Plan your trip to MMP

Munro Martin Parklands MapOpening hours

  • Open 6.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week except ticketed event days.
  • The gates are locked when the park is closed.
  • Please check our MMP Facebook page for the most recent status.

Performance usage

Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) is Cairns’ newest premier community gathering place, complete with an outdoor performance space.  Due to the residential nature, the specific nature of the stage and the visibility the stage offers the audience, this venue is best suited to high end performing arts events.

Munro Martin Park is a space dedicated to curated events to provide culturally enriching experiences for the Cairns community. Due to its niche program, venue hire availability is limited and dependent on assessment by management to ensure performances are suitable for a curated space.

Weather

MMP is an outdoor venue therefore always check the weather forecast before preparing to attend a performance. If there is a chance of rain 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.

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

Embrace - public art sculpture

Woopen Creek based sculptor, Braham Stevens, designed the piece to withstand the harsh tropical conditions and maintain a 'timeless' character. Embrace is a nine-metre tall sculpture, made from laser-cut, heavy gauge steel and is part of a linking public artwork project which connects the Munro Martin Parklands with the James Cook University Campus. The sculpture represents the intricate relationships, cycles and connections between geology, ecology, man, time and place.

Parking

  • Limited parking surrounds MMP on Sheridan, Florence, Minnie and Grafton streets.
  • Accessible parking - there are two access parking spots on Florence Street, two on Minnie Street and one on Grafton Street.

Public transport

The central terminal is located on Lake Street opposite the Cairns City Library. Please refer to the following link or bus routes -Translink translink.com.au/cairns

Entrances

  • There are six gates surrounding the Parklands for general admission on non-ticketed days.
  • The main entrance gate to MMP is on Florence Street, this is the only entrance for ticketed events.
  • There is one gate on Sheridan Street, two gates on Minnie Street and two public access gates on Grafton Street.

Toilets

Permanent toilet facilities are located on site underneath the terraces on the Sheridan Street side and also the northern corner on the Grafton Street side.

Drinking water

Three filtered water stations are available in the park.

Terms of use:

  • Please leave the parklands as you found them so that everyone may enjoy our beautiful public venue.
  • The parklands shall be utilised by the public in a respectful and considerate way.
  • We invite you to picnic on the lawns but please dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided or take it with you when you leave.
  • The park has been designed to be fully accessible.
  • Access to drinking water is available within the site.
  • No animals are allowed in the Parklands, registered assistance animals are excepted.
  • Queensland Smoking Laws do not prohibit smoking in the Parklands, except when there is a ticketed event on and in that case a DOSA (Dedicated Outdoor Smoking Area ) is established next to the Scout Hut.

More info

Is available by contacting Council's Customer Service Centre:
Phone: 1300 69 22 47
Email: council@cairns.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 23 May 2018

