About Us


Photo by Studio Impressions

Brisbane Powerhouse is Queensland’s home for contemporary culture, a magnificent power station of the 1920s reborn as an arts centre on the Brisbane River.

With over 1,250 performances and events each year, we are one of the busiest arts venues in the Asia-Pacific region. We offer a year-round program featuring events across music, comedy, Writers+Ideas, dance, film, visual arts, cabaret, circus, and theatre.

Brisbane Powerhouse features two main stage theatres and three additional performance venues, gallery spaces, two restaurants and bars, corporate facilities and one of the best river views in Brisbane. Our iconic building is a cultural landmark recognised and loved for its legacy of graffiti – or what is now officially known as heritage-listed ‘aerosol art’.

We have and continue to produce some of Queensland and Australia’s largest events, including Brisbane Comedy FestivalAustralian Performing Arts Market, Queensland Cabaret FestivalMELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture, and Wonderland Festival.  

We help create events and experiences that couldn’t exist anywhere else, including outstanding dining experiences, the adrenalin rush of a festival’s atmosphere or the joy of witnessing a great performance. Our building is the hero of our story, and its uniqueness is represented in everything our audience encounters.

We open our doors to independent and emerging artists. Brisbane Powerhouse has an organisation-wide commitment to creators of all disciplines. To find out more about opportunities for artists, head to Upcoming Opportunities.

The stories we tell are built on partnerships and collaboration – find out more about accessing and hiring our venues here.

Brisbane Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and pays respect to the Elders both past and present, and extends that respect to all Indigenous Australians.

Brisbane Powerhouse is Brisbane City Council’s leading arts performance venue. Encouraging a diverse vibrant and creative city is one way Council is achieving its shared vision for living in Brisbane 2026.

Photo of MELT Festival by Studio Impressions.