FIND YOUR MOMENT
Hello 2021! We’re getting outside and splashing around, making new memories, revisiting familiar favourites, and celebrating great art, indoors and out.
Movies, music, dance, theatre, good food and good company. Explore what’s coming up at HOTA from January to April below, with more to be announced.
Fri 15-17 Jan
Enjoy everything you love about summer in one sweet weekend. Head lakeside at HOTA for an epic line-up of ice cream and desserts with world-class circus, splash play, live music, and plenty more – with a giant Ferris Wheel and the Surfers Paradise Skyline as the biggest and best backdrop, day or night.
Supper Club is your chance to see big-name artists in a smaller, more intimate performances – and to kick off 2021, we’ve got a diverse line up that packs a punch, with Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier (Sat 27 Feb), Nattali Rize (Sat 27 Feb) and Karin Schaupp with Orava Quartet (Sat 24 Apr).
Sat 13-21 Mar
GC LAUGHS FESTIVAL
The Gold Coast’s annual comedy festival is off its leash and back with a bite for 2021! GC Laughs is going to be massive, and we are super excited to bring you huge, hilarious, star-studded comedy shows between March 13 and 21 in 2021. GC Laughs has partnered with the very best in international and national talent to bring you a week of comedy right here at HOTA.
Tue 23 Mar
SHOCK THERAPY PRODUCTIONS
Written, directed and performed by Sam Foster and Hayden Jones
Created here on the Gold Coast, produced internationally, and now embarking on a statewide tour, Viral uses physical theatre to investigate social responsibility in a world of changing technology.
It’s no secret that we love seeing kids get creative and believe that believe it’s essential that kids get the chance to get involved in the arts. So we’re inviting the next generation of creatives, performers, and budding artists to participate in our free Kids Imagine program for 10-15 year olds.
Opens 8 MAy
The new HOTA Gallery opens 8 May 2021, and we can’t wait to welcome you. There’ll be Australian exclusives, celebrations of Queensland artists, a dedicated Children’s Gallery, special events, artist talks, education programs, never-before-seen works from the City Collection – great and surprising art, indoors and out. Bookings open early 2021.
Image credit: Jean-Michel Basquiat 1985 © Lizzie Himmel. Artwork © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York.
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 and there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.
When you arrive, you’ll be asked to register the details of everyone in your group for the purpose of contact tracing.
All events are set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.