Located in the newly refurbished Wintergarden complex of Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, Strike Wintergarden is not a normal bowling alley and has raised the bar when it comes to entertainment in the city.
Home to 12 bowling lanes, an amazing laser tag arena, pool tables, private karaoke rooms and now three exciting Escapism puzzle rooms! Strike Wintergarden is the ultimate place for a great night out.
The ‘theme park-style’ laser arena hosts battles of up to 30 participants and features laser tag technology, realistic soundscape and various styles of gameplay - making it the perfect venue for team-building events, unique celebrations, corporate functions and kids parties. And with a 450 person capacity, Strike Wintergarden has room for all occasions.
Exitus puzzle rooms now open!
Exitus is a challenging and interactive real life game where you and your team are trapped in a room, and have 50 minutes to find a way out.
Everything around you could be a clue - and you're not getting any hints from the outside world. Together you need to find hidden objects, solve riddles, crack clues and beat the clock to escape the room. Find out more
Get in touch with one of our dedicated team to help arrange your perfect night.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world's first and largest koala sanctuary. Lone Pine offers interactive, hands-on experiences, allowing you to get up close and personal to some of Australia's most iconic wildlife. Cuddle a koala, hand-feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, and marvel at the playful antics of our two platypus. Free wi-fi available everywhere, as well as wireless phone charging stations. Lone Pine is the perfect destination to relax, take in the beautiful natural surrounds, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Brisbane\'s Queen Street Mall has long been considered the centre of fashion and retail in Queensland. This vibrant shopping and lifestyle precinct lies at the heart of Brisbane City and is arguably Australia\'s most successful pedestrian mall, playing host to over 26 million visitors a year.
The Queen Street Mall offers an unrivalled mix of local, national and international labels and flagship stores. Some 700 plus retailers have made their homes there - many enjoy mall and street frontage, others are tucked away inside world-class centres and heritage-listed arcades.
Built in 1923, the heritage Brisbane Arcade is one of the city\\\\'s oldest shopping arcades. From Terazzo floors, and balustrades to dado pannelling, it reflects the elegance of its award-winning fashion designers, manufacturer jewellers, antiques, arts and gift stores you won't find anywhere else. So come along and enjoy your shopping experience at the Brisbane Arcade.
Riverlife - Unique adventure & recreation experiences on land and water – 7 days a week!
Looking for a great outdoor activity in the city without breaking the budget? Day or night kayak on the Brisbane River to South Bank / Mowbray Park, rock climb or abseil the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, learn to skate or hire a mountain bike or set of rollerblades along the river! No experience necessary - minimum 8 years of age.
Also available… Riverlife’s unique riverfront venues (surrounding Brisbane’s heritage listed Naval Stores) with great affordable catering options!
Visit Riverlife’s NEW recreation centre – Tangatours at Tangalooma Island Resort on Brisbane’s Moreton Island!
Step into the glamorous world of non-stop excitement every time you walk through the doors. Discover three spectacular non-stop levels with big time gaming action, featuring over 80 gaming tables and over 1,300 gaming machines—more than anywhere else in Queensland.
You can feel the sheer magic of this setting. The magnificent four-storey atrium sparkles and enchants, for an experience like no other.
There’s no other feeling like stepping onto the casino floor with the colour and excitement of over 1,300 of the latest and greatest machines. With an incredible range of choice, you should always be able to find a seat at your favourite machine.
Did we say 1,300?
Yes we did and they are all under one roof for you to enjoy!
Non-stop excitement starts here!
Machines include Traditional Poker or Spinning Reel Machines – aka the ‘Pokies’ and Money Train Hyperlink Machines. This is where true Casino excitement begins.
A Brazilian Carnival in the heart of Brisbane where you can join the conga line, salsa the night away and feel the pulsing rhythms of Latin America.
Sit back and relax with a tantalising fruit cocktail or enjoy the mouth watering gourmet Brazilian barbeque. It’s hot and you’ll feel the temperatures soar as Latin fever takes over your body on a night at Brazilian Touch.A night at Brazilian Touch is vibrant, flamboyant, relaxed, exotic, colourful and full of energy. You can jive with our dancers, get on stage for competitions, fill up on Brazilian cuisine... you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a carnival!
