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.

The Sound Society South Bank night

The Sound Society, South Bank Parklands

3 November | South Bank Piazza, South Bank Parklands

Sit back and relax at The Sound Society with free live music by Tailor Birds and Andrea Kirwin. Bring a picnic or grab a bit to eat from onsite food vendor – The Plough Inn.

Young Designers Market

4 November | Little Stanley Street, South Bank 

The Young Designers Market features cutting edge designs across a range of exciting fashion, jewellery, home design, prints and much more from up to 80 of Brisbane’s most talented new designers and artists.

Ensemble Q 2018 Series

4 November | Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Experience Brisbane's finest chamber music ensemble perform at the stunning theatre at Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank.

Melbourne Cup Day Events

6 November |various locations

It’s coming up to that time of year again, so make sure your fascinators are at the ready! Get yourself off and racing with Melbourne Cup Day options available at venues in South Bank.  

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company - Don Quixote

7 – 17 November | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company - Giselle

14 – 18 November | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Italy's celebrated Teatro all Scala Ballet Company (La Scala Ballet) performs for the first time in Australia with performances exclusive to Brisbane. Giselle is a hauntingly beautiful ensemble of tutus gliding eerily through the forest, Giselle is classical tradition in all its purity and splendour. Don Quixote transports audiences to a bright and enchanting Spain, replete with gypsy dances, fandangos, matadors and windmills.

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018

17 November | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Experience Emmy-winning television and film actor and Tony-winning Broadway star, Mandy Patinkin live in concert, as he takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget.

Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra Mahler 8 

23 November | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra will perform Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony, known as the Symphony of a Thousand with guest conductor Maestro Johannes Fritzsch and a 500-piece orchestra.

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) 

24 November 2018 – 28 April 2019 | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)

A free contemporary art exhibition featuring significant art from across the Asia Pacific region. Explore a number of never-before-seen installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from Indigenous communities and artists.

North by Northwest

27 November – 9 December | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

See Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme comedy of suspense live on stage in the box office smash hit being performed at QPAC for the very first time.

Medibank Feel Good Program

Until 1 December | Little Stanley Street Lawns, South Bank Parklands

Take your pick from eight different free fitness classes at the Medibank Feel Good Program. Bookings are not required – just turn up and join in on the fun.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Until 4 November | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Get ready to shake your groove thing as Australia’s most successful homegrown musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert rocks in to Brisbane.

Kids Collective South Bank Parklands

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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