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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

Vietgone

Vietgone

Written by Qui Nguyen, expect a heartwarming tale of family, immigration and the Vietnam War – with hip-hop and pop references chucked in

South Brisbane
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...

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...

Queensland Theatre

Queensland Theatre

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

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...

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...

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.

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 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,...

Places to see live music in Brisbane

The Brightside

The Brightside

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

The Tivoli

The Tivoli

The Tivoli (or the Tiv as it is affectionately known) has quite the résumé. The building started life in the early 20th...

The Fortitude Music Hall

The Fortitude Music Hall

The Fortitude Music Hall is big. Like, really big. It exists on an altogether grander scale than other music venues, and Brisbane has no shortage of...