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Kids

Powerkids: Little Artists at Play

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Imaginary Theatre

Join us every Tuesday, during the school term, on the Turbine Platform. In this space, anything is possible.

New host artist starts TUE 29 JAN: Look at Me!  

The Turbine Platform transforms into a costume extravaganza for Powerkids in Term 1 for children 5 years and under and their adults. Create your own signature look with a treasure-trove of dress-ups and unique opt-shop finds every little designer will enjoy.

Create your own costume and strut your stuff down the Powerkids runway and get a selfie in front of the photowall. Those not as enthusiastic about dressing up can draw a body outline and design a new and exciting fashion creation. Babies can also join the fun with a washing line of fabrics to mesmerise them.

Like any fashion-forward creators, tag #powerkids19 in your photos to get you on the way to Insta fame.

Artist Bio:

Fiona MacDonald is a co-founder and the Executive Producer of Imaginary Theatre. Imaginary Theatre is Brisbane’s premier arts organization dedicated to creating world- class theatre and arts experience for children aged 0-12. Fi is one of the driving forces behind Powerkids: Little Artists at Play, managing the program since it’s inception in 2015. Fi has worked as an artist and producer of arts for children and families across Australia and Asia and believes in the power of creativity and play. Her penchant for plastic jewelry and dressing up combined with her daughters’ love of different textured fabric has inspired ‘Look at me’.

Want to hear more about our children’s programs? Sign up to the Powerkids enews here.

Powerkids: Little Artists At Play is powered by BMD

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Powerkids: Little Artists at Play is a collaboration between Brisbane Powerhouse and Imaginary Theatre. Imaginary Theatre is a Brisbane based company creating outstanding art and arts experiences for children aged 0–12 and their communities. They engage children and families in contemporary multi-art form experiences that sit on the intersection of childhood, creativity and community. Over 70,000 people have seen or participated in Imaginary projects since 2006 in Queensland, nationally and internationally.

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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 on performance days.

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 Proud Mary. 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.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane