Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Before purchasing tickets, please read the Terms & Conditions.

Two Performances

Sunday 25 June 2023 - 10.30am & 1pm

Yikes the school holidays are coming! What to do with YOUR Thing One and Thing 2??!!

Here’s an idea..! Bring the whole family to ‘The Cat in the Hat’ for an experience they’ll never forget… The story has been around for over 50 years and kids still love it… just like you did!

Two bored kids (This was way before iPads). One rainy day (We’ve all had a few of those) And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat (Where was the background check for that

In 1957, Dr Seuss used only 200 words to write his classic tale. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children's phenomenon.
The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Britain. The Cat in The Hat interrupts this rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother's cosy home. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how" Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill the theatre with mischievous humour and madcap style.

Young and old alike will delight in this lively adaptation of a classic book coming to life before your very eyes.

Spoiler alert: Things run amuck, and quickly!

Kids Boxes

Make your child's experience complete with one of our delicious Kids Boxes!

Kids Box - $12

Friend/MECC Member Kids Box - $9

Kids Boxes are available to pre-order online and limited Kids Boxes will be available to purchase pre-show, until sold out.

To avoid disappointment, please pre-order.

Kids Box includes

- Ham, Lettuce and Tomato Wrap
- Popper
- Vanilla Cupcake with Frosting
- Activity Book

Please note:  
Gluten Free / Dairy Free / Allergy Options available on upon pre order request.
Disclaimer: all Kids Boxes are individually boxed.



Kids Meal only available to pre-order until 10am the day before the event, unless the event is on a weekend and the date would be the Friday before the event at 10am.

Collection at the event:  
Kids Boxes will be available for collection from the retail cafe 60 minutes prior to event and food can be taken into the Auditorium.

Buy at the event: 
Kids Boxes may be available to purchase at the event from the bar.

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

25 June, 2023 – 25 June, 2023
MECC Auditorium
$40 Admission
$35 Friend/MECC Member
$35 Concession
$30 Group 10+

$2.80 Phone Administration Fee

Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual.