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The Arts Centre is the Gold Coast's premier cultural facility, bringing visual and performing arts to residents of South East Queensland.
The complex houses the Arts Theatre, Gold Coast City Gallery, two Cinemas and the Arts Cafe as well as several stunning function rooms, a chapel and two smaller performance spaces.
Whether you're looking for quality entertainment, or a unique venue to hold your next event or stage production, look no further than The Arts Centre Gold Coast.
With a delicate combination of Music, Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre, The Arts Centre Gold Coast brings together a myriad of national and international performing arts companies whilst also growing local talents through our regional stages program.
The Basement is home to a varied selection of live entertainment, including the ever-popular comedy, live and local bands and a range of music from Latin and Brazilian to jazz and blues. With entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, The Arts Centre Gold Coast always has something on show!
Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. Whether you visit the park by day or night, you’ll enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts.
By day, the park is filled with interactive experiences to give you an authentic insight into the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Learn the art of throwing a returning boomerang, and how a didgeridoo is played. Sample some traditional bush foods, and get an insight into the ancient medicinal value of native plants. And to make your trip extra memorable, you can also create your own souvenirs. The Tjapukai artists will guide you through the intricate art of weaving, creating natural rainforest style jewellery and painting your own returning boomerang in traditional Aboriginal style.
Tjapukai is 15 minutes north of Cairns, next door to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, off the Captain Cook Highway. Guests can take advantage of Coach Transfers to and from Cairns and the Northern Beaches. A public bus service also stops there from Cairns and its a quick taxi ride from the town centre.
How To Get There
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, 4878, QLD
Any dietary requirements should be advised when making a booking.
Tjapukai is open between 9am and 5pm, then from 7pm to 9.30pm. We are open seven days a week including public holidays. Tjapukai is closed on Christmas Day.
Less than 24 hours notice prior to the arrival date 100% cancellation fee.
Numbers on the Day
No minimum numbers
Suitable for Spectators
Tjapukai is an all weather venue.
The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia's premier outback heritage institution. In Queensland's central western town of Longreach, the centre provides visitors with a spectacular outback experience.
• Family dining Restaurant
• Live entertainment
Icon of Tropical North Queensland: The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the world heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park.
Constructed between 1882 and 1891 it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Rising from sea level to 328m, this famous railway takes approximately 2 hours to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest, home to unique Australian attractions and markets.
Freshwater Station is located 15 minutes outside of Cairns. It has a gift shop & Railway Museum. Breakfast is served daily in the open air restaurant or a choice to dine in an original railway carriage.
The journey includes an English audio visual commentary in every carriage and all passengers receive a corresponding souvenir trip guide available in 10 different languages.
Premium Class Travel: KSR Gold Class designed for the discerning traveler offers a more luxurious, personalised touring experience. It offers exclusive vintage green carriages with individual club-style seating, dedicated hostess and light refreshments including Australian sparkling wine, wine & beer. Guests receive a KSR Gold Class souvenir gift.
Gold Class Fares are only available on 0950 ex Freshwater & 3.30pm from Kuranda
Experience Gothic Rock Opera, Fast-Paced Comedy & Creative Insanity at the Gold Coast best theatre restaurant. The production puts a Vampire slant on the tradional Burlesque show.
Swap the sequins for leather studs, the feathered fan with sparking power tools
and you start to get the picture. Fast furious and hysterically funny. Off the main drag in a converted shopping centre, Dracula's doors creaked open with all odds stacked against it. Fortunately the locals fell in love with the eccentric comedy and intimate atmosphere and soon the venue became known for the long quse that would stretch to the end of the block. Eventually the cramped little venue was re furbished and became another Newman creation, The Comedy Clinic. The current location between Jupiters Casino and Pacific Fair shopping center, is a Gold Coast Landmark. A fully operational Ghost Train now takes customers into the theatre. In 2004 Dracula's Gold Coast was awarded the Telstra AMP Australian small business of the year. This year we celebrate 21 years of non-stop performances.
Show is MA 16+.
