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.

Xpress Fun Train

The Xpress Fun Train at South Bank

6 – 22 April | South Bank Parklands

Get ready to ride the Xpress Fun Train during the school holidays at South Bank. The trackless train will wind its way from one end of the Parklands to the other, a perfect family adventure!


1 – 3 April | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

Meet the brightest minds in technology and innovation at QODE, a brand new event for Brisbane, part of “Curiocity” -  a myriad of curious encounters with Science, Technology and the Arts.

Fantastic Mr Fox

Prices vary | 11 – 20 April | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Dahl’s much-loved favourite is adapted for the stage by shake and stir theatre co. Packed with mischief, hilarious mayhem and humongous belly laughs, Fantastic Mr Fox is the perfect holiday tail for the whole family.

The Jezabels

Corona SunSets Presents The Jezabels 

12 April | Southbeach Social

Corona SunSets Presents Tour is back, bringing endless summer vibes with a free gig by indie rock legends The Jezabels at Southbeach Social overlooking Streets Beach.

Tour de Brisbane

12 - 14 April | Start/finish South Bank 

An event showcasing Brisbane as an international cycling destination with unique, closed road, inner city courses being offered over four distances to attract participants of all abilities from all over Australia, Asia and Europe.

Urzila Carlson

Urzila Carlson – Loser

15 & 16 April | Concert Hall, QPAC

Join the award-winning comedian Urzila Carlson as she hilariously tackles our failures. What’s the worst that can happen?

The Greatest Love of All Starring Belinda Davids - A Tribute to Whitney Houston

24 April | QPAC

Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”. 


GABS Festival

27 April | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

Almost 120 different brewers and cider makers from around Australia and New Zealand feature at this beer, cider and food festival, plus there will be fun activities and live performances.

BrisStyle Handmade Markets

27 April | State Library of Queensland 

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

Kids Collective South Bank Parklands

Every Thursday until November | South Bank Parklands

Kids Collective is a free program held every Thursday from 9am-1pm in South Bank Parklands, suitable for kids aged up to five.

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.

The Book of Mormon

Until 30 May | Lyric Theatre, QPAC  

Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Broadway musical from South Park creators -Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, Book of Mormon heads to Brisbane.

Dangerous Liaisons

Until 6 April | Playhouse, QPAC

A classic tale of seduction and betrayal. Based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ time-honoured novel, Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Associate and world-renowned choreographer Liam Scarlett breathes life into this sultry tale in a world premiere production.

APT9 2018

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

Until 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.

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