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Cabaret Showcase

Presented by Queensland Cabaret Foundation in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Come and catch the fresh, exciting up-and-coming artists of Queensland Cabaret, pulling out their party pieces or trying something daringly new at Queensland Cabaret Festival’s Cabaret Showcase.

Stepping up to the mic to show off their schtick are Short + Sweet finalists, Cassie George, Matthew Dear, Sophie Bannister and Kat Ryan. There’s comedy cabaret from Jenny Wynter and Janelle Colquhoun and some queer, quirky and quarrelsome love songs sung by Spanish troubadour Sanfeliu.

Also on the menu is a taste tester of the 2017 Queensland Cabaret Festival program with Matthew Semple and Daryl Murphy from Blokes in Voice, The Dustbin Hoffman’s duo and a very special appearance by Foxy Moron – Xanthe Jones as her alter ego – Chlorine the Aussie Mermaid.

The evening will be hosted by our very own Really Real Housewife of Surfers Paradise, Mercedes DeLuca-Jones. So come along and see what the future of cabaret looks, feels and tastes like at this smorgasbord of cabaret treats.

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.

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.