VIP- A Reserve - includes VIP entrance queue, VIP Gift Bag, VIP seating in Dress Circle, Complimentary Champagne Cocktail and Canapés, Complimentary Tea & Coffee
Monday to Thursday - $93
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public hols.- $129
B Reserve - Standard ticket for the full Dracula’s experience
Monday to Thursday - $88
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public hols.- $115
Housed in a landmark heritage building the Cairns Regional Gallery is the region's premier destination for exhibitions featuring historical and contemporary art by leading regional, national and international artists. The Gallery also presents exhibitions highlighting key works and themes from the permanent collection that focus on the unique cultural heritage of Far North Queensland.
Throughout the year the Gallery presents a range of creative learning programs for audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds including art classes, talks and events that relate to exhibitions and the permanent collection.
To compliment your trip to the Gallery relax at Perrotta's, the Gallery's street front café and enjoy browsing through the Gallery Shop – a great destination for purchasing unique art, craft, and design objects .
The Gallery Shop is a unique retail experience that focuses on products from Far North Queensland, the wider region, state and nationwide artists and designers.
A boutique showcasing Australian creativity and quality. The Gallery shop features an exclusive range of exquisite products including original prints, books, toys, jewellery, home wares, giftware and cards as well as exclusive items to reflect the gallery program and compliment your visit to the Cairns Regional Gallery.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Logan City Council opened Logan Art Gallery in 1995 as a community based initiative which celebrates Logan and Queensland artists and provides a dynamic program for residents and visitors who enjoy the visual arts.
Exhibitions change approximately every six weeks and the program seeks to explore the diversity of art making in Australia. Priority is given to Logan artists' work.
As part of the Queensland network of regional galleries, the Logan Art Gallery shows a mix of touring exhibitions, local artists' work, visiting artists and permanent collections.
Artspace Mackay is a regional art gallery operated by Mackay Regional Council which provides the community and its visitors with access to a wide range of cultural services including:
- An ever-changing program of international standard touring and curated exhibitions of visual arts and social history
- Access to the Mackay Regional Council Collection of artists' books and prints through the Tate Adams Reading Room, with presentations, displays and exhibitions
- Public and educational programs including art classes, workshops, masterclasses, lectures, seminars, performances, presentations, guided tours and events
- A multi-purpose functions venue for meetings. seminars, functions and events
Champions Brock Experience is the largest collection of Peter Brock Race and road cars in the country.
Come along and experience our Light and Sound show weekly or enjoy a guided tour or just wander at your leisure with a general admission.
With 39 cars in the exhibit, a vast array of racing and personal memorabilia and trophies, there is plenty to see.
Open daily with free admission the iconic Ginger Factory is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular tourist attractions.
Discover our story of ginger from paddock to plate and see how Buderim Ginger have become the largest processor of ginger in the world.
Experience the fascinating world of bees with our live bee show then taste our sensational varieties of honey.
Go Overboard with the gingerbread man as you set out on an exciting water voyage visiting hundreds of puppets from every port of the world.
Ride Moreton our 100 year old Ginger train as you relax in our open air carriage and enjoy our beautiful gardens.
The Ginger Factory is the perfect place to experience the authentic taste of Queensland with great shopping along with a fantastic café featuring modern Australian cuisine surrounded by acres of beautiful tropical gardens & walks.
Overboard Boat Ride
Family: $ 44.00
The Factory Tour
The Live Bee Show
Tour Double Deal – Includes the Factory tour and the Live Bee Show
Ride Double Deal – Includes the Ginger Train and the Overboard Boat Ride
Superpass – Includes all rides and attractions
Just 60 minutes north of Brisbane Airport. Follow the Bruce Highway (M1) to the Yandina/Coolum exit and follow the signs.
The triple award winning Historical Village is a self funded, all volunteer operation.
Expect to take at least two hours to fully experience the site.
Interactive demonstrations of Blacksmithing, Woodturning, Corn Shelling and Rope making on Sundays from 1pm ‘til 3pm. Make your own souvenir rope or pedal the lathe and make your own wooden souvenir.
The Museum can be opened any time for groups and schools and there is an urn, cups, table and chairs for groups available at no extra cost.
A new BBQ area is available to visitors/Groups at no extra cost including a hot water dispenser.
