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One thing is certain – Brisbane is a hotbed of cultural and creative offerings, festivals and events. Exclusive blockbuster exhibitions and inspiring theatre productions sit alongside independent and emerging local performances, outdoor cinema, street art and intimate gallery and performance spaces. Lovers of comedy, musicals, live theatre and dance head to the Brisbane Powerhouse and QPAC. The Queensland Museum and QAGOMA offer free entry to permanent exhibitions. Fortitude Valley and West End are go-to destinations for local live music gigs and DJs, while international acts visit the Brisbane Entertainment Centre or Suncorp Stadium.
Why you should be excited by the music, arts and cultural things to do in Brisbane.
Brisbane has a prominent and constantly evolving live music scene. Here's your guide to venues big and small, sweaty and intimate, DIY and otherwise.
A non-stop calendar of cultural and sporting events in Brisbane ignites the senses, engages the mind and sets the heart racing.
Our large number of galleries around Brisbane exhibit the best from local, national and international art
Brisbane's rich culture can be accredited to the range of museums located across the city
We've got a booming performing arts scene that has no shortage of new performances
Brisbane is filled with extraordinary architecture and heritage-listed properties worth seeing
Brisbane has a strong backbone of Indigenous culture prevalent through our galleries and museums
Our state-of-the-art libraries boast a huge range of literature and the latest technology
Sit back and relax with a movie in one our boutique cinebars or large theaters
The creativity of Brisbane is showcased through the public art located all around the city