Discover what's on this March in Brisbane - Visit Brisbane


Discover what's on this March in Brisbane

Brisbane and surrounds are serving up a blockbuster month of entertaining events involving fantastic festivals, spectacular sport, extraordinary exhibitions, sensational stage productions and a whole lot of fabulous food. Check out what events are happening in winter below.

The Australian Ballet presents The Happy Prince | 25 - 29 February

Oscar Wilde’s lyrical story of a statue who gives his all to help humanity is full of poetic beauty, sly humour and sharp social commentary. Graeme Murphy, who created The Australian Ballet’s acclaimed modern interpretations of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, turns his flair for transformative storytelling to Wilde’s moving tale. Playful and poignant, The Happy Prince will capture children’s imagination with its vivid spectacle and adults’ attention with its timely message: a kind heart shines brighter than gold.

Curiocity Brisbane | 20 March - 5 April

Curiocity Brisbane is the place where imagination, invention and innovation collide. With many free pop-up experiences and interactive installations by leading artists and technology developers, Curiocity Brisbane will delight visitors of all ages seeking to explore, create and play.

Shrek The Musical | 1 - 15 March

The Broadway smash hit Shrek The Musical is hitting Brisbane. Based on the iconic film, it brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favourite ogre to life on the stage. Featuring a terrific score of 19 songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, the musical is an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance.

2020 Queensland Music Awards | Tuesday 3 March

The ninth annual Queensland Music Awards will be an evening of performances by Queensland’s most loved and up and coming musicians, with special performances from Cub Sport, Miiesha, Busby Marou, Jaguar Jonze, and Order Sixty6.

Mavis Staples | 4 - 5 March

Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music who has continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. She is an icon of her time. From her gospel days with her family band, The Staple Singers, and her active role in the Civil Rights movement, to chart-topping R&B success in the ’70s and now a successful, Grammy-winning solo artist, Mavis Staples really is one of the last true Ladies of Soul.

Mother 2020 | 4 - 14 March

After a sell-out season in 2018, one of Australia’s favourite and most respected actors and presenters Noni Hazlehurst returns to QPAC in the critically acclaimed production of Mother. Mother tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world detached, unforgiving and destructive. It gives voice to the fallen and dispossessed, to those who exist at the edge of safety, at the point of being undone.

Senior Moments 2: Remember, Remember | 4 - 8 March

The smash hit revue returns in a sequel without equal: Senior Moments 2: Remember, Remember. Yes, once again the senior sensation will be sweeping the nation with all new jokes and all old performers. Australian television icon Tony Barber, master satirist Max Gillies and original rock legend Normie Rowe head the classic cast for another 90 minutes of comedy sketches, songs and inspired senior silliness.

Brewsvegas | 12 - 22 March

Brewsvegas is Brisbane’s city-wide festival dedicated to celebrating good beer. There are plenty of free events for beer-novices just looking to scope out something new, and lots of ticketed specialty events bringing some spectacular offerings for beer-afficionados. Expect delicious brews, fantastic food, music, art, competitions, games and a whole host of silliness.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | 18 March - 12 April

Brisbane's Golden Ticket has arrived. Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping Broadway score. Get ready for the Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, costumes and sets and more at this everlasting showstopper!

Brisbane Cycling Festival | 12 March - 4 April

Gear up for 2020! The festival will get you psyched up with professional, junior, recreation and mass participation events at the celebrated Anna Meares Velodrome and other venues throughout Brisbane. Whether you’re a keen rider, a cycling fan or want to jump on a bike yourself, this year's events will ensure Brisbane is at the centre of the cycling universe. 

Exposing Edith | 20 - 21 March

Exposing Edith is a multi-award winning cabaret tale of the legendary French singer Edith Piaf. This breathtaking show features classics such “La Vie En Rose”, “Padam” and “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” uniquely reworked using voice and acoustic guitar to create an exquisite mix of authentic, vintage French pop and contemporary sounds.

