Comedy favourite Arj Barker returns to Brisbane Powerhouse!
“As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they’re brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin’. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That’s quality you can trust.”
Arj Barker - Organic*
01-17 December 2017
*may contain traces of nuts
Wasteland at Brisbane Powerhouse
Besieged by mountains of rubbish, 12 extraordinary young performers recycle and reuse discarded items, reimagining circus and what our future could be. Wasteland is about potential, hope, resilience and survival – replacing recognisable circus apparatus with repurposed materials and scrap.
Developed by Flipside’s performance troupe, renowned circus artist Chelsea McGuffin and dramaturge Robert Kronk, Wasteland combines amazing aerials with frenetic ground and ...
The Wine Bluffs at Brisbane Powerhouse
Why hasn’t the ‘Champagne Spider’ caught on? These questions and many more will be inadequately answered by the self-styled sommeliers of comedy, Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja.
After intoxicating sold out audiences across the country, The Wine Bluffs are here to do what they do best; bullshit about wine. Laying spurious claims to a reputation as renowned wine consultants, the duo, fresh from judging the Fruit Wine Section at The Rockhampton Show, will ...
What Rhymes With Cars and Girls at Brisbane Powerhouse
Performed with a live band led by Rogers, What Rhymes With Cars and Girls is an intimate musical jewel that sees two lovers brought together by a conjunction of the stars and a pizza delivery gone weird.
It’s a raw and complex urban romance – a balm for the hardest of hearts, and solace for anyone who has ever been in love. Playwright Aidan Fennessy, has threaded these beautiful songs across the class divide to create a stunning new tale of contemporary love ...
The Zombies are Coming to Containment at Brisbane Powerhouse!
One problem – there is a leak in the lab. We’re on the edge of the zombie apocalypse. Containment is your chance to save the world and challenge the ordinary in this 90-minute strategy-based team adventure game.
Containment is a highly immersive, limited season experience that integrates live adventure gaming, immersive theatre, technology and world creation to create high-fidelity entertainment.
Step out of reality and launch into Australia’s most ...
Wonderland Festival 2017 at Brisbane Powerhouse
The 2017 program features internationally acclaimed acts and interstate guests alongside homegrown heroes and festival favourites, canvassing comedy to burlesque, contemporary circus, cabaret, music, art installation and more.
This year’s highlights include beatbox sensation and one-man orchestra Tom Thum and bohemian singer- songwriter Jamie MacDowell joining forces for a musical mash-up that defies conventions and expectations. American comedy legend Arj ...
The Surprise Collection Exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse
This collection of oil paintings depicts the turbulence of a descent into the darkest depths of the unconscious mind where form and structure dissipate to leave the raw, intense energy of a struggle for survival. A powerful visual depiction of the darkness man must conquer to gain ultimate iconic stature.
Townley’s work has been exhibited at The National Gallery, The Royal Academy and Saatchi Gallery in London. Some of his clients are made up of the world’s greatest stars; Sir ...
World Press Photo Exhibition 2017
The annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the world’s top press photographers who captured an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.
In its 60th year, the contest saw 80,408 images submitted by 5,034 photographers from 125 countries.
The prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award was given to Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici. Ozbilici’s picture shows how Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police ...
Joh for PM at Brisbane Powerhouse
The musical comedy satirizes the bizarre events that occurred in Australian politics during the Bjelke-Petersen reign. Set at a fundraiser for Joh in 1987, audiences will want to sing along to original tunes such as Pumpkin Scone Diplomacy, Feeding the Chooks and the most catchy political song ever, Joh for PM.
Bjelke-Petersen was Queensland’s longest serving, longest-lived, most quotable Premier. He was one of the best-known and most controversial political ...
Briefs: Close Encounters at Brisbane Powerhouse
With their trademark skill and humour, they test the limits of masculinity, taste and decency. Expect interstellar aerials, incredible artistry and warped speed strippers from outer space.
It’s been too long between drinks, with the BRIEFS boys not having performed at Brisbane Powerhouse since sell-out performances in 2014. Expect all the shocks and thrills you remember – plus new tricks, glamour and frivolity to keep you on the edge of your seat.