Sport & Entertainment


Brisbane is home to a lively calendar of sporting matches and live entertainment. Experience the thrill of live sport in Brisbane, from Rugby Union and NRL at Suncorp Stadium to AFL and Cricket at The Gabba, or witness the world's best tennis players battle it out for the ATP Cup and Brisbane International. Brisbane's sporting scene has never been better. Lovers of comedy, musicals, live theatre, and dance are well-catered for at Brisbane Powerhouse and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), or catch a live performance from world-class entertainers at Riverstage or Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The Queensland Museum and Gallery of Modern Art offer free entry to permanent exhibitions.

Sport & Entertainment in Brisbane


Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is located in the heart of the Queensland Cultural Centre within Brisbane's popular South Bank precinct, a short walk over the Brisbane River from Brisbane's City Centre. QPAC's program features artists and companies across a wide variety of performance genres, attracting the world's best musical theatre productions, ballet companies, orchestras, musicians, thought leaders, actors, singers, magicians, and comedians. It is a place of world premieres, major events and festivals, and regular seasons by Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Ballet, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Queensland.
Public Transport
For ticketed events that include complimentary public transport to and from the event, The Westin Brisbane is perfectly situated to catch the train, bus, or ferry. For train services to Brisbane Entertainment Centre, take a short walk up to Central Station, hop on the northbound Shorncliffe line, and depart the train at Boondall Station. Various Bus Stops with routes to The Gabba can be found through Brisbane City, and Riverstage and Suncorp Stadium are both accessible by foot from The Westin Brisbane. For any assistance in getting to your event, please ask our friendly Concierge Team for directions and tips. 
Suncorp Stadium 
Suncorp Stadium is a state-of-the-art, world-class stadium able to accommodate a range of events such as Rugby League and Union, Soccer, Concerts, Boxing, and Extreme Sports. Suncorp Stadium hosts the Brisbane Broncos home games as well as the annual State of Origin games and International Rugby League Test Matches. The venue hosts the Queensland Reds home games as well as International Tests featuring the Wallabies. Suncorp Stadium is the home to Brisbane Roar Soccer Team and hosts international soccer matches including World Cup qualifying games featuring the Socceroos. 
Brisbane Powerhouse
A distinct landmark, both as a striking pre-war industrial building and a hub for creativity, art and cultural innovation, Brisbane Powerhouse is situated on the Brisbane River, and central to the bustling New Farm Park precinct. As Brisbane City Council’s premier arts venue, the much-loved building stages more than 1250 performances a year including a program of festivals, as well as hundreds of events. For more information, visit  brisbanepowerhouse.org.
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
The Brisbane Entertainment Centre is Queensland's premier entertainment and sporting facility hosting a range of events such as concerts, family shows, and sporting events. Conveniently located in Brisbane's northern suburbs, the Brisbane Entertainment Centre is situated just 16 kilometers from Brisbane City Centre. Visit www.brisent.com.au for an up to date event schedule. 
The Gabba
The Gabba is an icon of the Brisbane landscape and is the home ground for the Brisbane Lions AFL Team as well as the Brisbane Heat and Queensland Bulls Cricket Teams.  The Gabba hosts major sell-out concerts and entertainment events throughout the year. For more information, visit www.thegabba.com.au.
Riverstage
Riverstage is an iconic, outdoor entertainment venue located on the Brisbane River in the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens. Riverstage has hosted acclaimed local, national and international acts and also hosts Brisbane community events such as the annual Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols. 

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