Enjoy two weeks of live performances and events inspired by the incredible GAIA.

Take in the awe-inspiring artwork as it floats above ground under our glorious Outdoor Stage and explore our program of events including live music, dance, yoga, audio-walking tours, the return of Kids Take Over.


WONDER takes place from Thu 1  – Sun 11 Oct.

Download the ‘Full Program’ below or see full event details by clicking the ‘Find Out More’ buttons below.


Experience the wonder of GAIA, a stunning self-rotating replica of the Earth, as it suspends from the Outdoor Stage.

Kids Take Over:
Story Wonderland

Our mini-fest for kids returns!

Sounds of Wanderlust

A musical romp around the globe with some of Queensland’s finest musicians. Directed by Guitar virtuosa Karin Schaupp.

Return to Earth

Settle in under the stars as the world turns and savour a springtime evening of music and movement. Directed by Gavin Webber (The Farm).

Hear, Here

Uncover hidden stories of the parklands armed with a picnic basket, radio and map.

Fridays on the Lawn

Kick-off your weekend with live local music backdropped by the GAIA installation, as the sun sets over the parklands.

Yoga on the Lawn

Free, bliss-filled yoga, under Luke Jerram’s spectacular GAIA installation. With Ian Cariaga.

Mzaza: The Birth and Death of Stars

Live music from Mzaza, with a bite to eat and cheeky drink in hand – finish off your weekend right.

In Conversation with Kerry O’Brien and Bruce Pascoe
Online Event

Renowned journalist Kerry O’Brien and celebrated author Bruce Pascoe explore Bruce’s acclaimed book Dark Emu. Part of Griffith University’s A Better Future For All series.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (E)

Screening at HOTA Cinema, David Attenborough reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen, with a message of hope for future generations.

Keeping you safe

It is incredibly important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We have a COVID Safe plan which you can read on our FAQs page and there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.

All events are set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.