Corner Melbourne St and Grey St, Kurilpa [South Brisbane]
Saturday : 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Pre-booked guided tours and some general access

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is a place where audiences and artists come together to connect, learn, share stories and celebrate.

The proud home of live performance in Queensland for more than 35 years, QPAC, welcomes more than 1.5 million visitors to over 1,200 performances each year. To these many visitors, QPAC delivers performance that they can feel and share and that can take them to a place of pure joy. These shared experiences help us to better understand the world around us and contribute to building a more resilient and inclusive community.

As a venue, QPAC provides an inspiring and welcoming environment for audiences, artists and presenting companies. As a producer, QPAC broadens the choice of live performance available to Queenslanders through creative development and the presentation or co-presentation of a diverse range of local, national and international artists and companies. As an investor, QPAC both collaborates with commercial producers on national and international tours and nurtures emerging artists through pathways to professional development.

At QPAC’s core is the pursuit of excellence in live performance and cultural thinking to help sustain and grow our vibrant arts community.

QPAC’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) seeks to work towards furthering a deeper connection with First Nations peoples of Queensland through leadership and development, both in its business and programming. QPAC is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Queensland Government and managed by an Executive Group responsible for the operations and the achievement of the Centre’s strategic priorities.

With the 2024 opening of QPAC’s New Performing Arts Venue imminent, we are excited to welcome visitors for a guided tour, beginning with a presentation of our plans for the newest theatre, and finishing with a tour through the Concert Hall.

 

 

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: 10:00am - 10:30am | 10:30am - 11:00am | 11:00am - 11:30am | 11:30am - 12:00pm | 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Tour Tips

Register at the building on arrival

Wheelchair access

Yes

Is Heritage listed

Yes

Awards

Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: In May 2018, the Queensland Government announced it would invest in the delivery of a new theatre on the Playhouse Green site co-located with and operated by QPAC. Construction of the new theatre for Queensland has begun and when completed will deliver a minimum 1500-capacity state-of-the-art theatre for Queensland. The $175 million theatre will be transformational, creating the largest performing arts centre in Australia, with five outstanding venues, and when fully operational has the potential to welcome an additional 300,000 visitors per year. Delivery of the theatre is being managed by the Queensland Government’s Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) Project Delivery Team on behalf of QPAC and Arts Queensland. For more information about the project including the benefits and timeline, please visit the Arts Queensland website.

Original: Robin Gibson & Partners
Refurbishment: Cox Rayner / New Performing Arts Building: Blight Rayner and Snohetta
Original: 1985 / Refurbishment: 2009 / New Performing Arts Centre: Building began in 2020.