DBCT Kids' Theatre Season: The Peasant Prince

DBCT Kids' Theatre Season: The Peasant Prince

Before purchasing tickets, please read the Terms & Conditions.

Monday 10 June- 6pm

Tuesday 11 June - 9.30am & 12.30pm*

*This is a relaxed session. Relaxed sessions are for anyone who would benefit from a calmer environment. There is a relaxed attitude to noise, doors remain open and lights are dimmed.

Monkey Baa is thrilled to announce the return of its award-winning production The Peasant Prince in 2024.

The children’s version of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Peasant Prince is the remarkable true story of a 10-year-old peasant boy’s journey from impoverished rural China to the international dance scene. This is a story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope.

“You have your secret dreams. Follow them. Make them come true.”

From The Peasant Prince by Li Cunxin

Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)

Age Recommendation: 7 - 12 years

Warning: Please note that the production contains themes of racism and simulated violence

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This performance is proudly supported by the Pathways to Performance Program with thanks to BMA, The Friends of the MECC and Glencore Hail Creek Open Cut Mine.

Pathways to performance program

We want to inform you that there will be a change in venue location at the MECC for the upcoming event due to the temporary closure of the Auditorium.

All tickets will be transferred automatically to the new location once confirmed. Our team will be reaching out to patrons individually with further details.

We understand that changes like these can be inconvenient, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this adjustment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your continued support.

Food Boxes 

Make your experience complete and enjoy one of our delicious Kids Boxes.

Kids Boxes are available to pre-order online and limited Kids Boxes will be available to purchase pre-show, until sold out. To avoid disappointment, please pre-order.

Kids Box includes:
- Ham, Cheese & Salad Wrap
- Muffin
- Juice
- Kids Activity Pad

Disclaimer: all Kids Boxes are individually boxed.

Pre-purchase: Kids Meal only available to pre-order until 10am the day before the event, unless the event is on a weekend and the date would be the Friday before the event at 10am.

Collection at the event:  Kids Boxes will be available for collection from the retail cafe 60 minutes prior to event and food can be taken into the Auditorium.


Monday 10 June 2024 - 6pm

Tuesday 11 June 2024 - 9.30am

Tuesday 11 June 2024 - 12.30pm

Retail CafĂ© and Candy Bar - Join us 60 minutes prior to show and at interval (if applicable), we offer drinks, delicious food, and candy options.

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

10 June, 2024 – 11 June, 2024
$18.50 Admission
$2.90 Phone Administration Fee Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual.