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Comedy

The War on History SOLD OUT

The Chaser & The Shovel

Presented by The Chaser and The Shovel

Following sold-out runs in Sydney and Melbourne, The War on History is based on The Chaser Quarterly and Shovel’s latest book The Completely True History of Australia and is the least reliable, but most hilarious account of Australian history.

On 26 January 1788, a bunch of old white men arrived in Australia and started ruining it for everyone.

240 years later, you can relive that experience by having a bunch of slightly younger white men ruin your night as they present sketches, pranks, quizzes and a 150 page Powerpoint presentation on all the best moments in Australian history.

You’ll be joined on this journey by Australia’s least eminent historians, including The Chaser’s Charles Firth, The Shovel’s James Schloeffel and Australia’s leading game show host Mark Humphries.

Plus there’s also a very special guest star, who we cannot announce for reasons that will become apparent during the show.

VIP ticket includes a copy of The Completely True History of Australia.

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.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane