You’ll never look at a cardboard box the same way again!

In the hands of Junkyard Beats, ordinary household items are transformed into extraordinary musical instruments and unwanted junk comes alive in exciting and surprising ways!

The Box Show excites the imagination of children and adults alike. We follow four characters during their daily activities in a world made of cardboard boxes and junk. The contents of an abandoned kitchen and wheelie bins become the greatest drum set in the world; plastic bags are an amazing musical instrument and the human body becomes a unique sound machine.

Tag along for a day in the life of a bunch of musical misfits as they reinvigorate the junk that the world has forgotten.

Learn about sustainability with this high energy, imaginative music-in-education performance combining drumming, dance, theatre and comedy. With a language of gibberish and rhythm, this show is accessible to any age and nationality. 

You can also book in for The Box Show Workshop as part of this production, more information is available below.


This project has been assisted with funding from the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


Young people 5+ will be making their own instruments from recycled, and upcycled,
materials in this wildly fun workshop that combines craft, imaginative play, music, and
group work, where participants make their own instruments and then perform together
in a junkyard band.

$10 places strictly limited.



Created by: Oded Prior
Written By: Oded Prior & Nigel Turner-Carroll Directed By: Nigel Turner-Carroll
Performed by: Oded Prior, Theo Fontes, Tania Gould, Lucas Nadin

Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Tuesday 23 August - 6pm

Duration:     1hr, no interval


Adult: $24.00
Seniors/Pensioners: $20.00
Child: $18.00
Family (Multiples of 4): $16.00 - pp
Workshop: $10.00 - places strictly limited
School Groups (10+): $20.00 - pp | One teacher free for every 10 students. Book via the RPAC Box Office.

Ticket status

On Sale


RPAC Concert Hall

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131 so that we can accommodate your needs. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities' page.

Event notes


Suitable for Families & Children 5-12 years

Booking fees:

$5 by phone and $6 online per transaction

Box Office hours:

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