One thing is certain – Brisbane is a hotbed of cultural and creative offerings, festivals and events. Exclusive blockbuster exhibitions and inspiring theatre productions sit alongside independent and emerging local performances, outdoor cinema, street art and intimate gallery and performance spaces. Lovers of comedy, musicals, live theatre and dance head to the Brisbane Powerhouse and QPAC. The Queensland Museum and QAGOMA offer free entry to permanent exhibitions. Fortitude Valley and West End are go-to destinations for local live music gigs and DJs, while international acts visit the Brisbane Entertainment Centre or Suncorp Stadium. 

Highlights

Brisbane's only war memorial clock silently keeps time and memories, hidden from traffic passing below on the busy Latrobe Terrace at inner-suburban Paddington.

The Abbey Medieval Festival offers fabulous opportunities for news and television. It is highly entertaining, pictorial and colourful.

The UQ Marks-Hirschfeld Museum houses one of the finest collections of medical memorabilia and medical and surgical instruments in Australia.