We are so excited about our brand new event, the Abbey Medieval Jousting Spectacular! As we mentioned, this is a completely new event and therefore there are a host of frequently asked questions that we’d like to clear up for you, so that you can fully enjoy your evening.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Will there be markets at the event?
No, there are no markets due to the event being a theatrical production. There will be food and beverages available prior to, during, and after the production. There will also be pre, interval and post event entertainment.
2. Where do people park?
There will be parking available in the grounds adjacent to the Queensland State Equestrian Centre. Access via Beerburrum Road and will be clearly marked on the day.
3. Is parking free?
Yes parking will be free.
4. Should customers pre purchase tickets or can they purchase on the day?
It is recommended that people pre purchase tickets as there are limited seats available. As this is the first time this event has taken place, the interest has been very strong and we do expect to sell out prior to the event. The event is undercover so will proceed in most weather conditions. Should we not sell out prior to the event, tickets will be available at the gate.
5. What kind of food and drinks will be available?
Our catering team are working on a full food and beverage menu to match the medieval experience. We will have medieval main meals available to purchase prior to the show and during the interval, plus we will have snacks and dessert options throughout the production and after. The event and venue will be licensed and will have medieval alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages all evening.
6. Will people be drinking alcohol inside the venue (ie. at their seats)?
Yes, the entire venue is licensed, so people will be permitted to drink alcoholic beverages inside the main arena during the production. The event organisers will observe all responsible service of alcohol guidelines.
7. I have a wheelchair. Can I still come and where will I sit?
There is reserved seating inside the main arena for people in wheelchairs, along with ramp and elevator access. Toilets for people with disabilities are located on each side of the Main Arena.
8. How do I get to QSEC via public transport and cars?
The Queensland State Equestrian Centre (QSEC) is located on the corner of Tuckeroo Drive and Beerburrum Road, Caboolture. A car park is located adjacent to the arena for all people driving to the event. The venue is just over 2km from the Caboolture Train Station. Taxis are available from the train station and will drop guests off at the main entrance to QSEC. There will not be any other public transport options available directly to the venue.
9. What kind of concession ID is accepted?
A valid full time Student, Pensioner, Seniors Business Discount Card, Companion Card or Health Care Card is a valid form of ID to be accepted to purchase a concession/student ticket to this event.
10. What are the opening and closing times of the event?
The venue’s gates will open at 5:30pm. At this time, food and beverages will be available and pre show entertainment will be on offer. The production inside the Main Arena will commence from 7pm. There will be an interval at around 8:30pm for 30mins and it is expected the show will conclude at 10:30pm with extra post event entertainment and food and beverages available through to 11pm.
11. Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available to be purchased online via QSEC’s ticketing platform at www.qsec.com.au/Buy-Tickets. Tickets are also available at the QSEC box office or by calling the venue during business hours on 5433 3222. Customers may also contact the Abbey Museum or Our Village Foundation, but please note purchasing tickets through these avenues will be using the QSEC ticketing platform via their website, so will only be able to accept credit card purchases. Depending on the number of pre-sold tickets, customer may also be able to purchase tickets at the gate, but this is not guaranteed. It is expected that tickets will sell out prior to the event. Ticket purchases will appear as Moreton Bay Regional Council on bank statements.
12. Where can I find out more information about the event?
Further information about the Abbey Medieval Jousting Spectacular can be found via the Abbey Medieval Festival website www.abbeymedievalfestival.com. You can also follow the Abbey Medieval Festival on Facebook for updates on this event at www.Facebook.com/AbbeyTournament.
13. Who is organising the event?
The Jousting Spectacular is organised and delivered by Our Village Foundation in partnership with the Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology as a key fundraising initiative for the museum. Our Village Foundation is a local not-for-profit that holistically supports the Moreton Bay region, primarily through the 101 Cause Program, and helps to support and raise funds for community groups such as the Abbey Museum throughout the year.
Hopefully this answers any questions you may have about the Abbey Medieval Jousting Spectacular. We can’t wait to see you there!