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.
See theatre in Brisbane
Discover local places to see shows, plays and musical theatre. Brisbane (and touring) players tackle everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim.
Where to see theatre in Brisbane
The best theatres in Brisbane
These are the stages that truly deserve a standing ovation
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Sydney has the Opera House. Melbourne has the Arts Centre. And in Brisbane, the home to the best shows in town since 1985 has been the Queensland Performing...
A former power station built in the 1920s by the river next to beautiful New Farm Park, Brisbane Powerhouse reopened in 2000 as a...
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 – formerly the Queensland Theatre Company – has a long and distinguished history as the state's flagship theatre company....
La Boite Theatre Company (Roundhouse Theatre)
La Boite is Australia's oldest continuously running theatre company, having its origins in the 1920s when Barbara Sisley had the idea of forming a repertory...
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 (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
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
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
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 has sat up on Petrie Terrace as a monument to community theatre in the Sunshine State since 1961. An intimate 151-seat venue,...
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