The newly upgraded Home of the Arts (HOTA) is renowned as the cultural hub of the Gold Coast. From fine art to theatre, live concerts in the incredible outdoor stage, and performances and interactive exhibitions in the surrounding parklands. There’s never any shortage of things to do, see, and experience at HOTA. Just a short drive from our Surfers Paradise holiday apartments, here’s why HOTA is a must for your travel itinerary this August and September.
1-3 August the HOTA parklands are transformed into an absolutely jaw dropping spectacle of light, sound, and incredible atmosphere. With talented artists offering up the pinnacle of light installation technology and creative expression for public viewing, this is an event you won’t soon forget. Be dazzled with “Borealis” by Dan Archer, where the night sky is lit up to mimic the beauty of the northern lights. Watch in awe as the proud horses of FierS à Cheval by Cie Des Quidams are brought to life in a spectacular stampede of light and movement. Become immersed with Parallelism by Meagan Streader, an interactive display of mirrors, colour, and light. There’s this and so much more to discover and enjoy with GLOW: Creatures and Colours of the Night.
The Young King
2-3 August the delightful all age production ‘The Young King’ hits the stage at HOTA, telling the tale of a young boy that unexpectedly becomes heir to the throne. This performance chronicles the tale of the challenges and rewards along this journey, with the words of Oscar Wilde complemented perfectly by the talented performances by the internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company Slingsby. Heartwarming and inspiring, this is production has received raving reviews, and for good reason.
Almost the Greatest Gig on Earth
10 August on the breathtaking Outdoor Stage, HOTA welcomes ‘Almost the Greatest Gig on Earth’ rumoured to be the most spectacular musical event celebrating all things 80’s that the Gold Coast has ever seen! Some of our best Aussie live tribute acts are coming together for a nostalgic evening that will send you back in time, to a place where music was like no other time in history. Grab your tickets and spend an evening with your host Dicko. This is bound to be a night to remember.
The ‘You’re Stronger Than You Know’ Tour is coming to Australia, and iconic British artist James Morrison will be taking the stage 22 September at HOTA. With huge hits like ‘My Love Goes On (feat. Joss Stone)’ and ‘Glorious’ as well as a long track record of platinum albums and singles, there are certainly worse ways to spend an evening than in the hypnotic presence of this incredible artist.
Staying in Surfers Paradise
Looking for conveniently located holiday apartments near HOTA? Our one and two bedroom self-contained apartments in the heart of Surfers Paradise are just what you’ve been looking for. Make the most of your Gold Coast stay with centrally located accommodation that puts the best attractions and tourist hot spots at your fingertips.