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Slow Boat is coming to the Brisbane Festival this September!

The men weave an epic tale of brotherhood and resilience, charting their journey from poverty and war in rural China, through hard work on Nauru island, then a hasty escape from the Japanese to Australia, and all the challenges they overcome on the way.   //   Blending vaudeville, musical theatre, circus, Cantonese Opera and martial arts, Slow Boat is a play within a play, inspired by the unexpected arrival in Australia of playwright Anna Yen’s father, along with 580 ...

Kaleidoscope is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this August!

Kaleidoscope scales a deceptively simple optical device to epic proportions, allowing you to step inside a constantly shifting illusion. A brand-new solo project by one of the masterminds behind House of Mirrors and 1000 Doors, Kaleidoscope provides the brave and adventurous with a new and different space to explore, contemplate, and dream.   //   An experience that disorientates the senses and challenges our preconceptions, providing access to a new kind of engagement ...

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2022 returns to Brisbane Powerhouse this July!

For its 65th edition, the World Press Photo Contest saw 4,066 photographers from 130 countries enter 64,823 photographs. In yet another transformative year for the world, the highly anticipated exhibition presents courageous stories, invaluable insights, and a diversity of interpretations – from the undeniable effects of the climate crisis to civil rights movements; from access to education to preserving indigenous practices and identity.   //   Providing a variety ...

Edward the Emu is coming to Brisbane this June!

With exceptional world-class puppetry, a beautiful original score and inventive storytelling, the award-winning Monkey Baa team are back with a hilarious and tender story of two emus searching for their identity. Edward and Edwina both wonder if there is more to life than being an emu. Perhaps being a seal or a lion, or a snake is more exciting than an emu’s lot in life. Convinced the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure, the pair set out on an adventure to find their place ...

Erth’s Prehistoric World is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this April!

Experience life-like ancient creatures from land and sea together in one breath-taking show fuelled by extraordinary puppetry, theatrical magic and charm. Erth’s Prehistoric World is a unique and thrilling adventure. Journey to the bottom of the ocean to discover ancient bio-luminescent creatures and incredible marine reptiles, then back to dry land to witness some of the most amazing dinosaurs to have walked the Earth.   //   Experience the creatures of your ...

Garry Starr’s Greece Lightning is coming to the Brisbane Comedy Festival!

Never before has Medusa been looser, Achilles more sillies, or Uranus so heinous. Having single handedly saved the performing arts in 2018 with his multi-award-winning debut show, comic wunderkind Garry Starr returns with another anarchic masterclass not to be mythed. Damien Warren-Smith grew up in the sleepy snowy mountains town of Cooma before studying at Actors Centre Australia. Upon graduation he moved to London where he spent more than a decade working as a theatre actor as ...

Nat’s What I Reckon is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this May!

With hilarious commentary on everything from rosemary foraging to conspiracy theories about tissue-boxes in Camrys consistently clocking up views well into the millions, Nat is beloved for so much more than his sweary cooking clips.   //   His dedicated audience of 2.5m+ champions are here for Nat’s love of taking the playful piss while never losing his message of kindness and inclusivity. Strap in legends for another epic live multimedia piss-taking extravaganza ...

Girl and Guitar is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse!

Each of these artists will take their turn paying homage to the female guitarists and vocalists who’ve blazed the trail and inspired new generations of artists. It is an all too rare thing to see a girl and guitar taking centre stage but when she does, you’re going to listen.   //   Joined onstage by a full band, expect stories, signature songs and righteous riffs from the likes of Joan Jett, Melissa Etheridge, Courtney Love, Tracey Chapman, Buffy Saint Marie, PJ ...

Exciting new festival CIRCFest22 Meanjin is coming to Brisbane!

Over 10 days from 21 April to 1 May, 2022 more than 114 extraordinary performers will thrill, entertain and mesmerise audiences with 76 diverse performances across 6 venues in Brisbane including Brisbane Powerhouse, Metro Arts, The Tivoli, La Boite Theatre, The Ron Hurley Theatre, and Kingston Butter Factory. The brainchild of Cluster Arts, the nations’ celebrated production house for performing arts’ Circus & Physical Theatre companies, CIRCFest22 Meanjin will showcase First ...

Kári Gíslason and Richard Fidler in Conversation is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse!

Born in Iceland, Kári has set his latest epic and compelling novel against the dramatic backdrop of his birthplace and celebrates one woman’s quest, taking a sidelined figure from the Viking tales and finally putting her where she belongs – at the centre of the story. Kári Gíslason and Richard Fidler in Conversation 27 February 2022 Brisbane Powerhouse www.brisbanepowerhouse.org