As the cooler months kick in here in Ipswich, it is the perfect opportunity to spend more time enjoying the wonderful arts scene Ipswich has to offer.
The Ipswich Civic Centre, nominated for Metro Venue of the Year in the 2021 Queensland Music Awards, has released its calendar for the months ahead.
Mayor Teresa Harding said it was fantastic to welcome creatives from across the globe.
“The Civic Centre showcases some of the wonderful variety of events on the Ipswich calendar, from theatre to stunt shows and commemorations,” Mayor Harding said.
“These high-profile performances complement our vibrant local creative scene to make our city one of the most liveable in Queensland.”
Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chair Councillor Andrew Fechner said Ipswich Civic Centre has an impressive line-up of shows scheduled for the second half of 2021.
“June starts with giggles and guffaws when ARIA award-winning comedian Ark Barker brings his new comedy show Arj Barker Comes Clean to Ipswich Civic Centre,” Cr Fechner said.
“In July, legendary Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly and his band visit for what is sure to be an unforgettable performance.
“Later in July, it’s time to get your toes tapping with The Tap Pack and then roll out your beach towels and bring the kids to see the Splash Test Dummies who will have everyone in tears of laughter with their splashing circus performance.
“Comedy stalwart, and perhaps Australia’s favourite Irish comedian, Jimeoin continues the July Civic Centre fun with his clever and quirky Ramble On show.
“For a night of party cabaret, don’t miss the Brief Boys and with their intoxicating and naughty Dirty Laundry showmanship in July.
“These shows are the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to come into town for some of the best entertainment South East Queensland has to offer.”
August is another huge month at the Civic Centre which will have you singing Sweet Caroline in the performance of the Beautiful Noise – The Life and The Music of Neil Diamond.
If you’re looking for a show to keep the kids entertained this winter, you can’t look past Pete the Sheep who will be hitting Ipswich Civic Centre in August.
November sees the return of hilarious ventriloquist David Strassman to Ipswich with his latest show – The Chocolate Diet with those infamous favourites, the loveable Ted E. Bare and the evil Chuck Wood.
In December we will be singing Dancing Queen in Bjorn Again – Mamma Mia, here we go again tour!
For more about what’s on at Ipswich Civic Centre and to book tickets visit: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/whats-on/