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HOTA Playlist April Edition


HOTA Playlist April Edition


There's no doubt about it - April at HOTA is for kids and families.

Kids Take Over is back to fill your school holidays with memory making moments and plenty to keep the kids entertained.

We're celebrating the arrival of Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibition inspiring the next generation of LEGO® Masters (and giving you the chance to have just as much fun as the kids). 

And Gold Coast Film Festival is bringing film, panels and trivia to the Gold Coast as they celebrate 20 years.

Make the most of your April and plan your next HOTA journey. 

Plan Your Next Visit

#The Highlights

Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibition

Featuring over 150 models, 1 million LEGO® bricks and 6 interactive challenges

Opens Sat 9 Apr

Gold Coast Film Festival

Celebrating 20 Years

20 Apr - 1 May

Black Cockatoo

From Wesley Enoch and Geoffrey Atherden

Tue 12 Apr

Palette X La Petite Mort

Palette X Collabs — Bringing the best Gold Coast cuisine to one location.

Thu 7 Apr

#Boredom Breakers for the Kids

April school holidays on the Gold Coast is jammed packed with the return of Kids Take Over. 

Hands-on activities and endless waves of fun are taking over HOTA for the start of April. Stacked with memory making material and photo worthy moments, don't miss Kids Take Over. 

See The Full Program


Catch the rhythm with an uber fun drumming workshop

Wed 6 - Fri 8 Apr

I See You Like This

I See You Like This

Kids turn the camera on their parents

Wed 6 - Thu 7 Apr

Blank Canvas, Dance Differently

Blank Canvas, Dance Differently

A dance workshop like no other!

Wed 6 - Fri 8 Apr

#Your April Art Fill

Our big announcement went off with a bang! 

HOTA Gallery is being taken over by Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibitionbut that's not the only thing for you to discover! 

Explore the HOTA Collection, spanning three galleries, take in free art tours just for families and little creatives can get to work on their rockstar personas in April's Little ArtLabs.

See What's Happening

Dumpling Dreams

Brought to life by YEAHYEAHCHLOE

Closing Sun 1 May

Kids Art Tours

Kids Art Tours

Drop-in for daily guided tours made just for families

Fri 1 - Sat 9 Apr

Rock Wigs

Rock Wigs

Hands-on workshops in HOTA Gallery

Wed 13 & 27 Apr

#Cinema Special Events with Gold Coast Film Festival

Gold Coast Film Festival is celebrating 20 year of great films, top-notch special events and industry insider panels that movie mavericks love. 

This year is no different with over 100 films, events and panels taking over the Gold Coast from north to south. 

Picking just three events to showcase is unbelievably difficult, so be sure to check out the entire program for more to explore!

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Screen Industry Gala Awards

Screen Industry Gala Awards

Featuring 2022 Chauvel Award recipient, Leah Purcell

Thu 21 Apr

Women in Film Lunch

Women in Film Lunch

Presented by Screen Queensland with Rosemary Blight & Kylie De Fresne

Fri 22 Apr



See the best short films from students

Wed 27 Apr

#Talks and Theatre

Fresh ideas, explosive glamazons and superstars of magic are on-stage and ready to rock your April. 

Rhonda Burchmore found her way out of the South African jungle and slipped into something a little more Showstopping. 

The biggest Australian tricksters, conjurers, comedians, illusionists and daredevils have brought Las Vegas magic to HOTA. 

Extraordinary women join Kerry O'Brien to discuss the positive social change in the industry. 

See What's Live
Rhonda Burchmore

Rhonda Burchmore

Is Glamazonia

Fri 1 Apr



The Ultimate Magic Spectacular

Thu 7 Apr

Kerry O’Brien in Conversation

Kerry O’Brien in Conversation

With Kate Roffey, Kathryn Harby Williams and Emma Mckeon

Tue 19 Apr

#Sounds of your Month

The amps are turned to 11 and HOTA's always live, loud and ready to rock. 

Relive and experience the greatest goodbye in music history with The Honey Sliders embodying The Beatles for a night of rock 'n' roll classics. 

Songwriters of the future can take part in a live performance evening to challenge and improve upon their skills. Produce, promote and perform with experienced industry professionals.

The world's favourite club brand is returning to HOTA and lighting up the Outdoor Stage. Miss out on tickets? Join our waitlist and we'll let you know if any tickets become available. 

See What's Loud
Beatles' Rooftop Concert

Beatles' Rooftop Concert

With The Honey Sliders

Sat 9 Apr

The Smith

The Smith

Hosted by Reg Keyworth

Wed 13 Apr

Ministry of Sound Classical

Ministry of Sound Classical

SOLD OUT - Waitlist sign-up available

Sat 30 Apr

#Digital sessions. Always Free. Always Available.

Our growing library of digital activities, streamed events and City Collection Online lets your bring HOTA home.

Now featuring big conversations streamed directly to your device, ArtLabs to get you creating at home (and for free) and HOTA Gallery bringing our biggest pieces to you wherever you are. 

Unlimited arts. Unlimited culture. Unlimited possibilities. 

Discover HOTA Digtial

City Collection Online

Explore artworks online

Highlights of HOTA Gallery. Open 24/7.

A Better Future for All

A Better Future for All

Big Conversations. Stream it wherever you are.

In partnership with Griffith University

Workshops Online

Workshops Online

ArtLabs and Responding and Making Workshops

Bring creativity back home

#Find Your Feast

An option for all tastes, find a feast at Palette, The Exhibitionist Bar of HOTA Café. No matter your desire, we have the perfect place to fill your cravings.  




#Your Next Big Adventure

Start planning ahead and add some big names, big sounds, and big experiences to your calendar. Here's a few things to add to your list.

See What's Coming
Roots Festival

Roots Festival

It’s the return of the Gold Coast’s Roots Music Festival!

Sat 7 May

Vika & Linda

The long wait is over

Sat 11 Jun

Come From Away

The Global Phenomenon Comes to the Gold Coast

Opens Thu 7 Jul

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