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

From laneway festivals to exhibitions, many activities on Brisbane's arts and cultural calendar are free for all to enjoy.

Dandiiri Maiwar helps people to explore one of the most extensive collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artefacts in Queensland.

Collection of works from indigenous and non-indigenous artists.