It’s Showtime in Brisbane!

Who needs Broadway or London’s West End when you can treat yourself to best of the best in musicals, dramas and comedy right at home in Brisbane?

You will sure to find an A to Z variety of events in Brisbane; beginning with the Arts Theatre to Zen Zen Zo Physical theatre. You will have enough possibilities with traditional and non-traditional venues to appease all ages, all year round. So why not reinvent your lifestyle with live theatre?

For true theatre buffs, one of the highlights takes place is the annual Brisbane Arts Theatre’s Drama Festival, which formed in 1988. Here is your chance to experience rising stars, both youth and adults, performing some of the best material for the highly honoured prizes and awards.

Beside the Drama Fest, The Brisbane Art Theatre’s box office or online site for tickets offers you multiple choices of hit Broadway shows and fabulous children’s theatre throughout the year.

You won’t be disappointed with the Judith Wright Centre for the Arts. This venue always obtains some of the best notices by Brisbane’s emerging playwrights. You get to witness productions appearing as show business’s firsts only in Brisbane.

The curtain always rises at the Garden Theatre filled with expanded full productions of musicals treats and dramas. What you witness will impress you enough to make this theatre addictive. With regular monthly visits, you will certainly

Theatre is known as a vital role in bringing people together and sharing good quality time. There’s no better place to experience than in lovely Brisbane. Besides major London and Broadway hits, you will find original homegrown and revivals galore.

And don’t forget that your children can experience theatre too in many places within Brisbane. For children, the stage is a magical place where almost anything can happen and your child’s imagination can go wild. Live theatre will open up a new direction for them in learning to appreciate the arts.

For any enthusiast of plays and musicals, Brisbane is tops. Don’t miss your chance to see theatre at its best. Anything from a William Shakespeare classic to a Tennessee Williams tragedy to a block buster Bob Fosse musical can be found easily. Just think with all the options available, you will never watch TV again.

Brisbane Dining

If you are wanting to go dining out in Brisbane, your taste buds won’t be disappointed. There are many award winning restaurants to choose from that feature local and foreign cuisine. Here are a few highly recommended choices you can try when dining out in Brisbane.

If you like Indian food you’re going to love Bombay Dhaba in South Brisbane. With main dishes between $13 and $21, this delightful restaurant fits a couple on a budget. Bombay Dhaba just won a Host Plus Award For Excellence from Restaurant & Catering Queensland. They offer a full take out menu or you can dine-in and drink from their wine list. Their authentic Indian dishes are inspired by both the northern and southern regions of India. Don’t miss the savory Samosa appetizer for $7.99.

While you are dining out in Brisbane it is a great opportunity to try some local Aussie fare, try Best Modern Australian Restaurant of the year award winner E’cco Bistro. Their a la carte menu is absolutely scrumptious. Each dish is a work of art. My favorite is the grilled white fish with crushed new potatoes, green beans, spiced almonds and sauce bois boudrin for $42.50. Closed on Sunday’s and Monday’s.

For some more upscale dining out in Brisbane you can enjoy an evening at Urbane. Urbane was recently awarded Best Fine Dining Restaurant. The motto at this fine dining restaurant is “It’s about consistency and quality. We are obsessive about Urbane delivering that in spades.” The Ceviche of Hervey Bay scallops with lime ice, fresh apple, pea ravioli and Jalapeno oil was delicious and is one of their cheaper entrees.

If you are dining out in Brisbane other restaurants worth trying are: Gianni’s, winner of Best European Restaurant and Cha Cha Char, winner of Best Steak Restaurant.

Brisbane Markets

Take the time this weekend to visit some of Brisbane’s most interesting shopping destinations : the markets. A host of vendors setup and display their items for you to browse through and purchase. From fresh fruit and vegetable at the farmer’s markets to rings, jewellery and trinkets from the arts and crafts stalls, the markets in and around Brisbane are packed with bargains to be snapped up on the weekends. At South Bank, you can find the night markets, where hundreds of operators set up in market stalls and display all their goods in a friendly, family-safe environment. you can pick up a bargain or watch some of the street buskers or theatre performers walking around the stalls.

Markets operate most weekends, at the Riverside, South Bank and the fruit and vege markets at Indooroopilly.

Interesting Arts & Theatre

brisbane theatre stageAt the base level, Brisbane has always been referred to as a ‘large country town’, and this reputation has often been a hard one to shake. Fortunately, with a lot of hard work and effort, the city of Brisbane is again rising through the ranks to be world-reknown as one of the greatest hotbeds for creativity and the arts. A large amount of high quality music, art, theatre and dance comes from the small city streets and a lot of these are on offer to check out on a nightly basis.

Over on the eastern side of the city, is the Powerhouse, a restored power plant that has been lovingly converted into the city’s most prestigious creative spaces. A lot of music , comedy and theatre takes place here. they also have a set of alternative venues, to cater for business groups and those wishing to rehearse. The Judith Wright Centre is another cultural hotspot, with a variety of venus again giving the utmost in diversity for the local creative types.

Dining in Brisbane : The World at Home

dining out in brissyNo longer geographically isolated from the rest of the world, nor cast aside as the ‘little brother’ of Sydney & Melbourne, Brisbane is offering the very best quality dining experience to newcomers and locals alike. A sprawling city, the range of it’s boundaries is only matched by the sheer depth and width of the cultures it takes on. Fine dining or casual afresco, authentic Indian cooking or delicious fresh Vietnamese, it’s all here in abundance.

Take some time to discover the suburbs and you will find the most vibrant array of delicacies on offer from the ethnic asian communities of the south side of Sunnybank and MacGregor to the Greek culture of West End & Indooroopilly.  Tasty dishes that are begging to be consumed, even by the most timid of eaters will beckon you from the trains , buses and planes from all over Brisbane.


Lifestyle

  • Dining
  • Eating Out
  • Theatre & Plays
  • Movies
  • Arts & Music

Places to Go

  • The Powerhouse
  • Judith Wright Centre
  • Qpac
  • Riverstage
  • Queensland Museum

Festivals

  • Music & Arts
  • Writers Festival
  • Film Festival
  • Food Festival
  • Family Fun Days