We are open on Thursday nights and for Sunday lunches with a traditional Brazilian Churrasco.
This is truly a unique experience that will touch all your senses. It’s hot and you’ll feel the temperatures soar as Latin fever grips everybody in the room.
Kookaburra River Queens welcome you aboard Brisbane’s truly unique icons. Enjoy the spectacular and memorable experience of our luxury cruise aboard authentic paddlewheelers.
As you take in the best views Brisbane has to offer, enjoy the changing city sights by day or night.
Whether it’s for a romantic seafood dinner, wedding or a corporate conference for executives, Kookaburra River Queens can tailor events to your every whim and desire. Combining elegant dining, live entertainment and undeniably the most breathtaking views of Brisbane, your Kookaburra River Queen experience will be one you will never forget!
Just a short walk from Roma Street Station, Normanby Busway Station, Caxton Street, Normanby Hotel and Roma street Parklands is the Brisbane Arts Theatre, a 151 seat, Air Conditioned auditorium with a licensed bar and comfortable outdoor courtyard available for functions.
There is free parking right outside and disabled Access. Perfect for your next corporate function or fundraising event.
The Brisbane Arts Theatre is Available for hire in 2008!
The Theatre has \\'No Steps" Access for 117 and an upstairs gallery that seats 34.
There are two dressing rooms available which
are fully equipped and air-conditioned.
We also provide tea, coffee and \\'snack preparation\\' facilities and a licensed wine bar.
La Boite Theatre Company is a leading Australian theatre company working out of the nation’s third largest city. It is a platform for inspired collaboration, seeking to produce and present theatre that draws on the full grammar of performance. Words, music, dance, the visual arts and contemporary performance are among the contributors to a theatre that aims to invigorate minds and emotions. We produce plays, but also create work that privileges other forms of theatrical expression. Stories can be told in many ways, and our work is driven by a desire for fresh enunciations.
We occupy Australia’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round, one of only a handful in the world, and embrace its distinctive possibilities. This is an epic-intimate space that calls for a theatre that celebrates the theatrical. It is an arena of inquiry and a coliseum of the senses.
We mostly create our own productions, but also seek collaborations with independent creative teams and both new and established companies from Queensland and beyond. We also present touring work. We have an appetite for new work, from both Australian and international artists, but also a taste for renovating the classic works of world drama by building surprising alliances and approaches. We aim to converse with the times - to unwrap the past and scrutinise the present as a means of expressing our aspirations for the future.
The Boutique Twelfth Night Theatre is located in the leafy inner Brisbane suburb of Bowen Hills.
Where every seat is a good seat and Where every show is the best.
Since 1988, Twelfth Night Theatre is owned by Gail Wiltshire. It has the distinction of being the only privately owned theatre in Australia. Neither the theatre nor its productions receive any form of Government subsidy.
It was built by the community in 1969. Twelfth Night Theatre stands on land donated by Majorie and Brian Johnstone. In 1980, the Queensland Government of the time sold the theatre into private ownership and it is because of the support of the people of Brisbane that it stands today; a gracious and welcoming theatre presenting popular productions, some of which are listed on the 'Best of British Comedy' page.
Join us at the theatre in 2009 and celebrate the joy of facing life in all its wondrous extremes through great entertainment. Our season of nine plays, from the latest Australian and international works to grand theatre classics, provides blazingly honest and beautifully intense observations on the way we live.
And excitingly, you’ll see a whole lot more actors than usual in our 2009 season – with some big cast shows starring some of the best performers in the country on stage in Brisbane.
Welcome to 2009 – a season of truth, beauty and courage.
The StageDoor Dinner Theatre was officially opened on July 17th 2002 by Judy Cornwall (Daisy from "Keeping Up Appearances). Since then literally thousands of patrons have seen a wide variety of comedies, thrillers, cabarets and celebrity luncheons.
