Munro Martin Parklands

Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) boasts tropical plantings, vine covered pergolas and arbours and an open-air plaza.

The venue also includes a stage and regularly hosts a wide range of shows from ballet and symphonies, to contemporary music concerts and pantomine.

Munro Martin Parklands is open to the public from 6am to 8.30pm, seven days a week except on ticketed event days.

Weather

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. Read our full weather advice.

Waste

Following your visit or at the conclusion of an event in the Parklands, please ensure you clean up your rubbish and dispose of it responsibly..

As a Botanic Garden and Cairns Regional Council public asset we ask for your help to reduce waste within the Parklands. Picnics can generate significant amounts of rubbish and it is your responsibility to clean up after yourselves.

Plan your trip to MMP

Learn more about parking, access and terms of use of MMP.

For upcoming events at Munro Martin Parklands visit www.cairnsperformingartscentre.com.au

MMP redevelopment stage 2 - Upgrade to Back of House facilities

A dressing room, box office and portable bar are part of a $1.3 million upgrade planned for Munro Martin Parklands.

Council has approved work to start on additions for the Performance Stage Back of House (dressing and green rooms, toilets and an office), box office and audio/lighting needs, along with a portable bar and cold room, to enhance MMP operations.

Improved electrical services, including additional connections for catering stalls and other commercial operators are part of the project, along with an upgrade to the Minnie Street gate to provide improved site access for contractors and emergency services.

Construction will start late September / early October. For more details of the project construction go to WORKS IN PROGRESS page.

After three years of MMP operations, it has been identified permanent facilities will significantly enhance operational capacity and deliver value for money.

"Proudly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government in association with the Cairns Regional Council" Budget – $1.3M (includes all costs - design / construction / other costs). Funding split as follows;

  • $650k – State Government (Building Our Regions Fund)
  • $500k – Federal Government (Building Better Regions Fund)
  • $150k – Council Capital works program
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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 on Saturday 22 September. Tickets are available from www.ticketlink.com.au

More info
Contact Council's Customer Service Centre:
Phone: 1300 69 22 47
Email: council@cairns.qld.gov.au

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Last updated: 04 February 2021