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Beyond Optimism

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Tenzin Choegyal

Beyond Optimism is a new performance work that is truly a Tibetan feast for the eyes, ears and intellect. Inspired by the 2011 Festival of Tibet show The Tibet Effect; this collaborative piece will open your heart to an engaging new culture.

Atmospheric and moving, Beyond Optimism features real-time painting by acclaimed Tibetan artist Karma Phuntsok, performance poetry by Tibetan activist Sonam Lhamo, and a collaborative score coordinated by Festival Director Tenzin Choegyal and featuring some of Brisbane’s finest musicians.

See here a full downloadable schedule for the Festival of Tibet 2015.



About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, 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 after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 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.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

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 our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
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.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane