Arts and Culture

Burdekin Theatre

Burdekin Cultural Complex

While visiting the Burdekin, take the time to see a live show or inspect some of the displays at the Burdekin Cultural Complex. Located in Queen Street, Ayr, the complex includes the Burdekin Theatre, music loft and community library.

The 500-seat Theatre has played host to hundreds of national and international stars during its history and has fostered the cultural abilities of many locals through musical productions and eisteddfods.

Visitors should take in a show at the Theatre while they are in town to fully appreciate this fine facility.

If time doesn’t permit seeing a show, one of the highlights of the Theatre is its “Gallery of the Stars” – a photographic history of the big names who have taken to the stage there.

The gallery is located in the Theatre foyer, which is open between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Once in the foyer, take the opportunity to look at the number of wonderful artworks on display including Mike Tracey’s steel-fashioned cane cutters and two colourful murals created by acclaimed artist Mirka Mora. The water feature in the Theatre Forecourt was created by Stephen Walker to recognise the importance of water to the Burdekin community.

Adjacent to the Theatre is the Burdekin Library. The library includes a large collection of books for every type of reader. The library also offers internet access for visitors needing to connect with the world. Please note, bookings are essential.

To find out more about the Burdekin Cultural Complex and coming attractions at the Burdekin Theatre, please contact the Theatre Manager.

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