A short walk across the river from the Brisbane CBD brings you to Queensland’s cultural heart. An innovative arts precinct, the Cultural Centre is home to two art galleries, a performing arts centre, a museum and science centre, making it the cultural and artistic destination of choice for locals and visitors alike.
The Cultural Centre sits aside the southern bank of the Brisbane river, stretching from the Kurilpa Bridge to the Victoria Bridge. By day, visitors can investigate the history of Queensland and it’s place in the development of the Australian nation; view some of the best local, national and international art; and explore local literary culture, before unwinding in the nearby parklands. By night, there are options to watch award-winning theatre, music or dance performances in some of the best theatres in the country, before eating through some of the best menu options in the city. The area sits at the forefront of creative and performing arts, shopping, dining and relaxing, making it one of the most exciting spaces in Brisbane.
The Queensland Art Gallery and the associated Gallery of Modern Art is a key feature of the area. Opened in 1895 and 2006 respectively, the two distinctly separate galleries cover centuries of art development, displayed in some 15,000 pieces of art. The nearby Queensland Museum is dedicated to documenting, discovering, preserving and sharing Queensland’s natural and cultural heritage, where one million items and specimens fill a multi-level museum complex. An outstanding Science Centre is housed in the same building, with great interactive displays for anyone wanting to experiment with the sciences. A short walk across the road brings visitors to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, where over 14 million tickets have been sold to some 20,000 shows, including comedy acts, dance productions, musicals, orchestral performances and theatre productions.
The Cultural Centre is a short walk from the CBD, with the Victoria Bridge directly linking the two. The Cultural Centre busway is one of the major transport hubs of the city, bringing people in every part of Greater Brisbane. Alternatively, the South Brisbane railway station is just across the road from QPAC, and is serviced by every major line. The Cultural Centre is the place to head to for a great day or night out, offering a unique cultural experience to everyone who visits.