Bundaberg Regional Council acknowledges the traditional country of the Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Bailai Peoples and recognise that this country has always been and continues to be of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance.

We recognise the thousands of generations of continuous culture that have shaped this country and the people on it.

Mayor's message

The latest season at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre once again features a diverse range of entertainments from impressive local talent to world-class touring entertainment.

With the huge array of live entertainment and cinema from local and national performers, there is entertainment for everyone in this program.

We’re particularly excited to showcase our local talent as school, instrumental and choral groups take to the stage for the Bundaberg Eisteddfod with three days filled with choirs, string ensembles, concert bands and symphony orchestra.

The talented Bundaberg Youth Orchestra will captivate the audience with their exceptional talents and we are also delighted to see the return of The 7 Sopranos, following their sensational performance at last year’s Childers Festival.

For cinema enthusiasts, don’t miss the Festival of Filmed Stage Musicals, featuring Titanic the Musical, The Color Purple, and Kinky Boots.

The live entertainment lineup is equally impressive, with The Joe Cocker Experience, The Kings of Country Rock Tour, Apollo Jackson, Billy vs. Elton and more.

We look forward to seeing you at the Moncrieff this season.

Helen Blackburn
Bundaberg Region Mayor

Dear arts and entertainment lover,

The year just keeps getting better with the dance spectacular Burn the Floor celebrating its 25th Anniversary, headlined by the incredible Vocals of Human Nature’s Phil Burton.

Our striking cover image features David Bindi Hudson, well-known and loved cultural leader and global ambassador for Indigenous Australia, who stars in From Campfire to Stage Light.

We are also proud to present two other first class Indigenous productions with the Sydney Theatre Company and Moogahlin Performing Arts’ production The Visitors, and Australia’s highly acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre with their first ever work for children Waru – journey of the small turtle.

We are presenting some wonderful family entertainment with The Gruffalo, Whalebone, and school holiday entertainment with Pat Malone’s Magic Garden.

Make sure your check out our Year Ahead calendar in the middle of this brochure!

Paul Dellit OAM

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Tickets: FREE
Time: 10.30 am
Event Information: 106 minutes no interval

Rated G

Join us for some school holiday fun with a singing crocodile!

When the Primm family moves to New York City, their young son, Josh, struggles to adapt to his new school and friends.

All that changes when he discovers Lyle, a singing crocodile that loves baths, caviar and great music.

The two become fast friends, but when evil neighbour Mr. Grumps threatens Lyle’s existence, the Primms must band together to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places.

From Campfire to
Stage Light

Tickets: ADULTS $42 | CONCESSION $38 | 20 YEARS & UNDER $20 | GROUP 6+ $35
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 75 minutes


From Campfire to Stage Light is an epic journey toward self-determination and Indigenous pride, as told through the life experience of David Bindi Hudson.

The stories take us from David’s traditional lands to the international mega stages as David traversed the world musically, educating people about his culture.

He co-founded the award-winning dance troupe ‘Tjapukai’, whose achievements include being Australia’s longest-running theatrical production.

David has emerged as a strong cultural leader with a significant arts practice.

The New Boy

Tickets: FREE
Time: 6 pm
Event Information: 116 minutes

Rated M

As part of NAIDOC Week, we are thrilled to present The New Boy, written and directed by Warwick Thornton which tells the story of a young Aboriginal orphan (newcomer Aswin Reid – Winner of the prestigious 2024 ACCTA Award for Best Lead Actor) who is taken to a remote monastery orphanage in rural South Australia, run by a renegade nun, Sister Eileen (Cate Blanchett).

Among the more serious themes of the film there are also comedic moments, thanks to performances by Deborah Mailman and Wayne Blair.

Featuring music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Waitress: The Musical

Tickets: ADULTS $25 | CONCESSION $20
Time: 6.30 pm
Event Information: 159 minutes no interval

Rated PG

Waitress: The Musical brings the Tony-nominated Broadway musical phenomenon to the big screen - for one night only!