CMC Rocks QLD 2020 | 20 - 22 March

CMC Rocks Queensland is the biggest international country and roots festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Delivering an explosive array of international and national country music superstars, over three massive days and nights at Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich.

Queensland Ballet 60th Anniversary Gala | 20 - 28 March

Celebrate the rich history and exciting future of Queensland Ballet as its acclaimed dancers are joined by international guests in the unforgettable, 60th Anniversary Gala. The retrospective pays homage to each of Queensland Ballet’s five Artistic Directors and sees excerpts from some of the company’s most loved productions including Cloudland and Chopin pas de deux return to the stage. International guests include the likes of Marianela Núñez and Vadim Muntagirov (The Royal Ballet) along with dancers from Australian Ballet, National Ballet of China and English National Ballet.

QODE 2020 | 24 - 25 March

QODE is Queensland’s premier Technology and Innovation event for the entrepreneurial, investment, business and government sectors. QODE aims to better align Australia’s entrepreneurship vector - to better focus the effort and set the direction for new products and services to be created by Australian entrepreneurs.

World Science Festival Brisbane 2020 | 25 - 29 March

The World Science Festival Brisbane 2020 will once again bring together the world’s best thought leaders to produce a stunning program of live and digital content that connects Asia-Pacific audiences of all ages with the concepts, challenges, discoveries and advancements that are shaping the world.

Celebrating Nina Simone | 31 March 

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life… For the first time ever, Nina Simone's daughter, award-winning actress and Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist, Lisa Simone, will embark on a national Australian tour to honour her mother’s legacy. She’ll perform all the feel-good Simone classics like My Baby Just Cares for Me, Feelin’ Good, Black Is the Colour, Love Me or Leave Me, and more.

Ongoing + reoccurring events and exhibitions

Protest Poetry | Until 7 March

This series of creative workshops at Museum of Brisbane explores an array of opinions of contemporary feminism and celebrates our differences. Protest Poetry also considers how to address the pressing concerns of equal rights and social justice today.

Brisbane Comedy Festival | Until 22 March

A highlight of the international comedy calendar, Brisbane Comedy Festival 2020 returns for its 11th year with a bumper line-up of 85 acts playing in 14 performance spaces across five Brisbane venues. Grin, giggle and guffaw with a slate of national comedy heavyweights such as Dave Hughes, Peter Helliar, Fiona O’Loughlin, Nazeem Hussein, Frank Woodley, Sammy J and the duo we never knew we needed: Paul McDermott and Steven Gates.

New Woman | Until 15 March 

Fiercely independent, adventurous and often overlooked, Brisbane’s female artists have employed passion and determination to ensure art in Brisbane finds its voice. New Woman traces vast changes in ideas of gender, artistic styles, subject matter and ways of seeing the world through sculpture, painting and photography.

Medibank Feel Good Program at South Bank | Until 28 March

The Medibank Feel Good Program is a series of free fitness classes held at South Bank Parklands. Bookings are not required, and there’s a range of classes to suit all fitness levels.

WATER | Until 26 April 

When "Water" opens this summer at GOMA, visitors are invited to explore this vital element which sustains all forms of life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.

High Rotation at Museum of Brisbane | Until 19 April 

High Rotation dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene, exploring a world of musicians, labels and producers, venues and fans. Featuring highlights over the past 30 years, High Rotation will reveal a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages.

How Cities Work | Until 30 August

Peek inside buildings, duck underground, and explore the streets to find out what’s going on above your head and beneath your feet. This spectacular exhibition has been developed in collaboration with illustrator and city fanatic James Gulliver Hancock, and is adapted from the bestselling book How Cities Work from Lonely Planet Kids. See and hear the city come to life with interactive animations, bustling sounds and something new to uncover on every street corner.

Livewire Comedy | Every Sunday

Make your Sunday the starting point for an amazing week full of belly laughs, catching up with mates and getting to know the best in the local comedy scene.

City Sounds | Various gigs weekly

City Sounds is Australia's largest free live music program, presenting local and touring bands and artists throughout Brisbane.

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