Picnic tables are now available in the shady Memorial Garden area
The Church, non-denominational, is available for weddings. (Contact Yvonne on 4124 5257)
In 2001, the museum opened its doors to the public after a year of extensive refurbishment. With Commonwealth Centenary of Federation funding, the resulting 'ship complex' has attracted a great deal of community support. Located on the southern bank of Ross Creek, the boardwalk overlooks the Townsville motorboat and yacht club, while the entrance gate opens out onto Palmer Street's inviting coffee and restaurant strip.
The original museum was begun by the Seafarers Association to ensure the safe keeping of local maritime cultural history. It was located in the Pier Master's office between berths 4 and 6 at the Townsville port.
To allow for the expanding collection and ease of public access, in 1992 the building was picked up, loaded onto a house-moving trailer and driven down the road to where is standstoday. This was made possible through the generosity of the community and the Port of Townsville, who remain the museum's major sponsors.
Following the arrival of the Bay Rock lighthouse a short time laterm the new 'Seafarers' Gallery was opened in 1994. The museums continues to grow.
The new complex opened in August 2001 and has attracted many local, regional and international visitors.
Stage Door Theatre Restaurant is just about to open it's brand new show 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'.
With 20 years experience in the entertainment industry as singers and comedians Bernadette and Phill wow their audiences with beautiful live singing, hilarious tongue in cheek impersonations, very funny word changes, dazzling costumes and huge orchestral backing tracks.
The fabulous entertainment is not the only thing to write home about at Stage Door. Not content to just star on stage, Phill (who has owned a number of successful restaurants and cafes in Sydney and Coffs Harbour) is also Executive Chef. Together with local Chef Chrissy they create and produce delicious three course meals of the highest quality that co-star beautifully with the excellent service and high class entertainment.
Built in 1865, the former Eureka Hotel (the oldest known building of its kind in North Queensland) was restored and opened as the Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms in 2005. The Heritage Tea Rooms is located at the top of Hervey Range, an easy 35 minute drive from Willows Shopping Centre which features panoramic views of the Townsville area, and seasonal waterfalls
Serving scones, cakes, all-day breakfast, light lunches, tea, coffee (including the world’s rarest coffee Kopi Luwak at $50 a cup) as well as beer and wine, the Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms has something on the menu for the whole family. Visitors have the option of dining outside in the garden, on the veranda, or inside the original building. A 1.4km walking trail through nearby bushland takes you above the entrance of one of four tunnels constructed in the 1970’s for the Greenvale-Yabulu railway line, with views of the original cutting.
A Brazilian Carnival in the heart of Brisbane where you can join the conga line, salsa the night away and feel the pulsing rhythms of Latin America.
Sit back and relax with a tantalising fruit cocktail or enjoy the mouth watering gourmet Brazilian barbeque. It’s hot and you’ll feel the temperatures soar as Latin fever takes over your body on a night at Brazilian Touch.A night at Brazilian Touch is vibrant, flamboyant, relaxed, exotic, colourful and full of energy. You can jive with our dancers, get on stage for competitions, fill up on Brazilian cuisine... you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a carnival!
We are open on Thursday nights and for Sunday lunches with a traditional Brazilian Churrasco.
This is truly a unique experience that will touch all your senses. It’s hot and you’ll feel the temperatures soar as Latin fever grips everybody in the room.
Just a short walk from Roma Street Station, Normanby Busway Station, Caxton Street, Normanby Hotel and Roma street Parklands is the Brisbane Arts Theatre, a 151 seat, Air Conditioned auditorium with a licensed bar and comfortable outdoor courtyard available for functions.
There is free parking right outside and disabled Access. Perfect for your next corporate function or fundraising event.
The Brisbane Arts Theatre is Available for hire in 2008!
The Theatre has \\'No Steps" Access for 117 and an upstairs gallery that seats 34.
There are two dressing rooms available which
are fully equipped and air-conditioned.
We also provide tea, coffee and \\'snack preparation\\' facilities and a licensed wine bar.
