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Brisbane Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse present

A Curious Arcade

16 – 26 Sept

Past Event
A Curious Arcade

Prepare to be intrigued by peculiar storytelling machines in this century-old arcade exhibit.

World Premiere

Imaginary Theatre
Created by Celeste Mackellan, Thom Browning, Sarah Winter and Finegan Kruckemeyer.

Prepare to be intrigued by peculiar storytelling machines in this century-old arcade exhibit.

These elaborate machines are the creations of virtuosic Australian inventor Celeste Mackellan, an obscure figure who disappeared in 1929 along with the mechanical curiosities she built.

Fascinated by Mackellan’s mysterious disappearance, an international consortium of collectors and creatives from Imaginary Theatre are slowly working to locate, extract and lovingly restore her machines to their former glory.

At A Curious Arcade, you can experience these mechanical wonders as they tell timeless stories that surprise and delight.


Price

Free

Times

11:30am – 5pm

Where

Brisbane Powerhouse
19 Lamington St,
New Farm QLD 4005

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Important Info

Suitable for ages 8 & over

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#Artist

Thom Browning

Thom Browning

Thom co-founded Imaginary Theatre to champion children’s access to the arts, and since then this Brisbane-based company has reached over 180,000 children across the globe.


#Partners

Where

Brisbane Powerhouse
19 Lamington St,
New Farm QLD 4005

Getting There

Parking
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 translink.com.au

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.

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


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