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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.
A distinct landmark, both as a striking pre-war industrial building and a hub for creativity, art and cultural innovation, Brisbane Powerhouse is situated on the Brisbane River, and central to the bustling New Farm Park precinct.
As Brisbane City Council’s premier arts venue, the much-loved building stages more than 1250 performances a year including a program of festivals, as well as hundreds of events and functions from weddings to conferences, all the while housing heritage-listed graffiti, riverside bars and restaurants, visual arts exhibitions and of course the stories of all who have ventured, laughed and shared memories within its living walls.
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.
We continue to produce some of Queensland and Australia’s largest events, including Brisbane Comedy Festival, MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture and Wonderland Festival as well as the Australian Performing Arts Market and Queensland Cabaret 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 relish opening 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 Opportunities.
The stories we tell are built on partnerships and collaboration – find out more about accessing and hiring our venues here.
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.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Brisbane Powerhouse acknowledges and respects the ancestral homelands of the Turrbal, Ugarapul/Yugarapul and Jagera peoples, the Traditional Custodians of this country. We pay respects to all Elders past, present and emerging, and welcome all visiting Elders.
We acknowledge the Jagera/Turrbal peoples, the First Nation Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather. We pay respects to all Elders past and present and acknowledge the young leaders who are working beside our Elders in our cultural industries. We recognise all First Nation peoples as the original storytellers of these lands and acknowledge the important role they continue to play in our community.