QLD Tourism welcomes Theatres
The Arts Centre is the Gold Coast's premier cultural facility, bringing visual and performing arts to residents of South East Queensland.
The complex houses the Arts Theatre, Gold Coast City Gallery, two Cinemas and the Arts Cafe as well as several stunning function rooms, a chapel and two smaller performance spaces.
Whether you're looking for quality entertainment, or a unique venue to hold your next event or stage production, look no further than The Arts Centre Gold Coast.
With a delicate combination of Music, Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre, The Arts Centre Gold Coast brings together a myriad of national and international performing arts companies whilst also growing local talents through our regional stages program.
The Basement is home to a varied selection of live entertainment, including the ever-popular comedy, live and local bands and a range of music from Latin and Brazilian to jazz and blues. With entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, The Arts Centre Gold Coast always has something on show!
Experience Gothic Rock Opera, Fast-Paced Comedy & Creative Insanity at the Gold Coast best theatre restaurant. The production puts a Vampire slant on the tradional Burlesque show.
Swap the sequins for leather studs, the feathered fan with sparking power tools
and you start to get the picture. Fast furious and hysterically funny. Off the main drag in a converted shopping centre, Dracula's doors creaked open with all odds stacked against it. Fortunately the locals fell in love with the eccentric comedy and intimate atmosphere and soon the venue became known for the long quse that would stretch to the end of the block. Eventually the cramped little venue was re furbished and became another Newman creation, The Comedy Clinic. The current location between Jupiters Casino and Pacific Fair shopping center, is a Gold Coast Landmark. A fully operational Ghost Train now takes customers into the theatre. In 2004 Dracula's Gold Coast was awarded the Telstra AMP Australian small business of the year. This year we celebrate 21 years of non-stop performances.
Show is MA 16+.
VIP- A Reserve - includes VIP entrance queue, VIP Gift Bag, VIP seating in Dress Circle, Complimentary Champagne Cocktail and Canapés, Complimentary Tea & Coffee
Monday to Thursday - $93
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public hols.- $129
B Reserve - Standard ticket for the full Dracula’s experience
Monday to Thursday - $88
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public hols.- $115
Stage Door Theatre Restaurant is just about to open it's brand new show 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'.
With 20 years experience in the entertainment industry as singers and comedians Bernadette and Phill wow their audiences with beautiful live singing, hilarious tongue in cheek impersonations, very funny word changes, dazzling costumes and huge orchestral backing tracks.
The fabulous entertainment is not the only thing to write home about at Stage Door. Not content to just star on stage, Phill (who has owned a number of successful restaurants and cafes in Sydney and Coffs Harbour) is also Executive Chef. Together with local Chef Chrissy they create and produce delicious three course meals of the highest quality that co-star beautifully with the excellent service and high class entertainment.
A Brazilian Carnival in the heart of Brisbane where you can join the conga line, salsa the night away and feel the pulsing rhythms of Latin America.
Sit back and relax with a tantalising fruit cocktail or enjoy the mouth watering gourmet Brazilian barbeque. It’s hot and you’ll feel the temperatures soar as Latin fever takes over your body on a night at Brazilian Touch.A night at Brazilian Touch is vibrant, flamboyant, relaxed, exotic, colourful and full of energy. You can jive with our dancers, get on stage for competitions, fill up on Brazilian cuisine... you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a carnival!
We are open on Thursday nights and for Sunday lunches with a traditional Brazilian Churrasco.
This is truly a unique experience that will touch all your senses. It’s hot and you’ll feel the temperatures soar as Latin fever grips everybody in the room.
Just a short walk from Roma Street Station, Normanby Busway Station, Caxton Street, Normanby Hotel and Roma street Parklands is the Brisbane Arts Theatre, a 151 seat, Air Conditioned auditorium with a licensed bar and comfortable outdoor courtyard available for functions.
There is free parking right outside and disabled Access. Perfect for your next corporate function or fundraising event.
The Brisbane Arts Theatre is Available for hire in 2008!
The Theatre has \\'No Steps" Access for 117 and an upstairs gallery that seats 34.
