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Short+Sweet Festival 2016

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Short+Sweet QLD

A lot can happen in ten minutes… and we’re here to prove it.

The biggest little play festival is back at Brisbane Powerhouse, feeding short attention spans with bite-sized theatre and shot glass cabaret! As the sushi train of the performance world, Short+Sweet serves you more than 30 new performance works by local artists – each one deliciously different from the next.

See up to ten plays or six cabaret acts at once, then vote for your favourite to send them through to the Gala Finals. You don’t need a big appetite to sample everything on the menu – we’re here to keep it Short+Sweet.

Thu 14 July
Strand 1 Theatre 7pm

Fri 15 July
Strand 1 Theatre 7pm
Strand 2 Cabaret 9.45pm

Sat 16 July
Strand 1 Theatre 1.30pm + 7pm
Strand 2 Cabaret 9.45pm

Thu 21 July
Strand 3 Theatre 7pm

Fri 22 July
Strand 3 Theatre 7pm
Strand 4 Cabaret 9.45pm

Sat 23 July
Strand 3 Theatre 1.30pm + 7pm
Strand 4 Cabaret 9.45pm



Without a doubt one of Brisbane’s most exciting theatre events of the year

Creative Drinks

The Short + Sweet Festival took theatre performance and trimmed the fat. With only 10 minutes at their disposal, local theatre and cabaret performers created and performed a sharp and precise production for audiences and judges.

The Weekend Edition

If variety is the spice of life, then you won’t get much zestier than Short+Sweet. As the theatre you have when you aren’t having theatre (now with added cabaret) it is bound to please, because a lot can happen in only ten minutes.

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More Info

Festival Director: Nathan Sibthorpe
Executive Producer: Sean Dennehy
Festival Manager: Brodie Peace
Production Manager: Nicola Jones
Assistant Production Manager: Grace O'Keefe
Stage Manager: Ella Gordon


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