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2019: An Event-full Year!

2019 in Brisbane is an event-full year with lots of exciting entertainment with the likes of award-winning shows, international concerts, unique exhibitions, fantastic sporting events and festivals. Here are some Brisbane events you might like to experience: 2019 Brisbane Events Broncos v Penrith Panthers – 16 August Suncorp Stadium Behind the Scenes Tour – 17 August Queensland Museum Fleetwood Mac – 20-24 August Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Boat Show 2019 – 21-26 August Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) Bangarra Dance Theatre: 30th Anniversary Season – 23-31 August QPAC The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run – 25 August South Bank Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival – 25-29 August Howard Street Wharves, Brisbane Queensland Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet – 28 August-7 September QPAC Hugh Jackman: The Man, The Music, The Show – 31 August-3 September Brisbane Entertainment Centre (BEC) BIGSOUND Festival – 3-6 September Brisbane, various venues Brisbane Writers Festival – 5-8 September State Library & QAGOMA BRISBANE FESTIVAL – 6-28 September Brisbane, vaious venues Riverstage Birthday Bash – 7 September Riverstage Brisbane Eco Expo– 13-15 September Brisbane Showgrounds Muriel’s Wedding The Musical – 19 September QPAC Beer InCider Experience – 20-21 September Brisbane Showgrounds Oz Comic-Con 2019 – 21-22 September BCEC […]

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Two New Great Family Shows Coming up at QPAC

There are two new great family shows coming up at QPAC. School of Rock and Storm Boy. School of Rock When: From 12 July 2019Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC Based on the comedy hit movie of the same name, School of Rock Musical is going to rock the Lyric Theatre. This hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. School of Rock features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, in a high-octane smash hit delivering face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses!  Tickets start from: $71.90 per person and are available from QPAC Box Office. Storm Boy When: 29 July to 17 August, 2019Where: The Playhouse, QPAC Based on the heart-warming novel by Colin Thiele, Storm Boy will be brought to life on stage with its masterful puppetry and boundless imagination. The story follows the young Storm Boy who lives a simple yet free life on the coastal wilds of the South Australian Coorong, combing the beaches with his reclusive father, […]

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Ballet

When: 25 February to 2 March, 2019 Where: QPAC, South Bank The award winning Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Ballet is coming to QPAC from 25 February. Lewis Carroll’s story has been translated into a delightful ballet, framed by extravagant sets, magnificent costumes and extraordinary music. Join Alice as she meets a twitchy White Rabbit, a tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a hot-tempered Queen of Hearts in this family-friendly adventure. Wonderland has never looked more magical, thanks to this ingenious production’s puppetry, projections and eye-popping illusions. You will experience breathtaking visuals from Tony Award-winning designer Bob Crowley and a colourful, cinematic score by Joby Talbot. With all the scale and spectacle of Broadway, this ballet will transport you to the heights of your imagination. The production of Alice won two Helpmann Awards in 2018: Best Ballet and Best Female Dancer (for Principal Artist Ako Kondo). It’s time to fall down the rabbit hole and book your tickets now! Ticket prices start from $51 per person and are available from QPAC Box Office. Book your Brisbane Accommodation in advance for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with us here at West End Central Apartments. We offer apartment style accommodation in Brisbane’s West End. Perfectly located close to Southbank Parklands, the Brisbane […]

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Opera Q’s Don Giovanni

When: 19 October to 3 November, 2018 Where: QPAC, South Bank The epic and timeless masterpiece Don Giovanni, performed by Opera Queensland returns to QPAC, conducted by Johannes Fritzsch from 19 October. British/Australian bass baritone Duncan Rock, makes his Australian principal debut in the title role of this striking new production of one of Mozart’s best works. Some of Queensland’s finest singing actors will complete the cast of Don Giovanni. The opera tells the compelling tale of Don Giovanni’s final days of pleasure as he roars towards his ultimate destruction, wreaking havoc in the lives of everyone he encounters. The power of Don Giovanni at close range is awe inspiring. Don’t miss the chance to be part of a very special operatic experience. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets range from $59 to $159 and are available from QPAC Box Office Get in early and book your Brisbane Accommodation near QPAC South Bank at West End Central Apartments. Offering a selection of fully self-contained one and two Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. Book your Brisbane accommodation HERE  

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RENT @QPAC

When: From 2 May 2018 Where: Cremorne Theatre, QPAC RENT is Raw, Sexy and Dangerous, the award winning musical is back on stage for 2018! The theme is based on Puccini’s La Boheme, the storyline follows the lives of a group of friends living in New York’s East Village as they battle for their dreams through heartbreak and the devastation of HIV and AIDS. Adult $69 plus booking fee, concession $64 plus booking fee Duration 2 hours and 20 minutes including interval See RENT at QPAC for a strictly limited season. West End Central Apartments are conveniently located in South Brisbane within walking distance to QPAC. Featuring studio apartments, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments accommodating up to 4 guests; plus free Wifi and Free parking. Book your Brisbane West End Apartment now.

