The Court House opening - live music on the lawn
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Court House Gallery | Cairns

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    38 Abbott Street
    Cairns City, Queensland 4870, Australia

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Court House Gallery | Cairns

Court House Gallery is an art gallery and performance space in the centre of Cairns city. The gallery presents a vibrant and dynamic program of shared arts experiences, including visual and performing arts in a variety of innovative spaces in the refurbished, historic Court House building.

Cairns Regional Council opened the doors to Court House Gallery with a free community event on Friday 19 February 2021.This low-set concrete building with a simple classic facade was, historically, the second courthouse building constructed in Cairns, with its foundations laid in 1919. Now restored, it features wide timber verandas on the rear and side elevations and a crest over the entrance door. (The first Cairns Courthouse was opened in 1884 on the Esplanade but was entering a state of disrepair and had been outgrown by the local court by 1890).

Court House Gallery is part of an arts complex that also includes the Cairns Art Gallery. This two-acre site has been reserved since 1876 for public purposes, and both buildings were erected between the First and Second World Wars.


Court House Gallery | Cairns

38 Abbott Street
Cairns City,
Queensland 4870, Australia

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Actively welcomes people with access needs.

  • Family friendly

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