Performing Arts

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

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About Us

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is the state's premier performing arts venue. With four theatres and a range of outdoor performance spaces, QPAC sits in the heart of the Queensland cultural precinct at South Bank.

Since opening, more than 14 million tickets have been sold to events at QPAC and hundreds of thousands of people have participated in free events, workshops and outdoor performances. More than 20,000 performances have taken place in the Centre's four venues, many featuring some of the world's most significant artists.

QPAC has hosted such diverse artists and companies as Lauren Bacall, Steven Berkoff, Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Geoffrey Rush, Cyndi Lauper, Bille Brown, Diamanda Galas, The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, The Paris Opera Ballet, National Theatre of Great Britain, Shirley MacLaine, Dylan Moran, Bolshoi Ballet, Debbie Reynolds, Dame Edna Everage, Ute Lemper, Rudolph Nureyev, Elvis Costello, Batsheva Dance Company, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Brian Wilson, Bill Bailey, Whoopi Goldberg, Betty Buckley and Michael Feinstein.

Many of the world's major musicals have been staged at QPAC including Cats, A Chorus Line, The Phantom of the Opera, CHICAGO, Mamma Mia!, The Boy From Oz, Dirty Dancing, We Will Rock You and Les Miserables.

QPAC regularly welcomes visiting performing arts companies from around the country including the Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Brandenburg Orchestra, Opera Australia, Bell Shakespeare, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australian Chamber Orchestra and more.

QPAC is also the performance home to four of Queensland's leading companies – Queensland Theatre Company, The Queensland Orchestra, Queensland Ballet and Opera Queensland.

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Queensland 4101