Powerful theatre about sex, consent, and healthy relationships


Powerful theatre about sex, consent, and healthy relationships


Jamie and Ari like each other.

Karin and Tom do, too. 😊

They might be at two separate parties, but their stories are identical.

Until they really aren’t.

Part documentary, part confession, part open conversation, YES YES YES is a theatre show created specifically for young adults. Exploring the knotty and necessary topics of healthy relationships, desire, and consent, it blends audience interaction with captivating solo performance.

The result is a funny, generous, and innovative piece of contemporary theatre that speaks directly to one of the most pressing issues young people face today and holds its audience at its heart.

Humorous, witty, and moving, it sparks conversation where conversation can be difficult.

International research tells us the most effective way to support young people to have happy, healthy relationships is to talk about the good stuff — desire, attraction and most importantly, consent and what it looks like. Young people actually already have the skills, but they haven’t always been taught to use them in sexual or romantic contexts.”

Karin McCracken, co-creator & performer of YES YES YES.

Creative Team

  • Creators/writers: Eleanor Bishop & Karin McCracken
  • Performance: Karin McCracken
  • Direction: Eleanor Bishop
  • Lighting Design: Rachel Marlow for Filament 11
  • Tour Producer: Fenn Gordon for Tandem
  • Creative technician: Oliver Hawke

Important Information

  • Duration: 60 minutes*, no interval
  • *Plus 15 min post show forum
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their phone as they will be invited to use it during the performance

“A profoundly moving and galvanising experience.”



Presented in partnership with The Events Centre Caloundra.

YES YES YES is supported by Creative New Zealand. Originally commissioned by Auckland Live and produced by Zanetti Productions.
Image credit: Andi Crown

Visual Content Rating
50: This is a physical performance with dialogue, projection, background music and sound, and audience participation. Most of this performance is spoken.

Companion Cards
Horizon Festival is proud to support the Companion Card program. Companion Card holders are eligible for a second ticket at no cost for their companion.

To access a complimentary companion ticket, please contact our team via horizon@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Any other access requirements
We welcome all audiences to Horizon Festival and strive to make every event and performance as accessible as possible.

We are always open to discussing your individual requirements to assist wherever possible. If you’d like to speak to someone about your access requirements, please contact us during business hours at (07) 5475 7272 or horizon@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Wheelchair Accessibility
This venue has disability parks and lift access to the building as well as a convenient drop-off porte cochere driveway at the front doors.

It also has dedicated seating areas for patrons using a wheelchair and their guests. Call the Box Office on (07) 5491 4240 or visit The Events Centre to book wheelchair seating.

Accessible bathrooms are also available.

Level Access
This venue can be accessed without any stairs if you notify The Events Centre staff in advance. If you need assistance getting to your seat, please arrive early and notify the ushering staff.

For more information visit The Events Centre website here.

Assistive Listening
The venue has individual Hearing Assistance FM Units. A personal neck loop is worn in conjunction with hearing aids.

The wearer will hear via the T SWITCH, activated on the hearing aid. There are also headsets available for people who don’t wear hearing aids but may require a boost to their hearing for the best possible experience.

Please contact The Event Centre directly on (07) 5491 4240, to talk through your accessibility requirements.


  • 14+
  • This show discusses sexual violence

This event is presented as part of Horizon Festival 2023, the Sunshine Coast’s leading multi-arts festival. Get lost in 10 days of must-see art, music, culture events and more, from the coast to the hinterland.

How to get there


The Events Centre / 20 Minchinton St, Caloundra / Kabi Kabi Country