This is the permanent home to Starbuck Productions, a Queensland based production company that has built a strong reputation as a provider of quality entertainment. Starbuck was established more than a decade ago and in this time has produced live entertainment in venues such as the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, The Suncorp Piazza, Seagulls International Showroom, the Twelfth Night Theatre and in regional touring venues throughout south east Queensland.
Already their stable of shows is impressive, including Brisbane seasons of Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney, Australian Musical sensation Rhonda Burchmore, The Australian Tom Jones Spectacular, Little Shop of Horrors.
More recently Starbuck has presented Agatha Christie\'s "Murder On The Nile", "Witness For The Prosecution", "And Then There Were None", and the riotous comedy "Ladies Night."
Our aim is to mount 3 productions each year using Hamilton Town Hall as our home base.
We welcome new volunteers, whether experienced or novice. While many people think instantly of being on stage – and we do run open auditions wherever possible – there is always room for extra hands to design or construct sets or costumes, operate lights, crew a show or staff front of house. The good part is, if you volunteer with us, your commitment can be as extensive or as restricted as you choose.
We are also keen to support other community organisations so if you have a fund raising idea you think we can help you with, please make contact and we’ll see what we can do!
In 2004 a new era - the era of N@sh - had dawned, very much a more geographically flexible era. We secured the use, courtesy of Front Row Theatre, of the Hamilton Town Hall for our second play of 2004 - Medea. Several plays were, in fact, already in rehearsal during this unsettled period, the casts and crews of which were beginning to feel distinctly gypsy-like. Nash stormed back to Fortitude Valley after an agreement was made with the Trinity Anglican church
where we performed one our biggest (and oddest?) crowd pleasers of 2004 - a production of the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night\'s Dream. It couldn\'t compete, in crowd pleasing stakes, though, with our final production for 2004: Dan James\' "twist of lemon" take on Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs - an absolutely incredible effort from everyone involved.
All of which seems to mean our roving gamble is paying off: 2004 was, in fact, been a truly great year for N@sh - one in which we\'ve gone from place to place, and strength to strength, and back and forth to the pub. We\'ve made new friends, forged new "alliances", and broken new ground in all kinds of ways!
For 23 years, Harvest Rain operated out of the Sydney Street Theatre in New Farm, Brisbane. Over the years, hundreds of passionate theatre lovers gave their time to make theatre magic happen at Sydney Street both on stage and behind the scenes - it was the dedication of these folk that made the company what it is today.
In 2008, our company spread its wings and relocated to the Mina Parade Warehouse in Alderley, and began a partnership with QPAC that saw all of our main-house productions staged at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex.
Harvest Rain is well-known for producing high quality, affordable productions that are enjoyed by thousands of theatre goers each year. At Harvest Rain, we believe that live theatre is not just for the rich or for the arty-farty – theatre is for everyone, and we are committed to presenting live entertainment that is fun, engaging, and affordable for the whole family to enjoy!
Our company is also widely respected for being a hub of creativity and professional development for emerging artists, and a launching pad from which many artists and smaller companies can develop and thrive.
Australia’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round the Roundhouse Theatre is a unique and versatile performance venue, with a raked auditorium ensuring your audience has 100% visibility to the stage. Renowned for its intimacy, accessibility and imaginative staging capabilities the auditorium seats a maximum of 400 people, with disability access and a discrete latecomer entrance.
The theatre also offers a full compliment of lighting & sound equipment plus self-contained dressing rooms & ‘green room’. The adjoining Rehearsal Room is perfect for post-event functions or as a workshop space. Both venues open onto several attractive outdoor courtyards.
Situated just 2km from Brisbane’s CBD the Roundhouse Theatre is surrounded by parklands, restaurants & recreation facilities.
Zen Zen Zo is a Brisbane-based physical theatre ensemble at the forefront of contemporary performance and training in Australia. Founded in 1992, the company has continually produced edgy, innovative theatre experiences ranging from radical interpretations of classics to original new works. These have been showcased throughout Australia and Asia.
Zen Zen Zo pursues two artistic goals:
1. The creation and performance of dynamic and engaging physical theatre experiences which excite, challenge and transform our audiences.
