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.

Event Information

Alcohol

Events at Munro Martin Parklands are licensed events, BYO alcohol will not be permitted within the event precinct.

Bag Checks

All patrons attending an event will be asked to present their bags and personal belongings for inspection at the entry points. Prohibited items include: BYO alcohol, anything that could be used as a weapon.

Animals

No animals will be allowed onsite during an event (with the exception of service or assistance animals, such as guide dogs). You are obliged to produce evidence that your dog is a legitimate assistance animal when asked.

Chairs and seating

Patrons may bring rugs to sit on or low height chairs, seat backs should not extend beyond shoulder height. It is essential that everyone respect their neighbour by arranging seating in a way that is fair to all.

Munro Martin Parklands closure

The venue will be closed in the days leading up to an event for the safety of the public. The park becomes a worksite with heavy vehicles and equipment required to set up an event. Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time. Notifications of all closures will be available on the Cairns Regional Council website.

Weather

Rain ponchos are no longer provided for 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.

Cancellation

In the unlikely event of a cancellation, you will be notified as soon as possible via the contact details provided on your Ticketlink account.

More info

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

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PLEASE NOTE: Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from 8.30pm tonight, Friday 9 November, and will reopen on the morning of Sunday 11 November at 6.30am. This closure is due to the set up and performance of Voices of Remembrance - Cairns on Saturday 10 November to commemorate the Armistice Centenary with a moving musical tribute to the end of the First World War. Award winning songstress Katie Noonan and renowned New Zealand baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes will take audiences on an incredible musical journey—through a poignant collection of iconic songs that reflect on the First World War experience and current impressions of the Anzac legacy. This is a free event and no tickets are required. All are welcome. The gates open at 5pm and the show will start at 7pm.
Cairns, the time has come. Matt Corby at Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 23 March is ON SALE NOW. If you've had the pleasure of previewing his new album 'Rainbow Valley' as part of triple j's feature album this week, you know what a cracker of a show this is going to be. Get in quick and get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2OUvNF4 Facebook event: Matt Corby | Cairns
+ JUST ANNOUNCED + Matt Corby and his band are set to play the luscious Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 23 March 2019 as part of the Rainbow Valley Tour in 2019. For a decade, the multi-platinum-selling musician has been pushing his own boundaries, embracing a journey of self-discovery that’s seen him wrestle a few pre-conceptions and stare down his share of demons. With two ARIA Song of the Year awards and a #1 debut album behind him, Corby can genuinely lay claim to some hard-earned perspective. Now we see a new chapter in Corby’s life with the release of his much anticipated second album, Rainbow Valley, recorded in the idyllic surroundings of Byron Bay’s Music Farm studios. Lush, multi-textured and sparked by hints of both old soul and futuristic psychedelia, Rainbow Valley is, in Corby’s words “joyous music”, but it also has the depth and perspective of an artist who understands you can’t just take the good times for granted, you have to earn them. The sparkling first single No Ordinary Life, and the bare-bones ballad All Fired Up and current single All That I See have received widespread acclaim and give fans a taste of what to expect on Corby’s stunning new album. Tickets go on sale this Friday 2 November at 12pm noon. Saturday 23 March 2019, Munro Martin Parklands More info: https://bit.ly/2OUvNF4
Tickets for this Saturdays concert, The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns, are available online now as well as on the night from 5pm. Ticket link: https://bit.ly/2NEKMyc + Event schedule + Gates open at 5pm | Jeremiah Johnson (Support Act) commences 7pm - 7.30pm | The Waifs commence at 8pm (approx) The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns Saturday, 22 September, Munro Martin Parklands
The Waifs are rehearsing in a secret Cairns location ahead of their performance this Saturday 22 September at Cairns' majestic outdoor amphitheatre Munro Martin Parklands. Tickets are available online or on the night from 5pm. https://bit.ly/2x65yjc
Unwind and recharge this Saturday, 22 September, in Cairns' stunning open air jewel of a venue, the gorgeous @Munro Martin Parklands. Bring along your fave foods, put your feet up, relax and enjoy an enchanted evening of glorious live music in the sweet surrounds of the beautiful parklands under the starry night sky with the people you love most <3 The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns, Saturday 22 September. Tickets here and at the gate from 5pm on the day of the event (unless sold out): https://bit.ly/2x65yjc
