Treasury Brisbane Arcadia


6 - 28 Sept | Treasury Brisbane Arcadia



It's free to enter, day and night.

Like the Festival itself, and like the mythical Arcadia after which our hub is named, it's a place of revels, revelations and romances.


The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent hosts heaps of ticketed entertainment, including the sensational Blanc de Blanc Encore and lots of bands. Our roaming Revellers offer free entertainment through the night, teasing and pleasing patrons.

Great eats from fabulous foodies and a bunch of bars keep it all flowing. Start your weekend with Furphy Fridays from 4-6pm every Friday with free music and giveaways in the best spot on the river.

There are free activities for 0-5 year olds on Wednesday mornings and school holiday fun is everywhere.

And, of course, Sunsuper Riverfire celebrates the last night of the Festival.


Experience River of Light, our spectacular light-and-laser show on the river, telling an untold story of Brisbane from the perspective of the First Peoples. It’s free and on three times a night.

Explore 1000 Doors, our mysterious labyrinth of in-between spaces that suggest something between The Shining and Grey Gardens.

Want to check out The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent without a ticket? Open House times allow you to explore.

Join us for our ceremonial opening with the Traditional Owners at 6pm on 6 September at the Welcome to Country performance, followed by the very first showing of River of Light.


Treasury Brisbane Arcadia is the perfect place to bring a date.

Watch the sun go down by the river, enjoy the free entertainment in the Channel Nine Chill Out zone, catch the laser spectacular River of Light, share food and wine just before you drop in to see a sensational show. Pout, pose and post in front of stunning artworks courtesy of Sunsuper, Brisbane Airport Corporation and The Courier-Mail.


This is our river-frontage bar where you’ll be welcomed by the wings of angels.

With Art Deco inspiration, this is a luscious lounge. Food, drinks, and sensual singers and dancers will entertain in an ode to the parties of the ‘20s–‘40s. So, show off your best vintage glamour, grab a Vinaceous, and get flirtatious.

Late night weekend DJs will help you party into the night. Divine is open until 1am Tuesday through Thursday and Sundays, and until 3am Friday and Saturday.


More river frontage and perfect for a serious date and great conversation. Reflect on your festival experience over an Archie Rose cocktail, with piano music, and jazz and blues singers on weekends.

On Saturdays join us for Archie Rose Saturdays – you’ll be able to explore the flavours of Archie Rose with cocktail making classes and tastings to kick off your weekends.



6 - 28 Sept

Open every day except Monday

Treasury Brisbane Arcadia

Cultural Forecourt
QLD 4101

Free Event

Wheelchair Access

Paid car parks at QPAC and South Bank Parklands.

Take a bus to the Cultural Centre busway station, a train to South Brisbane train station or a ferry to South Bank ferry terminal.

Visit TransLink to plan your public transport journey.

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