COVID-19 EVENT UPDATE INFORMATION
The MECC is currently operating at 100% capacity and following a COVID Safe plan as approved by Queensland Health. Contact details for all attendees must be provided where prompted during the booking process. Please be assured that we are prioritising the wellbeing of our visitors, artists and staff.
Before purchasing tickets, please read the Covid Safe Terms & Conditions which are in addition to the regular MECC Terms & Conditions of sale.
Appleton is a small country town being forced into the present with a recent influx of wealthy city slickers, tree-changers and refugees.
Simmering tensions come to a head when new GP Penny Anderson discovers that the famous Appleton Potato Race awards $1000 prize money to men, and a measly $200 to women.
When Penny decides to take steps to restore gender parity and coax Appleton into the 21st century, little could she have anticipated the spiraling, hilarious culture war that would follow.
Inspired by real life events and featuring a cast of five fabulous women, The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race is a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the potato cart and standing up for your principles.
Pre-order your Platter when you purchase your tickets!
Antipasto Platter $13 - Gouda, smoked cheese, brie, cheddar, apricots, dates, olives, cocktail onions, gherkins, salami, kabana and crackers (GF and vegetarian options available).
Your membership entitles you to purchase 4 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:
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 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 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.