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Short+Sweet Festival: Gala Finals

Presented by Short+Sweet QLD in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Love theatre and cabaret but have a short attention span? This is for you.

Now entering its ninth year in Queensland, Short+Sweet is the biggest festival of ten-minute theatre and cabaret in the world, offering short sharp bursts of performance for the perfect night of fast-paced entertainment.

After four massive weeks of exhilarating performance, Short+Sweet will present twelve performances for two almighty nights of talent.

Audiences will have an opportunity to vote for their favourite performance each night, ahead of the awards ceremony on Sun 03 Sep.


Say Yes
Hero + Leander
Invention No.45.B Volume 9, The Remix
Murder In The Mansion

Rock Pigs
Songs For Sarah Connor
This Could Be You!
Shoes Wisely

Download program here.


The festival is without a doubt one of Brisbane’s most exciting theatre events of the year.

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Executive Producer Sean Dennehy
Festival Manager Brodie Peace
Production Manager Nicola Jones
Lighting Designer Christine Felmingham
Digital Marketing Coordinator Dave D'Arcy
Publicist Emmaly Langridge
Assistant Festival Manager Alycia Warner
Assistant Production Manager Angela Goh

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.