The Amphitheatre is a multi-purpose community arts venue, voluntarily managed by the people of Kuranda since its inception in the late 1970’s. It is situated adjacent to World Heritage areas of Barron Falls National Park and Jum Rum Heritage Walking Trail, and comprises 1.62 hectares of leased land. The area is fully fenced and can accommodate up to 3500 patrons. A series of curved, grassed terraces gently slope to a raised, covered stage.
Close to the entrance the Top Pavilion houses kitchen and bar facilities, a small undercover stage suitable for smaller performances and its very own grassy terrace.
The Amphitheatre has a successful pre-booking procedure and transport links, in conjunction with Cairns Ticketlink, local outlets and coach companies.
The Understage has been developed as a smaller venue, catering for events attracting up to 200 patrons. This space is used for theatrical performances and workshops, a base for Focus Theatre, live music, national seminars, meetings, school discos and green rooms main stage performances.
In its 30+ years, the Amphitheatre has enjoyed a great variety of events from rock concerts, classical music, opera, theatre, dance and Xtreme Sports to school events, fundraisers, annual Kuranda Spring and Kuranda Reggae festivals and community gatherings.
Many locals see the Kuranda Amphitheatre as the beating heart of their community. It is a beautiful place in the forest whose essence is peace.