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Anya Anastasia

Cabaret Star For Hire

Presented by Anya Anastasia partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

After 10 years of writing, performing and touring internationally, Australia’s “Cabaret Queen” is quitting cabaret.

Cabaret Star For Hire is part performance-art, part Aussie opera, part physical and musical comedy extravaganza with all-original songs and hysterical musings of an artist on the brink of superstardom, or mental breakdown, or both.

Anya Anastasia’s brand new one woman show highlights her bizarre and riotous CV as she publicly seeks new employment. Tired of the razzle-dazzle insta-glam “look at me I’m nailing it” showbiz lie, she has crafted this brazen showcase of one woman’s failures – admitting to everything that she’s messed up or covered up in pursuit of her dreams, and the result is hilarious.

From the sublime to the ridiculous and everything in between with very relatable and honest tales from a recently retired showgirl discovering her new life’s purpose… to become a secret agent super-spy and uncover a world-wide global plot.


Anya Anastasia is an outstanding performer, and one you should see at any opportunity. It is the type of show I’d come out of, buy another ticket and watch it all over again with unabated fanboy fervour.

The Plus Ones

The more Anastasia unravels, the more we fall under her spell.

The Advertiser

Anya Anastasia attacks what she’s leaving and what she’s lived with the most intensely concentrated delivery of a decades long, well-honed comic schtick, downright lyric emotional honesty, and physical comedy. Blindingly Brilliant!

Barefoot Review

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.