Thomas Dixon Centre

Thomas Dixon Centre

A building that started its life as a shoe factory in 1908, the Thomas Dixon Centre has become a hub that fosters cross-pollination of creativity, innovation and ideas between artists, dancers, audiences and visitors from all walks of life.

#Getting There


The Thomas Dixon Centre has two levels of onsite parking, accessible via Raven Street.

Parking must be booked via the Parkable App. Please note you will be charged from the session start time upon booking.

Public Transport

The Blue CityGlider route bus travels from West End to South Brisbane via Montague Road, stopping right outside the Thomas Dixon Centre (Raven Street stop).
The South Brisbane Train Station is the closest station, located adjacent to the Cultural Centre which is serviced by the bus routes listed above.
The CityCat stops at the West End Ferry Terminal, located at the end of Hoogley Street.

Ride Your Bike

Thomas Dixon Centre encourages to choose active transport. Free bicycle storage facilities, including bike racks, are located in our car park on level B1, entrance from Raven Street.

Drop Off

There is a designated drop off zone at the front of the main entrance on Drake Street for taxis, rideshare, and visitors requiring ground level access.


Venue Access

The Talbot Theatre is on ground level of the Thomas Dixon Centre. The Thomas Dixon Centre has two accessible parking bays located in the carpark at Basement 1 level. Entry to the car park is via Raven Street, after which access to the foyer is via a lift located very close to the bays.

There is also a designated drop off zone at the front of the main entrance on Drake Street for visitors requiring ground level access. Once on ground level, there are no more lifts or stairs required to reach the accessible seating row of the Talbot Theatre.

Venue staff will be walking around to assist where needed in addition to intercoms being placed in the basement level doors for any requests from those levels.

Drop Off

The drop off zone is on Drake Street, West End. This zone has space for multiple vehicles of varying size to pull up to drop off guests. Cars cannot remain in this spot longer than it takes to drop patron off.

There is a small gutter from the road to the pavement. After that gutter, the patron will be on the same level as the theatre with no more stairs or ramps to navigate.

The group is concrete outside the venue and stone tiles inside the venue.


The Thomas Dixon Centre has two accessible parking bays located in the carpark at Basement 1 level. Entry to the car park is via Raven Street, after which access to the foyer is via a lift located very close to the bays.

Patrons would start their parking session through the Parkable App. Navigate to one of the disability car parks to the right of the car park entrance. From these car parks, there is a ramp for 30 meters to the door of the building. The guest lift is inside this doorway another 15 meters to the right. The surface of the basement car park is concrete, and the ground level has stone tiles in the below ground car park level B1. The entrance is via Raven St, West End.

The accessible parking bays will be available on a first come first served basis.
Parking in general cannot be pre-booked, but patrons can start a session prior to their arrival to ensure they have a space at the time.

Accessible Seating

All accessible seating is located in row A of the Talbot Theatre. These seats are on ground level and are 3 rows back from the stage (with AA and BB in front down 3-5 steps). Seats can be removed in 2's on request with prior notice.

If you would like to book an accessible seat in the Talbot Theatre for a performance or event, please call reception. +07 3013 6666

Accessible Toilets

Accessible bathroom stalls for patrons are located in the female, male and gender-neutral bathrooms located across from the Welcome Desk on ground level. There is one ambulant bathroom with baby change table in the same location. There are no steps to get to these bathrooms.

Ambulant bathroom with adult changing table is located on ground level to the left of the main entrance via Drake Street. There are no steps to get to this bathroom.

Wheelchair Access

Thomas Dixon Centre is completely accessible by wheelchair, including an adult change room and shower rooms located on ground level, across from the Community studio.

Please contact Welcome Desk to advise about wheelchair access needed at the Talbot theatre.

Auslan Interpretations

Selected performances are signed by an Auslan interpreter and audio-described. Check individual performance pages for details.

Assistance Dogs

Guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are welcome at Thomas Dixon Centre.

Relaxed Performances

During the performance, house lights will remain on, but dimmed to ensure a comfortable environment. Patrons are welcome to exit and re-enter the theatre at any time as required and ushers will be available to assist. Audience members are welcome to bring into the theatre earphones/ear plugs, fidget toys, appropriate muted electronic devices, etc. as required to enjoy the performance.

Low Counter Space

Box Office/Reception main desk - 1.107m
Box Office/Reception lower desk sections - 0.850m
Theatre Foyer bar - 1.117m
Cafe Cart - 1.116m
Tables in Promenade - 0.750m
Bathroom bench for sink access - 0.787m

Quiet space

Some people may find live performance overstimulating at times. If you feel you need to take a break, Brisbane Festival and Dancenorth welcome you to the designated quiet space in the foyer. We have provided a live feed of the performance in this space, so you may follow the performance with reduced sensory immersion.

Food and Drink

As a standard, there is no food allowed in the auditorium. Drinks are okay as long as they aren't in glass.

We prefer no food, however, if patrons require small, packaged snacks as a health requirement there would be exceptions.

Companion Card

To book an accessible seat and/or companion card seat the patron can do so either over the phone via 3013 6666, email at or in person at our Welcome Desk Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am - 1pm.

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How to get there

Thomas Dixon Centre

406 Montague Rd, West End

Getting there

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