Featuring music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), this hit musical is a little slice of heaven.

Sara Bareilles stars as Jenna Hunterson, a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage.

When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna fights to reclaim a long-forgotten part of herself.

The Wizard of Oz
85th Anniversary

Tickets: $14
Time: 6 pm
Event Information: 102 minutes

Rated G

Get ready to follow the yellow brick road as we celebrate the 85th Anniversary of one of the most beloved motion pictures of all time, back on the big screen where it belongs.

In this 1939 classic musical fantasy, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land “somewhere over the rainbow.”

Dorothy’s dream comes true when she, her dog Toto, and her family’s house are transported by a tornado to a bright and magical world unlike anything she has seen before.

Bundaberg Eisteddfod Ensembles


Time: 9.15 am

Join us across three fantastic days, filled with choirs, string ensembles, concert bands, jazz bands, symphony orchestras and more!

As school and local instrumental & choral groups compete in this year’s ensemble days as a part of Bundaberg Eisteddfod’s 2024 program.

Bundaberg Eisteddfod GALA

Tickets: ADULTS $25 | STUDENT $15 | FAMILY (2A2C) $70
Time: 7 pm Event Information: 90 minutes

Join us as we celebrate outstanding talent in the culmination of 10 days of music and speech and drama.

BE Gala evening is the opportunity to watch the best of the competition tread the boards of the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

A spectacle of instrumental, vocal, band and ensemble talent.

Vocal Ensemble

with Katie Noonan

Tickets: ADULTS $42 | CONCESSION $38 | 20 YEARS & UNDER $20 | GROUP 6+ $35
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 80 minutes no interval

Four of Australia’s finest vocalists combine heavenly vocals in a chamber setting in this visionary performance.

Led by Artistic Director, Katie Noonan, Australian Vocal Ensemble – AVÉ intertwines Australian compositions by Kats-Chernin, Whitwell, Cawrse, Twist, Green, Stanhope, O’Connor, Leek and more alongside new arrangements of music by Bach, Handel and Tomás Luis de Victoria, creating a beautiful tension between ties to more traditional European music and modern Australian classical.

Force of Nature:
The Dry 2

Tickets: FREE
Time: 10.30 am
Event Information: 70 minutes no interval


Force of Nature: The Dry 2 is the 2024 Australian mystery thriller film sequel to the 2021 film The Dry and is based on the 2017 novel Force of Nature by Jane Harper.

A year after the events of the previous film, federal police detective Aaron Falk attempts to coerce further information about a money laundering scheme from a company employee, Alice Russell, but she refuses to give him any further information.


Time: 10 am
Event Information: 55 minutes no interval

Physical reality turns virtual and back in this family show about what makes us human, the stories we tell, and the artificial intelligence knocking at our doors.

Telling a tale full of magic and action, WHALEBONE is funny, intriguing and touching. It opens the door to a fantastical world where the future of humanity is under scrutiny.

Performed by the imaginative mind of clown, tinkerer, inventor and comedian Jens Altheimer.

Burn the Floor /
Dare to Dream

Tickets: PREMIUM SEATS $89 | ADULTS $79.99 | CONCESSION $69.90 | 20 YEARS & UNDER $20 | CHILD U16 $59.90 | GROUP 8+ $71.99
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 90 minutes no interval

Headlined by the incredible Vocals of Human Nature’s Phil Burton, the fearless reality of Burn the Floor in 2024 is reflected in the dancer’s mantra “be Brave, no Boundaries, Dare to Dream”.

To Celebrate the 25th Anniversary, Burn the Floor celebrates the Art of Ballroom Dance fuelled by the Great Aussie Rock Classics, including INXS, John Farnham, Cold Chisel, Sia, AC/DC, Keith Urban and of course a little “Human Nature”.

This legendary production, united with Rock and Roll lighting, stunning costumes and the extensive live music styles, will have you leaping out of your seat.

