Court House Gallery

38 Abbott Street Cairns City Cairns

Live Performance & Visual Arts Venue

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.

Throughout the year. 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.

History:
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.

Upcoming Live Performance events for this venue 'Court House Gallery'
Fri, 31st May 2024
Out On The Lawn Experimental: Yirinda + Tegan Koster + Hoolia
6:00AM
Sat, 1st Jun 2024
Out On The Lawn Blues: Aurelle Brunjes Band + Mississippi Shakedown + The Joker Pokers
6:00PM
Fri, 28th Jun 2024
Out On The Lawn Country: Brad Butcher + Anais Campbell Band + Ben Wilson
6:00PM
Sat, 29th Jun 2024
Out On The Lawn Pop: Logan + Grace Jones + Hannah May
6:00PM
Sat, 13th Jul 2024
Out On The Lawn First Nations: Kee’ahn + Yirghilya + Broden Tyrrell
6:00PM
Sun, 14th Jul 2024
Out On The Lawn Jazz
6:00PM
Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Out On The Lawn Salsa
6:00PM
Sat, 28th Sep 2024
Out On The Lawn Final Session
6:00PM
Upcoming Visual Arts events for this venue 'Court House Gallery'
Sat, 25th May 2024
Charcoal - Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct
10:00AM
Sat, 1st Jun 2024
Charcoal - Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct
10:00AM
Sat, 8th Jun 2024
Charcoal - Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct
10:00AM
Sat, 15th Jun 2024
Charcoal - Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct
10:00AM
Sat, 22nd Jun 2024
Charcoal - Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct
10:00AM
Sat, 29th Jun 2024
Charcoal - Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct
10:00AM
Sat, 6th Jul 2024
Charcoal - Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct
10:00AM
Sat, 13th Jul 2024
Charcoal - Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct
10:00AM
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Manager: Stephen Foster
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Venue Information
Address: 38 Abbott Street, Cairns City,
Cairns, QLD, 4870
Opening Times: Opening hours (from 20 February):
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Monday and Sunday: closed
Type of food (if any): Please see The Court House Facebook page
Liquor License: No
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