There are two dressing rooms available which
are fully equipped and air-conditioned.
We also provide tea, coffee and \\'snack preparation\\' facilities and a licensed wine bar.
La Boite Theatre Company is a leading Australian theatre company working out of the nation’s third largest city. It is a platform for inspired collaboration, seeking to produce and present theatre that draws on the full grammar of performance. Words, music, dance, the visual arts and contemporary performance are among the contributors to a theatre that aims to invigorate minds and emotions. We produce plays, but also create work that privileges other forms of theatrical expression. Stories can be told in many ways, and our work is driven by a desire for fresh enunciations.
We occupy Australia’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round, one of only a handful in the world, and embrace its distinctive possibilities. This is an epic-intimate space that calls for a theatre that celebrates the theatrical. It is an arena of inquiry and a coliseum of the senses.
We mostly create our own productions, but also seek collaborations with independent creative teams and both new and established companies from Queensland and beyond. We also present touring work. We have an appetite for new work, from both Australian and international artists, but also a taste for renovating the classic works of world drama by building surprising alliances and approaches. We aim to converse with the times - to unwrap the past and scrutinise the present as a means of expressing our aspirations for the future.
The Boutique Twelfth Night Theatre is located in the leafy inner Brisbane suburb of Bowen Hills.
Where every seat is a good seat and Where every show is the best.
Since 1988, Twelfth Night Theatre is owned by Gail Wiltshire. It has the distinction of being the only privately owned theatre in Australia. Neither the theatre nor its productions receive any form of Government subsidy.
It was built by the community in 1969. Twelfth Night Theatre stands on land donated by Majorie and Brian Johnstone. In 1980, the Queensland Government of the time sold the theatre into private ownership and it is because of the support of the people of Brisbane that it stands today; a gracious and welcoming theatre presenting popular productions, some of which are listed on the 'Best of British Comedy' page.
Join us at the theatre in 2009 and celebrate the joy of facing life in all its wondrous extremes through great entertainment. Our season of nine plays, from the latest Australian and international works to grand theatre classics, provides blazingly honest and beautifully intense observations on the way we live.
And excitingly, you’ll see a whole lot more actors than usual in our 2009 season – with some big cast shows starring some of the best performers in the country on stage in Brisbane.
Welcome to 2009 – a season of truth, beauty and courage.
The StageDoor Dinner Theatre was officially opened on July 17th 2002 by Judy Cornwall (Daisy from "Keeping Up Appearances). Since then literally thousands of patrons have seen a wide variety of comedies, thrillers, cabarets and celebrity luncheons.
This is the permanent home to Starbuck Productions, a Queensland based production company that has built a strong reputation as a provider of quality entertainment. Starbuck was established more than a decade ago and in this time has produced live entertainment in venues such as the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, The Suncorp Piazza, Seagulls International Showroom, the Twelfth Night Theatre and in regional touring venues throughout south east Queensland.
Already their stable of shows is impressive, including Brisbane seasons of Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney, Australian Musical sensation Rhonda Burchmore, The Australian Tom Jones Spectacular, Little Shop of Horrors.
More recently Starbuck has presented Agatha Christie\'s "Murder On The Nile", "Witness For The Prosecution", "And Then There Were None", and the riotous comedy "Ladies Night."
The magic of live performance becomes a reality at QPAC.
QPAC is a triumph of design, technical development and construction, offering arts presenters and the people of Queensland a choice of venues and services to suit every need.
Performance spaces include
* Lyric Theatre
* Concert Hall
* Cremorne Theatre
Spacious foyers and corporate entertainment areas complement the world-class performance spaces.
QPAC also boasts state-of-the-art production facilities, and a \\'total event\\' management team including backstage and technical crews, front-of-house and hospitality staff.
Since its opening in 1985, the success of QPAC has been measured by the calibre of Australian and international performances that have been staged within its walls. With a history of sell-out musicals, plays, ballets, operas and concerts, QPAC has an unrivalled reputation for providing the right mix of location, space, service and venue credibility. Here, international and national presenters turn shows into successful events.
Our aim is to mount 3 productions each year using Hamilton Town Hall as our home base.