2. The facilitation of workshops and physical theatre training that empowers and inspires sustainable artistic journeys and the development of new work and emerging artists.
Formed in late 2004 by James Dobinson and Catherine White, Warehaus Theatre Company is a dedicated group of creatives giving artists and theatregoers the chance to be exposed to exciting new works in a range of professional contexts.
We are committed to providing Brisbane audiences with theatre that is challenging, bold and original, while providing Brisbane\'s performers with chances that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
Warehaus is about taking theatrical risks with powerful and compelling theatre and building on the image of Brisbane as a tour-de-force of the arts scene; an exciting new frontier for emerging artists.
Villanova Players was formed in 1948, and has been producing plays and nurturing the theatrical talents of the people of Brisbane for over sixty years.
In the early years, the group performed in St James\\\\'s Hall at Coorparoo, Brisbane. Performances were also mounted in the Albert Hall in the city, where the Suncorp building is now.
With the rebuilding of the hall, we moved to the recently vacated St Luke\\\\'s school building in Taylor St Buranda, Brisbane, and converted the ground floor into a 120 seat theatre with a well equipped stage.
In late 2000, we moved our productions to the McElligott Theatre in St Lawrence’s College, South Brisbane.
Since the start of 2004, we have been performing our major productions in the theatre at the Morningside Campus of the Southbank Institute of TAFE, Clearview Terrace, Morningside, and the Hanrahan Theatre, at Villanova College, Coorparoo.
Built in 1917 and restored in Art Deco style, this elegant, fully licensed theatre has state-of-the-art technical features, top-of-the-range facilities, in-house catering by our 5 star chef and dedicated staff available to meet all your needs.
Check out the hottest local and touring acts (upcoming events) or let us create your ideal event, from food and beverage packages to layout and theming (functions and receptions).
The art deco style Auditorium with mezzanine holds 1,500 standing or 700 seated patrons. The Tivoli Theatre is renown for its great warm sound and consistent production standard. The Tivoli staff endeavours to make our venue one of the highlights of your tour.
Conditions of entry:
The Society has enjoyed over 50 years of successful operation. Its venue is the Anglican Church Hall of St Luke\'s at Ekibin Rd East, opposite the junction of Sexton St, Annerley (or Tarragindi.)
Auditions are not held. Instead, we present rehearsed and staged play-readings over a particular weekend where the potential of an aspiring member can be assessed. Four major plays (comedies being the most popular choice) are presented each year and new members who have shown promise are given roles along with the main established actors.
Guest directors are invited into the yearly program to keep the standard high and we attract good audiences. Each major play season runs for 8 performances including 2 matinees.
From profits, exceedingly generous donations are directed to a long list of charities, including World Vision, Smith Family Sponsorship and local and overseas charities.
The hall has been set up as a theatre venue that attracts other fund-raisers who benefit from our discount offers for Block Bookings of 20+. Parking is accessible both in the grounds and nearby streets. The hall is a 7 minute drive from the City Centre, a phone is installed for patrons\' use and buses pass the door.
The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble exists to engage Southeast Queensland communities with Shakespeare - in order to strengthen the connections and relationships between community members, and to create evocative, engaging theatre that awakes the senses and impassions the lives of its audiences and artists.
QSE is committed to sharing epic, eternal stories with a live audience and considers the human voice the paramount instrument for doing so. The Ensemble\'s core belief is that performance is most potent when embodied by actors who train together, exchanging skills, experience and a sense of belonging with one other.
The Princess Theatre is the oldest theatre on mainland Australia, and is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.
Constructed in 1888 in Annerley Road, Woolloongabba, the Princess Theatre is designed to an ornate Italianate style.
There were few productions staged in the 1890s and appropriately a clothing business was established in the dress circle during this period. It was still used periodically as a theatre but it is best remembered for film screenings which occurred after 1912.
