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Queensland Performing Arts Centre


Be amazed when watching one of the Queensland Performing Art Centre’s (QPAC) many live spectacles of dance, theatre, puppetry, choral music, comedies and music. Events for children and families are on the program throughout the year too. Performance isn’t the only reason to visit, either. Take High Tea at The Lyrebird restaurant or find refreshment at another of QPAC’s bars, cafes and restaurants, just 600m from the Novotel Brisbane South Bank. 

For information on current shows and performances, visit What’s On in South Bank

Address: Grey St & Melbourne St, South Brisbane.



Go on a journey with international artists and theatre companies. QPAC is consistently entertaining and challenging audiences with a range of performances in South Bank’s cultural precinct.

  • Explore your emotions and expand your imagination during a show from one of the four theatre venues, with a fifth to open in late 2022.
  • Get lost in conversation after the performance with a refreshing beverage at Bistro by QPAC.
  • Bask in the pre-show excitement during a high tea experience at the Lyrebird.

Novotel Brisbane South Bank is one of the closest hotels near QPAC Brisbane, in the South Bank Parklands. Step out from our striking building and stroll down the road to take in the wonders of live performance. It’s a great way to enhance your stay in Brisbane by coming home to a stylish room and suites and resting your head on our dreamy Live N’ Dream beds and bedding.


The Queensland Performing Arts Centre is the centrepiece of storytelling and has been operating since 1985. It’s part of the cultural precinct in South Bank and works to serve the community and travellers from all over the world. This is done by working with artists and fostering good relationships with theatre companies to bring the audience performances that inspire new ways of thinking..

Brisbane’s cultural hub has evolved over the years from the city’s first entertainment venue called Croft’s Amphitheatre, which opened in 1847. South Brisbane was home to the well known theatre, Cremorne. It was owned by John McCallum’s father, a notable Australian actor. The theatre has a rich history and while the original building turned to ash in 1954, the name still lives on as the Cremorne Theatre, one of the venues within QPAC.


The Queensland Performing Arts Centre is located in the heart of Brisbane. Offering artists the perfect stage to showcase their performances.


Travel into another world with an art-infused performance and embrace the intimacy of a live show. Bask in the beauty of human connection with the performers and the audience members, all sharing the same sensory experience.

Women in Ball Dress dances on a stage with an Ice Castle look behind her

Music & Dance
Experience music and dance on a deeper level with a live performance. Watch the performers master movement and sound in truly unique viewings. Bask in the ambience of the venue and leave with significant and lasting memories.

multiple performers on a black stage dancing and doing acrobatic tricks


Sit back and soak in the melody of laughter. Elevate your mood with the undeniably therapeutic benefits of good comedy. Watching live comedy can entertain, inspire and even encourage new ways of thinking through an articulate delivery.

close up of man speaking into a microphone

Cafe & Dining

Stimulate your taste buds with QPAC’s cafe and dining options. Even the cafes and restaurants boast artistic expression. Allow time to stop while you unpack the themes of a live show or savour in the quiet buzz of anticipation before watching one.Pouring a glass of sparkling wine from a bottle with the word Tasmania on the neck


After enjoying the wonders of a live performance, explore the majesty of what Brisbane has to offer. An underrated and often overlooked city is evolving into an up and coming cosmopolitan location. Brisbane has something for every taste and budget.

Delight the inner foodie with an extensive list of award-winning bars and restaurants near QPAC or enjoy a 10 minute walk to one of Australia’s largest maritime museums. For those seeking a green escape, take a short car ride to the city’s botanic gardens. Recline on a luscious patch of grass under one of the many magnificent trees and allow your troubles to fall away like leaves in a new season or sit back in a fully enclosed, air-conditioned gondola and gaze out over the top of the trees on The Wheel of Brisbane.

Treat yourself to a new wardrobe or stock up on the essentials while exploring the dynamic shopping precinct in Brisbane city. If theatre isn’t really your thing, you can drop the family off at QPAC and catch a game at Suncorp Stadium which is only a short car, taxi or public transport ride away. Novotel Brisbane South Bank is one of the closest hotels near Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Brisbane’s entertainment and sporting precincts.

Fancy discovering even more? You’re close to everything, allowing you to explore an extensive range of activities in North Quay, which incorporates Ann Street, Brisbane Square, Queens Gardens and the Conrad Treasury Casino.


“Wonderful modern Hotel within 5 minutes walk of the South Bank Precinct. Rooms were clean and fresh. Easy check-in and check-out. Staff here made us feel very welcome. Well done, we’ll be back!”
– Chris G.

“The staff were so amazing, the bed was extremely comfortable and it was so clean. We got upgraded to a premier suite for free. It’s a perfect location with a 10 minute walk from everywhere, and the city view was beautiful.”
– Mitchell K.

“Amazing stay!! A brand new beautiful hotel with contemporary design and wonderful central location. South Bank Parklands, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre with plentiful of restaurants all within walking distance. Short walk to local bus and train station too. Staffs were courteous & friendly. Restaurant served quality breakfast and dinner was impressive too. Room was spacious and sparkling clean with extraordinarily comfortable bed serving us a good night sleep after a long day out. The hotel is right opposite a beautiful park. My kids love chilling out at the basketball court and playground there. We enjoyed our stay so much & will definitely be back again!”
– Jason W.


Only a 5 minute walk from QPAC and located in Brisbane’s cultural centre. Buzzing with metropolitan dining and activities to suit every traveller or local seeking a city escape.

  • Come back to your home away from home after a live performance and embrace the Queensland weather by utilising the swimming pool which is heated all year round for those staying in the colder months.
  • Increase your heart rate and maintain your gym routine with our fully quipped gym.
  • An extensive range of child-friendly activities and toys for them to enjoy as their own during their stay.


Every room and suite is expertly designed and carefully curated for guest comfort. Enjoy a restful night sleep with Novotel’s own Live N’ Dream beds, fluffy duvet and custom pillows. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi, broadband and USB ports. Sit back and watch your favourite shows on our smart TVs in the comfort of your own room or suite.


Tantalise your tastebuds at Novotel’s Spice Central Kitchen & Bar, with a menu that will delight even the harshest food critic. Explore different cuisines with modern twists and find out for yourself why we are rated #1 on Tripadviser for the top restaurants in Brisbane.


Novotel Brisbane in South Bank has a number of hotel offers to elevate your stay in Brisbane. Packages are regularly updated to reflect the current events and exhibitions that are happening in and around South Bank.

Novotel Brisbane South Bank ☆☆☆☆

38 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, 4101 Brisbane
Tel: +61 7 3295 4100
Email: HA0X0@accor.com

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