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  • Brisbane Festival

    Brisbane Festival is a world-class arts festival that brings the city together every September for a thrilling program of music, theatre, dance, comedy, opera, circus, Sunsuper Riverfire and much more.
  • What's On

    What's On
  • Accommodation

    Whether you are a local or from out of town, make the most of your September with a long weekend in Brisbane! Join us at Arcadia, enjoy a Festival Flavours meal and explore our full program of Festival events. Our accommodation partners would be delighted to brighten your experience this September.    
  • About

    Brisbane Festival is one of Australia’s major international arts festivals.  Each September, it explodes across the city with a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire.  Brisbane Festival attracts an audience of around one million people every year. Brisbane Festival has only been annual since 2009, but in that time it’s been embraced by the city and admired by the world. Our mission Brisbane Festival aims to connect artists and audiences in ways that lift the spirit, disrupt the conventional and open our city to the world. We believe... A festival needs to be festive.  Like a feast, it needs to lift our spirits, our responsiveness and our appetites beyond the everyday. A festival disrupts the conventional. It inspires us to think differently – about an art form, about city spaces, about how we live in the world. A festival looks outwards to the world. It brings the world and its arts to us, and it showcases our city and its arts to the world. We believe in presenting outstanding arts experiences from here and around the globe that expand our sense of the world and of what is possible within it. We program across all art forms, create clusters of linked works, enable creative endeavours  that might not otherwise be possible, ensure that we present work that speaks to contemporary concerns, and embrace non-traditional venues. We believe in helping to grow and develop the Australian and local arts sector. We engage with artists and companies in ways that enable them to think and create beyond their normal borders. We believe in creating a compelling connection between audiences and arts experiences. We aim to remove cultural, price and physical barriers, to reflect diverse tastes and cultures and to reach out to audiences who might not normally attend arts events. We encourage a social as well as an aesthetic dimension to the arts experience. We believe in being an exemplar of how an arts organisation can inspire new ways of thinking about creativity and cultural participation. We wish to create a civic passion for the culturally different. We wish to become an indispensable part of how Brisbane thinks of itself – as a people, as a city, as part of Australia and of the world. We are determined to show that a festival can live and prosper at the nexus of great arts and great community, local and global, and offer unexpected opportunities for joy, celebration, boundless exploration and honest reflection.    
  • Support Us

    EACH SEPTEMBER BRISBANE FESTIVAL CONNECTS ARTISTS, AUDIENCES AND BRISBANE IN WAYS THAT LIFT THE SPIRIT AND OPEN OUR CITY TO THE WORLD. Find out more about how you can support us by partnering with us, or participating in our giving program.
  • Practical Stuff

    2015 ticket information, Brisbane Festival Venues, FAQ'a, Road closures
  • Privacy Policy

    Privacy Policy
  • Corporate Hospitality

       HOST YOUR NEXT CORPORATE FUNCTION WITH US! For a limited time only Brisbane Festival offers you the opportunity to host your corporate event with us. Treat your guests to a unique and unforgettable experience at Brisbane Festival. For more information get in touch with Phoebe Rouse at phoebe@brisbanefestival.com.au or (07) 3833 5408 to arrange a corporate entertaining package. This is your chance to experience a world that does not exist at any other time of the year! Spots for 2018 have not yet opened. Client Entertaining Packages 2017 information sheet  
  • Festival News

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  • SLQ Volunteer Form

    SLQ Volunteers Thank you for your interest in Brisbane Festival! Volunteers from the State Library and Brisbane Festival will collaborate in the Arcadia space at South Bank, providing a library on the lawn for patrons. Volunteers will assist in running the space, which will serve as a place to read, learn and play. If you have any questions, please email Zachary Reimers, the Volunteers Coordinator, via volunteers@brisbanefestival.com.au
  • Sunsuper Riverfire Accessible Viewing

      Brisbane Festival has established an accessible viewing area on River Terrace opposite Walmsley Street (see map attached), in partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who will provide off-street undercover parking for those who wish to take advantage of this viewing area. This area is reserved for special needs patrons and their carers (one per person). If you wish to join us at this area please register your details via the form at the bottom of this page. Two wheelchair accessible amenities will be available at the viewing area and security will be present. Access to the carpark in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will only be available from 4pm via Llewellyn Street off Mains Road (near the Pineapple Hotel). Any undercover parking requires a vehicle to be below 2.1m, higher vehicles are able to park in the vacant lot across the road. Once parked, there’s a short distance to the viewing area on River Terrace. Brisbane Festival volunteers will be onsite to assist with your parking and will direct you to the viewing area. After the spectacular display, River Terrace will remain closed until approximately 9pm for which exit will be via Llewellyn Street onto Main Street. Registrations for accessible viewing for 2017 are now closed. Register your interest
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    Ticketing

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