Act 3 is our fierce and fun climax, with family truths, horror and some rocking music... Read more
What's on in Act 3?
After three weeks of epic Sunshine State celebrations, Brisbane Festival comes to a close with a bash for the ages, bringing together a massive line-up of Australia’s brightest talent, with homegrown heavyweights Violent Soho and rising superstars Meg Mac, Methyl Ethel and WAAX.
Inspired by your favourite scary movies, Horror is an imaginatively gory, genuinely terrifying and funny live experience. A young woman and her friends are terrorised by a vengeful spirit when they visit the place of her tormented childhood.
A new work from one of Australia’s leading physical theatre companies tells the story of an Australian family – three Aboriginal kids from a small town – and how two choose to survive when one is lost.
Hailed as one of the breakout stars of the Australian music scene, Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever will perform their debut album ‘Hope Downs’ – a rich and sophisticated collection of passionate guitar pop.
After more than 10 years cutting their teeth in Melbourne City fringe pubs and backyard party jams, The Teskey Brothers announced themselves triumphantly to the world in 2017 with the release of their debut album ‘Half Mile Harvest’, capturing the attention of blues and soul lovers far and wide.
Triple ARIA-winner Sarah Blasko writes songs that strike with rare immediacy, clarity and purpose - melodies beguilingly simple, lyrics honest and direct. Her new album ‘Depth of Field’ is a five-star winner.
Experience the Tivoli like never before and get up-close and personal in this unique in the round experience.
Paul Dabek is widely regarded as one of the funniest magicians on the planet. Dressed to impress, and with more thrust than a NASA lift-off, British showman Dabek takes to the stage with a machine-gun-delivery, quick wit and theatrical flair that captivates all ages.
Two dogs, one kennel, five days! Sharp, political and poetic, this new work starring Tom Oliver and Ron Kelly from Brisbane’s own Dog Spoon reflects on the recesses of our human psyche through the lenses of two hairy ruffians with a bone to pick.
Who do you envy? Who is like you, but a little bit better?
With a raucous chorus of original music by composer Louise Mothersole, award-winning theatre maker Rachel Mars and four belting female singers bring you a gleeful, dark show about the hidden workings of envy and the ways we screw each other over.
Catch BrainBuzz Host Kellyn Morris, Resident Scientist Clare Van Dorssen, and a bunch of historical characters, including Albert Einstein, as they bring some of their TV antics to Brisbane Festival in the beautiful Brisbane City Hall, in a free event sponsored by Brisbane City Council.
The Owl and the Pussycat is an enchanting and intimate theatrical experience for families. Be swept away in this all-new opera with stunning vocals, interactive theatre, and a troupe of musical puffins.
Aboard a magical pea-green boat, this charming work explores universal themes of love, harmony and acceptance.
After selling out at Brisbane Festival in 2017, surreal show girl, obscene beauty queen and sex clown, Betty Grumble returns with her ongoing womanifesto, call-to-arms party, protest and a long hard kiss.
Join the cast of the award-winning The I Hate Children Children’s Show as they take your whole family on a non-stop sugar rush of live music, funny songs, magic, comedy and, of course, signature child-hating.
The Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concerts are back again for a midday music break in the city, with musicians from Queensland Conservatorium, Queensland’s chamber orchestra Camerata, and Helpmann Award-winner Michael Griffiths.