Cairns Regional Council will soon open the doors to the refurbished Court House.
The venue will present a vibrant program of shared arts experiences, suitable to a diverse audience with maximum engagement in mind. The dynamic program of events and exhibitions will be experimental in nature while remaining relevant to the City’s Strategy for Culture and the Arts 2022.
Be among the first to know about the opening date as well as exhibitions and special events by liking our Facebook page; The Court House
The Court House Gallery will open its doors to the public on Friday 19 February 2021, 2pm - 4pm.
Everyone is invited to this local celebration, featuring a curated selection of local performers, unique North Queensland food vendors, a licensed bar and roving performances.
The Abbott Street road, directly in front of The Court House will be closed to accommodate the opening celebrations.
From Saturday, 20 February, the Gallery will be open from 10am - 5pm.
Check out our Facebook page for up to date information and upcoming events.
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Construction of this low-set concrete building with a simple classic facade began in 1919. Now restored, it features wide timber verandas on the rear and side elevations and a crest over the entrance door. It replaced the original Cairns Court House, which was opened in 1884 on the Esplanade which by 1890 had been outgrown by the local court and was entering a state of disrepair.
The complex comprises of the Court House and the Cairns Art Gallery. The two-acre site has been reserved since 1876 for public purposes, and both buildings were erected between the First and Second World Wars. The construction and design of these buildings reflect the confidence the State Government had in Cairns as an important regional centre.