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Hannah Gadsby


Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival and Token Events

Hello.  I have another show for you. 

This show was inspired by a woman who goes by the name Nanette.  Although we did not exchange a single word or even a glance, Nanette has changed my life. She hasn’t at all, but she did prompt me to think about some things and those things I thought have become this show. Cool stuff.

THREE TIME Best Comedy Performance Nominee, Helpmann Awards
TWO TIME Barry Award Nominee for Best Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival

As seen on ABC TV’s Please Like Me

This show is for proper adults and is rated 18+ The subject matter of this performance is not suitable for minors.


Gadsby’s show is beautifully earnest, honestly hilarious and surprisingly informative on matters of mental health, violence against women and the world of art history. ★★★★

Out in Perth 2017

One of our best comedians: at once outré and heartfelt, brutal and uplifting. She's a marvel. ★★★★1/2

The Age

Just wonderful…such warmth, such candour, such intelligence and so many, many laughs. ★★★★★



About the Venue

Common Questions

Brisbane City Hall

Main Auditorium, Ground Floor, enter via King George Square Brisbane Room, enter via Ann Street entrance and take the lift or stairs to Level 1

Ithaca Auditorium, enter via Ann Street entrance and take the lift or stairs to Level 2

King George Square, main square in front of City Hall

Brisbane Room, enter via Ann Street entrance and take the list or stairs to Level 1.  

Parking: Paid car parking is available at the King George Square Car Park, located directly underneath King George Square. Check the Brisbane City Council website for special parking offers at King George Square Car Park: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-transport/parking-permits/car-parks/car-parking-special-offers

Public transport:
Train: City Hall is only a 5 to 10 minute walk from Central and Roma Street train stations.

Bus: There is a major bus interchange underneath King George Square and Queen Street Mall, as well as many bus stops along Adelaide Street.

CityCat: CityCats operate seven days a week; the closest ferry terminal is North Quay.

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?

See our Locations, Directions + Transport 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 First Time Visitors page.

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