Is Brisbane Festival on in 2020?
What are the dates of Brisbane Festival 2020?
Brisbane Festival will take place from 4 to 26 September 2020.
Where can I get a Brisbane Festival brochure?
Printed programs will be available at many major information centres and libraries around Brisbane in August. But all the information you need is right here on the website, and you can download a PDF of the brochure at the bottom of this page.
How will Brisbane Festival deliver a program that adheres to social distancing restrictions?
There is no denying that Brisbane Festival 2020 will look and feel different due to the impact of COVID-19. In reimagining the 2020 Festival, the Brisbane Festival team is focused on finding new ways to bring Brisbane together this September to celebrate without encouraging crowd gathering. Brisbane Festival’s 2020 program is evolving, but the safety of performers, audience members and Festival staff is and always will be of paramount importance. This year’s program is being designed in a way that people can enjoy it without gathering together in crowds. Read more on our Stay COVID Safe page.
How will you ensure patron safety at this year’s Brisbane Festival?
The safety of performers, audience members and Brisbane Festival staff is and always will be of paramount importance to Brisbane Festival. Brisbane Festival will ensure all social distancing restrictions are adhered to as part of the organisation’s COVID-19 safety plan. Read more on our Stay COVID Safe page.
Is the Festival happening at South Bank this year?
Normally, South Bank is where the hub of the Festival is, but this year Brisbane Festival is going out to 190 suburbs across the city. This year is a wonderful opportunity to rediscover our wonderful city.
Is Sunsuper Riverfire going ahead this year?
The one true consistency during COVID-19 has been unpredictability. Like many organisations, Brisbane Festival has reimagined the Festival so it may proceed mindful of the need to adhere to social distancing restrictions. While the Brisbane Festival team is committed to delivering an exciting program for Brisbane this September, certain elements of the 2020 program, including Sunsuper Riverfire, are unable to go ahead because it encourages crowd gathering.
Which streets will Street Serenades be happening in?
Brisbane Festival has been designed to bring people together this September to celebrate without encouraging crowd gathering. Street Serenades concerts are pop-up performances, as part of this year's 'surprise and delight' program. We will not be publishing locations in relation to dates or times. 190 suburbs of Brisbane will be visited by our mobile stages-on-wheels so keep an eye and ear out in your suburb.
Can I use my camera or recording device inside the theatre?
Photography and recording during in-theatre performances is generally not allowed, however please check the individual event information available at the venue on the day or evening of the performance.
What is happening with the giant finches after the festival?
Florentijn Hoffman’s inspiring visual artwork Messengers of Brisbane was created as a beacon of hope, and to bring joy to all those who witness the six vibrant, larger-than-life sculptures perched atop iconic landmarks of Brisbane. The message is simple, but powerful: look up and smile. We are delighted that the Finches will have a life outside the Festival. Stay tuned for the details.