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Presented by Brisbane Festival and Organised Pandemonium

Welcome to Wonderland… Boogie Wonderland!

Featuring the legendary diva Marcia Hines, Velvet redefines cabaret as a disco inferno that shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. Get ready for an electrifying trip to a world of glamour and abandon, all in the company of show-stopping singers, dancer and acrobats.

Directed by Craig Ilott (Smoke & Mirrors), the all-star cast also features singer-songwriter Brendan Maclean, mixmaster Joey Accaria, hoola-boy extraordinaire Craig Reid, New Orleans burlesque queen Perle Noire, along with the sizzling aerial acrobatics of Stephen Williams.

Inspired by
Studio 54


It is a spectacular show that showcases performers who are nothing less than the top of their game. The audience was left stunned and awestruck. If I could go back every night I seriously would!”

Dirt & Candy

Sexy, spectacular, sparkling and just a little bit sadomasochistic. VELVET completely redefines cabaret as a disco inferno that shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. Each and every act had the audience roaring with delight.

Adelaide Advertiser

More Info

Director Craig Ilott
Marcia Hines, Brendan Maclean, Joe Accaria, Chaska Halliday, Rechelle Mansour, Stephen Williams, Craig Reid, Perle Noire, Emma Goh, Mirko Kockenberger
Choreographer Lucas Newland
Lighting Designer Matt Marshall
Set and Costume Design James Browne
Producer Virginia Ham


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