Halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast there is a model 19th Century Australian village. This is here where you will experience Spirits of the Red Sand—an award-winning theatrical production that is a cultural journey from beyond Dreamtime.
And there’s dinner too. A three-course feast including a tasting skewer of kangaroo, crocodile and emu to help fully immerse you in the evening that ends with a meet and greet with the actors.
Spirits of the Red Sand show
Through song, dance and powerful storytelling, the history, beauty and vibrancy of the Aboriginal people comes alive in this 2.5 hour dinner and show spectactular. Their story is told through a live ‘roving theatre’ experience where the public is immersed in the space and time of the events being recounted.
The theatrical production also sees performances by Australia’s number one Aboriginal dance troupe, which only adds to the already incredible display of talent throughout the evening performance.
The first-of-its-kind experience has been said to be a cultural awakening as it recounts 60,000 years of Aboriginal traditions and history as well as the beginnings of the Australian story with the arrival of the British and the subsequent clash of lifestyles.
You will be captivated by the unforgettable storyline from the moment you are surrounded by the actors performing traditional song and dance in the Beenleigh Historical Village—an authentic blast from the past featuring twenty heritage buildings and Australian memorabilia.
Spirits of the Red Sand dinner
When the show is wrapping up it will be time to sit down to a three-course Aussie feast that begins with steaming hot damper served with dipping oils and bush dukkah.
The main course is a char-grilled buffet selection of beef, lamb, chicken infused with a signature bush rub accompanied by a tasting skewer of kangaroo, crocodile and emu. There are salads as well and dessert hasn’t been forgotten either. Choose from a lemon myrtle cheesecake or pavola served with a tropical fruit salad on the side.
Spirits of the Red Sand is a meaningful and mesmerising live theatre production that should not be missed. Shows take place on Saturdays with last entry into the 19th Century village at 6:15pm. The show starts promptly at 6:30pm.
While adult tickets cost $120 for the 2.5 hour experience, there are discounted prices for students, seniors and children. All tickets include the three-course Aussie feast as well as the meet and greet with the actors post-show. Kids under the age of five go free.