Located on the corner of Melbourne Street and Grey Street in Brisbane’s South Bank precinct, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre. As it is only a ten minute walk from the Brisbane city heart, making a visit to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre is very convenient. To capture the flourishing performing arts culture of Australia at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre you can make a visit during as you spend your holiday in one of the Hotels in Brisbane CBD such as Next Hotel Brisbane.
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre annually hosts around 1000 performances across its four theatres and outdoor spaces. The centre accommodate a wide variety of performance including dance, musicals, theatre, opera, comedy and contemporary and classical music concerts featuring leading Queensland, Australian and international actors, dancers, musicians, artists and companies. The Lyric Theatre is the largest venue with a seating capacity of approximately 2,000. It is Brisbane’s main venue for musicals, operas and ballets. The Concert Hall is the second largest venue and Brisbane’s main venue for orchestral performances although it is also used for comedy performances, graduation ceremonies and awards presentations. The Playhouse is a proscenium theatre and is the third largest venue with a seating capacity of approximately 850. The Cremorne Theatre is the fourth largest venue with a capacity of 200 to 300 depending on its configuration. It is a reconfigurable performance space with six configurations. Located at the entrance to the Cremorne Theatre is the Tony Gould Gallery which features changing exhibits related to the performing arts.
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre was designed by local architect Robin Gibson in the 1970s to fulfill the need of a new Art Gallery and a performing arts centre. The main Box Office is located upstairs (Level M) from the Grey Street entrance and is open 9am to 8.30pm on Monday to Saturday. The Box Office is open two hours prior to a scheduled performance on Sundays.
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