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Friends of the MECC

Friends of the Theatre was established in 1987 when the Mackay Entertainment Centre was nearing completion.

The Friends of the MECC are a volunteer group dedicated to supporting the centre by providing a large, volunteer workforce and by purchasing items of equipment for the centre.

When you become a Friend of the MECC volunteer, your membership card entitles you to four tickets per performance at the discounted rate. You may purchase for an existing cardholder if they are not present, however you will need to verify the name of the member.

Membership cards are $20 each and are not transferable - only the card holder can purchase discounted friend's tickets.

When you join the Friends as a volunteer member you receive the following benefits: 

  • Discounted tickets* for a wide range of selected shows
  • Be the first to know about special offers
  • Regular Newsletters including ticket giveaways
  • The opportunity to undertake a rewarding community service role
  • Gain exclusive access to our Friend of the MECC points reward system

Terms and conditions / More information

Friends of the MECC Training

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please register to attend the below official training sessions on the following dates:
Tuesday 27 February 2024 - 5pm to complete paperwork for a 6pm start       
To register: Please call the Box Office 4961 9777 or email friendsofthemecc@mackay.qld.gov.au
Please note: All Friends wishing to volunteer at the MECC need to complete one of the training sessions.

Friends of the MECC - Anne Bags

The Friends of the MECC have stepped out of the theatre and into the sewing room for a new project.

The volunteer organisation are dedicating their time to the centre in a different way, stitching together recycled promotional flags into stylish tote bags to be sold to patrons, with proceeds going directly to the Friends of the MECC.

The bags have been fondly named ‘Anne Bags’ after the late Anne Laws, who was a dedicated MECC employee for over 30 years and an avid craft enthusiast.

President of the Friends of the MECC Committee Colleen Farry, said “It was Anne’s idea to create the bags from the flags, so we thought the name ‘Anne Bags’ would be a lovely way to commemorate her.”

Anne Bags

Please note: Stocks are limited and can only be purchased over the Box Office counter.
Please note: Patrons can only select bag from selection available at the time of purchase.
No exchanges or refunds.