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See theatre in Brisbane

Discover local places to see shows, plays and musical theatre. Brisbane (and touring) players tackle everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim.

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In need of a serious dose of culture? Set your sights on these performance venues known for theatre – curated by the Time Out community. Brisbane companies highlight local talent as well as traditional and avant-garde pieces.

Where to see theatre in Brisbane

HOTA - Home of the Arts

HOTA - Home of the Arts

Surfers Paradise is not just a paradise for surfers – arts lovers have a terrific facility they can visit too. Perched on the Nerang River behind the...

Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse

A former power station built in the 1920s by the river next to beautiful New Farm Park, Brisbane Powerhouse reopened in 2000 as a...

Bille Brown Theatre

Bille Brown Theatre

The theatre closed for most of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Actor Bille Brown died tragically at just 61 after an impressive career in both the...

Diane Cilento Studio

Diane Cilento Studio

Diane Cilento (1932-2011) was an Australian actress born in Mooloolaba, Queensland, who is most famous for her Oscar-nominated performance in 1963's Tom...

Queensland Theatre

Queensland Theatre

Queensland Theatre – formerly the Queensland Theatre Company – has a long and distinguished history as the state's flagship theatre company....

South Bank Piazza

South Bank Piazza

This 2,158-seater, equipped with all the audio and lighting bells and whistles, is home to a range of arts, music, sport and fitness events.

Metro Arts

Metro Arts

After 40 years in a heritage listed six-storey building in Edward Street, Brisbane's independent performance and visual arts venue began a new...

Brisbane Arts Theatre

Brisbane Arts Theatre

Brisbane Arts Theatre has sat up on Petrie Terrace as a monument to community theatre in the Sunshine State since 1961. An intimate 151-seat venue,...

QUT Gardens Theatre

QUT Gardens Theatre

Oddly enough, the Gardens Theatre on the campus at the Queensland University of Technology is the only performing arts complex within the Brisbane CBD. It's...

Places to see live music in Brisbane

The Brightside

The Brightside

Hardcore music lovers’ prayers are answered at this revamped Valley icon

The Flamin' Galah

The Flamin' Galah

Up near Suncorp Stadium in an area heavily populated with backpacker beds, the Flamin' Galah is doing its bit to keep the candle of local culture and...

The Zoo

The Zoo

There isn't a Brisbane music lover under the age of 50 who doesn't have fond memories of the Zoo. Opened way back in 1992 under a period of draconian...

The Foundry

The Foundry

The Foundry features a bandroom that holds 300 people plus a bar and beer garden. It's also home to Foundry Records and Foundry Studios.