THE Q Performing Arts Centre turns five this month.
And staff members have been so run off their feet, they've barely had time to hold an official celebration, apart from a birthday cake, to mark the occasion.
They took time out of their busy schedules to pose for a photo for the Queanbeyan Age this week and it was the perfect time to reminisce about the past five years.
"Every week's a highlight," staff member Georgina Perry said. "I think we've had over 100 exhibitions in that time. But the venue isn't just for shows and exhibitions, we've had a wedding, fashion parade, hosted the Queanbeyan Business Awards, citizenship ceremonies and plenty of community events."
Some of the high profile performers to take centre stage include Noeline Brown, John Wood, Toni Lamond and Jon English.
But the famous faces aren't just limited to entertainers but also include hometown hero Mark Webber whose visit in 2010 saw the masses crammed into the foyer for a glimpse of the Formula 1 star.
The Q is home to Mr Webber's first go-kart which is permanently displayed in the entranceway.
Another equally exciting and dramatic event was when former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's came to The Q to officially launch the Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence in 2008.
A tall lamp set up too close to the roof triggered a sprinkler causing an evacuation and forcing the launch to be held outside in the car park.
"I think The Q was mentioned on every radio station and television station that day," program manager Stephen Pike said with a laugh. "We were in the news but for the wrong reasons."
Staff members said they're looking forward to the next five years and beyond.
"We hope to attract some new people," Andrea Manning said.
"We want to continue with the outstanding growth we've had in the last five years," Mr Pike said.
"And continue to be a cultural icon for this city," Peter Conlon added.