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Anywhere Festival celebrates its tenth year in 2021

Anywhere Festival returns in 2021 with a record 800 performances across South East Queensland - from Brisbane, Ipswich & Moreton Bay to Sunshine Coast & Noosa! Now in its 10th year, expect 17 jam-packed days of music, theatre, spoken word, cabaret, comedy, magic, walking tours and more to take temporary possession of our city in an intimate discovery of places and performances.

The full program is available for discovery and download and all tickets are on sale now at

The Anywhere Festival is a festival like NO other, offering theatre, comedy, music, circus, cabaret, dance, poetry, walking tours, spoken word and even a little bit of magic in unlikely venues across the state. Think gyms, underground reservoirs, backyards, ferry stops, power stations, plant nurseries, golf clubs, rooftops, warehouses, cafes, trams, parks and heritage homes! PLUS in 2021, you can join in the fun online, in immersive virtual reality and real-time.

2016 Anywhere Festival Launch photo by Stuart Hirth

Hubs & Highlights

  • From Sundance Film Festival to Anywhere Festival - The Queensland Premiere of the virtual reality experience PRISON X - an immersive Andean mythological play in Virtual Reality where YOU are the drug mule - Judith Wright Performing Arts Centre

  • Muscle Up Circus - taking circus performance to gyms across SE Qld

    And all the types of strange nooks and crannies we've come to expect:

  • An Annerley Garage - The Shelter

  • An Old Paint Factory In Yeronga - Alt AR

  • Ferry Stops - Transit Tales

  • A Tram - Transported

  • A Victorian Era Water Reservoir - Willie Nelson's Love Child, Illegal Underground Impro Battle, The Monsters Mother & many more

  • Heritage & Residential Homes - Eve's Game, Pieces of Tin, Disturbo

  • Power Substations - Golden Dreams

  • Golf Course - Avalon

  • Botanic Gardens - Shakespeare by the Lake

  • Parking Lots & Waste Management - Absolute Trash

  • Rooftops - Paladar Rooftop Concerts

  • Barber Shop And Bar - The Time Travel Cafe

  • A University Board Room - A Very Important Meeting

  • Museum After Dark - Archaeopteryx

  • A Plant Nursery - Meat Market

  • Jetties - Dancing on The Jetty

    Other festival highlights include the real-life imagining of the classic board game of Cluedo or the Virtual Reality Big Brunch, where in a world first, three of the world's leading virtual reality proponents come together in the same room.

    Or chill, head up into the rolling green hills of Mt Mee and laugh along with a collection of comical companions at the Tongue in Cheek Winery Tour, supping and sipping on a selection of fine cheeses and sample drops from the multi award-winning, Ocean View Estates as you go.

    Also NEW in 2021 are 5 Anywhere Festival Hubs, each hosting multiple performances throughout the evening: choose from Arcana (Moorooka), Elements Collective (Fortitude Valley) Farrier Bar (Fortitude Valley), The Sideshow (West End) and The University of Queensland (St Lucia).

    All details on the Hubs can be found in the program.

    Likely Story at Buderim Books 2018 Anywhere Festival photo by Travis Macfarlane

    In the words of Qld's Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch, Anywhere Festival is "(a) homegrown true success story!" There's never been a better time to support Queensland's arts industry! Come and be part of the 10 year anniversary of Anywhere Festival 2021 and experience Queensland's creative and cultural spaces like never before!

    Plan your Anywhere Festival journey now at

    For all the latest on what's on, please see:



    Maximal by Scott Wings on top of State Library of Queensland 2013 Anywhere Festival Photo by Stuart Hirth

    About Anywhere Festival.

    Queensland Arts Anywhere Festival is about Queensland performers as much as it is our audiences. Since 2011, Anywhere Festival has put on 3,902 performances of 732 production works including 660 World Premiere works developed by local performance makers.

    Each year, Anywhere Festival attracts around 80,000 attendees over a hundred nooks and crannies across 4,000 square kilometres. This year, with a lean crew and $80,000 in base government funding, Anywhere Festival is providing nearly a million dollars ($963,384 to be precise) in support of 800 performance makers creating 137 mostly new productions.

    Straight On Till Morning hoto by Bruce Heath
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    When: May 6 - 23
    Where: Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast & Noosa, South East Queensland
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