La Boite Theatre Company is a leading Australian theatre company working out of the nation’s third largest city. It is a platform for inspired collaboration, seeking to produce and present theatre that draws on the full grammar of performance. Words, music, dance, the visual arts and contemporary performance are among the contributors to a theatre that aims to invigorate minds and emotions. We produce plays, but also create work that privileges other forms of theatrical expression. Stories can be told in many ways, and our work is driven by a desire for fresh enunciations.
We occupy Australia’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round, one of only a handful in the world, and embrace its distinctive possibilities. This is an epic-intimate space that calls for a theatre that celebrates the theatrical. It is an arena of inquiry and a coliseum of the senses.
We mostly create our own productions, but also seek collaborations with independent creative teams and both new and established companies from Queensland and beyond. We also present touring work. We have an appetite for new work, from both Australian and international artists, but also a taste for renovating the classic works of world drama by building surprising alliances and approaches. We aim to converse with the times - to unwrap the past and scrutinise the present as a means of expressing our aspirations for the future.
The Boutique Twelfth Night Theatre is located in the leafy inner Brisbane suburb of Bowen Hills.
Where every seat is a good seat and Where every show is the best.
Since 1988, Twelfth Night Theatre is owned by Gail Wiltshire. It has the distinction of being the only privately owned theatre in Australia. Neither the theatre nor its productions receive any form of Government subsidy.
It was built by the community in 1969. Twelfth Night Theatre stands on land donated by Majorie and Brian Johnstone. In 1980, the Queensland Government of the time sold the theatre into private ownership and it is because of the support of the people of Brisbane that it stands today; a gracious and welcoming theatre presenting popular productions, some of which are listed on the 'Best of British Comedy' page.
Join us at the theatre in 2009 and celebrate the joy of facing life in all its wondrous extremes through great entertainment. Our season of nine plays, from the latest Australian and international works to grand theatre classics, provides blazingly honest and beautifully intense observations on the way we live.
And excitingly, you’ll see a whole lot more actors than usual in our 2009 season – with some big cast shows starring some of the best performers in the country on stage in Brisbane.
Welcome to 2009 – a season of truth, beauty and courage.
The StageDoor Dinner Theatre was officially opened on July 17th 2002 by Judy Cornwall (Daisy from "Keeping Up Appearances). Since then literally thousands of patrons have seen a wide variety of comedies, thrillers, cabarets and celebrity luncheons.
This is the permanent home to Starbuck Productions, a Queensland based production company that has built a strong reputation as a provider of quality entertainment. Starbuck was established more than a decade ago and in this time has produced live entertainment in venues such as the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, The Suncorp Piazza, Seagulls International Showroom, the Twelfth Night Theatre and in regional touring venues throughout south east Queensland.
Already their stable of shows is impressive, including Brisbane seasons of Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney, Australian Musical sensation Rhonda Burchmore, The Australian Tom Jones Spectacular, Little Shop of Horrors.
More recently Starbuck has presented Agatha Christie\'s "Murder On The Nile", "Witness For The Prosecution", "And Then There Were None", and the riotous comedy "Ladies Night."
The magic of live performance becomes a reality at QPAC.
QPAC is a triumph of design, technical development and construction, offering arts presenters and the people of Queensland a choice of venues and services to suit every need.
Performance spaces include
* Lyric Theatre
* Concert Hall
* Cremorne Theatre
Spacious foyers and corporate entertainment areas complement the world-class performance spaces.
QPAC also boasts state-of-the-art production facilities, and a \\'total event\\' management team including backstage and technical crews, front-of-house and hospitality staff.
Since its opening in 1985, the success of QPAC has been measured by the calibre of Australian and international performances that have been staged within its walls. With a history of sell-out musicals, plays, ballets, operas and concerts, QPAC has an unrivalled reputation for providing the right mix of location, space, service and venue credibility. Here, international and national presenters turn shows into successful events.
Our aim is to mount 3 productions each year using Hamilton Town Hall as our home base.
We welcome new volunteers, whether experienced or novice. While many people think instantly of being on stage – and we do run open auditions wherever possible – there is always room for extra hands to design or construct sets or costumes, operate lights, crew a show or staff front of house. The good part is, if you volunteer with us, your commitment can be as extensive or as restricted as you choose.