Bundaberg Youth Orchestra


Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 60 minutes no interval

Join us for a glorious evening of uplifting music when the Bundaberg Youth Orchestra return to the Moncrieff for a very special concert event.

The Bundaberg Youth Orchestra (BYO) is one of Queensland’s longest running regional youth orchestras with a proud history reaching back over fifty years.

The BYO are passionate about the benefits of music education for young people and work to provide opportunities for their orchestras that might not otherwise be available to regional music students.

The Gruffalo

Tickets: ADULTS $42 | CONCESSION $38 | 20 YEARS AND UNDER $20 | GROUP 6+ $35
Time: 6 pm
Event Information: 55 minutes no interval

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo - is there?

Suitable for ages 3+. Families are encouraged to review warnings, in order to assess appropriateness of content.


Tickets: ADULTS $42 | CONCESSION $38 | GROUP 6+ $35 | CHILD U16 $20
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 75 minutes no interval

On a sweltering day in January 1788, seven clan leaders gather on a sandstone escarpment overlooking the harbour.

The attendees, six of them Elders and one new initiate, catch-up, laugh together, share a meal and compare notes.

But beyond the friendly banter, protocols, and hospitality, a momentous decision is waiting to be made.

A mysterious fleet of giant nawi is amassing in the harbour and as they creep closer, these seven representatives must choose unanimously: whether to send these strangers on their way or welcome them?

The Joe Cocker Experience

Tickets: ADULTS $69 | CONCESSION $64 | STUDENT $60 | GROUP 6+ $64 | CHILD U12 $45 | FAMILY (2A2C) $208
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 140 minutes with interval

The forecast is in… Leave your hats on and dress for a great night of Feelin’ Alright!

Step into the world of music legend Joe Cocker with The Joe Cocker Experience!

Join us for an unforgettable night of music and nostalgia as we pay tribute to the iconic artist.

Our show promises to transport you back in time with spot-on renditions of Cocker’s greatest hits.

The Kings of Country Rock Tour


Tickets: ADULTS $60 | CONCESSION $55 | CHILD U15 $45
Time: 8 pm
Event Information: 140 minutes with interval

This two-hour stage spectacular captures the sounds and excitement of America’s country rock icons. Featuring all the timeless country rock classics that defined The Eagles and CCR as 1970’s superstars.

The Kings of Country Rock Tour is much more than a concert; it’s the ultimate country rock experience.

The cast of multi-talented & internationally respected touring musicians bring to life a stage show unlike any other.

The 7 Sopranos

Tickets: ADULTS $42 | CONCESSION $38 | 20 YEARS AND UNDER $20
GROUP 6+ $35
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 105 minutes with interval

The 7 Sopranos are Australia’s most beautiful voices. A high impact classical spectacle combining lighting, glamour and intense vocal virtuosity!

Prepare to be taken on a musical journey through classic songs and moving operatic melodies.

The 7 Sopranos entertain audiences with their vast repertoire of contemporary and classic music.

Their unique look and sound reaches out and bridges the gap across all ages and music lovers of most genres.

Madama Butterfly / Met Opera

Tickets: ADULTS $28 | CONCESSION $24 | 20 YEARS AND UNDER $15 | GROUP 10+ $10
Time: 1 pm
Event Information: 180 minutes with interval

A screening of the broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera 2023-24 Season in New York.
The Live in HD season concludes with Madama Butterfly.

Puccini’s devastating opera of unrequited love between a young Japanese girl and an American naval officer is one of the world’s most popular (and tragic) operas.

The timeless score includes a number of melodies familiar to opera lovers and newcomers alike, including the soaring soprano aria “Un bel dì” and the evocative Humming Chorus.

André Rieu 2024

Maastricht Concert / Power of Love

Tickets: $40
Time: 1 pm
Event Information: 180 minutes with interval

From his picturesque hometown of the Maastricht, The King of the Waltz presents a must-see big screen spectacular.

Accompanied by his world famous Johann Strauss Orchestra and a cast of hundreds this promises to be the music event of this September by one of the world’s most prolific artists.

