The MECC Presents Viral by Shock Therapy Productions

The MECC Presents Viral by Shock Therapy Productions


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.

What is the price of internet fame? Viral tells the story of Art and Zane – two boys who seek to attain internet ‘fame’ to become more popular at school and make some money.

Inspired by true events, Viral examines the role of social media and technology and how it impacts the way we record, communicate and think about events of racism, abuse and violence in our community, investigating the line between disassociation and raising awareness about such events. Viral uses physical theatre, multiple role-sharing, verbatim, political theatre, AV and an evocative musical score and to create a visceral and dynamic theatrical experience.

Shock Therapy Productions is proudly supported by City of Gold Coast. Viral was originally supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Age Recommendation: 13 years+

Two Day Residency with Shock Therapy Productions

Thursday 4 March - 10am to 5pm

Friday 5 March - 10am to 5pm

MECC Lynette Denny Space

FREE for all interested community members. Positions are limited - you must register for this residency.

Two day residency including workshops and skill development activities in a range of areas, including physical theatre, characterisation, play building, improvisation, comedy and writing.

Two day residency concludes with informal public showing (Friday 5 March, 4pm to 5pm in the Lynette Denny Space).

For more information, or to register, please contact Telina James.


Phone: 4961 9767

Become a MECC Member!

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:  
- Discounted tickets for a big range of selected shows
- Be the first to know about special offers
- Chances to Win - ticket giveaways and competitions for MECC Members only.

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.

Purchase Tickets

3 March, 2021
10:30 am
MECC Auditorium
$25 Adult
$20 Friend/MECC Card
$20 Concession
$20 Pensioner
$20 Student
$20 Group 6+

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no paper tickets will be printed at any time. Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual.

$2.60 Phone Administration Fee