Franky Smart and the Sweet Thunder Jazz Orchestra are ready to wrap up the year with a very special Christmas concert packed with swinging festive favourites.

Following the sell-out success of the 2022 concert, Swing into Christmas returns to the RPAC stage with an even grander show, promising incredible music, festive fun, and some delightful surprises!

Once again hosted by the inimitable Franky Smart, she will take the audience on a journey through some of the world's most cherished Christmas songs and carols, all performed by the 13-piece powerhouse of swing that is the Sweet Thunder Jazz Orchestra.

They will be delivering a sled-full of big-band Christmas classics, from the timeless magic of White Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to rollicking renditions of Let it SnowJingle Bells, and many more Christmas favourites.

Franky will be joined on stage by some very special guests, including RPAC’s very own Georgie Taylor and Quandamooka Son Adam James.

Tickets are selling fast, so gather your family and friends, secure your tickets and join us in the Concert Hall for a delightful afternoon filled to the brim with joy and music!

This promises to be a fabulously festive way to kick off December as we all gather to celebrate the close of another year and 'Swing into Christmas'.


RAMP Member discounted price is available for this production.

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Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Saturday 9 December - 2pm

Duration:     90 mins, no interval


Adult: $45.00
Seniors/Pensioners: $35.00
Group 10+ Snrs/Pens: $30.00 - pp
Member: $27.00
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RPAC Concert Hall

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance

Accessible seating is available online and via the box office. For further assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities'

Event notes


Musical Melodies Concerts are open to everyone and specifically caters for 'young at heart' seniors and pensioners who may have special needs or require assistance when attending events at the Centre. 


The car park fills up very quickly. Use the designated drop-off point and leave plenty of time to find a space.

Booking fees:

$5.30 by phone and $6.40 online per transaction.

Box Office hours:

Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm, and 1 hour prior to performances.