Brisbane Powerhouse

119 Lamington Street, New Farm, Queensland 4005

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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.

The Brisbane City Council New Farm Powerhouse was designed by Brisbane City Council Tramway architect, Roy Rusden Ogg. At its peak in the post-war years it supplied electricity for the largest tram network in the southern hemisphere. As trams were replaced by buses, it was decommissioned in 1971.

The redeveloped Brisbane Powerhouse was designed by Brisbane City Council architect Peter Roy and was opened on 10 May, 2000 by Lord Mayor Jim Soorley. Seven years later the building underwent a further stage of development, re-opening on 6 June 2007 by Lord Mayor Campbell Newman with increased audience capacities, restaurant and bar facilities as well as functions and conference spaces.

Brisbane Powerhouse boasts a flexible 400 - 700 seat 'end on' stage theatre, an intimate 200 seat apron stage theatre, an 800 viewer open platform, two restaurants, conference and rehearsal rooms and offices.

Brisbane Powerhouse is a not-for-profit organisation owned and supported by the Brisbane City Council.

FACILITIES

  • Bicycle Rack
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
  • Parking for the Disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Guide
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

MORE INFO

Experiences you can enjoy:
  • The Arts
  • Cultural
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Nightlife/Clubs/Pubs/Casinos
Activities you can engage in:
  • Lessons/Tutorials

Contact

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Upcoming Events

Comedy Comedy

Knockoff

Fridays just got funny at Brisbane Powerhouse – knock off early for a chance to start your weekend with a good laugh and a cold beer.

10 Apr, 2015 - 27 Nov, 2015

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Live Music Live Music

Whichway Uncle

This year, a small group of some of Australia’s most respected indigenous artists are coming together to celebrate over 40,000 years of the essential role of the “Song Man” and of “Uncles” in Australian indigenous cultures.

17 Jul, 2015

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Comedy Comedy

Kitty Flanagan - Seriously?

Get ready for side-splitting laughs as Kitty's new stand-up show comes to Brisbane this August.

13 Aug, 2015 - 23 Aug, 2015

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Live Music Live Music

Grace Knight in Concert

Grace Knight is one of Australia’s most enduring talents, having transformed herself from Pop Princess to Queen Of Cool. Grace’s magical presence will leave you wanting more!

31 Jul, 2015

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Live Music Live Music

Christine Anu: Stylin' Up 20th Anniversary Tour

The ARIA Award-winning album Stylin’ Up is one of the most influential albums ever released in Australian music history, and 2015 sees Christine Anu celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a national tour.

24 Jul, 2015

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What's Nearby...

119 Lamington Street, New Farm, 4005, Queensland, Australia

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