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While the theater scene in Brisbane is certainly not as famous as that of Melbourne or sydney it is far from dead.
The main theater complex in the city is QPAC or the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. QPAC is centrally located less than 5mins walk from the CBD, in the cultural centre at southbank. The complex consists of 4 performance spaces, the Lyric Theater (which is the main theater in Brisbane), the optus Play house, Cremorne Theater and the concert hall.
http://www.qtix.com.au sells tickets for shows at QPAC as well as the Queensland theater company, queensland orchestra and touring exhibitions at the art gallery.
Other Theaters and Complexes
Powerhouse – at the End of James st, Newfarm, www.brisbane powerhouse.org/
The powerhouse is the official home of fringe culture and emerging theater in Brisbane. It plays host to experimental arts, physical theater, rockandroll circus, vulcan womens circus, performance art, and a host of interesting and avant garde performances.
Brisbane Arts theater - Petrie Tc
Brisbane arts theater is a comunity theater that does the childrens pantos at christmas, nothing like the london tradition, but fun for the littlies
Roundhouse Theater, QUT Kelvin Grove rd, Kelvin Grove http://www.roundhousetheatre.com.au
Gardens Theater - QUT Garden's Point, George St, CBD www. gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au
The Amphitheater - Roma St Parklands, just off Wickham tc. www. roma streetparkland.com/whatson.aspx
Grin and Tonic - one of Brisbane's hidden gems. these guys are wonderful and innovative and terribly engaging. http://www.grinandtonic.com.au/
LaBoite - another wonderful theater company based at the Roundhouse theater at kelvin grove www.laboite.com.au/
zenzenzo - seriously avant garde, but at the same time very entertaining
QTC - Queensland theater company
Harvest Rain – Newfarm ,
Queensland Ballet - http://www.queenslandballet.com.au/
under the direction of François Klaus the Queensland Ballet is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Classical and Contempory Music
Queensland Orchestra - http://www.the queensland orchestra.com.au/
each year the QO presents a wide variety of individual concerts and innovative series.
Queensland Youth Orchestra - http://www.qyoc.org.au/
Southern Cross Soloists - http://www.southernxsoloists.com/
these guys are wonderful.