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HOTA, Home of the Arts

Open Now: 09:00 - 21:00
Open today: 09:00 - 21:00
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Wandering Laurel

Theatre was excellent. The actors were riveting. I got a last minute ticket about one hour before... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Gold Coast, Australia
via mobile
Its a bit different

This is good different. As an alternative to the big cinemas there are smaller theatres here, arty... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Geoff B
Brisbane, Australia
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HOTA, Home of the Arts is the Gold Coast's premier cultural facility, bringing visual and performing arts to residents of South East Queensland. The complex houses our Theatre, HOTA Gallery, two Cinemas and the HOTA Café as well as several stunning...more
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135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5588 4000
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I recently attended the Il Divo concert at HOTA. What a great disappointment. That production was one of the worst I have ever experienced. Did the performers conduct any sort of sound check before the concert? It would appear not, as the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jjohns2ne
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Attended the Il Divo concert at the new outdoors venue at Evandale. For the money we spent on tickets (without being told at the time of booking it was an outdoors event) we were disgusted by the small, hard metal campfire seats we were forced...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bandyboy2018
Home_of_the_Arts, Guest Relations Manager at HOTA, Home of the Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi bandyboy2018, thanks for your feedback. Il Divo was operated by One World Entertainment, a company external to HOTA, Home of the Arts. We will take your comments on board for future planning and pass on your feedback to One World Entertainment.

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Theatre was excellent. The actors were riveting. I got a last minute ticket about one hour before it started! Restaurant was gorgeous with quick pre-show service. Bubbles and dips. I would definitely go again! Give yourself time one hour but the service and quality of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 880laurels
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Group of friends went to a play in the Indoor/Outdoor theatre recently in the afternoon, and we noticed no where for people to shelter from the elements (light rain) while waiting for the doors to open. Seating not very good and the seats were very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marsha99_12
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is good different. As an alternative to the big cinemas there are smaller theatres here, arty things in the halls and foyer and happy staff. Plenty of parking and a cafe.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We attended the launch event for the new HOTA Outdoor Stage, and it was a spectacular event. The sound quality of the stage is world-class, and the event was so well organised, with plenty of facilities, food and beverage options, and plenty of parking. Plus,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AlicefromBrisbane
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to get 2 tickets for the opening night at the outdoor stage starring Tim Minchin. The venue is architecturally exciting and graded grass area provides clear view of the stage. We took low beach chairs which are permitted ( they actually...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank maurieh
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Easy parking, great seating, comfortable theatres. We love attending the movies at the centre. Pity the HOTA cafe does not provide the same experience.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cats197
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The cinema shows Art House Movies and we love it. We have a membership and support their enterprise. The theatres also can be hired and once a month ADFAS fill a whole theatre with International speakers presentations

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Julia G
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Came to see the Coming into Fashion exhibition....really great. Stayed on for lunch and a little wander around. Amphitheatre is looking great...even take a walk to the top of it for the "Priscilla" experience!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from guy b | Reviewed this property |
Row D to K centre seats would be best for this .