In a concert overflowing with passion, André’s unique repertoire combines classical, musicals, pop and rock! You have to see it to believe it.

Pat Malone’s
Magic Garden

Time: 10.30 am + 1 pm
Event Information: 45 minutes no interval

Do you believe in the power of IMAGINATION?

Pat Malone’s Magic Garden is a fun-fueled journey of exploration and creativity for families. Join “Pat Malone”, a bush adventurer and Mythical Creature Researcher as he embarks on specialised researched into Autonomous Imaginary Species, or A.I.S.

These are creatures that begin in the imagination, or in the collective consciousness, and then become real, physical creatures that have a life all of their own!

Cirque Africa

Tickets: ADULTS $89.90 | CONCESSION $84.90 | CHILD UNDER 15 $79.90 | FAMILY (2A2C) $320 | GROUP 10+ $80
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 120 minutes with interval

Cirque Africa is produced and directed by 'Papa Africa' aka Winston Ruddle, the director who brought us the HIT BROADWAY SHOW CIRQUE MOTHER AFRICA. Cirque Africa is coming to Australia in 2024 with a brand new show featuring the very best talent from across Africa. 

Audiences will be fully immersed in traditional African culture while witnessing a hand-picked, word-renowned African troupe. Ranging from acrobats to dancers, musicians to contortionists masterfully performing in this energetic two hour spectacle. 

You won't want to miss this uniquely vibrant performance. 

Waru - journey of the small turtle

Time: 10.30 am + 12.30 pm
Event Information: 45 minutes no interval

Under the star-illuminated skies of the Torres Strait, a green turtle navigates her way back to the beach where she was born.

In Bangarra’s first dedicated work for children, join our heroine Migi as she undertakes a journey of discovery and survival.

A contemporary saltwater Lagaw Kazil (Island Children) story inspired by the totemic system of the green turtle, Waru - journey of the small turtle is an interactive and immersive introduction to Torres Strait Islander culture and dance for 3-7-year-olds.

Livvy & Pete

Tickets: $25
Time: 11 am
Event Information: 60 minutes no interval

Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths and acclaimed cabaret darling Amelia Ryan celebrate the songbooks of Aussie icons Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen.

From their humble small-town beginnings to world domination in sequins and jumpsuits, revisit all of their sing-a-long classics from Rio to Tenterfield, all the way to Xanadu and beyond.

As camp as maracas and tender as Pete’s gift to Livvy ‘I Honestly Love You’, there promises to be rollerskates, T-Birds, Pink Ladies, 80’s jazzercise and an Oscar winning song to boot!

Apollo Jackson / Beyond Illusion

Tickets: ADULTS $74.90 | CONCESSION $69 | CHILD U13 $59 | FAMILY (2A2C) $249 | GROUP 8+ $65
Time: 7 pm
Event Information: 75 minutes with interval

Multiple Got Talent finalist Illusionist Apollo Jackson returns from the US for a brand new, exhilarating live show for the whole family.

Apollo Jackson has been wowing audiences all around the world including Paris, Las Vegas, Asia and Australia.

Featuring CGI like magic, Mind-blowing Illusions and death-defying stunts that will leave you on the edge of your seats.

Beyond Illusion is a show like no other, that you simply don’t want to miss.

Billy vs Elton 2024

Tickets: ADULTS $69 | CONCESSION $64 | CHILD U17 $59 | GROUP 8+ $64
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 135 minutes with interval

Billy vs Elton is guaranteed to take you on a brilliant, fun and song filled journey through the incredible music careers of two giants of the entertainment industry.

With over 80 top 40 hits between them, Billy Joel and Elton John dominated the charts for decades!

With a catalogue of brilliantly crafted songs, still on regular playlists around the world today, Billy Joel and Elton John are absolute masters of their craft.

Their incredible music forms the soundtrack to so many people’s lives... most of us remember a Billy Joel or Elton John song underscoring major life and world events.