We welcome new volunteers, whether experienced or novice. While many people think instantly of being on stage – and we do run open auditions wherever possible – there is always room for extra hands to design or construct sets or costumes, operate lights, crew a show or staff front of house. The good part is, if you volunteer with us, your commitment can be as extensive or as restricted as you choose.
We are also keen to support other community organisations so if you have a fund raising idea you think we can help you with, please make contact and we’ll see what we can do!
In 2004 a new era - the era of N@sh - had dawned, very much a more geographically flexible era. We secured the use, courtesy of Front Row Theatre, of the Hamilton Town Hall for our second play of 2004 - Medea. Several plays were, in fact, already in rehearsal during this unsettled period, the casts and crews of which were beginning to feel distinctly gypsy-like. Nash stormed back to Fortitude Valley after an agreement was made with the Trinity Anglican church
where we performed one our biggest (and oddest?) crowd pleasers of 2004 - a production of the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night\'s Dream. It couldn\'t compete, in crowd pleasing stakes, though, with our final production for 2004: Dan James\' "twist of lemon" take on Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs - an absolutely incredible effort from everyone involved.
All of which seems to mean our roving gamble is paying off: 2004 was, in fact, been a truly great year for N@sh - one in which we\'ve gone from place to place, and strength to strength, and back and forth to the pub. We\'ve made new friends, forged new "alliances", and broken new ground in all kinds of ways!
For 23 years, Harvest Rain operated out of the Sydney Street Theatre in New Farm, Brisbane. Over the years, hundreds of passionate theatre lovers gave their time to make theatre magic happen at Sydney Street both on stage and behind the scenes - it was the dedication of these folk that made the company what it is today.
In 2008, our company spread its wings and relocated to the Mina Parade Warehouse in Alderley, and began a partnership with QPAC that saw all of our main-house productions staged at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex.
Harvest Rain is well-known for producing high quality, affordable productions that are enjoyed by thousands of theatre goers each year. At Harvest Rain, we believe that live theatre is not just for the rich or for the arty-farty – theatre is for everyone, and we are committed to presenting live entertainment that is fun, engaging, and affordable for the whole family to enjoy!
Our company is also widely respected for being a hub of creativity and professional development for emerging artists, and a launching pad from which many artists and smaller companies can develop and thrive.
Australia’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round the Roundhouse Theatre is a unique and versatile performance venue, with a raked auditorium ensuring your audience has 100% visibility to the stage. Renowned for its intimacy, accessibility and imaginative staging capabilities the auditorium seats a maximum of 400 people, with disability access and a discrete latecomer entrance.
The theatre also offers a full compliment of lighting & sound equipment plus self-contained dressing rooms & ‘green room’. The adjoining Rehearsal Room is perfect for post-event functions or as a workshop space. Both venues open onto several attractive outdoor courtyards.
Situated just 2km from Brisbane’s CBD the Roundhouse Theatre is surrounded by parklands, restaurants & recreation facilities.
Zen Zen Zo is a Brisbane-based physical theatre ensemble at the forefront of contemporary performance and training in Australia. Founded in 1992, the company has continually produced edgy, innovative theatre experiences ranging from radical interpretations of classics to original new works. These have been showcased throughout Australia and Asia.
Zen Zen Zo pursues two artistic goals:
1. The creation and performance of dynamic and engaging physical theatre experiences which excite, challenge and transform our audiences.
2. The facilitation of workshops and physical theatre training that empowers and inspires sustainable artistic journeys and the development of new work and emerging artists.
Formed in late 2004 by James Dobinson and Catherine White, Warehaus Theatre Company is a dedicated group of creatives giving artists and theatregoers the chance to be exposed to exciting new works in a range of professional contexts.
We are committed to providing Brisbane audiences with theatre that is challenging, bold and original, while providing Brisbane\'s performers with chances that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
Warehaus is about taking theatrical risks with powerful and compelling theatre and building on the image of Brisbane as a tour-de-force of the arts scene; an exciting new frontier for emerging artists.
Villanova Players was formed in 1948, and has been producing plays and nurturing the theatrical talents of the people of Brisbane for over sixty years.
In the early years, the group performed in St James\\\\'s Hall at Coorparoo, Brisbane. Performances were also mounted in the Albert Hall in the city, where the Suncorp building is now.
With the rebuilding of the hall, we moved to the recently vacated St Luke\\\\'s school building in Taylor St Buranda, Brisbane, and converted the ground floor into a 120 seat theatre with a well equipped stage.
In late 2000, we moved our productions to the McElligott Theatre in St Lawrence’s College, South Brisbane.
Since the start of 2004, we have been performing our major productions in the theatre at the Morningside Campus of the Southbank Institute of TAFE, Clearview Terrace, Morningside, and the Hanrahan Theatre, at Villanova College, Coorparoo.
Built in 1917 and restored in Art Deco style, this elegant, fully licensed theatre has state-of-the-art technical features, top-of-the-range facilities, in-house catering by our 5 star chef and dedicated staff available to meet all your needs.
Check out the hottest local and touring acts (upcoming events) or let us create your ideal event, from food and beverage packages to layout and theming (functions and receptions).
The art deco style Auditorium with mezzanine holds 1,500 standing or 700 seated patrons. The Tivoli Theatre is renown for its great warm sound and consistent production standard. The Tivoli staff endeavours to make our venue one of the highlights of your tour.
Conditions of entry:
Sunnybank Theatre Group (inc) is one of Brisbane\\\\'s most affordable non-professional theatre companies. Since 1965, we have presented a variety of dramas, thrillers, comedies, pantomimes, and musicals.
Our members, performers, stage crew, front of house & box office staff, and the committee are all enthusiastic volunteers who are driven by their passion for community theatre. We welcome anyone who would also like to contribute to the life of our theatre.
Our fully licensed bar offers a range of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks as well as tea and coffee. The bar remains open after shows for patrons to enjoy a drink with the cast and crew. The theatre is also fully air-conditioned.
We are located at 14 Mains Rd Sunnybank, Brisbane, on the north-west corner of Mains and Beenleigh Roads.
The Society has enjoyed over 50 years of successful operation. Its venue is the Anglican Church Hall of St Luke\'s at Ekibin Rd East, opposite the junction of Sexton St, Annerley (or Tarragindi.)
Auditions are not held. Instead, we present rehearsed and staged play-readings over a particular weekend where the potential of an aspiring member can be assessed. Four major plays (comedies being the most popular choice) are presented each year and new members who have shown promise are given roles along with the main established actors.
Guest directors are invited into the yearly program to keep the standard high and we attract good audiences. Each major play season runs for 8 performances including 2 matinees.
From profits, exceedingly generous donations are directed to a long list of charities, including World Vision, Smith Family Sponsorship and local and overseas charities.
The hall has been set up as a theatre venue that attracts other fund-raisers who benefit from our discount offers for Block Bookings of 20+. Parking is accessible both in the grounds and nearby streets. The hall is a 7 minute drive from the City Centre, a phone is installed for patrons\' use and buses pass the door.
Established in 1961, Savoyards is Brisbane's longest continuously running community based musical theatre company, producing two large scale musicals each year. Based in Brisbane's bayside, we are a nonprofit group, managed by a dedicated group of volunteers and supporters.
Savoyards is committed to helping performers of all ages develop their skills through engagement with professional directors, musical directors and choreographers as well as workshops with professional training organisations, such as the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA).
Amateur theatre has been performing at the Sandgate Town Hall since the 1958. At the time they started with a donation of £5,5s from the local Rotary group under the name The Sandgate Little Theatre Group. Currently operating under the name of Sandgate Theatre, our theatre group performs three major plays (2 or 3 act) plays a year, as well as:
Our plays range from hilarious comedies to serious dramas.
The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble exists to engage Southeast Queensland communities with Shakespeare - in order to strengthen the connections and relationships between community members, and to create evocative, engaging theatre that awakes the senses and impassions the lives of its audiences and artists.
QSE is committed to sharing epic, eternal stories with a live audience and considers the human voice the paramount instrument for doing so. The Ensemble\'s core belief is that performance is most potent when embodied by actors who train together, exchanging skills, experience and a sense of belonging with one other.
