“NightQuarter is fast becoming the top spot for international artists on the Gold Coast, with tickets to shows at the music venue selling out within hours.”

Gold Coast Bulletin

NightQuarter is the Gold Coast’s creative playground.  Incorporating night markets, micro-restaurants and multiple precincts to create a complete entertainment experience, it houses the Gold Coast’s best live music space, The Paddock. The venue was recognised in the 2018 Queensland Music Awards in the top 2 regional venues in Queensland.

A music arena has been created out of a huge purpose-built dome canopy, shipping containers, upcycled timber and astroturf. The Paddock captures the vibe of an outdoor festival with the permanence and protection from the elements of an indoor venue. The space incorporates two VIP viewing areas, three bars (expanding to six bars for sold out events), pool tables and a merchandise container.

For the convenience of performers, there are three air conditioned shipping container green rooms and a production room.

Committed to the thriving local Gold Coast music scene, NightQuarter provides four stages throughout the precinct for artists of all levels to perform. We showcase over 20 Gold Coast and Queensland performers on stage every weekend.


2200 total capacity standing, 1000 capacity seated. 150 pax VIP areas. 50 comps.

Unique Space

All weather venue with 1200 square metres of unobstructed views to the stage, covered with a domed canopy. The NightQuarter markets run alongside The Paddock for ticketed events every Friday and Saturday night. Select vendors are open on alternate nights.


30 mins from Gold Coast airport, 17 mins from Surfer’s Paradise, 50 mins from Brisbane Airport


Open Friday and Saturday nights from 4pm-10pm, available for hire on other nights for special events


111dBc noise limit, with modern production by Dominica. 10 x 6m stage.


Includes a mix of releases to media partners, social media, poster distribution, EDM, radio advertising and in-venue posters




There is no question the live music space has been well built and most local musicians agree. There’s a festival-sized stage, excellent sound and lighting and the venue regularly draws crowds in the thousands.

Samantha Morris

More Gold Coast Journalist

Find Us

Night Quarter is conveniently located at 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale at the front of the Westfield Helensvale Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast Highway and just off the Pacific Highway. There over 2,000 free car spaces available to NightQuarter guests and train and bus stations located across the road.
We operate Friday and Saturday nights 4-10pm

General Information

Venue Details

Name: NightQuarter

Address: 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale, QLD, 4212

Website: www.nightquarter.com.au 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nightquarter

Instagram: https://instagram.com/nightquarter/



A sound and lighting engineer is supplied by the venue.

House Audio Technical Specifications

Touring Technical Specifications


10m wide x 6m deep x 1.2m high

Noise Restrictions and Curfews

Music generating a noise level of less than 111dB(C) L10 measured at 3m in front of the speakers.  Noise levels are routinely monitored and recorded during hours of operation and soundcheck. FOH sound level must not exceed 111dB(C) at any time. Amplified music must cease at 10pm, venue is licensed until 12am.


Load in must occur between 12 midday and 3:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Load out must have occurred by 11:30pm.

Vehicle access is permitted at any time for load in, but must be removed from the site by 3:30pm.

Access to the site is also available on Thursday between 2pm and 5pm and on Monday between 9am and 12 midday. Access outside of these times will be by appointment only, arranged at least two weeks prior to performance.  Access to the venue is via Town Centre Drive, through the vehicle access entry. Drive through Side Street, to the Paddock entry which will allow you to access rear backstage . Vehicle height access to the Paddock is restricted to 3m.


Standard sound check times are 12:00 midday to 3:30pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Sound check outside of these times can be arranged with at least two weeks notification prior to performance.

Venue Capacity

The Paddock is 2200 maximum capacity including VIP areas.

Green Room

There are three green rooms adjacent to the stage, constructed from two adjoining 20 foot shipping containers with a private back area. They are fit out with air conditioning, seating, tea and coffee facilities and mirror. Containers are lockable. Smoking is permitted behind the containers. A private toilet is provided for artists. There are no showers on-site.

Headline Act: 1 x renovated shipping container w/ wall length mirror, tea and coffee facilities, couches and bar fridge

Support Acts: 2 x renovated shipping container w/ wall length mirror, tea and coffee facilities.


A complimentary rider of assorted soft drinks, beers, wine and assorted snacks is provided.

Catering is available from a selection of over 40 food vendors on site, from slow cooked barbecue and gnocchi to steak, pies and popcorn. We can provide band and crew meals upon request from vendors on site. We can organise refreshment rider purchases through our onsite bars.


There is a dedicated merchandise shipping container adjacent to the stage. You must supply your own merchandise staff, or staff can be supplied at $25 per hour. The venue takes 10% of merchandise sales for ticketed events.


QT Hotel in Surfers Paradise and Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove are our accommodation partners.

Ticketing Administration 

We have an exclusive ticketing deal with Oztix. If you would liek to utilise a different outlet, we have a 10% allowance on ticket providers. 

Free parking is available for artists and crew in a designated area in the Westfield carpark across the road from NightQuarter, vehicles must not be parked in any other area of the Westfield carpark or in the Helensvale Train Station carpark. There is limited artist parking just outside the main stage, entry via the side entry gate.

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