Claire Healy: (Get a) Real Job

Presented by Hot Mess Productions in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Claire Healy has never had a real job.

With a resume that looks like a list of highly questionable life choices, Claire Healy’s captivating new cabaret attempts to answer that endlessly awkward question: “What do you do?”

Armed with a killer voice, keyboard and ukulele, Claire bares her soul about the sacrifices an artist makes in employment security, stability and consistency, in order to maintain space & time to devote to Art.

It is a ride through the world of busking Croatian lotharios, taxi call centres masquerading as marriage crisis counselling and salad topiary.

The audience is propelled through a program of comic original songs and chat about those non-artistic “real” jobs artists undertake in order to survive.

Part of Wonderland Festival 2018.




She’s entertaining – and she’s right about vegan cheese. ★★★★

Adelaide Advertiser

Funny, powerful, energetic...I cannot reiterate enough the consummate cabaret performer that is Claire Healy.


If Kate Bush had worked on her jokes and taken herself a little less seriously, she could have been Claire Healy.

Herald Sun


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.