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Short + Sweet Festival 2018

Presented by Short + Sweet QLD in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Now entering its tenth year, the biggest ten minute play festival in the world takes centre stage again at Brisbane Powerhouse. Here’s your opportunity to witness brand new home-grown independent performances. Short+Sweet offers short sharp bursts of ten-minute theatre and cabaret, presenting dozens of new performance works – each unique and packing a punch.

A festival like no other, Short+Sweet offers daring drama, laugh-out-loud comedy, charismatic cabaret, contemporary performance and perhaps even some bold burlesque, each less than ten minutes long!

Heats are from 20-30 June and this year will feature cabaret and theatre strands plus a special wildcard event!

So join us for the ultimate in fast-paced entertainment, two weeks of almighty talent where you, the audience, get to vote for your favourite show, to appear at the Gala Finals in the Powerhouse Theatre on 1 September.

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

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 on performance days.

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. 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 The Fantauzzo.