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Brisbane Comedy Festival 2013



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. Learn more about New Farm Park.


Brisbane Powerhouse offers an eclectic mix of arts experiences unlike anywhere else. From theatre, to film, dance to live music and much more, there are always new and exciting performances and artists coming through the doors. Whether you are looking for a show that is beautiful, funny, inspiring, jaw dropping or even kid-friendly, let us recommend an event that will allow you to Try Something Different.


There are a number of hotels and hostels located within a short distance to Brisbane Powerhouse. These includeThe Johnson, Tryp HotelSofitel Brisbane, Kirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge, and Heal House. For more information on travel and accommodation visitbrisbane.com


How do I buy tickets? Tickets are available online, over the phone and in-person. CALL Box Office 61 7 3358 8600

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

I have a group of friends who would like to attend a show. Is there a group price available? Group prices are offered on a number of the shows at Brisbane Powerhouse. Look for the group price e.g. $25 (groups 6+). Please check the event information or ask the Box Office staff when booking.

Is there any show etiquette that I should be aware of? Switch off your mobile phone prior to entering the theatre. Please refrain from talking during the performance (unless it’s during audience participation). Photography is not permitted.

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

Is parking available? There is limited free-of-charge 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 at 4pm every day.

What is the duration of the shows? The duration of shows depends on the type of show, however most events are between 60 and 90 minutes long. Films and concerts may run longer. Please check the event information or ask the Box Office staff when you pick up your tickets.

Will there be an interval? Events with a longer duration may have intervals. Please check the event information or ask the Box Office staff when you pick up your tickets.

What should I wear? Come as you are. There are no rules or dress codes. Some people come to events in jeans and runners, others wear smart casual or even dress up for an evening out.

What time should I arrive? It’s best to arrive at least 30 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.

Is there an ATM on site? An ATM is located on the main level of the building beside the elevator.

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 the Eat + Drink page.

Can I bring my drink into the theatre? You are welcome to enjoy your drink in our theatre spaces. However some artists request a dry theatre so when in doubt, please ask an usher.