We Built This City

We Built This City

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DBCT Young People's Entertainment Season 2020

Friday 6 November 2020, 10am, 11.30am, 5pm & 6.30pm
Saturday 7 November 2020, 10am, 11.30am, 2pm & 3.30pm

We Built This City is a giant cardboard construction site, involving the whole family in building the cities and towns of their dreams.

Thousands of cardboard boxes take over big, open public spaces and each child’s unique creation reflects the time and place of their immediate culture. What evolves in Washington is entirely different to Singapore. These buildings don’t inspect themselves, so Polyglot artists roam the site, entertaining and engaging with kids building skyscrapers, tunnels and sprawling estates. There’s even a rocking sound track.

The children enter We Built This City with one simple rule – HAVE FUN!

They are faced with hundreds of tumbled cardboard boxes, closed up with tape. They start to build things, by simply putting one box on top of another. After a while in the space, they find a thousand different ways to build and construct, with one easy material.

Adults enjoy the challenge as much as the children, not only remembering their own childhood in this way, but genuinely enjoying the task. Performers are in the space to enrich the world we ask our participants to engage with. We encourage children and adults to enter together. Allowing a space where adults can have fun too is vitally important.

Age recommendation: All ages


Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.


Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.

Companion Cards
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.

MECC Card 2020

Your membership entitles you to purchase 4x tickets (per show) at the discounted MECC Card price, providing you personally present your membership card.

Membership cards are not transferable - only the card holder can purchase discounted MECC member tickets.

When you join the MECC card membership you receive the following benefits:  

- Discounted tickets for a big range of selected shows
- Be the first to know about special offers

Purchase Tickets

6 November, 2020 – 7 November, 2020
MECC Plenary Hall B
$15 Admission
$55 Family Pass (2A + 2C)

$2.60 Optional Mailing Fee per transaction
$2.60 Phone Transaction Fee per transaction