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.
The Brisbane City Council New Farm Powerhouse was designed by Brisbane City Council Tramway architect, Roy Rusden Ogg. At its peak in the post-war years it supplied electricity for the largest tram network in the southern hemisphere. As trams were replaced by buses, it was decommissioned in 1971.... more
The redeveloped Brisbane Powerhouse was designed by Brisbane City Council architect Peter Roy and was opened on 10 May, 2000 by Lord Mayor Jim Soorley. Seven years later the building underwent a further stage of development, re-opening on 6 June 2007 by Lord Mayor Campbell Newman with increased audience capacities, restaurant and bar facilities as well as functions and conference spaces.
Brisbane Powerhouse now boasts a flexible 400 - 700 seat 'end on' stage theatre, an intimate 200 seat apron stage theatre, an 800 viewer open platform, two restaurants, conference and rehearsal rooms and offices.
Brisbane Powerhouse is a not-for-profit organisation owned and supported by the Brisbane City Council.... less
Children's performances are available.
Disabled access is available.
How To Get There
The Powerhouse is accessible by public transport. It is a ten minute drive east of the central business district. Lamington Street, a continuation of James Street runs directly off Ann Street, a main city arterial. On-site parking at Brisbane Powerhouse allows access to the front of the building. There is also parking available in New Farm Park.
Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - late
Saturday - Sunday 9.30am - late
Watt Restaurant + Bar:
Public holidays 10am - 6pm (except Christmas day)
Monday - Friday, from 9am. Saturday & Sunday, from 8am
Saturday & Sunday 8am - 10am
Monday - Sunday, 12pm - 3pm
Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - late
General entry to the Powerhouse is free. Entry costs to shows vary depending what's on. Please contact the Brisbane Powerhouse Box Office for more information.
* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.