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Aboriginal Live Theatre Experience

Meaningful and mesmerising, Spirits of the Red Sand is a world-first Aboriginal live ‘roving theatre’ and dinner experience that takes you beyond Dreamtime to 1800s Australia when the British and Aboriginal ways of life collide.

This multi-award-winning first-of-its kind experience is a true cultural awakening that will open your eyes to the history, beauty and vibrancy of the Aboriginal people.  From the start of the live theatre experience to indigenous song and dance, the 3-course dinner and the final meet and greet of cast and crew – this is a completely immersive evening that the whole family will enjoy.

Delivering a powerful and unforgettable storyline that moves you through diverse sets to take you back in time, Spirits of the Red Sand has become a source of significant truth and inspiration for people from all around the world. Located halfway between Brisbane and Gold Coast, the experience includes a 2.5 hour dinner and show.

The bold and the brave

Launched in 2017, this first-of-its kind experience is a true cultural awakening that will open your eyes to the history, beauty and vibrancy of the Aboriginal people.

Live theatre and dinner

From the start of the live theatre experience to indigenous song and dance, the 3-course dinner and the final meet and greet of cast and crew – this is a completely immersive and interactive evening that the whole family will enjoy.

A source of significant truth

Delivering a powerful and unforgettable storyline that moves you through diverse sets to take you back in time, Spirits of the Red Sand has become a source of significant truth and inspiration for audiences from across the globe.

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Entrance

Arrival and Ticketing commences with COVID safety. Browse our authentic retail gift gallery

Arrival & Ticketing & Retail

Arrival and Ticketing commences with COVID safety. Browse our authentic retail gift gallery

Visitor Car Parking

Free parking onsite

Coach Bay & Parking

Coach parking is accessible from our coach-bay at the front of the Village

Tin Cup Café & Restaurant

Home baked goodness, espresso coffees & fully licensed bar. Sample indigenous cuisine. An 1885 building – Beenleigh’s first railway station

Art & Gift Gallery

Heritage art on display

Museum Collections Point

Toilets

Toilets

Accessibility

Staff Only

Staff Only

Dreamtime Theatre

Dreamtime beliefs and creation stories are told through a powerful audio-visual presentation

The Aboriginal Village

Witness ancient ceremonies, traditions and rituals come to life

Village Theatre

Tiered seating open-air theatre overlooking The Aboriginal Village

Bushtucker Garden

Largest variety of bushtucker plants in Southern Queensland. Learn of their herbal, edible, medicinal and spiritual use.

Billabong

Learn the importance of the waterways & sea-life for food, shelter and clothing

Storytellers Theatre

Tiered seating open-air theatre overlooking The Village Green

Village Green

The perfect space for lazy day picnics and events

Rainforest

A mini-rainforest walkway filled with native plants

Heritage Activity Centre

Discover colonial life through machinery demonstrations, blacksmithing and sugar mill equipment

Cultural Education Centre

Cultural education space offering interactive & immersive experiences

Church

A Queensland Heritage listed church opened in 1875 as St George’s Anglican Church

Carter’s Boot Shop

A typical example of shop architecture from the 1800s. Displays boots, slipper and shoe-maker & repair equipment

Council Chambers

Built in 1910 for the then Beenleigh Shire Council

General Store/Lolly Shop

Built in 1892 the General store is now home to the Village lolly shop

The Hester Dairy

Built shortly after WW2. Devoted to dairy technology.

Printing Shop

Printing equipment and presses – some in operation today

Fire Engine Garage

A 1944 Dennis Light Four and a Dodge c.1950. Both in working order

The White House

Built in 1920 the White House is utilised to display our textile collection

The Carroll House

Built in the 1890s, it was an original home much loved by its many owners with household items on display.

Schultz House

Around 1900 the house was built and owned by the operator of the ferry service across the Logan River. Bridal display on offer.

Wood Carver

Demonstration area for woodcutter’s display

Yesteryear Theatre

A rural school to teach boys metal and woodwork. Now used as a theatrette on early settlers & the can industry with camera displays

Post Office

The post office formed an integral part of the community as it was the mail chance for the whole region

Lightbody’s Cottage

Built in the 1900s and used as a caretakers cottage, now used for our Village volunteers

One Teacher School

The Loganholme One Teacher School first opened in 1873 and now houses items relating to One Teacher schools and education

George Harch Bicentennial Museum

A new building constructed with assistance from the Bicentennial funding. Collections include militaria.

Heck Historical Homestead

Patrons Bill & Pat Heck donated their Queenslander family home, which has been lovingly restored to host weddings & events

Coomera Lockup

A small lock up originally used for overnight custody of prisoners.

Saverin House

Saverin House was built in 1900 as a well to do family home for the Saverin family. It is now used to house art

Barter’s Rest (Cottage)

Barter’s Cottage is a slab house built in 1884, it is now displayed as an original ‘bush’ pub

Radke Family Cottage

Owned by a senior church warden of the Bethania Lutheran Church, a prominent family home which displays family items

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  • "Great night out! Good story, good show and good performances and great meal. More people should know about this and attend!"TripAdvisor, Gold Coast, October 2020

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  • "Very good Cultural Awareness evening for our workers and clients as it gives an in depth understanding of history - done in a sensitive manner"Trip Advisor, Brisbane, October 2020

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  • "This quality experience was a combination of entertainment and education, a heart felt journey back in time. The setting, the cast, the story and the service was simply outstanding. I highly recommend this experience."Trip Advisor, Coolamon, October 2020

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  • "A great value for money experience for individuals, couples, family groups or Office events. Appropriate COVID processes were in place without degrading the experience... The staff were all attentive and the performers mingled (such that they could of course) with the guests...We thoroughly recommend the experience!!!"TripAdvisor, November 2020

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  • "What a great night! The show was very informative and entertaining, I especially loved the singing and dancing and learning more about the aboriginal culture. The meal was amazing, I would definitely recommend."
    TripAdvisor, November 2020

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