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ON SALE NOW | The Waifs are keeping their promise and returning to Munro Martin Parklands this September for all those fans that missed out on seeing them at the sold out show last year!! Hurry Cairns, tix will sell fast! Call 1300 855 835 or book online right now: https://tinyurl.com/y7gpf3zv
SELL OUT ALERT | Almost 1700 tickets have been booked for The Australian Ballet's regional tour of Coppélia in our stunning Munro Martin Parklands next month! There's only 300 tickets left so if you were yet to purchase, we strongly recommend doing it ASAP to avoid missing out! Call Ticketlink on 1300 855 835 or book online now: https://tinyurl.com/yc2wyxy3
Join us for Opera under the starry night sky at Munro Martin Parklands in Cairns when Opera Queensland presents Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! on Saturday 18 August. Jump into a sepia-tinted gothic horror story where good and evil go hilariously hand in hand in a seaside village full of bridesmaids and a haunted house whose ancestral gallery comes alive at the Ghosts’ High Noon. Experience this hilarious Opera, the weird and wonderful world of Victoriana and its colourful bunch of comic characters. Tickets are selling fast... You'd be mad to miss it! 👰 👻 💋 ☠ Tix link: https://bit.ly/2MHV5R9
++ TIX ON SALE 17.07.18 ++ The Waifs are keeping their promise by returning to Cairns to play once again at Munro Martin Parklands for hundreds of fans who missed out on seeing them at the sold out show in April last year. 2017 was a soaring year for these original road warriors, completing a sold out national tour, gaining their first #1 album debut on the ARIA Charts and reminding fans that like a bottle of fine wine, they only get better with time. The Waifs have always had an affectionate, close relationship with their fans, especially in regional Australia and have built a career out of continually circling Australia as well as touring internationally. From bustling cities to the farthest regional and coastal towns, they have spent the past 25 plus years reuniting with old friends and gathering new fans, thanks to their enchanting live shows and affable natures. Tickets for the Cairns event are officially on sale Tuesday 17 July at 9am through Ticketlink.
More than 1,300 tickets have already sold to The Australian Ballet's Coppélia, to be staged in the exquisite Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 11 August. This show is strictly limited to 2,000 tickets! Secure your spot in the audience before it's too late! Tix: https://goo.gl/2oGtXL
The weird and wonderful world of Victoriana and its colourful bunch of comic characters is coming to Cairns! Don't miss Opera Queensland's gothic comedy Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse! when it is staged at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 18 August. Touring with the same cast members that had Brisbane audiences standing on their feet and laughing out loud – Bryan Probets, Christine Johnston, Kanen Breen, Jason Barry-Smith, Roxane Hislop and Natalie Christie Peluso as Rose Maybud. Tickets: https://bit.ly/2MHV5R9
ON SALE NOW | Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! Tix: https://tinyurl.com/y9ael7nv Lindy Hume’s critically acclaimed production hits the road, giving a Cairns audience the opportunity to experience this hilarious Opera, the weird and wonderful world of Victoriana and its colourful bunch of comic characters. Shy and law-abiding farmer, Robin Oakapple, is working up the courage to ask the beautiful Rose Maybud to marry him. But he has a dark secret; he is the heir to a terrible curse befalling all Baronets of Ruddigore and has been living in disguise to escape his fate. When the truth is discovered, Robin is bound to obey the family curse that dictates he must commit a dastardly crime every day – or face a torturous death. Under these difficult circumstances can he win back Rose and lead the virtuous life he craves? Jump into a sepia-tinted gothic horror story where good and evil go hilariously hand in hand in a seaside village full of bridesmaids and a haunted house whose ancestral gallery comes alive at the Ghosts’ High Noon. Jam packed with musical gems such as the ‘Matter’ trio and Rose’s ‘Etiquette’ song, Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! will tour with the same cast members that had Brisbane audiences standing on their feet and laughing out loud – Bryan Probets, Christine Johnston, Kanen Breen, Jason Barry-Smith, Roxane Hislop and Natalie Christie Peluso as Rose Maybud.
ON SALE NOW | Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! Tix: https://tinyurl.com/y9ael7nv Lindy Hume’s critically acclaimed production hits the road, giving a Cairns audience the opportunity to experience this hilarious Opera, the weird and wonderful world of Victoriana and its colourful bunch of comic characters. Shy and law-abiding farmer, Robin Oakapple, is working up the courage to ask the beautiful Rose Maybud to marry him. But he has a dark secret; he is the heir to a terrible curse befalling all Baronets of Ruddigore and has been living in disguise to escape his fate. When the truth is discovered, Robin is bound to obey the family curse that dictates he must commit a dastardly crime every day – or face a torturous death. Under these difficult circumstances can he win back Rose and lead the virtuous life he craves? Jump into a sepia-tinted gothic horror story where good and evil go hilariously hand in hand in a seaside village full of bridesmaids and a haunted house whose ancestral gallery comes alive at the Ghosts’ High Noon. Jam packed with musical gems such as the ‘Matter’ trio and Rose’s ‘Etiquette’ song, Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! will tour with the same cast members that had Brisbane audiences standing on their feet and laughing out loud – Bryan Probets, Christine Johnston, Kanen Breen, Jason Barry-Smith, Roxane Hislop and Natalie Christie Peluso as Rose Maybud.
+++ CLOSURE NOTICE +++ Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from 6am on Wednesday 4th July to prepare for Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake - SOLD OUT event on Saturday, 7 July. The Parklands will re-open to the public at 12pm on Tuesday 10th July 2018.
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The Story of Coppélia is a sunny ballet that's perfect for the whole family ❤️ Dr Coppelius, a magician and inventor has created a beautiful doll who he has named Coppélia. Coppélia causes commotion in the village as the villagers think she is a real girl. Our heroin Swanilda, and her friends sneak into Dr Coppelius' house only to discover that Coppélia is just a lifeless doll. Then suddenly Dr Coppelius returns home! So Swanilda disguises herself in Coppélia's clothes... What happens next has to be seen to be believed! 1,000 tickets have already sold and the show is strictly limited to 2,000 tickets! Secure your spot in the audience before it's too late! The Australian Ballet's Coppélia Saturday 11 August, Munro Martin Parklands Tix: https://goo.gl/2oGtXL
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.