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DBCT Young People's Entertainment Season 2020
Friday 6 November 2020, 10am, 11.30am, 5pm & 6.30pm
Saturday 7 November 2020, 10am, 11.30am, 2pm & 3.30pm
We Built This City is a giant cardboard construction site, involving the whole family in building the cities and towns of their dreams.
Thousands of cardboard boxes take over big, open public spaces and each child’s unique creation reflects the time and place of their immediate culture. What evolves in Washington is entirely different to Singapore. These buildings don’t inspect themselves, so Polyglot artists roam the site, entertaining and engaging with kids building skyscrapers, tunnels and sprawling estates. There’s even a rocking sound track.
The children enter We Built This City with one simple rule – HAVE FUN!
They are faced with hundreds of tumbled cardboard boxes, closed up with tape. They start to build things, by simply putting one box on top of another. After a while in the space, they find a thousand different ways to build and construct, with one easy material.
Adults enjoy the challenge as much as the children, not only remembering their own childhood in this way, but genuinely enjoying the task. Performers are in the space to enrich the world we ask our participants to engage with. We encourage children and adults to enter together. Allowing a space where adults can have fun too is vitally important.
Age recommendation: All ages
Please note: Only available for selected events.
Pre-purchase: Kids Meal only available to pre-order until 12pm the day before the event, unless the event is on a weekend and the date would be the Friday before the event at 12pm.
Collection: Kids meals will be available for collection at the Bar.
Buy at the event: Kids Meals may be available to purchase at the event from the bar.
Please note: You are not able to take food into the auditorium. We do encourage you to come along to the venue 1 hour prior to show time, so that you have plenty of time to enjoy it.
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.
Your membership entitles you to purchase 4x tickets (per show) at the discounted MECC Card price, providing you personally present your membership card.
Membership cards are not transferable - only the card holder can purchase discounted MECC member tickets.
When you join the MECC card membership you receive the following benefits:
- Discounted tickets for a big range of selected shows
- Be the first to know about special offers