The show that laughs in the face of science!

Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls. Science's greatest and most volatile show is arriving at QPAC with a vengeance. Coming to Brisbane for the very first time Brainiac Live! will take you on a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful. Expect exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves and loads of live daredevil stunts!

With a great range of experiments and demonstrations this messy, loud, all action live show is set to blow your minds. Watch as the Brainiacs delve fearlessly into the mysteries of science and do all of those things on stage that you’re too scared to do at home!

  • What’s the fastest way to spin an office chair?
  • What are the things you can run through?
  • How do you make a really, really loud bang?

All these baffling scientific mysteries will be solved, things will explode and microwaves will be blown up. 


Want a hands-on Brainiac experience? Upgrade your ticket and join the Brainiacs to become a Trainee Brainiac Detective in a 60-minute interactive hands-on workshop!

There has been a robbery at Brainiac HQ! Put your personal Brainiac Detective Badge on and help the Brainiacs solve the crime and use the power of forensic science to discover who is guilty. Can you find the hidden clues that lead to the right suspect?

Come help us solve this mystery and become an official member of the Brainiac Academy!
“It’s all good, educational fun.” The Guardian
See more and save with our multi-tix offer^. Buy tickets to two or more of the SummerSet shows below and save $5 off per ticket:* QPAC Gold and Silver Members – please call 136 246 to receive multi-tix and transaction fee savings.

    Recommended for ages 7+

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    QPAC is currently operating at 100% capacityi under a COVID Safe Plan approved by Queensland Health. As social distancing is not always possible in our theatres and foyers, masks are strongly recommended for all patrons in our foyers and theatres. Please bring your own mask with you. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.

  • The Safest Way to Buy!

    QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and Brainiac Live!. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.

Presented by QPAC and Live Nation in association with Dan Colman Creative

Pricing Guide


2 years and under are free on the knee

^Multi-tix offer valid on individual tickets for eligible SummerSet shows only. Discount not valid with any other offer, including Groups discount.

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.