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Brisbane Powerhouse

119 Lamington Street | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
61 7 3358 8622
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Ranked #18 of 159 Attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A must for locals and visitors in Brisbane. The building is restored beautifully, the site of many wonderful and frequent performances. But even more, when performances are on, the bar and food service is available. I met a friend for a great glass of wine and had a nice spring roll sitting at handsome tables in the main hall. Really... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Old factory converted..to Art space.. Lots happening in here, art exhibitions, theatre, music etc.. On the river with some nice restaurants but I like it here when the Jan Powers weekend gourmet markets are on.. Park adjacent makes a great area to relax & eat, or stroll further on to Newfarm. Easy access by river cat to get here.. Lovely... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Didn't see a show here so can't comment about the theatre part. The cafe sells pretty good pizzas and very nice beer. So get one of each and sit outside on the terrace - primo.

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Converted power station, very well done, has good restaurants, comedy shows, theatres, outside cinema and theatre and all with Brisbane river views. Car parking small problem...

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If your on the move in the area it's a great stop to grab something before venturing onwards and its very child friendly with space for bored kids to move around

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Brisbane
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Brisbane Powerhouse, as the name suggests, is an old powerhouse that was derelict for many years then recycled as a venue for live shows and art exhibitions. Much of the old graffiti has been retained, as well as some of the original electrical generating equipment, giving the place a bit of a gritty, grungy feel, but done in very good... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A hot day and nice and cool inside. The staff were excellent and helpful with choices for the children. Good menu with lots of choice - quite expensive but worth it. Great choice of wines

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Fantastic theatre experiences at this venue. Advise everyone to stay tuned to this wonderful venue. From children's opera "FIZZ" to the Kransky sister to much much more.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Sorry but just don't see a reason to go out of your way to see this "restored" powerhouse. Nice location however with a sub-par cafe.

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Roma, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A very disappointing experience despite the lovely setting by the river. The service was amateur and the food average. Not worth the price nor a return visit

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