The Princess Theatre is the oldest theatre on mainland Australia, and is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.
Constructed in 1888 in Annerley Road, Woolloongabba, the Princess Theatre is designed to an ornate Italianate style.
There were few productions staged in the 1890s and appropriately a clothing business was established in the dress circle during this period. It was still used periodically as a theatre but it is best remembered for film screenings which occurred after 1912.
EDC (Expressions Dance Company) is defined by its commitment to the future evolution of contemporary dance in Australia and throughout the world. The cornerstones of the company are:
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Natalie Weir, and drawing on the talents of an ensemble of six extraordinary dancers, the company is well on it’s way to being recognised as one of the premier dance companies in the country.
In addition to main stage performances, EDC maintains its place at the forefront of contemporary dance through a busy program that includes regional, national and international tours; an extensive education program, professional dance training intensives; weekly dance classes; and development opportunities for emerging performers and choreographers.
Brisbane Powerhouse is both a producer of contemporary performing arts and a multi-arts, dining and conference venue. Nestled on the beautiful banks of Brisbane River (beside New Farm Park) the former power station has become a distinct landmark, both as a stunning industrial creation and as a hub for everything creative, including theatre, music, comedy, film, visual arts, festivals and ideas.
Owned and supported by Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Powerhouse opened as an arts centre in 2000 after its 30-year reign as a derelict power station. Bold industrial structures laced with European flair, raw textures and preserved graffiti walls combine to create the perfect artistic space and have earned the building a heritage listing.
The management at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre foster business culture that is progressive, synergistic and confident, with fresh ideas and flexibility, empowering staff to participate in developing new directions to satisfy clients and achieve business success.
The Centre's success is based on sustainable superior competitive performance, resulting in strong financial returns while facilitating the ideals of good corporate citizenship and community involvement and providing a rewarding work environment.
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is a world-class purpose-built venue renowned for its operational and service excellence. The Centre is located in a unique urban cultural and entertainment precinct in the heart of Brisbane.
Vulcana Women’s Circus works with the circus traditions of inclusiveness, strength, excitement, and daring to transform and empower individuals and communities.
We value women as leaders and role models, and believe that empowered women are essential in building and shaping strong communities. We see that circus is a transformational tool which can build that empowerment. Vulcana respects the individual and encourages expanded notions of “normal.” We strongly believe that challenge by choice, in the spirit of play, builds confidence and capacity.
Vulcana’s circus workshop and performance projects engage a broad range of community participants and work in partnership with arts and community organisations to create opportunities for cultural expression and community development. In a safe, playful space we encourage participants to be themselves with joy and push the boundaries of what is achievable as one or in a group.
Vulcana values women as leaders and role models, and holds that empowered women are essential in building and shaping strong communities. We value Circus as a transformational tool which can build that empowerment. Vulcana respects the individual and encourages expanded notions of “normal.” We hold that challenge by choice, in the spirit of play, builds confidence and capacity.
The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre is situated in the heart of Bundaberg, and is owned by the Bundaberg Regional Council. Named after the 1930’s songbird Gladys Moncrieff, this well attended and popular venue showcases both international and national touring shows, community entertainment, conferences and presents live simulcasts from Queensland Theatre Company and Symphony Orchestra . $7 is all you will pay for second run, independent art house and classic movies, which are screened almost daily in the spacious and comfortable 865 seat auditorium. Candy Bar and licensed Bar are open during performances.
The Moncrieff presents shows and movies for all ages, and ratings and warnings are listed on the web site with each event.
Toowoomba's Empire Theatre is a heritage listed art-deco venue that provides a wide variety of performing arts for every taste. The Empire is Australia's largest regional performing arts complex and stages world class shows from leading national and international performers as well as showcasing a wealth of local talent. Whether it is popular music, ballet, comedy or any live performance, the lavish art-deco styling of the venue combined with its state of the art technology makes for a magical and memorable experience. The Empire Theatre also offers historical tours and attracts many visitors each year. The complex is also a popular choice for conferences and events, including weddings, offering a unique experience to guests.