Resembling a mini historical village, the Samford Museum holds one of the most extraordinary collections of heirlooms, memorabilia and building styles of late 19th and early 20th century Queensland life to be found.
Whether you have the slightest interest in things that run on tracks or not, this national treasure of a museum is must-visit.
Facing off with the State Library of Queensland across the river, the council’s premier library and keeper of some 110000 books occupies several funky coloured stories of the mod BCC headquarters.
A selection of local libraries worth browsing across Brisbane.
This multi-story award-winning architectural landmark building on the riverfront between the art galleries is home to the main archival collections of Queensland’s history.
The Australian Cinematheque occupies a pair of intimate custom designed theatrettes which are encased in the black box jutting out from the road side of GOMA.
The first cinema to operate on this site, the Avro, opened as a single open air cinema in 1912 and closed after the end of World War I.
The spectacular monolithic building that was once the engine room for Brisbane’s tram networks is today the engine room for Brisbane’s fringe arts scene.
Since the old Dendy closed at the historical Elycium Theatre in the city, this spankingly modern cinema wears the mantle of the only Dendy in town.
One of a few historical Heritage Cinemas buildingBrisbane movie theatres still in operation, the Hawthorne Cinemas started life as The Roxy in 1922.
This unique creative arts and performance space brings together contemporary music and dance, cabaret, chamber circus and indigenous and youth theatre and the visual arts under one roof.
The brilliant indie theatre company La Boite has been a stalwart of the Brisbane dramatic scene since its beginnings as the Brisbane Repertory Theatre in 1925.
A disused Frogs Hollow warehouse turned into this not-for-profit arts centre in the 1970s and today houses an art gallery space in its gritty upper echelons and theatre.
This state of the art cinema complex is arguably Brisbane’s best.
This boutique cinema complex in leafy James St is the centre for multicultural films, playing annual host to the majority of international film festivals.
Where once stood the open air Cremorne Theatre (c1921) and the Blue Moon Skating Rink by the river at South Bank, QPAC - Queensland’s sprawling premier performing arts centre.

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Swan Lake Act II and Graduation Ball share the QPAC stage
Contemporary dance & indigenous culture intertwine in this powerful production
Gain a fascinating insight into Aboriginal Australia
Queensland Symphony Orchestra accompanies a screening of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi
Abbey Road Live in Concert returns to Fortitude Music Hall
Join Patricia Ward Kelly for a fascinating look at legendary Gene Kelly
Two sets of super-talented siblings team up for a night of musical mastery
The Brisbane Comedy Festival returns in February
Noni Hazlehurst’s critically-acclaimed production of Mother returns
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