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HOTA Playlist May Edition


May is for Mums, sounds and getting outdoors.

Mother's Day weekend is busy for HOTA. We've got specialty High Tea at Palette, Roots Festival making a return, the visual spectacular Shen Yun and laughs coming from the basement. 

Celebrate Mum and the special women in your life with a full weekend of fun!

See What's On

#The Highlights

Palette Mother's Day High Tea

SOLD OUT! Don't worry - High Tea is here every Sunday.

Roots Festival

Music in the Outdoors

Sat 7 May

Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibition

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

Open Daily

#Things To Take Mum To

Here's some more highlights we think Mum will love!

The swinging sounds of Hint of Swing are being heard Lakeside, when Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club visits for their monthly night of smooth and soulful jazz. 

Shen Yun will dazzle us with an explosion of colour and celebration of grace, poise and world-class talent. 

An hour of comedy power is on the cards with Becky Lucas. Refreshingly real, with no over-the-top gimmick, Lakeside Room transforms for a night of top-notch comedy.  

See What's On
Hint of Swing

Hint of Swing

A Swinging Soiree

Wed 4 May

Shen Yun

Shen Yun

Experience the beauty of China before Communism

Fri 6 - Sun 8 May

Becky Lucas

Becky Lucas

Bring laughs to Mother's Day

Sun 8 May

#What's On Stage

There's always a show worth seeing at HOTA. 

May is no different and we're keen to show off what's in stock. 

Take the sting out of studying The National Quality Framework with a musical take on the teacher's guidelines. 

Our friends from Shock Therapy Productions bring Greek society struggles to Theatre 2, performing Medea for one day only. 

World of Musicals answers the prayers of all musical theatre fans! All the songs you love, in one amazing show. 

What's On Stage
The National Quality Framework - The Musical!

The National Quality Framework - The Musical!

Singing and dancing extravaganza

Fri 13 May



From Shock Therapy Productions

Fri 27 May

World of Musicals

World of Musicals

All the songs we love in one big show

Sun 29 May

#For The Family

We've always got something for families to explore and enjoy. This month the stage is for our favourite childhood stories. 

See Edward the Emu brought to stage by the renowned A Monkey Baa Theatre Company.

The kids from Varsity College are here for their production of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - it's bound to be a sweet treat!

Nothing taking your fancy? HOTA Gallery is home to five galleries, including Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibition.

See What's for Families
Edward the Emu

Edward the Emu

Based on the Books by Sheena Knowles & Rod Clement

Fri 20 - Sat 21 May

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Varsity College Musical

Fri 13 - Sat 14 May

HOTA Gallery

HOTA Gallery

Five Galleries and a Dedicated Children's Space to Explore

Open Daily

#Talks and Ideas

We're chatting with some giants this month. 

Australia's most prolific playwright, David Williamson AO joins Kerry O'Brien for another chapter Griffith University's A Better Future For All series. 

Get inspired by Hugh van Cuylenburg and The Resilience Project. Whether you're an adult, professional or teenager, you'll find the wellbeing tips you've been searching for.

A force to be reckoned with, Abbie Chatfield is bringing her wildly personal stories for one night only! 

Be Part of the Conversation
The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project

Join Hugh van Cuylenburg

Mon 16 May

A Hot Night with Abbie Chatfield

A Hot Night with Abbie Chatfield

Your Fave Online Voice

Fri 27 May

#Sounds of your Month

Sounding off for May!

Join our monthly percussion workshop and learn a solid rhythmical foundation. Groove to beats from the Middle East, India, Africa, The Balkans and Latin America.

HOLLER returns to celebrate the big names of Americana sounds on the Coast and beyond.

Registrations are open for Those Who Rock with workshops kicking off this month! Join hundreds of guitarists and Aussie music legends on HOTA's Outdoor Stage for a night of rock classics. 

See What's Loud
PULSE World Percussion Workshop

PULSE World Percussion Workshop

Add some rhythm to your world

1st Wed Monthly



A Celebration of Americana Music

Fri 27 May

Those Who Rock

Those Who Rock

Workshops kick-off

From 28 May

#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
Ben Lee

The acoustic session you've been waiting for

Sat 4 Jun

Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou

Beloved Aussie Artists at HOTA

Fri 10 Jun

Come From Away

Come From Away

The global phenomenon comes to HOTA on the Gold Coast this July.

Thu 7 - Sun 24 July

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