We are also keen to support other community organisations so if you have a fund raising idea you think we can help you with, please make contact and we’ll see what we can do!
In 2004 a new era - the era of N@sh - had dawned, very much a more geographically flexible era. We secured the use, courtesy of Front Row Theatre, of the Hamilton Town Hall for our second play of 2004 - Medea. Several plays were, in fact, already in rehearsal during this unsettled period, the casts and crews of which were beginning to feel distinctly gypsy-like. Nash stormed back to Fortitude Valley after an agreement was made with the Trinity Anglican church
where we performed one our biggest (and oddest?) crowd pleasers of 2004 - a production of the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night\'s Dream. It couldn\'t compete, in crowd pleasing stakes, though, with our final production for 2004: Dan James\' "twist of lemon" take on Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs - an absolutely incredible effort from everyone involved.
All of which seems to mean our roving gamble is paying off: 2004 was, in fact, been a truly great year for N@sh - one in which we\'ve gone from place to place, and strength to strength, and back and forth to the pub. We\'ve made new friends, forged new "alliances", and broken new ground in all kinds of ways!
For 23 years, Harvest Rain operated out of the Sydney Street Theatre in New Farm, Brisbane. Over the years, hundreds of passionate theatre lovers gave their time to make theatre magic happen at Sydney Street both on stage and behind the scenes - it was the dedication of these folk that made the company what it is today.
In 2008, our company spread its wings and relocated to the Mina Parade Warehouse in Alderley, and began a partnership with QPAC that saw all of our main-house productions staged at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex.
Harvest Rain is well-known for producing high quality, affordable productions that are enjoyed by thousands of theatre goers each year. At Harvest Rain, we believe that live theatre is not just for the rich or for the arty-farty – theatre is for everyone, and we are committed to presenting live entertainment that is fun, engaging, and affordable for the whole family to enjoy!
Our company is also widely respected for being a hub of creativity and professional development for emerging artists, and a launching pad from which many artists and smaller companies can develop and thrive.
Australia’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round the Roundhouse Theatre is a unique and versatile performance venue, with a raked auditorium ensuring your audience has 100% visibility to the stage. Renowned for its intimacy, accessibility and imaginative staging capabilities the auditorium seats a maximum of 400 people, with disability access and a discrete latecomer entrance.
The theatre also offers a full compliment of lighting & sound equipment plus self-contained dressing rooms & ‘green room’. The adjoining Rehearsal Room is perfect for post-event functions or as a workshop space. Both venues open onto several attractive outdoor courtyards.
Situated just 2km from Brisbane’s CBD the Roundhouse Theatre is surrounded by parklands, restaurants & recreation facilities.
Zen Zen Zo is a Brisbane-based physical theatre ensemble at the forefront of contemporary performance and training in Australia. Founded in 1992, the company has continually produced edgy, innovative theatre experiences ranging from radical interpretations of classics to original new works. These have been showcased throughout Australia and Asia.
Zen Zen Zo pursues two artistic goals:
1. The creation and performance of dynamic and engaging physical theatre experiences which excite, challenge and transform our audiences.
2. The facilitation of workshops and physical theatre training that empowers and inspires sustainable artistic journeys and the development of new work and emerging artists.
Formed in late 2004 by James Dobinson and Catherine White, Warehaus Theatre Company is a dedicated group of creatives giving artists and theatregoers the chance to be exposed to exciting new works in a range of professional contexts.
We are committed to providing Brisbane audiences with theatre that is challenging, bold and original, while providing Brisbane\'s performers with chances that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
Warehaus is about taking theatrical risks with powerful and compelling theatre and building on the image of Brisbane as a tour-de-force of the arts scene; an exciting new frontier for emerging artists.
Villanova Players was formed in 1948, and has been producing plays and nurturing the theatrical talents of the people of Brisbane for over sixty years.
In the early years, the group performed in St James\\\\'s Hall at Coorparoo, Brisbane. Performances were also mounted in the Albert Hall in the city, where the Suncorp building is now.
