Art and Culture

South Bank is Brisbane’s cultural epicentre with a thriving precinct of dedicated, world-class theatre, arts and educational institutions. Check out the precinct’s cultural institutions and what they offer you below.

For more than 30 years, Queensland Performing Arts Centre has showcased the best of local, national and international performing arts.

Queensland Museum is the state’s centre for natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement. It's also home to the Sciencentre, where visitors can take part in exciting – and educational – kinetic and interactive displays and experiments.

The State Library of Queensland houses a range of books, journals, magazines, newspapers, manuscripts and archives, maps, rare books, music, photographs, films and videos, and e-resources.

Holding a collection of more than 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, QAGOMA stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions.

Situated at the southern end of South Bank Parklands, the Queensland Maritime Museum is one of Australia’s largest maritime museums.