please note: * BYO blankets or low level chairs * BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only * Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available * Food available for purchase Times Gates open 5:00pm | Show starts 7:00pm Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes Interval: 20 minutes Prices Adult $42 (16 yrs+) Family $112.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children - Must select 4 tickets) Babes in arms 0–3 Free Child 4-15 yrs $36.75 Tertiary Students $36.75 Senior Card Holder $36.75 Government Concession Card Holder $36.75 Group 10+ $36.75 per ticket Please call 1300 855 835 for Group Bookings.
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+++ ON SALE NOW +++ Experience Opera Australia’s delightful comic masterpiece of Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro under the tropical night sky at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands! Follow the adventures of a household over one crazy day; Masters are lusting over their servants, servants are outwitting their masters — Figaro is the Downton Abbey of opera, but a whole lot more fun! Sung in English, performed with chamber orchestra. One performance only - Saturday 29 July, gates open 5pm, show starts 7pm. Tix: http://bit.ly/2nl85zR
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Hurry Cairns, less than 200 tix remaining to witness The Waifs perform in our beautiful Parklands next month, Sunday 9 April. Call ticketLiNK on 1300 855 835 or book online to avoid missing out: http://bit.ly/2lpx4Us
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What a wonderful week for The Waifs who just landed their first #1 ARIA Album Of The Week with their brand new record 'Ironbark'! We can't wait to host these Aussie sweethearts in our beautiful Munro Martin Parklands next month, April 9. Tix are well on their way to selling out, so if you're still thinking about it, don't even hestitate. Book now: http://bit.ly/2jyapBj Support: Garrett Kato
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Cairns - Attention all The Waifs fans don't hesitate to get your tickets as we are heading for another sell out at Munro Martin Parklands. We are also excited to announce Garrett Kato as support. This will be another beautiful night in the Parklands on Sunday 9 April. Get your tix now: http://bit.ly/2jyapBj BYO blankets or low level chairs. BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only. Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available. Food available for purchase. Gates open 4pm, Support Act 5pm, Show 6pm - 8.30pm (approx) - it finishes up nice and early for a school/work night :)
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Mike aka Passenger was so taken by the beautiful scenery during a visit to Fitzroy Island, he recorded his new song there while he was up in the Far North for his sold out show at Munro Martin Parklands!!! We are glad you loved our little neck of the woods as much as we loved having you!