With the rebuilding of the hall, we moved to the recently vacated St Luke\\\\'s school building in Taylor St Buranda, Brisbane, and converted the ground floor into a 120 seat theatre with a well equipped stage.
In late 2000, we moved our productions to the McElligott Theatre in St Lawrence’s College, South Brisbane.
Since the start of 2004, we have been performing our major productions in the theatre at the Morningside Campus of the Southbank Institute of TAFE, Clearview Terrace, Morningside, and the Hanrahan Theatre, at Villanova College, Coorparoo.
Built in 1917 and restored in Art Deco style, this elegant, fully licensed theatre has state-of-the-art technical features, top-of-the-range facilities, in-house catering by our 5 star chef and dedicated staff available to meet all your needs.
Check out the hottest local and touring acts (upcoming events) or let us create your ideal event, from food and beverage packages to layout and theming (functions and receptions).
The art deco style Auditorium with mezzanine holds 1,500 standing or 700 seated patrons. The Tivoli Theatre is renown for its great warm sound and consistent production standard. The Tivoli staff endeavours to make our venue one of the highlights of your tour.
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Sunnybank Theatre Group (inc) is one of Brisbane\\\\'s most affordable non-professional theatre companies. Since 1965, we have presented a variety of dramas, thrillers, comedies, pantomimes, and musicals.
Our members, performers, stage crew, front of house & box office staff, and the committee are all enthusiastic volunteers who are driven by their passion for community theatre. We welcome anyone who would also like to contribute to the life of our theatre.
Our fully licensed bar offers a range of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks as well as tea and coffee. The bar remains open after shows for patrons to enjoy a drink with the cast and crew. The theatre is also fully air-conditioned.
We are located at 14 Mains Rd Sunnybank, Brisbane, on the north-west corner of Mains and Beenleigh Roads.
The Society has enjoyed over 50 years of successful operation. Its venue is the Anglican Church Hall of St Luke\'s at Ekibin Rd East, opposite the junction of Sexton St, Annerley (or Tarragindi.)
Auditions are not held. Instead, we present rehearsed and staged play-readings over a particular weekend where the potential of an aspiring member can be assessed. Four major plays (comedies being the most popular choice) are presented each year and new members who have shown promise are given roles along with the main established actors.
Guest directors are invited into the yearly program to keep the standard high and we attract good audiences. Each major play season runs for 8 performances including 2 matinees.
From profits, exceedingly generous donations are directed to a long list of charities, including World Vision, Smith Family Sponsorship and local and overseas charities.
The hall has been set up as a theatre venue that attracts other fund-raisers who benefit from our discount offers for Block Bookings of 20+. Parking is accessible both in the grounds and nearby streets. The hall is a 7 minute drive from the City Centre, a phone is installed for patrons\' use and buses pass the door.
Established in 1961, Savoyards is Brisbane's longest continuously running community based musical theatre company, producing two large scale musicals each year. Based in Brisbane's bayside, we are a nonprofit group, managed by a dedicated group of volunteers and supporters.
Savoyards is committed to helping performers of all ages develop their skills through engagement with professional directors, musical directors and choreographers as well as workshops with professional training organisations, such as the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA).
Amateur theatre has been performing at the Sandgate Town Hall since the 1958. At the time they started with a donation of £5,5s from the local Rotary group under the name The Sandgate Little Theatre Group. Currently operating under the name of Sandgate Theatre, our theatre group performs three major plays (2 or 3 act) plays a year, as well as:
Our plays range from hilarious comedies to serious dramas.
The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble exists to engage Southeast Queensland communities with Shakespeare - in order to strengthen the connections and relationships between community members, and to create evocative, engaging theatre that awakes the senses and impassions the lives of its audiences and artists.
QSE is committed to sharing epic, eternal stories with a live audience and considers the human voice the paramount instrument for doing so. The Ensemble\'s core belief is that performance is most potent when embodied by actors who train together, exchanging skills, experience and a sense of belonging with one other.
The Princess Theatre is the oldest theatre on mainland Australia, and is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.
Constructed in 1888 in Annerley Road, Woolloongabba, the Princess Theatre is designed to an ornate Italianate style.
