“Situated in the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct, just 4km north of the city’s CBD, the centre is an iconic and innovative multi-use, contemporary arts facility housed in three converted World War II naval oil storage tanks, and set amidst a lush rainforest backdrop.
Tanks combines two main functions, that of a ‘presenter’ organisation offering a range of arts and cultural events and activities to a wide audience, and also as a community cultural development organisation which aims to proactively engage local communities in cultural expression and participation.”
Parking and Drop Off
"There are 3 accessible parking spaces available directly in front of the main entrance to the Tanks Arts Centre. There is also one parking spot located further along Collins Avenue and two next to Café Tank Sixty Four located at 64 Collins Avenue.
There is a dedicated drop-off and pick up zone located on Collins Avenue out the front of the main entrance."
"There is one accessible bathroom located out the front of the main entrance to Tank 5. Daytime patrons can also access an accessible bathroom located in Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, (subject to opening hours)."
"Assistance animals are permitted in all areas of the Tanks Arts Centre."
"Companion Cardholders are eligible for a complimentary companion ticket to most programs and performances at Tanks Arts Centre. Please advise Ticketlink, via phone 1300 855 835 or email email@example.com when booking your tickets."General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Assistance animal welcome
- Disabled parking access
- Accessible toilet
Venue Access and Seating
"The Tanks Arts Centre has been created in three WWII concrete crude oil tanks. The site is fully wheelchair accessible with compliant graded paths and access points. Tank 3 has a compliant graded ramp to enter and exit the venue. Tank 5, the only venue with a permanent stage, has a raised viewing platform and ramp access to the stage.
There is no permanent seating in any of the venues and events can range from being fully standing, fully seated or seated/standing events.
It is important to let staff know in advance if you have any access requirements so that we can accommodate your needs. If attending a ticketed show please advise box office staff at Ticketlink at the time of booking."