Whether you're a fan of Big Brother or just looking for your 15 seconds of fame, the Big Brother live eviction shows at Dreamworld offer a great insight into the live television industry and of course all of the drama from inside the house. The night promises prizes, games, slip ups, laughter and of course, a glimpse of one of the contestants in the flesh, which makes for a great night out right here on the Gold Coast.
When you first arrive on the set, you'll spend the first hour with Mike Goldman, famously known for being the voice of the Super A-Mart ads and one of the hosts of Big Brothers former 'Friday Night Live' program. He gets the crowd excited for the show by spontaneously arranging crowd games and competitions where prizes (usually confectionery & Big Brother merchandise) can be won. After the games are over, a couple of live promos are filmed with the exquisite host Sonia Kruger and then it's on to the live show.
When the show starts the crowd is asked to jump out of their seats and cheer as loudly as they can. If you don't do this lively enough however, you'll be asked to do it again until its right, so make sure you don't go to the show expecting it to be a good way to unwind. The show then carries on as you would expect it to on television (with the exception of you being required to jump and cheer), and it's not until the evicted housemate enters the premise that you can truly appreciate the 'live-ness' of it all. While Sonia Kruger has the luxury of being guided by cue cards and scripted questions, the evicted housemate must answer on the spot, which often makes for some entertaining television.
Tickets for the show will cost you anywhere from $15.00 to $60.00 depending on how close you want to be to the stage. While the more expensive tickets will guarantee you a spot up front, the cheaper tickets will mean you'll be sitting on the grass up the back. However, if seat ticketholders do not arrive before 5:40pm, their seats will be forfeited and the ushers will kindly find you a spot to sit amongst the seated crowd. The front gates also open at 5pm, so it's a good idea to be there at least an hour early to guarantee you a good spot wherever you decide to sit. You'll also be able to snag a photo with the latest evictee when they come to visit the line. And finally, if you purchase your tickets on Ticketek, Dreamworld pass holders are eligible for up to 50% off their ticket price.