There were few productions staged in the 1890s and appropriately a clothing business was established in the dress circle during this period. It was still used periodically as a theatre but it is best remembered for film screenings which occurred after 1912.
EDC (Expressions Dance Company) is defined by its commitment to the future evolution of contemporary dance in Australia and throughout the world. The cornerstones of the company are:
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Natalie Weir, and drawing on the talents of an ensemble of six extraordinary dancers, the company is well on it’s way to being recognised as one of the premier dance companies in the country.
In addition to main stage performances, EDC maintains its place at the forefront of contemporary dance through a busy program that includes regional, national and international tours; an extensive education program, professional dance training intensives; weekly dance classes; and development opportunities for emerging performers and choreographers.
Brisbane Powerhouse is both a producer of contemporary performing arts and a multi-arts, dining and conference venue. Nestled on the beautiful banks of Brisbane River (beside New Farm Park) the former power station has become a distinct landmark, both as a stunning industrial creation and as a hub for everything creative, including theatre, music, comedy, film, visual arts, festivals and ideas.
Owned and supported by Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Powerhouse opened as an arts centre in 2000 after its 30-year reign as a derelict power station. Bold industrial structures laced with European flair, raw textures and preserved graffiti walls combine to create the perfect artistic space and have earned the building a heritage listing.
St Helena Island is Queensland’s most historic island. This beautiful National Park is located four kilometres from the mouth of the Brisbane River and for more than 60 years was home to hundreds of society’s outcasts, for here stood colonial Queensland’s foremost maximum security prison for men. The Island is rich in history and has a fascinating and colourful past.Tours to the Island operate all year long and we offer Day tours or Night Ghost tours conducted by members of the St Helena Theatre Troupe.
Visit St Helena Island Penal Establishment for Men, by day… or for the more adventurous try the ‘Secrets of St Helena – Ghost Tour’ (Night Tour). Enjoy the scenic views as you cruise to St Helena. Tour the old prison and enjoy our picnic lunch in the Superintendent’s Gardens. Our qualified actors/tour guides will entertain you with fascinating stories about the lives of those poor inmates of St Helena.
Brisbane City Botanic Gardens is a living museum of plant collections, displaying early heritage specimens through to present day exotic and native plantings. It is considered to be one of the most important non-indigenous cultural landscapes in Queensland and is recognised for its natural and historic values. In addition to the plant collections, there are a number of significant heritage features.
Walk through the beautiful Brisbane City Botanic Gardens accompanied by a Brisbane Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guide. Tours are offered twice daily, (except Sundays, public holidays and mid-December to mid-January). Walks last approximately one hour. Meet at 11.00am or 1.00pm at the Rotunda opposite the Albert Street gates. You can also visit Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, situated on Mt. Coot-tha Road, Toowong.
A visit to Queensland Parliament allows you to experience the grandeur of Queensland\'s first and foremost public building. Built in 1868, the beautifully restored interior showcases Queensland\'s history, as shaped by the governments and laws that have been made in the Parliament.
Today the building is still home to Australia\'s only unicameral State Parliament. Visitors can enjoy tours conducted by Parliamentary Attendants, who provide insights into the buildings\' architecture, history and operation of Parliament.
The area now known as Musgrave Park was, and continues to be, a meeting place for a number of Indigenous groups of South-East Queensland, offering a neutral site for holding feasts, ceremonies and the resolution of disputes. The Cultural Centre provides a focal point for Aboriginal community and for the preservation, promotion and presentation of Aboriginal culture and heritage.
While Centre development is being undertaken, Musgrave Park Cultural Centre operates from the Jagera Arts Centre.
City Hall is one of Queensland's most significant heritage and cultural icons.
Since its opening in 1930, City Hall has been a symbol of civic pride and over the years it has become one of Brisbane's greatest icons and community meeting places. The building has played an important role in the lives of our local community in times of war, peace, celebration and refuge and has rightly earned the title of the 'People's Place'.
City Hall is home to Brisbane’s civic, community, artistic and social life and reopened in April 2013 after three years of extensive restoration and upgrades.