EDC (Expressions Dance Company) is defined by its commitment to the future evolution of contemporary dance in Australia and throughout the world. The cornerstones of the company are:
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Natalie Weir, and drawing on the talents of an ensemble of six extraordinary dancers, the company is well on it’s way to being recognised as one of the premier dance companies in the country.
In addition to main stage performances, EDC maintains its place at the forefront of contemporary dance through a busy program that includes regional, national and international tours; an extensive education program, professional dance training intensives; weekly dance classes; and development opportunities for emerging performers and choreographers.
Brisbane Powerhouse is both a producer of contemporary performing arts and a multi-arts, dining and conference venue. Nestled on the beautiful banks of Brisbane River (beside New Farm Park) the former power station has become a distinct landmark, both as a stunning industrial creation and as a hub for everything creative, including theatre, music, comedy, film, visual arts, festivals and ideas.
Owned and supported by Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Powerhouse opened as an arts centre in 2000 after its 30-year reign as a derelict power station. Bold industrial structures laced with European flair, raw textures and preserved graffiti walls combine to create the perfect artistic space and have earned the building a heritage listing.
An exciting Australian wildlife experience like no other awaits, with a host of amazing Australian animals including snakes, crocodiles, frogs, possums, owls, lizards and quolls waiting to meet you and help celebrate a special occasion.
We deliver a range of educational and entertaining presentations and hands on wildlife experiences for schools and community groups, birthdays parties for both kids and adults, corporate and private functions and even filming opportunities throughout Southeast Queensland, including Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Geckoes also offers an educational training service through a qualified instructor for venomous snake handling, general wildlife handling and TAFE courses.
Captain Jim Kelly established the business in 1987, making Brisbane Cruises the oldest family business on the Brisbane River.
If you’re looking for a boat cruising adventure to explore Brisbane, Moreton Bay, St Helena Island Penal Settlement, Bribie Island or the Bremer River, look no further. Our wealth of boating experience, detailed knowledge of waterways, regular maintenance of our boats and highly trained staff, means you can relax and enjoy the scenery while we take care of the behind the scenes details. Jim shops at the local markets daily to ensure the food we serve is fresh and appetising. Visit our website to discover more details about our regular day cruises and the many celebratory function events we specialise in.
Brisbane City Botanic Gardens is a living museum of plant collections, displaying early heritage specimens through to present day exotic and native plantings. It is considered to be one of the most important non-indigenous cultural landscapes in Queensland and is recognised for its natural and historic values. In addition to the plant collections, there are a number of significant heritage features.
Walk through the beautiful Brisbane City Botanic Gardens accompanied by a Brisbane Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guide. Tours are offered twice daily, (except Sundays, public holidays and mid-December to mid-January). Walks last approximately one hour. Meet at 11.00am or 1.00pm at the Rotunda opposite the Albert Street gates. You can also visit Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, situated on Mt. Coot-tha Road, Toowong.
A visit to Queensland Parliament allows you to experience the grandeur of Queensland\'s first and foremost public building. Built in 1868, the beautifully restored interior showcases Queensland\'s history, as shaped by the governments and laws that have been made in the Parliament.
Today the building is still home to Australia\'s only unicameral State Parliament. Visitors can enjoy tours conducted by Parliamentary Attendants, who provide insights into the buildings\' architecture, history and operation of Parliament.
The area now known as Musgrave Park was, and continues to be, a meeting place for a number of Indigenous groups of South-East Queensland, offering a neutral site for holding feasts, ceremonies and the resolution of disputes. The Cultural Centre provides a focal point for Aboriginal community and for the preservation, promotion and presentation of Aboriginal culture and heritage.
While Centre development is being undertaken, Musgrave Park Cultural Centre operates from the Jagera Arts Centre.
City Hall is one of Queensland's most significant heritage and cultural icons.
Since its opening in 1930, City Hall has been a symbol of civic pride and over the years it has become one of Brisbane's greatest icons and community meeting places. The building has played an important role in the lives of our local community in times of war, peace, celebration and refuge and has rightly earned the title of the 'People's Place'.
City Hall is home to Brisbane’s civic, community, artistic and social life and reopened in April 2013 after three years of extensive restoration and upgrades.
