The Queensland Performing Arts Centre is the beating heart of Brisbane's cultural scene. It's made up of four dynamic venues, including the 2,000-seat, horseshoe-shaped Lyric Theatre. Arrive early to take in sweeping views from the riverside foyer. The Concert Hall showcases cutting-edge architecture and stunning acoustics, while the intimate Playhouse is ideal for dance and theatre.
Part of the Queensland Cultural Centre, the complex hosts over 1,000 performances a year. Check the online programme for ballet recitals, music concerts, theatre shows and comedy acts. In addition to spotlighting local Australians, the centre welcomes a dynamic roster of international performers.
Can't catch a live show? Sign up for a one-hour backstage tour. You can refuel with coffee and cake at the Café by QPAC on the ground floor. Lyrebird is the centre's signature dining experience, serving contemporary Australian fare and champagne-soaked high teas. Alternatively, enjoy pre-show drinks at Russell Street Wine Bar.
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre is in Brisbane's South Bank precinct, on the corner of Melbourne Street and Grey Street. It's a 10-minute walk from Brisbane’s city centre and steps from the South Brisbane Train Station and Cultural Centre Busway Station.