About us

The Burdekin Shire Council owns and operates a number of facilities in Ayr and Home Hill including:

  • The Budekin Theatre;
  • The Burdekin Memorial Hall; and
  • The Ayr Showgrounds.

Showcasing the Burdekin’s love for events and entertainment, our venues host a range of local, state, national and international performers and events each year. They are the home of Arts and Entertainment in the Burdekin region.

The Burdekin Theatre – 161 Queen Street, Ayr Qld 4807

The Burdekin Theatre is located on Queen Street in the centre of Ayr and houses one of the finest little proscenium-arch theatres in Australia and ancillary spaces, making it suitable for everything from conferences, meetings and social functions to weddings and outdoor events.

Burdekin Memorial Hall – 77-79 Ninth Avenue, Home Hill Qld 4806

The Burdekin Memorial Hall has been at the heart of the Burdekin Shire’s social scene for almost 50 years.  As the Burdekin’s largest function venue, it is the obvious choice for hosting major events such as balls, weddings, cabarets, fashion shows, school socials, dance nights and exhibitions.

The venue is completely air-conditioned and can seat up to 500 people at tables or 700 people in theatre style, as well as smaller breakout rooms.

The Main Hall boasts a stage which is suitable for bands, concerts and other live performances, while a catwalk is available for fashion shows.  The stage is equipped with a front-of-house stage curtain and limited stage lighting. Behind the stage are modern dressing rooms.The state-of-the-art kitchen is also available to clients and can cater for up to 500 people.

The Minor Hall is suited for smaller functions and meetings, catering for up to 25 people.

The Meeting Room is ideal for meetings up to 35 people, and is fully self-contained with its own kitchenette and bathroom.

Ayr Showgrounds – 9-21 Edwards Street, Ayr Qld 4807

The Ayr Showgrounds, including the Hall and Main Ring, is available for hire for functions, horse events, rodeos and circus type events.

More information

For more information about using the Ayr Showgrounds for your next event,
contact us now on (07) 4783 9880.