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


What's on this month at South Bank

There’s another month of fun and entertaining activities and events happening at South Bank! Here’s what’s on…

Water GOMA Artist William Forsythe Photograph Liza Voll

William Forsythe / ‘The Fact of Matter’ 2009 / Installation view, 'William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects', The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2018-19 Image courtesy the artist. Photograph: Liza Voll. © William Forsythe


7 December 2019 – 26 April 2020| Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

Summer blockbuster exhibition - Water features major immersive installations and smaller-scale treasures, exploring water in all its states and across the globe, sustaining and connecting life. 

A Christmas Carol QPAC

A Christmas Carol

Until 8 December | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

The award-winning production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of compassion and forgiveness by shake and stir theatre co. returns this Christmas.

Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker

13 - 21 December | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

The perfect festive ballet for the whole family to enjoy, be whisked away with Clara, to the enchanting Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy watches over whimsical snowflakes and pirouetting lollies.

Summer Festival

14 December 2019 - 25 January 2020 | State Library of Queensland

Discover a jam-packed schedule of adventure at State Library's Summer Festival these school holidays. Make, write, sing, dance, create and explore - with activities for children of all ages.

Carols Extravaganza

Christmas at South Bank

20 – 23 December | various locations, South Bank Parklands

Part of the Christmas in Brisbane program, South Bank will come alive with Christmas celebrations -  Carols Extravaganza is an exciting production featuring film, song, dance and a visit from Santa himself (8 shows across 4 nights, tickets on sale 2 December) at South Bank Piazza; pay a visit to Santa’s Stopover at Flowstate; get in the spirit with Festive Beats playing at various locations in the parklands; and more.

Santa's Stop Over

Spirit of Christmas

20 – 21 December | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Spirit of Christmas celebrates the festive season, featuring a stunning line up with a full orchestra, choirs, and two of Australia’s leading musical theatre performers.

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages 

Until 19 April 2020 | State Library of Queensland

A free thought-provoking exhibition about the survival and revival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

New Years Eve Fireworks South Bank

New Year’s Eve at South Bank

31 December 2019 – 1 January 2020 | South Bank Parklands

Welcome in 2020 with a stunning fireworks display at South Bank! There’ll be two fireworks shows – one at 8.30pm for families and one at midnight for late-night revelers.

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