Roller Coaster

Experience the thrill of Roller Coaster, an exciting new roller-skating music theatre production filled with humour and heart. Inspired by true stories, this electrifying skating performance on the Outdoor Stage showcases dozens of local roller skaters, accompanied by a live band and an incredible team of musicians and performers. 

"If you want to learn how to fly, you’ve got to learn how to fall."

Sam was once star Jammer with the East Coast Rockets Roller Derby crew. Now she’s the overstretched manager of a suburban roller rink, with two ratbag kids, a useless ex, and no room for dreams.

Tully’s a teen street skater yearning to belong. A ‘staff wanted’ sign collides their destinies, sending them smashing into the very best versions of themselves.

Fierce, tender and explosive, Roller Coaster is a new music theatre production with humour, heart, and a propulsive live soundtrack. 

Based on real stories, this action-packed skating spectacle celebrates hope and how the rough and tumble ride of life on wheels can save you, just when you need it the most.

Created by participatory joy generators Everybody NOW! Roller Coaster is a community-engaged production with dozens of local roller skaters, a live band, and an all-star team of musicians and performers.

Get Involved!

Love to roller skate and want to be in the show? Join our free ‘Skate & Star Workshops’ throughout July, then take to the big stage at HOTA, as part of the Roller Coaster Production.

A basic level of skating skill is required, however you don't need any previous performance experience - just enthusiasm to have a go. Experienced and advanced skaters of all styles and disciplines, genders and backgrounds encouraged to get involved. 

Skaters between 8-14 years need an accompanying adult. 

Head to to register and find out more. 

Bar and Gates open from 6.30pm

Auslan performance, Sat 5 August. 

A production by Everybody NOW! commissioned by BLEACH* Festival and HOTA, Home of the Arts, with support from the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund - An Australian Government initiative, the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, House and Digital Economy, the City of Gold Coast and Community Bank Tugun, Chuffed Skates and the City of Gold Coast Healthy and Active Program.

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135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

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Roller Coaster

135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia



Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. 
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.