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Music Theatre

Banquet of Secrets

A new musical by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Victorian Opera

Opera, musical theatre and fine dining combine forces in this new show by TV icon Steve Vizard and jazz legend Paul Grabowsky.

In Banquet of Secrets, four old friends gather at their favourite restaurant for their annual dinner. During the course of their elaborate meal, one of them asks “Is it possible friends as old as we, might have secrets hidden from each other, from the world?”.

They each agree to share their deepest secret over the course of the meal. What transpires is a funny and bittersweet examination of love, friendship, loss, betrayal, joy and the well-established link between good food and great conversation.

Direct from a critically-acclaimed premiere season in Melbourne, this new musical has a strictly limited season and is not to be missed.


Victorian Opera trusts a future built on courageous repertoire choices.

The Australian

Running true to form, Victorian Opera has once again taken an artistic risk that has paid off handsomely.

Arts Hub

Performed with flair by a seasoned cast, the seemingly disparate friends create familiarity without feeling stereotyped. ★★★★

Herald Sun

Grabowsky, directing his band of four from the piano, has written a elegant, spiky and often lyrical score that complements Vizard's succinct libretto and dialogue.

Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★ A feast for the ears


More Info

Book, lyrics and original story: Steve Vizard
Composer: Paul Grabowsky
Director: Roger Hodgman
Designers: Matt Scott and Christina Smith
Cast: Antoinette Halloran, Dimity Shepherd, Kanen Breen and David Rogers-Smith.
Ensemble led by Paul Grabowsky from the keyboard

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 90 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
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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.

There is a wide array of accommodation close to our venue that caters to every budget. Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp HotelSofitel BrisbaneKirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge and Heal House for both short term and longer visits.