Upcoming Events


Battle of Bass Strait

Battle of Bass Strait is a 2 act play produced by Gympie Performing Arts Collaboration Inc. (GPAC).

It tells the story of the home guard of a small town in Victoria during WWII and an incident with spies.

"Come along and watch Lieutenant Penelope Trollop and Sergeant Franceska Hussey wend their way into the hearts and minds of the Wrinkle Bay Volunteer Defence Force"

Think Dad's Army, this play is a comedy and will have you in stitches.

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Session Times:

Fri 28 May 2021, 7:30pm

Sat 29 May 2021, 11:00am

Sat 29 May 2021, 7:30pm

Fri 11 Jun 2021, 7:30pm

Sat 12 Jun 2021, 7:30pm


The Owl and the Pussycat

In a pea green boat, an owl and a pussycat sail across the sea for a year and a day to fair Bong-tree Bay. Adventure calls, new encounters await and love conquers all in a nostalgic musical journey and irresistible blend of romance and nonsense. 

The Owl and the Pussycat is an enchanting and intimate theatrical experience for families, based on Edward Lear’s beloved childhood poem. Created by a national team of award-winning artists for children 4-10 years, be swept away in this all-new opera, featuring stunning vocals, interactive theatre, puppetry and a troupe of musical Puffins.

This interactive journey inspires, educates and enthrals by inviting children, alongside their families, carers and teachers, to participate in musical and multi-sensory way to help our lovable couple reach their destination. Aboard a giant magical pea green boat moored inside The Pavilion, meet our pair’s colourful and eccentric new friends, as they are brought to life on deck. Ahoy! Come set sail with this charming show and landmark music work for children that explores the universal themes of love, adventure, harmony and acceptance. 

You might even meet a honey-hooked Sea Bear, an itty bitty Kitty and a punky Piggy Wig.

Ticket Link: www.eventfinda.com.au/2021/the-owl-and-the-pussycat/gympie

Session Times:

Sat, 05 June 2021, 10:30am


Splash Test Dummies

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter.

From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions!

Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand new hour of circus filled hilarity for the whole family.

See a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side-splitting, slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous.

Join the Dummies and come dive from bathtubs to beaches in this new aquatic adventure.

The performance runs for an hour with a workshop available after the show.

Tickets: www.eventfinda.com.au/2021/splash-test-dummies/gympie

Session Times:

Fri, 02 July 2021, 10:00am


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Venue Information

Address: Gympie Showground 77 Exhibition Road, Southside.
Phone: 1300 307 800

Email: thepavilion@gympie.qld.gov.au


Venue Specifications

Due to Covid 19 our normal room capacities as shown below are limited please contact the Pavilion for further details

Smith Room

  • Capacity – 90 (Theatre style), 40 (Workshop style)


Bishop Room

  • Capacity – 50 (Theatre style), 20 (Workshop style)
  • Combined Smith/Bishop Room
  • Capacity – 120 (Theatre style), 80 (Workshop style)


Madill Room

  • Capacity – 60 (Theatre style), 40 (Workshop style)


Apex Restaurant

  • Capacity –  40 as (Conference Area),120 (In conjunction with Smith/Bishop Rooms0
  • Display Area 1-2 Open area.
  • Capacity – 100 (Theatre style) 
  • Display Area 3-4 Open Area
  • Capacity – 120 (Theatre style), 100 (Classroom style)


Main Stadium

  • Capacity – 1000 (Theatre style),1500 (Standing Room), 800 (Seated dinner)


Cattleman’s Atrium

  • Capacity – 100 (Theatre style)



There is wheelchair access at the main entrance of the Pavilion through to all function spaces. Accessible amenities are located in the foyer. Designated disable parking is available at the main entrance to the venue.


Ample public parking is available onsite at the Pavilion, entrance via Eel Creek Road.