The Court House

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 Citys 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 Visual Arts events for this venue 'The Court House'
Thu, 5th Aug 2021
Contemporary Indigenous Textiles from Australia's Tropic Zone
10:00AM
Sat, 11th Sep 2021
The Chemisty of Watercolour - Australian Watercolour Muster
10:00AM
Sat, 18th Sep 2021
The Chemisty of Watercolour - Australian Watercolour Muster
10:00AM
Sat, 25th Sep 2021
The Chemisty of Watercolour - Australian Watercolour Muster
10:00AM
Sat, 2nd Oct 2021
The Chemisty of Watercolour - Australian Watercolour Muster
10:00AM
Sat, 9th Oct 2021
The Chemisty of Watercolour - Australian Watercolour Muster
10:00AM
Sat, 16th Oct 2021
The Chemisty of Watercolour - Australian Watercolour Muster
10:00AM
Sat, 23rd Oct 2021
The Chemisty of Watercolour - Australian Watercolour Muster
10:00AM
The Court House
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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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