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Published February 26th 2014
RPAC has live performances to suit everyone
If you live in Brisbane you'll know all about QPAC: Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Well, now it's time for you to discover RPAC: Redland Performing Arts Centre.
I hadn't been to the theatre for a few years when I enjoyed an afternoon of theatre fun in Cleveland, on the south-east side of Brisbane, with my friends. The anticipation and excitement of a live performance set the tone for the comedy we watched and after leaving on a high I wondered why I didn't do this more often.
At RPAC you will find something for everyone. Whether you're a regular theatre goer or even if it's your first theatre experience. This unique and impressive performing arts centre is host to a variety of entertainment throughout the year.
There are dramatic plays and comedies, including productions for younger members of the family. If you are a music lover you won't be disappointed. You'll discover musicals, opera, music concerts and an annual Musical Melodies Series. Film festivals and workshops are also on the calendar, so be sure to check out www.rpac.com.au for a full list of all upcoming events.
At RPAC There is Something for Everyone
RPAC have a program for schools with productions for pre-primary, prep and primary aged children and their families. Education programs, such as short play writing workshops, are also on offer during the year.
RPAC has a variety of venues, including a Concert Hall, Auditorium, Gallery Foyer, as well as more versatile venues including the Concert Hall Foyer and Concert Hall Green Room. Also, be sure to unwind with a drink at the bar before performances and during intervals.
You can book your tickets via the RPAC website, but if you want to avoid a booking fee you can purchase them from the RPAC Box Office in person or over the phone by calling 07 3829 8131. You can then collect the tickets for free at the Box Office or get them posted to you for a small charge.
RPAC has lots of car parking but be aware of the restrictions when parking on the road. If you decide to get public transport it's only a 200 metre walk to Cleveland bus and train station. For timetables go to www.translink.com.au.
Once You've Experienced RPAC You'll Want to go Back Again and Again
So if you want your weekends full of live performances that will make you laugh, cry or sing, check out what delights RPAC has to offer. You'll be glad you did.
I. Just agree, I love RPAC too. Parking is free....unlike in the city, it's safe walking the streets. The theatre size is small and intimate. The seats all have good views.
Only issue I have is there isn't anywhere to go for coffee afterwards. Cleveland shuts down very early even on weekends. Going for a drink to the local pub isnt inviting as it has virtually no atmosphere. Quite a shame as it could extend the night.