Council's world-class entertainment venues and programs have been been recognised for excellence in The Cairns Post's 2015 HIT Awards.
The iconic Tanks Arts Centre was rated the city's Best Entertainment Venue for the sixth year in a row, firmly securing its place as the city's favourite arts centre.
Cairns Civic Theatre won multiple accolades for its diverse program of quality theatre, comedy and live music, with wins for:
- Best Theatre/Stage Performance for Phantom of the Opera, presented by the Cairns Choral Society
- Best Comedy Show for the Melbourne International Comedy Show (also won in 2014 and 2011)
- Best Touring Solo or Duo for Missy Higgins.
The 2015 HIT awards attracted some 20,000 votes across 16 categories.