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American Idiot @ QPAC

When: 13-21 April 2018 Where: QPAC, Playhouse Theatre American Idiot is an award-winning Broadway production returning to QPAC after a sell-out season in 2017. This phenomenal Green Day musical has captured the attention of a whole new generation of theatre goers. Discover this exciting new musical that has Green Day fans jumping out of their seats. The dynamic Brisbane season is set to bring the house down featuring an all-Australian cast, Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) and Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus) performing every song from Green Day’s album American Idiot and more. “A 90-minute thrill ride.” The Guardian It’s a Green Day experience of a lifetime! Book your tickets for American Idiot at QPAC this April. Prices start from $89 plus booking fees Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes West End Central Apartments offers accommodation near QPAC within a 10minute walk, with comfortable one and two bedroom apartments and studios with a pool, sauna and gym. Book your South Brisbane Accommodation now.

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10 FREE Things To Do In Brisbane

Ten Things to Do for Free in Brisbane Streets Beach – Queensland’s one and only man made inner city beach, located adjacent to the Brisbane River in the South Bank Parklands, Streets Beach features sparkling lagoons, white sandy beaches with shady sub-tropical plants and palms. Streets Beach is patrolled by life guards all 12 months of the year, please check the times as they vary throughout the seasons. South Bank Parklands – South Bank Parklands has plenty to do, picnic in the shade, walk through the colourful bougainvillea arbour, the kids will love the amazing rope climbing forte and playgrounds, barbecue and picnic facilitie, check out the productive herb and vegetable garden at epicusious gardens, walk through the rainforest glade and swim at the lagoons. What’s best is it’s all free, bring your own snacks or enjoy one of the many cafes. Clock Tower Tours – Free guided tours are available of the iconic City Hall and the Clock Tower between 10am-5pm daily, however please note the City Hall clock doesn’t chime over the weekends. QAGOMA – Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art is a haven where you can explore the cities history, architecture and contemporary art. […]

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La Bayadère – Queensland Ballet

When: 16-31 March 2018 Where: Playhouse, QPAC Brought to you by Queensland Ballet is La Bayadère, a performance that will having you swooning into the exotic world of the 19th century British Raj. Solor and Nikiya, a beautiful bayadère (temple dancer) have fallen in love, yet this isn’t to be when the father of Solor, the Maharajah of Kock Bihar forces his son to marry the Governor-General’s daughter. This irresistible production of La Bayadère is a ravel of colonial politics, glittering balls and opium induced dreams, become intertwined in Solor and Nikiya story of romance that transcends life through death and into the realm of the Kingdom of Shades. Adult tickets start from $100 plus booking fee. Book tickets for La Bayadère West End Central Apartments is located just 5minutes from QPAC and South Bank, book your West End Brisbane Apartment today.

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Disney’s Aladdin @ QPAC

When: From 20 February 2018 Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC The beloved story of Disney’s Aladdin comes to life in a spectacular new musical at QPAC commencing 20 February 2018. The musical will feature breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 300 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast bring the magic of Disney’s Aladdin to life on stage. Featuring all the songs from the classic Academy Award winning film, including “Friend like Me”, “A Whole New World” and “Arabian Nights”, you will be able sing along for hours of great musical entertainment. Prepare to experience the unmissable theatrical magic that is Aladdin, coming to the Lyric Theatre QPAC for a strictly limited season from February 2018. There are matinee and evening performance on specific dates. Check QPAC Box Office for dates and times. Ticket prices start from $60. Book your show tickets and your Brisbane Accommodation for the night at West End Central Apartments, perfectly located close to QPAC and South Bank. BOOK NOW  

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Mamma Mia The Musical at QPAC

When: 31 December 2017 to 4 February 2018 Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC Mamma Mia here we go again! The ever-popular musical based on ABBA music is coming to the Lyric Theatre at QPAC in Brisbane over summer. In this stunning new production you will fall in love all over again with this celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship. It will include the incredible hit songs of ABBA, including “Voulez Vous”, “S.O.S”, “Take a Chance On Me”, “Dancing Queen” and so many more hits you know and love. The very talented Australian cast will include Natalie O’Donnell as Donna and rising star Sarah Morrison as Sophie. Also starring Alicia Gardiner and Jayde Westaby as the dynamic duo Rosie and Tanya, Ian Stenlake , Josef Ber, and Phillip Lowe as our possible fathers to the bride-to-be and Stephen Mahy as Sky. Mamma Mia promises to be a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages. Tickets start from $59.95 and are available from QPAC Box Office Book your show tickets and your Brisbane Accommodation for the night at West End Central Apartments, perfectly located close to QPAC and South Bank. BOOK NOW

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