The Events Centre celebrates 40 years of entertainment
The Events Centre, Caloundra (TEC) is proud to be celebrating 40 years of providing the Sunshine Coast with entertainment and community events, as well as business events, gala dinners and many other events.
Initially named the Civic Cultural Centre, The Events Centre was built and officially opened in 1980 by the former Landsborough Shire Council. In March 2005 the Centre undertook a re-branding program, creating The Events Centre, Caloundra brand.
Over the past 40 years TEC has welcomed headline acts such as Billy Connolly, Lee Kernaghan, America, Chris Isaak, Air Supply, INXS Michael Hutchence, Don McLean, Paul Kelly, Suzi Quatro, Olivia Newton John, Little River Band/John Farnham, Midnight Oil and many other great names, including emerging and local artists. TEC has welcomed hundreds of thousands of patrons over the years, and provided millions of dollars in economic benefit for Caloundra and the region.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said The Events Centre continued to be industry leaders as the Sunshine Coast’s premier performing arts centre.
“Congratulations on 40-years of providing first-class entertainment to our region and a rich array of opportunities for locals in the performing arts industry,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Council was proud to invest $5.18 million in the most recent upgrade, which included new state-of-the-art technology, catering facilities, a lift and the latest sound equipment to ensure a superb visitor experience.
“If you haven’t visited The Events Centre lately, I highly recommend you check out their great calendar of events and enjoy a show soon.”
TEC Chair Jeanette Burrows commented “The venue was well ahead of its time 40 years ago and has continued to provide a legacy that has been the heart of the community over the years with patrons celebrating graduations, attending dance recitals or even dancing the night away to a rock concert. We are so excited to bring the Sunshine Coast another 40 years of entertainment”.
TEC is committed to providing a diverse mix of entertainment to the community and supporting young and emerging artists on the Sunshine Coast by giving them the chance to perform on a main stage or work behind the scenes with technical internships.
Part of the TEC’s success over the years has been the dedication of their loyal and passionate staff, with some employees still at TEC since opening! Over the past 40 years, TEC staff have delivered exceptional customer service and have been the friendly faces Sunshine Coast patrons have come to know and love.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic TEC is now one of the busiest performing arts theatres in Queensland following the introduction of industry leading COVID-Safe Plans which includes social distancing, sanitisation protocols, contact tracing, and a range of strict procedures endorsed by the state government.