A Not So Silent Night...

A Not So Silent Night...


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The MECC Presents
A Not So Silent Night...
Bigger and Blacker featuring Steven Oliver
Music by The Base Coats and a Buffet Christmas Dinner

Up the ante this silly season, celebrate Christmas early at the MECC!

Leave your judgement at the door, this is cabaret as you've never seen before! Comedian Steven Oliver, music by The Base Coats and a buffet Christmas feast, this really will be A Not So Silent Night...

Grab the crew and join in on the fun, for an end of year party like never before. But hey, let's leave the kids at home - this one is strictly 18+.

What's this then? Who is Steven Oliver, and Bigger & Blacker?

Bigger & Blacker is a comedy cabaret guaranteed to get you laughing, thinking and shimmying in your seats. Steven Oliver, the star of ABC's hit television series Black Comedy, is Faboriginal fabulous in this must-see production, based on his own life, with all his original songs.

Fearlessly frank, fabulously funky and foolishly funny, Bigger & Blacker has reflections on love, loss and a candid look at the downside of fame. Oliver's ability to entertain while bearing his soul is the mark of a true cabaret artist. It'll be the finest, funniest and most fulfilling cabaret you'll ever get to see.

The Base Coats?

The Base Coats are a dirty blues and rock band, smashing straight out of the harsh and gritty mangroves of Mackay. With lots of sultry soul, this 4 piece band are sure to keep the night pumping! Get some comfortable shoes ready, The Base Coats will have you dancing the night away!

Two Course Christmas Buffet Dinner?

Let us take the stress out of catering for the crew, our talented chefs will spoil you for choice with the ultimate Christmas feast, and, it's included in your ticket price! Don't tell Grandma, but our Christmas ham is better than hers... Whoops, did we say that out loud?!

Check out the menu here. And hey, let's not forget our signature cocktail that will be available on the night.

Event times (subject to change)

MECC opens > 6.00pm
Doors to Halls open > 6.30pm
The Base Coats > 6.45pm
Christmas Feast (Mains) > 6.45pm
Steven Oliver - Bigger & Blacker > 7.30pm
Christmas Feast (Dessert) > 8.40pm
The Base Coats > 8.45pm

Please note > Ticket sales cut off  Wednesday 1 December, 10am

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 Access
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 Cards
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.

Purchase Tickets

3 December, 2021
06:30 pm
MECC Plenary Halls
Tables of 2, 4 or 10 available

This is an 18+ Event

$90 Admission
$85 Groups of 10

Ticket price includes live music, feature show + 2 course Christmas Dinner

$2.70 Phone Administration Fee
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no paper tickets will be printed at any time. Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual.