HOTA, Home of the Arts
HOTA, Home of the Arts
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
HOTA, Home of the Arts is the Gold Coast's premier cultural facility, bringing visual and performing arts to residents of South East Queensland. The complex houses our Theatre, HOTA Gallery, two Cinemas and the HOTA Café as well as several stunning function rooms, a chapel and two small performance spaces. Whether you're looking for quality entertainment, or a unique venue to hold your next event or stage production, look no further than Home of the Arts.
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  • Megan
    8 contributions
    Inhumane place to visit
    This exhibition doesn’t treat you as a human. If you need go to toilet, you are not allowed come back. The door man Heiko said it is their policy to control the visitor numbers. The management treat visitors like machines not human, such inhuman place, shame on you, HOTA!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2023
  • 4AussiesTravel
    Perth, Australia61 contributions
    Underwhelming!
    The building is very cool, intriguing and impressive from the outside. The top floor views are great. However, it all ends here. Only level 2 and 3 were open and is a very quick walk through of a few average exhibits. The children’s exhibit was one average sized room with activities. We were finished in fifteen minutes! What a waste of our time and taxpayers money.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 15, 2023
  • SteveZGoldCoast
    2 contributions
    Disappointing standard
    As a large regional gallery, it has a nice building, easy carparking and great views from this new HOTA Gallery. I'd expect some amateur work to reflect local community in the free to visit public spaces but it seems there were 5 floors of it. It appears to me that curators are more concerned with inclusion than sourcing excellence in skills, craftsmanship, design and intelligence. I enjoyed the exercise (lifts were too busy) and the river views but was flat out finding anything worth more than a few seconds of attention.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Julie F
    Buderim, Australia187 contributions
    HOTA sucks - read the fine print in your ticket terms and conditions!
    Besides being a totally cashless venue (which sucks too but totally different issue) - they can sell tickets to an outdoor event and then suddenly change their mind and move the event into one of their overcrowded theatres inside! We bought tickets to a picnic style event at their outdoor stage - think picnic blankets, under the stars, picnic hampers. Then a couple of weeks before the event they decide it is now an indoor event with no allocated seating. Totally different experience. They will not refund our tickets and said we can give them to someone else if we don't wish to go - citing the fine print on their terms and conditions. Really poor customer service.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
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Elizabeth W
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
This review is for a Staff member Delia.
I phoned asking for help concerning making a booking.
Delia was soo helpful. She has great customer service skills
Thank you
Written 15 November 2023
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Tabatha1998
Auckland, New Zealand638 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
The building looks very intriguing. What was on display was good, but unfortunate,y there was very little of it. Managed to see the entire place inside an hour.
Written 12 November 2023
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Julie F
Buderim, Australia187 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Besides being a totally cashless venue (which sucks too but totally different issue) - they can sell tickets to an outdoor event and then suddenly change their mind and move the event into one of their overcrowded theatres inside! We bought tickets to a picnic style event at their outdoor stage - think picnic blankets, under the stars, picnic hampers. Then a couple of weeks before the event they decide it is now an indoor event with no allocated seating. Totally different experience. They will not refund our tickets and said we can give them to someone else if we don't wish to go - citing the fine print on their terms and conditions. Really poor customer service.
Written 18 September 2023
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,256 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent to HOTA to visit the Archibald 100 exhibition, the staff were all very helpful and available. The adjoining carpark though lacks signage and information, no directional arrows on the ground to indicate the exit, no instructions to register your car on arrival at the parking station equipment, no information that the first four hours are free but you must still register your car first even if you are not staying over four hours. Fortunately we asked a volunteer guide on our arrival at HOTA what the requirement was for the carpark and rushed back to register. Confusing carpark.
Written 13 September 2023
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Kris Q
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
Superb Archibald exhibition marred by a 45 minute wait for supremely subpar food in the 5/f cafe. Stunning venue with panoramic views ruined by shockingly poor food preparation. Staff were receptive to my complaint and apologised stating regular kitchen workers were off as it was a public holiday. People actually left after waiting too long for their table service orders.,Big mistake to go cheap on public hol staff.
Written 1 September 2023
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ams255118
Christchurch, New Zealand200 contributions
Jul 2023
This Farmers Market in the HOTA car park and lake area is the best we visited in Surfers Area. Great fresh produce and food stalls in a lovely location. Take your own bags and enjoy.
Written 11 August 2023
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HN
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions
Jul 2023
I visited HOTA and spent four hours. I really enjoyed the HOTA gallery - it's very much a regional gallery. The HOTA building is visually interesting from the outside and a pleasure to walk through inside. Overall though a very enjoyable morning.
Written 7 August 2023
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Camila M
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Friends
I went to HOTA with my classmates, enjoyed three art galleries and it was very interesting. It was my first time visiting an art gallery and I loved. The place is very nice, the view is beautiful and the service is very good. I will definitely visit again.
Written 7 August 2023
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Theresa M
Harlow, UK17 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
I was interested to visit HOTA because of the Pop Masters exhibition, but was very impressed by the calibre of all exhibits. The staff were well informed, friendly and enthusiastic about the exhibits. A memorable visit, I highly recommend.
Written 6 August 2023
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SteveZGoldCoast
Gold Coast2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
As a large regional gallery, it has a nice building, easy carparking and great views from this new HOTA Gallery.
I'd expect some amateur work to reflect local community in the free to visit public spaces but it seems there were 5 floors of it.
It appears to me that curators are more concerned with inclusion than sourcing excellence in skills, craftsmanship, design and intelligence. I enjoyed the exercise (lifts were too busy) and the river views but was flat out finding anything worth more than a few seconds of attention.
Written 24 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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