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Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, Cats tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer.

A true musical theatre phenomenon, Cats opened at London's New London Theatre on 11 May, 1981 and ran for a record-setting twenty-one years. Cats’ London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Winter Garden Theatre for just over eighteen years.

Since its world premiere, it has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages and has been seen by more than 73 million people worldwide.

Cats’ best known song is Memory which has been recorded by numerous artists and is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most famous compositions - a runaway hit with a life far beyond the musical.

Auditions for Cats will take place on 22 and 23 June 2019. See the Auditions page in May for further information.

Cats plays at the Schonell Theatre from 25 October – 3 November 2019. Tickets will go on sale in July.

Production Director: Kade O’Rourke
Musical Director: Julie Whiting
Choreographer: Jo Badenhorst

Recommended for all ages.


Tickets for Cats are now on sale!

Pre-Show Dinner

Located at 543 Coronation Drive, Toowong, just 7 minutes by car from the Schonell Theatre, The Boatshed restaurant has carved a niche as a symbol of stylish and relaxed gastro-pub dining with sprawling riverside views. Awarded QHA’s Best Restaurant in 2017, 2018 and 2019, it’s well worth the visit!

The Boatshed offers a special pre-theatre dining offer to QMT patrons, available for evening performances between 5:00-6:30 p.m. only and guests need to show their theatre tickets when arriving at The Boatshed. When booking, you must select a timeslot between 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Bookings can be made via or you can call 07 3051 7617.

There is a special two course menu for Cats’ patrons.

View the special menu below.


Long-stemmed Roses

Looking for a beautiful gift for your special someone?

What better than a beautiful, single rose.

 Whether it be for a cast member (we’ll deliver it backstage for you) or your guest we’re certain they’ll be delighted.

Only available Friday, 25 October and Friday, 1 November.


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Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes centre stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including Tomorrow, It’s the Hard Knock Life and Easy Street.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie played at the Schonell Theatre from 5 - 9 June 2019.

Director: Deian Ping

Musical Director: Trenton Dunstan

Choreographer: Julianne Burke