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28/07 - 05/08/2017

Artistic Director Piers Lane AO

Transport Information

Transport during the Festival

There are two bus services that run during the festival. Please see below further information regarding cost and pick up points. A taxi costs approximately $15 from the CBD to the Theatre, telephone 131 008.

Gold Pass Bus

In 2016 Gold Pass holders who have paid for bus transfers can travel on the AFCM Gold Pass bus which commutes between the Townsville Civic Theatre and CBD accommodation according to the Gold Pass concert schedule. Gold Pass Holders will need to present their Gold Pass lanyard to the driver to use this service. Please see below the list of pick-up points or click here to view the bus routes. Departure times will be available late July on this page and in print at the Festival Information Booth and the Townsville Civic Theatre Box Office. 

ROUTE 1 (orange)

  • Stops opposite Aquarius on The Strand
  • Longboard bus stop on The Strand
  • Quest Hotel on Palmer Street

ROUTE 2 (pink)

  • Stops opposite Quest on Eyre
  • Mariners North Holiday Apartments on The Strand
  • The Ville Resort – Casino (formerly Jupiters Townsville)
  • SeaLink Breakwater Ferry Terminal
  • QCWA (Denham Street)
  • Holiday Inn (Flinders St Mall)
  • Q Resort/Holburn Apartments (Flinders St West)
  • Ends – Townsville Civic Theatre

Please note: Families’ Concert, Queens Gardens Concert, Concert Crawl and transfers to SeaLink for Orpheus Island Concert are not included in the Gold Pass bus.

Townsville City Council Civic Theatre Festival Bus Service

The Townsville City Council Civic Theatre Bus Service is provided for the Festival from Friday 29 July to Saturday 6 August 2016. Tickets are $5 per person per transfer and can be purchased from the driver. Please see below the list of concerts covered by this service and pick-up points for 2016 or click here to view the bus route.

  1. Concert Conversations Series, commencing at 10am
  2. Ray Golding Sunset Series, commencing at 5:30pm
  3. Evening Series, commencing at 8pm
  4. Families’ Concert, Saturday 31/07, 2:30pm
  5. Don Juan, Saturday 06/08, 2:30pm

Bus Route (blue)

  • Stops opposite Seaview Hotel on The Strand
  • SeaLink Breakwater Ferry Terminal
  • Palmer Street (opposite Cactus Jacks)
  • Stanley Street (near Police Station)
  • Flinders Street West (near Old Railway Station)
  • Corner Flinders and Fletcher Streets (opposite Mansfield Hotel)
  • Ends – Townsville Civic Theatre

Return Trip: Townsville Civic Theatre to Palmer St, as above in reverse.

Magnetic Island Ferry Timetable

In support of AFCM, SeaLink Queensland will make a slight change to their Timetable during the Festival. They will delay three of their scheduled night service departures (Monday 3 August, Wednesday 5 August and Thursday 6 August) from Townsville to Magnetic Island by 10 minutes.  This will allow residents and guests staying on the island time to get the last Ferry service from Townsville. Thank you SeaLink! For more info on Ferry times please visit SeaLink's website.

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