Visitors can enjoy free exhibits at Museum of Brisbane, daily tours and access to the iconic clock tower. For more information call 3403 8888 or visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/cityhall
The MacArthur Museum Brisbane introduces visitors to a critical time in Brisbane’s history – the dark days of World War Two.
Visit the office where MacArthur planned the Allied campaigns in the South-West Pacific and his famous, ‘I shall return’ campaign for the recapture of the Philippines.
Experience Brisbane during the dark years of 1942 to 1944 – when streets were lined with air-raid shelters, and warships and submarines crowded the banks of the Brisbane River.
Explore a time of censorship, rationing and blackouts, when adults and children carried ID cards, and housewives queued for food supplies.
The Queensland Police Museum offers visitors the opportunity to enter the world of policing. Displays depict the history of the Queensland Police Service from 1864 to present day, giving an insight into different police sections. Visitors can test their detective skills by using clues from the simulated murder scene to solve a crime.
Other displays illustrate infamous Brisbane crimes, real murder cases, a Shrine of Honour and police transport.
QUT Art Museum has a nationally significant collection focused on contemporary Australian art. The six galleries provide an engaging space for exhibitions. It is situated within QUT Gardens Cultural Precinct, Brisbane City.
The QUT Art Museum is proud to display collection based exhibitions, major touring exhibitions, as well as QUT student exhibitions. Guided tours and free public programs, including the "Meet the Artist" series, provide a diverse range of activities to compliment the exhibitions.
Take a trip back in time to when trams were the lifeblood of Brisbane City. See why they were so popular with the people of Brisbane and discover why many cities are returning to this viable form of public transportation. Rediscover the romance that Brisbane has lost, but not forgotten.
Tours of the museum and display hall plus tram rides on restored 1901 - 1969 Brisbane Tramcars are available each Sunday. Special mid-week group charters are available by prior arrangement.
The Nursing Museum is located on the first two levels of the 1931 wing of Lady Lamington Building, formerly the Nurses’ Home, in the grounds of the Royal Brisbane Hospital. The Lady Lamington Building is heritage listed on the Register of the National Estate, the National Trust Register and the Queensland Heritage Register. Lady Lamington, the wife of the Governor of the day laid the foundation stone on 14 September 1896. Robin S. Dodds was the architect of the original 1896 “L” shaped building. The 1896 building provided accommodation for the Head Nurse, four Charge Nurses, fifty trainee nurses and four servants. A second wing was added to the Nurses\' Home in 1914 providing a further 98 cubicles for nursing staff, mainly trainee nurses.
With the growth of the Brisbane population in the 1930s and the increasing needs of the community during the economic depression, the Brisbane and South Coast Hospital Board appointed Architectural firm, Conrad, Atkinson and Powell to develop a modern hospital on the Herston site. Similarly at this time there was a need to train more nurses to staff the new wards and services buildings. The 1931 building facing the north-east, provided an additional 105 cubicles mainly for trainee nurses bringing the total accommodation provided for nursing staff at that time to 207. This wing has four floor levels and was used as night duty accommodation for the trainees. Sitting rooms, each with a fireplace, were a feature of the two top floors.
The Queensland Energy Museum highlights our energy heritage with an array of objects and displays illustrating the social history of the electricity and gas supply industry. Early documents are available for visitors to browse or undertake serious research.
The collection is being expanded to include all forms of energy.
Displays are set out chronologically from early 1800s to the modern era, relating the history of Queenslanders\' service in the Queensland and Commonwealth Defence forces, both in times of peace and during war, and of the Allies of the Colony and Commonwealth in war.
Day and evening tours are available by prior arrangement for interested groups.
In the 1880s the museum building housed Mohoupts’ General Store and a local funeral business. In 1993 the building was purchased by the Society and officially opened as a museum in 1994. The Society\\'s collection is housed in an air-conditioned, single storey brick building. The museum features a wall display of chronological history; a thematic display under glass; various free-standing historical items; a small library of books, video tapes and slides; a large paper collection on file of localities and identities; and a large collection of photographs. Historical books produced by the Society and souvenirs are on sale. The Society provides guided tours of local historical areas and lectures delivered at local schools.