Club in Fortitude Valley

Beat MegaClub

Five rooms + seven bars + three chill-out areas + hard house/electro/retro/techno beats = the perfect storm for dance junkies. It’s big with the gay and lesbian crowd, with regular drag performances.
Cocktail Bar in South Bank

Loft West End

A sassy cocktail bar, upstairs from Archive Beer Boutique.
Club in Fortitude Valley


Queue up for one of Brisbane’s biggest and best clubs. The music here is phenomenal, pumping through four levels with myriad dance floors, bars, funky themed booths and elite DJs from home and away. The 'Fluffy' gay…
Cinema in Fortitude Valley

Palace Centro

Screens art-house films and hosts a French film festival in March/April, and a Scandinavian film fest in July.
Cinema in South Bank

South Bank Cinemas

The cheapest complex for mainstream releases: wade through a sea of popcorn aromas and teenagers.
Opera in South Bank

Queensland Conservatorium

Part of Griffith University, the conservatorium hosts opera, as well as touring artists playing classical, jazz, rock and world music. Many concerts are free.
Performing Arts in Fortitude Valley

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

A medium-sized creative space (300 seats max) for cutting-edge performances: contemporary dance and world music, Indigenous theatre, circus and visual arts.
Theatre in Brisbane

Brisbane Arts Theatre

Intimate community theatre built in 1936; catch improvisation troupes, children’s theatre or classic plays.
Theatre in Central Brisbane

QUT Gardens Theatre

Productions here are anything but amateur, despite the theatre's location on a university campus in the city. Expect to see Australia’s best professional stage actors here.
Live Music in Fortitude Valley


International notables (The Dandy Warhols, Sharon Jones) plus local success stories (Angus & Julia Stone, Parkway Drive) tread the boards at this elegant old art-deco stager, built in 1917 (and tarted-up more re…