Visitors can enjoy free exhibits at Museum of Brisbane, daily tours and access to the iconic clock tower. For more information call 3403 8888 or visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/cityhall
The MacArthur Museum Brisbane introduces visitors to a critical time in Brisbane’s history – the dark days of World War Two.
Visit the office where MacArthur planned the Allied campaigns in the South-West Pacific and his famous, ‘I shall return’ campaign for the recapture of the Philippines.
Experience Brisbane during the dark years of 1942 to 1944 – when streets were lined with air-raid shelters, and warships and submarines crowded the banks of the Brisbane River.
Explore a time of censorship, rationing and blackouts, when adults and children carried ID cards, and housewives queued for food supplies.
The Queensland Police Museum offers visitors the opportunity to enter the world of policing. Displays depict the history of the Queensland Police Service from 1864 to present day, giving an insight into different police sections. Visitors can test their detective skills by using clues from the simulated murder scene to solve a crime.
Other displays illustrate infamous Brisbane crimes, real murder cases, a Shrine of Honour and police transport.
QUT Art Museum has a nationally significant collection focused on contemporary Australian art. The six galleries provide an engaging space for exhibitions. It is situated within QUT Gardens Cultural Precinct, Brisbane City.
The QUT Art Museum is proud to display collection based exhibitions, major touring exhibitions, as well as QUT student exhibitions. Guided tours and free public programs, including the "Meet the Artist" series, provide a diverse range of activities to compliment the exhibitions.
The Nursing Museum is located on the first two levels of the 1931 wing of Lady Lamington Building, formerly the Nurses’ Home, in the grounds of the Royal Brisbane Hospital. The Lady Lamington Building is heritage listed on the Register of the National Estate, the National Trust Register and the Queensland Heritage Register. Lady Lamington, the wife of the Governor of the day laid the foundation stone on 14 September 1896. Robin S. Dodds was the architect of the original 1896 “L” shaped building. The 1896 building provided accommodation for the Head Nurse, four Charge Nurses, fifty trainee nurses and four servants. A second wing was added to the Nurses\' Home in 1914 providing a further 98 cubicles for nursing staff, mainly trainee nurses.
With the growth of the Brisbane population in the 1930s and the increasing needs of the community during the economic depression, the Brisbane and South Coast Hospital Board appointed Architectural firm, Conrad, Atkinson and Powell to develop a modern hospital on the Herston site. Similarly at this time there was a need to train more nurses to staff the new wards and services buildings. The 1931 building facing the north-east, provided an additional 105 cubicles mainly for trainee nurses bringing the total accommodation provided for nursing staff at that time to 207. This wing has four floor levels and was used as night duty accommodation for the trainees. Sitting rooms, each with a fireplace, were a feature of the two top floors.
The Queensland Energy Museum highlights our energy heritage with an array of objects and displays illustrating the social history of the electricity and gas supply industry. Early documents are available for visitors to browse or undertake serious research.
The collection is being expanded to include all forms of energy.
Displays are set out chronologically from early 1800s to the modern era, relating the history of Queenslanders\' service in the Queensland and Commonwealth Defence forces, both in times of peace and during war, and of the Allies of the Colony and Commonwealth in war.
Day and evening tours are available by prior arrangement for interested groups.
Visitors are guided through the museum by ex PMG employees who worked with the equipment during their telecommunication career. Several exhibits are \\'hands on\\' with working manual and automatic phone exchanges, Morse code sets and working pairs of teleprinters (TELEX machines).
Follow the telecommunications evolution from Morse code to today\\'s advanced telephone systems. Historic photographs are also on display.
Whether you want to indulge in a special treatment or just relax with a massage, manicure or facial, Beautiful Beings Day Spa & Clinic will look after you. Enjoy their Signature Package – a relaxing back of the body massage, a hydrating body wrap & a skin-specific facial!! Life giving rituals & massages have been practised in every culture since the beginning of time. Ancient people have lived in balance with the rhythms of nature and have understood that each person is a unique combination of elements with individual needs at different times. Our massage menu respects these traditions.