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 art scene is flourishing and offers a year-round calendar of exhibitions. Discover what's on at your favourite galleries.

Discover the music festivals rocking Brisbane every season.

Knock over coffee or sink back a nightcap, stretch out and find zen or pick up something from a local label – let Brisbane’s laneways surprise you.