Brisbane Powerhouse is Queensland’s home for contemporary culture. We seek out artists from Brisbane and beyond to bring the best, most innovative and exciting performance and visual art to our venue. We love new conversations, our door is always open and this is a place for artists who wish to explore and play.
The stories we tell are built on partnerships and collaboration. We have deeply embedded relationships with Queensland’s flagship organisations and festivals, as well as artists and companies who are part of our family and history. We open our doors to independent and emerging artists and have an organisation-wide commitment to creators of all disciplines.
We present and produce festivals such as Wonderland, our summer extravaganza, MELT, our celebration of queer arts and culture, and Queensland Cabaret Festival. In addition to these festivals artists can also apply to take part in SWEET! our artist-led independent performance series as well as new commissioned works.
Brisbane Powerhouse has a curated program, whether it is something we’re producing or something we’re choosing to present or partner on.
With a guiding principle of excellence, here are four key creative values that unite everything we do. They are:
NOW. HERE. THIS.
We belong to a place and a time. We are a centre of contemporary culture and we celebrate this fact. We are Brisbane and we are now.
WE HAVE A FOOT IN NEW FARM AND A FOOT IN NEW YORK.
We care about the local and global. We’re passionate about starting international conversations and exchanges, nourishing Brisbane artists and audiences with the most brilliant of contemporary ideas.
WE VALUE ENTHUSIASM AND ENGAGEMENT.
We entertain, inspire and challenge. Everything we do has a sense of humour and irreverence, with our building the hero of our story, a place that’s comfortable and inclusive.
WE ARE BUILDERS BUT WE DO NOT BUILD ALONE.
Everything we do is built in partnerships and collaboration. Everything.
If you are an artist or producer interested in presenting here at Brisbane Powerhouse please explore some of the links to the right. Here you can find out about UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES; you can use our form to SUBMIT A SHOW; you can join our ARTIST ENEWS to receive emails about performance and project opportunities; or you can find CONTACTS for our team of producers.
An overview of technical specifications for our theatre spaces can be found in THEATRE HIRE.