Happy days Cairns music lovers <3 The Waifs and their sweet sugary sounds are returning to Munro Martin Parklands this September! Performing all our favourites including 'Bridal Train', 'Lighthouse', 'Take It In' and of course this familiar gem 'London Still', a live concert with these enchanting road warriors will always leave you with a smile in your heart. So gather your most precious people, (P.S. kids 12 and under can come for free!), a scumptious picnic and something comfy to relax in, and join us for a captivating evening of glorious live music under the starry night sky. The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns Saurday 22 September, Munro Martin Parklands Tickets: https://bit.ly/2x65yjc
🌱 COMPETITION TIME 🌱 An Evening with The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands is next Saturday 22 September ❤️ For your chance to WIN a double pass to experience an enchanted evening of captivating music and togetherness with your most cherished, all you have to do is comment on this post and tell us your favourite album or song by the original road warriors, The Waifs, and tag three friends. Competition closes 4pm Friday 14 September. See our webpage for competition t&c's: https://bit.ly/2oZXdtz
PLEASE NOTE - Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from 8.30pm on Wednesday 19 September and will reopen on the morning of Tuesday 25 September at 6.30am. This closure is due to the set up and performance of The Waifs - 25th Anniversary Tour - Cairns Phone your friends… tell them that kids can come for free… it’s time to pack a picnic for this enchanting live show under the tropical night sky in the Parklands. Tickets are available from Ticketlink: https://bit.ly/2x65yjc
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Superheroes | 1 September +++ SET LIST +++ This is seriously going to be epic Cairns! The following movie soundtracks will be performed in the Parklands this Saturday, 1 September, as part of the 2018 Cairns Festival! ★ Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare ★ Main Title from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra ★ Theme from Batman ★ Hedwig's Flight from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Children's Suite for Orchestra ★ Nimbus 2000 from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Children's Suite for Orchestra ★ Harry's Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Children's Suite for Orchestra ★ Babe, Concert Suite ★ Full Mayhem, The Incredibles ★ The Flight to Neverland from Hook ★ Back to the Future Suite ★ Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl ★ Raiders’ March from Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark ★ Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ★ Princess Leia's Theme from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra ★ End Credits from X-Men Apocalypse ★ Superman March ★ The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) from Star Wars Suite The following premiers will also be performed by local professional Cairns musicians and high school students: ★ One Voice - Performed by Sounds of AustraNesia ★ Symphony for Tomorrow – with Cairns Students If you are yet to book your tickets to this EPIC event, head to www.ticketlink.com.au
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Superheroes | 1 September How cool would it be to see the entire Munro Martin Parklands filled with everyone in Superhero costumes?!! Let's make this happen Cairns! Dress up in your favourite movie character costume and let's surprise the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as they present us with a dazzling evening of entertainment playing exhilarating music from movies such as Superman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and more! Tickets available via www.ticketlink.com.au. Children 0-12 years are FREE! (must have a ticket). This is going to be a great family night out under the stars. BYO picnic food, rugs and chairs.
PLEASE NOTE - Munro Martin Parklands will be closed to the public from Wed 29 Aug and reopening Tue 4 Sept for the set up and performance of Superheroes - live movie themes by Queensland Symphony Orchestra such as Superman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Book your tickets, pack your picnic, kids and light sabers! Tickets are available from Ticketlink.
Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! Sat 18 August | Tix available from the gate from 5pm Gilbert & Sullivan are the referred to as the 'Fathers of British Comedy', and if you're into the likes of Monty Python, Blackadder, Some Mothers Do Ave Em, Mr Bean and Great Expectations, then prepare yourself for the treat of a lifetime when Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! comes to town for one night only in the stunning Munro Martin Parklands. Bring a picnic, your friends and family and get set for this hilarious Gothic comedy by Opera Queensland.
It’s time to gather your family, friends and a picnic together and experience a seriously spooky and freakishly fun night under the starry night sky when Opera Queensland present their gothic comedy Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands this Saturday 18 August. Grab your tix now via www.ticketlink.com.au