Brisbane Powerhouse

9 acts you won’t want to miss at Brisbane Comedy Festival

July 9, 2021

Kicking off just as mask restrictions (hopefully!) ease in Brisbane next week, the Brisbane Comedy Festival has got a stellar line-up planned for its 2021 iteration. With so much to choose from, including legends such as Ross Noble, Akmal, Cal Wilson, and Jimeoin, as well as internet sensations Nat’s What I Reckon and Christian Hull, […]

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Theatre Review: The Shakespearean circus is in town, with Brisbane Immersive’s Midsummer Carnival

January 28, 2020

The Midsummer Carnival is in town, and the big top has set up shop at Brisbane Powerhouse. A troupe of pixies and players invite audiences to wander through their carnival, filled with sideshow games, fortune tellers, and death defying stunts. But hidden amongst the crowd are four young lovers, and as the mischievous Puck sets […]

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Theatre Review: Baby Bi Bi Bi is a wickedly funny hour of cabar-gay

July 9, 2019

From the moment the Flesh Coloured Panties crew (consisting of Samantha Andrew, Erin Pattison, Annabel Larcombe and a Portable Closet) take to the stage with a rendition of “Salad with the Girls, But in a Gay Way”, the scene is set for an hour of deliciously crude and wildly inventive cabaret. With a focus on bisexuality, a […]

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Theatre Review: Cassie Workman’s Giantess is a heartfelt (and hilarious) triumph

July 8, 2019

One day, while shopping for school supplies, a little girl is kidnapped by a troll. She spends the next thirty years trapped in the troll’s house, gradually assimilating to his lifestyle. She cooks, cleans, and is careful to never look outside at the world beyond. Isolated and convinced of her own brokenness, only a giantess […]

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Theatre Review: After a night with Ruby Slippers and co, I LOVE GAY – and you will too!

July 2, 2019

Commander Ruby Slippers and her band of queer warriors are here and they’re ready to slay! Featuring acts from across Australia, I LOVE GAY is a cabaret style celebration of all the colours of the LGBTQ+ rainbow, and it’s damn near impossible not to get swept away in the fun. Produced by Slippers and Brisbane’s […]

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MELT 2018 Review: Pop rock opera bare the musical nails the vocals, but fails on story (Brisbane Powerhouse until June 3rd)

May 28, 2018

At a prestigious Catholic school, two boys fall in love. In their final school year, Peter and Jason test the limits of their secret relationship, as Peter wants to come out to the world, while Jason, wary of losing his family and friends, wants to live the fantasy a little longer. As rehearsals for the […]

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MELT 2018 Review: Get ready for a close encounter of the cabaret kind, with Briefs: Close Encounters (Brisbane Powerhouse until June 2nd)

May 24, 2018

The Briefs boys are back in Brisbane, returning from a distant glamourous future to spread a message of hope, love, and fabulous good times. Led by their drag queen mistress Shivannah (Fez Fa’anana), the stage is set for a night of stunning aerial acrobatics, powerful lip syncs, and raucous good fun. This is cabaret at […]

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6 must-see shows at Brisbane’s MELT 2018

May 8, 2018

Queer arts festival MELT returns to the Brisbane Powerhouse this year, extending an open invitation to one and all to come and celebrate works inspired and created by Brisbane’s vibrant LGBTI+ community. The festival runs from the 17th to the 27th of May, and is jam packed with theatre, dance, improv, and art. To get you […]

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Theatre Review: Love / Hate Actually at the Brisbane Powerhouse

December 11, 2017

Love, Actually is one of those Christmas films that had a significant impact on me the first time I saw it. I’ve since seen it more than once, and each time it has elicited a similar set of emotions within me that have confounded many. I absolutely detested the film and felt it was a […]

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Restrung Festival returns to Brisbane Powerhouse next month

July 28, 2017

Restrung Festival is returning to Brisbane next month for its third season of cross-genre and contemporary classical strings-driven ensembles, bands, soloists, dance and physical theatre. From August 17 to 19,  Brisbane Powerhouse will host an all-star line up of international, national and local guests for three huge days of  ticketed concerts and free events. More […]

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7 Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Month (December 2016)

December 3, 2016

There may be relaxation, holidays and many other festivities on the mind of everyone during the month of December, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go out and enjoy the best the art world has to offer, here’s what we think is the best of the bunch this month! Opera Australia’s The Opera Gala & […]

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Parody Graeme of Thrones scores the ultimate cast member – an actor from Game of Thrones!

September 20, 2016

Michael Condron, who played Bowen Marsh in HBO’s Game of Thrones, will join the cast of parody show Graeme of Thrones for its Brisbane Powerhouse run later this year. Graeme of Thrones producer Alex Jarrett says: “Condron might have been one of Jon Snow’s killers in Season 5, and was then killed by Jon Snow […]

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Look Mum… No Hands!!! to be presented at Brisbane Powerhouse this weekend

September 7, 2016

Opening today at Brisbane Powerhouse, Look Mum… No Hands!!! is the first production from ensemble Indel-ABILITY Arts, a group comprised of artists who identify as having a disability. Set in the fictional Legless Bar on open mic night, performers share accounts of their struggles to find opportunity and succeed in an industry that places so […]

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Smooth Criminals – The Songs of Michael Jackson premiering at the Brisbane Powerhouse in December

August 17, 2016

Between Luke Kennedy and Joel Turner there has blossomed quite the musical partnership, one that will be making its hyped debut at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Wonderland 2016. The duo present Smooth Criminals – The Songs of Michael Jackson this December: an homage to the late Michael Jackson‘s extensive catalogue in a way that hasn’t been seen before. […]

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World Press Photo 16 exhibition officially opens at the Brisbane Powerhouse

July 31, 2016

World Press Photo 16 is now at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 29th July to 21st August. This travelling exhibition showcases the accumulation of journalistic and documentarian photography all around the globe. 2016 marks the 59th year of this travelling cache of insights. 82,951 images were submitted this year. Before we discuss the winner we must […]

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World Press Photo Exhibition headed for Brisbane Powerhouse later this month

July 20, 2016

On July 29th, the 2016 World Press Photo Exhibition will return to the Brisbane Powerhouse for a month long stay. Showcasing some of the most powerful and politically charged images of the previous 12 months, the exhibition has been touring for the last 59 years. Running since the 1950s, this year’s contest drew entries from around […]

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Fishamble’s Swing to visit Brisbane Powerhouse

May 5, 2016

Irish theatre group Fishamble are bringing their hit romantic comedy Swing to the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of a ten venue Australian tour, slated to play the Brisbane River venue in late May. Following the tale of Joe and May, the show tells the story of two strangers who meet at a swing dance class. Swing […]

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Theatre Review: 심청 ‹Shimchong›: Daughter Overboard! (performances until Feb 23)

February 20, 2016

Shimchong: Daughter Overboard! is the latest production by Motherboard Productions. Its story is both rooted in old Korean tales, and tales anew painted by the tumultuous state of Australian affairs. It begins in a far away land of another time where Shimchong, daughter of a blind man sacrifices herself by leaping overboard and sinking down […]

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