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by Amanda B (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer who likes to wax lyrical about hiking, eating, art, gardening, and the joys of living a little like a gypsy.
Published August 18th 2014
Go to the theatre for a fun & thought-provoking night out
brisbane theatres
Turbine Building, Brisbane Powerhouse


Theatre is one of, if not the, most engaging and provoking art forms practiced: it is a platform for self expression; a foundation for community; a place for thoughtful and elegantly expressed social and political commentary; a means of open, experimental and creative practice.

Unfortunately, theatre seems to be in minor demand in Brisbane, and is therefore greatly under represented, which is super disappointing, since theatre, to me, is kind of like a unification of all the major art forms: writing, dance, design, fashion, fine art - all these these forms of art can be, and usually are, incorporated into theatre.

brisbane theatres
Playhouse, QPAC


If you're looking for a new recreational activity that's as fun as it is enriching, then I think you should give going to the theatre (that is, live theatre!) a go. To get you started, here's a list of live theatres in Brisbane. Some of these theatres are local, not-for-profit, community group theatres, so, while they probably won't offer the polished productions that bigger theatres offer, these folk will definitely appreciate, and are so worthy of, your support!

List of Live Theatres in Brisbane and Greater Brisbane

QPAC - Queensland Performing Arts Centre (Southbank)

Brisbane Powerhouse (New Farm)

RPAC - Redland Performing Arts Centre (Cleveland)

La Boite at the Roundhouse Theatre (Kelvin Grove)

Schonell Theatre (UQ grounds, St Lucia)

The New Globe Theatre (Fortitude Valley)

Brisbane Arts Theatre (Petrie Terrace)

Front Row Theatre Inc (Hamilton)

Gardens Theatre (QUT Grounds, Gardens Point)

St Lukes Theatre (Tarragindi)

Nash Theatre (New Farm)

OzFrank Theatre

QTC's Billie Brown Studio (South Brisbane)

Sandgate Theatre (Sandgate)

The Twelfth Night Theatre (Bowen Hills)
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