Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse's brick exterior wall lit up pink for Brisbane Festival.

Brisbane Powerhouse is Queensland’s home for contemporary culture, a magnificent power station of the 1920s reborn as an arts centre on the Brisbane River.

COVID-19 safety at Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse has reopened to the general public in line with Queensland Government’s Stage 3 COVID-19 guidelines.

Brisbane Powerhouse FAQs

Here you will find answers to common questions about attending an event or visiting Brisbane Powerhouse.

#Accessibility at Brisbane Powerhouse

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Assistive Listening

Assistive Listening


There is a drop off area in the Brisbane Powerhouse car park with level access to the Stores Building and lift access to the main building. All levels of Brisbane Powerhouse are accessible by lift. The Turbine Platform can be accessed via ramp. On entry to the theatre, an usher will direct you to your seats. Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on all levels.

If you need any assistance, please approach one of our friendly staff.


Designated parking spaces are available for patrons with special needs. A lift operates from the Stores Building (car park level) to the Powerhouse Plaza where the main entrance to the Brisbane Powerhouse is located. For patrons who require assistance travelling from our car park to our theatres, Brisbane Powerhouse can make arrangements to accommodate your needs with 24 hours advance notice. A wheelchair can also be made available on request whilst the patron is visiting Brisbane Powerhouse.

Booking Tickets

Wheelchair and special needs seating is available. Please notify Box Office of your requirements at the time of booking, a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Please note that balcony seating in the Powerhouse Theatre is not wheelchair accessible.

Companion cards are accepted for events at Brisbane Powerhouse unless otherwise stated. Please advise that you will be using a companion card at the time of booking. Companion cards must be presented when collecting the tickets.

Assisted Listening Devices (Hearing Loop)

Please notify Box Office at the time of booking should you require a Hearing Loop. Our hearing loop has an earpiece that sits over your ear and may be used without a hearing aid.


Brisbane Powerhouse ›
19 Lamington St,
New Farm QLD 4005

Getting There

  • Street parking 

  • Free venue parking  

  • Public transport 

If you’re planning on driving, there are over 100 free parks, with more opened in busy periods. If you have a dinner or performance reservation, we encourage you to arrive 40-50 minutes early to give yourself time to find a park. 

Public Transport
For more information on public transit schedules and stop locations visit

Citycat Ferry — The New Farm Ferry Terminal is located approximately 200 metres from Brisbane Powerhouse, with services every 30 minutes until midnight.

Bus Service — The 195 and 196 bus services stop at the end of Brunswick Street at Oxlade Drive, on the East side of New Farm Park. The 199 bus stops at Merthyr Road and Hawthorne Street. Both stops are a short walk away from Brisbane Powerhouse.

The taxi/rideshare collect and drop off area is located inside the car park beside the Stores Building.

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