Entertainment

Club in Fortitude Valley

Beat MegaClub

Five rooms + seven bars + three chill-out areas + hard house/electro/retro/techno/hip-hop beats = the perfect storm for dance junkies. It’s big with the gay and lesbian crowd, with regular drag shows and a dedicated…
Performing Arts in South Bank

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Brisbane’s main performing arts centre comprises four venues and a small exhibition space focused on aspects of the performing arts. The centre's busy calendar includes ballet, concerts, theatre and comedy, from bot…
Performing Arts in Fortitude Valley

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

Home to both a medium-sized and intimate performance space, this free-thinking arts incubator hosts an eclectic array of cultural treats, including contemporary dance, circus and visual arts. It's also the hub for t…
Live Music in Fortitude Valley

The Zoo

Going strong since 1992, the Zoo has surrendered a bit of musical territory to the Hi-Fi and Brightside, but it is still a grungy spot for indie rock, folk, acoustic, hip-hop, reggae and electronic acts, with no sho…
Performing Arts in New Farm

Brisbane Powerhouse

What was a 1920s power station is now a buzzing hub of nationally and internationally acclaimed theatre, music, comedy, dance and more. There are loads of happenings at the Powerhouse – some free – as well as popula…
Opera in Central Brisbane

Underground Opera

A professional, Brisbane-based performing-arts company running annual seasons of opera and Broadway musical recitals in the subterranean Spring Hill Reservoir, built between 1871 and 1882. See the website for season…
Jazz in Kangaroo Point & Woolloongabba

Brisbane Jazz Club

Straight out of the bayou, this tiny riverside jazz shack has been Brisbane’s jazz beacon since 1972. Anyone who’s anyone in the scene plays here when they’re in town.
Theatre in Toowoomba

Empire Theatre

Toowoomba's cultural heart beats stridently inside the magnificent Empire Theatre, sections of which date back to 1911 (the Moderne facade is from 1933). The venue plays hosts to a variety of performances, from tour…
Stadium in Kangaroo Point & Woolloongabba

The Gabba

You can cheer both AFL football and interstate and international cricket at the Gabba in Woolloongabba, south of Kangaroo Point. If you’re new to cricket, try and get along to a Twenty20 match, which sees the game i…
Arts Centre in Central Brisbane

Metro Arts Centre

This downtown venue hosts community theatre, local dramatic pieces, dance and art shows. It’s an effervescent spot for a taste of Brisbane’s creative talent, be it offbeat, quirky, fringe, progressive or just downri…