What's on this month at South Bank

Gather your friends and family for a month of fun and entertaining activities and events at South Bank! Here’s what’s on.



12 May - 1 July | Departs River Lookout Cruise Terminal, Pontoon A, South Bank

Soak up the sun, whilst enjoying scenic river city views, food and entertainment. Brisbane is about to get its own slice of luxe cruising when Seadeck arrives in the river city.

Goodwill Bridge Swing 

25 & 26 May | Goodwill Bridge

An exciting charity fund-raising event with participants swinging off the Goodwill Bridge supporting Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Carmen & The Firebird 

25 May – 3 June | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

A fiery and dramatic double bill choreographed by two of ballet’s best.

Gluten Free Expo 

26 – 28 May | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

Experience Australia's most delectable range of gluten-free food delights, brought together under the one roof.

LUMINOUS Lantern Parade

8 June | South Bank Parklands

An event welcoming new Queenslanders featuring colourful lanterns, cultural performances and activities, and a range of food stalls with delicacies from around the world.

Madman Anime Festival 

2 – 3 June | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

A celebration of anime and Japanese culture hosted by Madman Entertainment and AnimeLab.

Tony Albert: Visible

2 June – 7 October | Queensland Art Gallery

An exhibition featuring artist Tony Albert’s epic appropriations and re-appropriations of kitsch "Aboriginalia", text-based installations and the award-winning photographic series "Brothers". 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

12 - 24 June | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

The internationally best-selling novel - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is brought to life on stage in the National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed production.

4Seasons 四季 

14 - 22 June | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Expressions Dance Company and Hong Kong’s City Contemporary Dance Company unite to present the Australian premiere of 4Seasons.

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

16 - 17 June | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

Action-packed, high-energy, interactive musical adventure Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure bounds into Brisbane.

Paddle for Kids

16 June | South Bank Parklands

Bring along your family and friends for an oarsome day of live performances on stage, fun workshops and free family-friendly entertainment.

Disney’s Aladdin

Until 3 June | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 300 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast bring the magic of Disney’s Aladdin to life on stage.

Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection

Until 5 August |Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

Exclusive to the Gallery of Modern Art view Patricia Piccinini’s imaginative hybrid creatures. Piccinini uses sculpture, installation, video and sound to realise a fantastic and compassionate vision inspired by science, Surrealism and mythology.

GOMA Film Program: Patricia Piccinini

Until 30 May |Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) 

Presented in conjunction with Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection at GOMA, see films selected by Piccinini as well as those chosen in response to her longstanding interests in science, storytelling and empathy.

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

Until 26 August | Queensland Museum

Step back 3,000 years and marvel at over 200 priceless objects from British Museum. Meet six mummies and unlock the secrets behind their wrappings using the latest CT scanning technology.

Little Days Out – South Bank 

Every Thursday from 9am-1pm | South Bank Parklands

Spend a morning playing, creating and discovering with your child at Little Days Out, South Bank’s free children’s program. Workshops are designed to suit all interests and skill levels and run every Thursday morning from February – November.

The Collective Markets 

Every Friday from 5-9pm, Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 9am-4pm | Stanley Street Plaza

Enjoy a relaxing stroll through The Collective Markets, marvelling at the beautiful wares on offer. There’s ornate jewellery, hand-made clothes, stunning artwork and more. If you’re hungry, you can also pick up a cool drink or a yummy treat to nibble on while you shop. 

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