Welcome to our Centre Located in the tropical paradise of Townsville, North Queensland, the Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre (the Centre) is a versatile facility in northern Australia, catering for concerts, conventions, exhibitions and sporting events. Read more
Where Business meets the Ocean The Centre is adjacent to the five-star Jupiters Townsville Hotel & Casino, is just a quick 20 minute ferry ride from the beautiful Magnetic Island and no more than 10 minutes from the CBD. Read more
The Centre and Castle Hill The Centre overlooks Townsville’s iconic Castle Hill. Read more
The Auditorium in Concert mode The Auditorium is shown here in fully seated concert mode. Capacities in this mode range from 2,000 to just over 4,500. Read more
The Auditorium in Exhibition mode Exhibition mode is created by handing curtains to cover all of the fixed seating, providing 1,500sqm of column free floor space. Read more
The Auditorium in Banquet mode The Auditorium can cater for banquets of 350 to 1,000 guests. Read more
The Auditorium in Sports mode The Centre has hosted many sporting events over the years, including international Davis Cup tennis. Read more
The Auditorium in Convention mode Convention mode is created by shortening the Auditorium using curtains to create a more intimate venue. Padded armchair seats with optional writing tablets are available and the seating can be adapted into numerous configurations. Read more
Catering for Conventions – Big or Small The Centre has the capability to host conventions of 100 through to 4,000 delegates. Our in-house Audio Visual and Catering services, along with our experienced and dedicated Event Managers, offer a one-stop shop for all your convention requirements. Read more
Exhibitions for Everyone The Centre plays host to a number of public and corporate exhibitions throughout the year, including the national Craft Expo. Read more
Home of the NBL Townsville McDonald’s Crocodiles Over 5,000 fans attend home games of the McDonald’s Crocodiles at the Centre. Read more
Sensational Sporting Moments Boxing is just one of the many sporting events held at the Centre. Check out the What’s On page to see what’s coming up. Read more
Exciting Entertainment Do you want to be entertained? See what we’ve got on next, click on What’s On at the top of the page. Read more
Flexibility at the Fore From basketball to tennis, from boxing to bull riding and beyond, we have the flexibility to cater for events of any nature, including ones with a lot of dirt!! Read more
Enter the Jungle Themed events in the Centre are limited only by your imagination. Read more
Entertain – Excite - Amaze See the biggest acts and the best bands. Buy your tickets to all our shows online now, click on What’s On at the top of the page. Read more
The Magnetic Room Set theatre style, this large side room can accommodate up to 350 delegates. Read more
The Palm Room This side room, located to the right of the Auditorium, can seat 100 to 350 delegates and overlooks the expansive Palm Lawn area. Read more
Trade Displays in the Queensland Foyer The foyer areas, located at the main entrance to the Centre, can accommodate trade displays of varying sizes. Read more
Sat Dec 14, 2013
It’s fast, it’s furious, it’s physical…it’s National basketball league action right here in Townsville. One of the fastest and most physical teams Townsville has seen in its 22 season history hits the court in the 2013/2014 season. And for the first time in 22 seasons the Swamp has taken on a new look with seating, corporate boxes and entertainment having a massive makeover. This has been dubbed ‘the year of excitement’ and it’s all about you. One game is all it will take you to be hooked to this spectacular game. Try it…you have nothing to lose. See you at the Swamp.
Sat Apr 26, 2014
The Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre are pleased to welcome Kris Kristofferson back for a second time here in Townsville. American country music legend, Kris Kristofferson will be coming to Australia for an extensive national Australian tour in March and April 2014 on the back of the release of his album Feeling Mortal.
Kristofferson will tour across Australia in a tour bus performing shows across the country in Perth, Adelaide, Renmark, Geelong, Shepparton, Melbourne, Albury, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, Tamworth, Lismore, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Maryborough, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.
Kristofferson says, “I am very much looking forward to heading down under to play to all of my Australian fans and taking in the beauty of the country as we tour far and wide. To be able to play songs from my new album to my Aussie fans is a great privilege, along with all of my classics of course!”
Fans can look forward to Kristofferson performing in an intimate mode with Kristofferson on guitar playing the hits we all know and love such as; Me and Bobby McGee, Help Me Make it Through the Night, Sunday Morning Coming Down and For the Good Times. The intimacy of the shows will allow audiences to not only be captivated by Kristofferson’s voice but also an opportunity to hear first hand the stories of his life both on and off the road.
It is the honest and frank nature of Kristofferson’s lyrics with a focus on layering, nuance, empathy and emotional truth that hit home with audiences worldwide. It is this ability to hit a common nerve that is the reason for Kristofferson’s enduring popularity
“I always try to be as honest as I can in the songwriting, and what I’m finding to my pleasant surprise at this age, is that the words are more inclined to laughter than tears – I hope I’ll feel this creative and this grateful until they throw dirt over me!” says Kristofferson.
Feeling Mortal, Kristofferson’s 28th album, was recorded in just three days with producer Don Was by his side to bolster the tracks with stellar instrumental work from guitarist Mark Goldenberg, pedal steel master Greg Leisz, keyboardist Matt Rollins, violinist and vocalist Sara Watkins, bassist Sean Hurley and drummer Aaron Sterling. What emerged was a piece of work that is one of Kris’ finest albums to date.
Country Music Hall of Famer and 76-year-old Kristofferson is touted as one of the most successful and versatile talents to come out of America. He’s done it all; a boxer, a Rhodes scholar, a college football player, an established actor, a military officer, a helicopter pilot, a Grammy-winner and above all an acclaimed singer-songwriter who has enhanced the scope of country music throughout his career.