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Convince Me!

Brisbane Comedy Festival Debates


THU 16–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017 (except Sat 18, Mon 20 + Tue 21)


Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival and Act/React

Grab your palm cards, polish your rebuttal and join us in reclaiming the art of debating from Twitter trolls and racist uncles.

Convince Me! is a series of free debates featuring noted Brisbane brains from a diverse range of backgrounds and professions, and festival comedians up for a challenge. No topic will be too sublime nor ridiculous for our clever teams of riotous rhetoricians as they take up opposing positions and work hard to win you over.

Each debate will feature a different line-up, all under the watchful eye of Mr Moderator. But ultimately it is you, the thinking comedy lover, who’ll have to be convinced.

About the Show

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Locations, Directions + Transport page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 90 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our First Time Visitors page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

There are a number of hotels and hostels located within a short distance to Brisbane Powerhouse. These include Emporium Hotel, Limes Hotel, Edward Lodge, Kirribilli Apartments, Prince Consort Backpackers and Bunk Backpackers. For more information on travel and accommodation visitbrisbane.com