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Festival

Wonderland 2016

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Wonderland is a debaucherous end-of-year carnival of circus, comedy, music, physical theatre, magic and burlesque. It’s 31 shows in 14 days and lingers on into Brisbane’s long summer nights. Come to Brisbane Powerhouse to flirt with the unexpected and party into the night.

Download the whole guide here!

Wonderland is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Brisbane Powerhouse Foundation Associates.

Festival Events

Burger Force

Award-winning independent comic

Visual

Burger Force

Exhibition

FRI 28 OCTOBER–SUN 11 DECEMBER, 2016

Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary

Satin so shiny it hurts

Visual

Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary

Exhibition

FRI 28 OCTOBER–SUN 11 DECEMBER, 2016

House of Mirrors

A mirror maze like no other

House of Mirrors

FRI 18 NOVEMBER–SUN 11 DECEMBER, 2016

The Lady of the House of Love

There was a soldier, there was a girl...

Cabaret

The Lady of the House of Love

THU 24–SUN 27 NOVEMBER 2016

More Than A Boy

Sport and theatre, romance and adventure, passion and pure imagination.

Cabaret

More Than A Boy

THU 24–SUN 27 NOVEMBER, 2016

Retail Therapy

CeCe used to be a people person, but working in retail ruined that for her.

Cabaret

Retail Therapy

THU 24-SUN 27 NOVEMBER, 2016

Doll by Babushka

80s pop, nursery rhymes and rock’n’roll

Cabaret

Doll by Babushka

THU 24–SUN 27 NOVEMBER, 2016

Lindsay Webb: What’s That?

Hilarious tales with the odd dark twist

Comedy

Lindsay Webb: What’s That?

THU 24–SUN 27 NOVEMBER, 2016

Undertone

Circus meets technology

Circus

Undertone

THU 24–SUN 27 NOVEMBER, 2016

Murder Ballads

...in all’s it’s blood thirsty, dramatic glory

Music Theatre

Murder Ballads

THU 24 NOVEMBER, 2016

A Brief History of Burlesque

Glamour, glitter and giggles!

Cabaret

A Brief History of Burlesque

FRI 25–SUN 27 NOVEMBER, 2016

Other Women

A unique blend of cabaret and circus

Cabaret

Other Women

FRI 25, SAT 26 NOVEMBER & SAT 03 DECEMBER, 2016

Gruesome Yarns

Brisbane's funniest improvisers spinning disgusting family-friendly tales

Comedy

Gruesome Yarns

SAT 26 NOVEMBER & SAT 03 DECEMBER, 2016

Wild Heart – Ellen Reed

The "Team Jessie J" favourite...

Music

Wild Heart – Ellen Reed

WED 30 NOVEMBER, 2016

One Note Stand – CANCELLED

It only leads to treble!

Music

One Note Stand – CANCELLED

THU 01–SAT 03 DECEMBER, 2016

The Chaser’s Australia

Religion, sport & jokes about Karl Stevanovic

Comedy

The Chaser’s Australia

THU 01 DECEMBER, 2016

Inertia

Inventive and demanding circus

Circus

Inertia

THU 01–SUN 04 DECEMBER, 2016

The Heart Awakens

A love story between Rob Lloyd and Star Wars

Comedy

The Heart Awakens

THU 01–SUN 04 DECEMBER, 2016

Vanguard Burlesque

The very best in Australian burlesque

Cabaret

Vanguard Burlesque

THU 01–SUN 04 DECEMBER, 2016

Phelan Groovy

A cabaret of riotous proportions

Cabaret

Phelan Groovy

THU 01–SAT 03 DECEMBER, 2016

Dr Karl: The Doctor

Most trusted science communicator of our time

Ideas

Dr Karl: The Doctor

THU 01 DECEMBER, 2016

Another Evening with Josh Pyke & Bob Evans

The Brisbane leg of this national tour

Music

Another Evening with Josh Pyke & Bob Evans

FRI 02 DECEMBER, 2016

Drop It: Hip Hop Burlesque

This is a Burlesque show with a difference

Dance

Drop It: Hip Hop Burlesque

FRI 02–SUN 04 DECEMBER, 2016

Emma Dean In Concert

Showcasing an eclectic catalogue of songs exploring love, loss and light

Music

Emma Dean In Concert

SAT 03 DECEMBER, 2016

WHO, ME

He’s putting Doctor Who back on trial!

Comedy

WHO, ME

SAT 03 DECEMBER, 2016

Mills and Boom!

A stupendous salon of bosom-heaving, lip-quivering ecstasy

Theatre

Mills and Boom!

SUN 04 DECEMBER, 2016

Smooth Criminals

A live musical tribute to one of the greatest performers in history

Cabaret

Smooth Criminals

The Songs of Michael Jackson

SUN 04 DECEMBER, 2016

Transformer

Presented by the team behind the Ziggy Stardust show

Music

Transformer

WED 07 DECEMBER, 2016

Sammy J & Randy Land

What could possibly go wrong?

Comedy

Sammy J & Randy Land

THU 08–SAT 10 DECEMBER, 2016

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