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Brisbane Powerhouse

Advice on COVID-19

[UPDATE AS AT Fri 26 June]

Brisbane Powerhouse temporarily closed to the public on Tuesday 24 March, following the Federal Government’s advice to limit non-essential services to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Brisbane Powerhouse will reopen to the general public in line with Queensland Government’s Stage 3 COVID-19 guidelines from Friday 10 July.


Brisbane Powerhouse Opening Hours

Brisbane Powerhouse will reopen to the general public from Friday 10 July during the below hours.

Wed-Sun 11.30am until late

bar alto opening hours

Bar Alto will reopen to the general public from Thursday 09 July during the below hours for seated dining.

Wed-Sun 11.30am until late

For reservations, please call the restaurant on (07) 3358 1063 or visit

mary mae’s bar + kitchen opening hours

Mary Mae’s Bar + Kitchen is currently trading during the below hours for takeaway and seated dining.

Wed-Thu 8am-2pm
Fri 8am-4pm
Sat 8am-8pm
Sun 8am-6pm

For more information, visit


The below list of performances and/or installations at Brisbane Powerhouse have been rescheduled:



The below list of performances and/or installations at Brisbane Powerhouse have been postponed until further notice:


The below list of performances and/or installations at Brisbane Powerhouse have been cancelled:

Brisbane Powerhouse
  • After Hours Singalong, Big Fork Theatre (20 Mar)
  • After Hours: Stand Up vs Improviser (21 Mar)
  • Alex Ward (17 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Brisburned (21 Mar)
  • Dan Rath (17 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Dreamgun (21 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Gillian English (17 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • James Veitch (21 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Jeff Green (19 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Jimmy McGhie & John Hastings (21 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Knockoff (20 Mar)
  • Mark Watson (20 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Melanie Bracewell (17 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Mr Snotbottom (21 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Nath Valvo (19 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Nazeem Hussain (21 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Pax Assadi (17 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Shit-faced Shakspeare (19 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Speed: The Movie, The Play (17 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Stephen K Amos (21 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • The Mixer: Big Fork Theatre (21 Mar)
  • Tom Ballard (17 Mar – 22 Mar)
  • Tom Walker (19 Mar – 22 Mar)

Ticket buyers will be provided with a full refund.

  • If you purchased your tickets online, the card holder will receive an automatic refund within the next 15–20 working days.
  • If you purchased your tickets over the phone or counter at Brisbane Powerhouse, our friendly team will be in touch with you soon to organise a refund.

We will be in contact with you via email to provide further information regarding this cancellation. If you have any questions about your refund, please contact our Box Office on [email protected].

Brisbane Powerhouse is closely monitoring the evolving situation around the spread of COVID-19 and is receiving regular updates and advice from experts and authorities including the Australian Government, Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council and industry bodies.

If you have any questions with regards to an upcoming performance at Brisbane Powerhouse, please contact the Box Office on [email protected]


We would like to acknowledge the global scale of this challenge and the uncertainty faced by each of us as individuals and as a community.

Brisbane Powerhouse is more than just a great building. We are a not-for-profit organisation, a community of creators, movers and dreamers and part of the very fabric of Brisbane.

If you are in a position to help us invest in the future of local artists, the creation of new works and to keep our awe-inspiring building operating during this challenging time, we encourage you to support the Brisbane Powerhouse Foundation with a tax-deductible donation.


  • To access up-to-date Australian information and resources on COVID-19 visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.
  • For global up-to-date information on COVID-19 visit the World Health Organisation (WHO) website.
  • Coronavirus Health Information Line – for information on COVID-19 call 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • healthdirect hotline – to speak to a registered nurse about your health concerns call 1800 022 222, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • If you have travelled to a high-risk country in the last 14 days and are unwell you can call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for health advice.
  • If you have concerns about your health, speak to your doctor.



How long will it take to receive my refund?

In this unprecedented situation, our Box Office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we greatly appreciate your patience, support and understanding. If your show has been cancelled or you have requested a refund, you can expect to see your refund appear in your nominated bank account or credit card in 15-20 working days. If you’re concerned about your refund, please contact our Box Office on [email protected].


How is this coronavirus spread?

The coronavirus is most likely to spread from person-to-person through:

  • direct close contact with a person while they are infectious
  • close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes, or
  • touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.
  • Most infections are only transmitted by people when they have symptoms. These can include fever, a cough, sore throat, tiredness and shortness of breath.

How can we help prevent the spread of coronavirus?

Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence against most viruses. You should:

  • wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
  • cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • and if unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people).

Should I wear a surgical mask?

Surgical masks in the community are only helpful in preventing people who have coronavirus disease from spreading it to others. If you are well, you do not need to wear a surgical mask as there is little evidence supporting the widespread use of surgical masks in healthy people to prevent transmission in public.

Who needs to isolate?

Specific requirements are in place for people who have returned from a country or region that is at high or moderate risk for COVID-19, or think may they have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Go to for the list of at risk countries and isolation requirements.

What do I do if I develop symptoms?

If you develop symptoms (fever, a cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath) within 14 days of leaving country or region that is at higher risk for COVID-19, or within 14 days of last contact of a confirmed case, you should arrange to see your doctor for urgent assessment.

Go to travellers for the current list of high or moderate risk countries.

You should telephone the health clinic or hospital before you arrive and tell them your travel history or that you may have been in contact with a potential case of coronavirus. You must remain isolated either in your home or a healthcare setting until public health authorities inform you it is safe for you to return to your usual activities.

While coronavirus is of concern, it is important to remember that most people displaying symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or tiredness are likely suffering with a cold or other respiratory illness – not coronavirus.

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