Enjoy one of our delicious gourmet packs with your show.

Each pack includes a selection of cheese, crackers, dip, nuts and seasonal fruit.

Other delicious food and drink items are also available.

Must be pre-booked online, via phone or at the box office up to 48 hours prior to a show.

Did you know you can also hold your special event at the Moncrieff? Catering from $30 per head. Find out more by contacting the team on 07 4130 4100.

Your visit.

Moncrieff box office
The Box Office is located at 177 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg and is open 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday (excl. public holidays) and an hour before show times for walk-up sales only – telephones are not manned during this time. For tickets sales, purchase in person at the box office or call 07 4130 4100 during open hours or purchase online at artsbundaberg.com.au

Patrons should have their printed or digital copy of tickets ready to present to an usher prior to entering the auditorium.

Unauthorised ticket sellers
If you buy tickets from an unauthorised seller (e.g. Viagogo, Gumtree, ebay), you risk losing your money and your chance to see your favourite performer. You may be buying a forged/fake ticket, or the scammer may be selling the same ticket multiple times. The end result is that you may lose your money and may be refused entry to the performance. We have no obligation to honour unauthorised tickets. The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, its website, What’s On Bundaberg and ticketing provider TicketSearch, are the only authorised ticket sellers for events at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre. If you are uncertain when buying tickets online, contact the box office on 07 4130 4100.

Ticket refund and exchanges
Refunds or exchanges are not permitted as per the terms and conditions of purchase. To read more search ‘refund’ on artsbundaberg.com.au

A perfect gift
Gift vouchers may be purchased online here, over the phone or in person at the
box office.

Seating plan
You can find the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre seating plan here.

Children at Moncrieff performances
At events where specified, children two years and under are welcome to sit on the lap of a paying patron, free of charge. Booster seats are available.

Venue hire
Email: moncrieff@bundaberg.qld.gov.au or call 07 4130 4100.

Food + beverage services
The candy bar and licensed bar are open one hour prior to performances, and during interval at selected events. Gourmet food packs are available for pre-order when purchasing your tickets (must be ordered at least 48 hours prior to the show).

Access for all
We ensure access for all patrons with side-lane access and removable access seating. A hearing loop is installed in the venue auditorium. If you require accessible seating, please contact the box office on 07 4130 4100.

Free, long-term parking is available after 5 pm. More information on free, all-day parking is available at artsbundaberg.com.au.

Covid safety
The venue operates under the Queensland Government COVID Regulations, Checklist and Guidelines, as relevant.

The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre does not provide refunds after a purchase has been confirmed, except as outlined in the Terms and Conditions, or if required by law. Changes to personal circumstances, inability to attend the event or change of mind, do not constitute grounds for a refund.

This is in accordance with the LPA Ticketing Code of Australia, which you agree to when purchasing tickets. To read more, search ‘refund’ on artsbundaberg.com.au

All bookings incur a $2.80 transaction fee.

Arts Bundaberg
You will find a host of information about the arts in Bundaberg at: artsbundaberg.com.au.

This includes information about Bundaberg Regional Council’s Galleries (Bundaberg and Childers) and Libraries (Bundaberg, Childers, Gin Gin, Woodgate) and any number of activities on offer for our community at those venues.

What’s On
To find a comprehensive list of activities happening in our region, visit:

Tourism information
To find information about the many tourism opportunities, accommodation and food in our region, visit the Bundaberg Visitor’s Centre adjacent to the Bundaberg Rum facility at 36 Avenue Street, East Bundaberg - bundabergregion.org

Venue Staff
Manager - Paul Dellit OAM
Senior Administration Officer - Donna Barnes
Administration Assistant - Amy Corrigan
Promotions & Engagement Officer - Kylie Lane
Box Office Administration Officer - Jett Murdoch
Senior Front of House Supervisor - Trevor Green
Technical Coordinator - David Hints
Technical Supervisor - Jessie Lovejoy
Trainee Technician - Trey Warren