What's on this month at South Bank - Visit Brisbane

What's on this month at South Bank

Get the gang together for a month of fun and entertaining activities and events at South Bank! Here’s what’s on.

Night Noodle Markets Dragon

Brisbane Night Noodle Markets

24 July – 4 August | Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands

The Night Noodle Markets returns to South Bank offering Brisbane the most exciting Asian Hawker food festival of the year.

Nicole Car in Recital

11 August | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Nicole Car, one of the truly remarkable Australian opera singers of recent years, joins Etienne Dupuis and Jayson Gillham for one performance only.

Tryst - Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky

Tryst – Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky

16 August | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Two of Australia’s most respected musicians reinterpret some of the great love songs of our time.

Talking Ideas: Banking Bad with Adele Ferguson

12 August | State Library of Queensland

Join Adele Ferguson’s as she discusses how her investigations into financial institutions were influential in bringing about the Banking Royal Commission.

Brisbane Science Festival

16 - 18 August | South Bank Piazza, South Bank Parklands

Three fun-filled days of spectacular science shows, STEM career talks, robotics, drones, virtual reality, native animals, rocket science and more!

Revive Fashion Festival

Revive - Brisbane City Council’s Second-hand Fashion Festival

17 August | South Bank Piazza, South Bank Parklands

Whether you’re into vintage fashion, environmental sustainability or simply love a good bargain, Revive is the one-day event for you!

Bangarra Dance Theatre - 30th Anniversary Season

23 - 31 August | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

A diverse program of three contemporary works displaying the passionate storytelling, rich artistry and deep community connections that have made Bangarra the premiere Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company in Australia.

BrisStyle Handmade Markets

24 August | State Library of Queensland 

A market offering everything from unique art prints, jewellery, homewares, clothing and more from local makers and designers.

The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run  

25 August | Roma Street Parkland – South Bank Parklands (10km), Captain Burke Park – South Bank Parklands (5km)

Brisbane's most Bridgey-Didge fun run event! Both the 10km and 5km distances travel over the iconic Story Bridge and finish in South Bank Parklands.

Queensland Ballet Yanela Piñera and Camilo Ramos Photography Credit Juli Balla

Romeo and Juliet

28 August – 7 September | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

A drama of romance, passion and tragedy, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic rendition of Romeo and Juliet is the unmissable ballet event of the year. Photography credit - Juli Balla.

Camerata – Sisters

29 August | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Brisbane-born sisters Monica and Sarah Curro make a welcome return home from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to show their musical mettle.

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Performing Arts Students

That's Show Business - Rob Mills with the Queensland Pops Orchestra

31 August | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

This year joined by Rob Mills, the incredibly talented students from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Performing Arts perform.

School of Rock

Until 17 August | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

Margaret Olley - Cane farmers house 1955

Margaret Olley: A Generous Life 

Until 13 October| Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

‘A Generous Life’ examines the legacy and influence of the much-loved Australian artist, Margaret Olley (1923–2011) who spent a formative part of her career in Brisbane.


Until 13 October | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

‘Quilty’ is the first major survey exhibition in a decade of one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Ben Quilty.

NASA – A Human Adventure

Until 9 October | Queensland Museum

Come face to face with NASA’s remarkable achievements in human space flights and space exploration – the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken.

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