In line with Qld Govt directives, anyone entering QPAC aged 16 years or over must be fully vaccinated (or medically exempt), will need to register via the Check in Qld app and provide proof of vaccination status. Masks are mandatory at all times, please bring your own mask to the theatre with you.


Transport to QPAC

How to get to QPAC

Plan your visit to QPAC. There is a variety of ways to make your way to the theatre.

QPAC is located in a vibrant part of the city that is currently experiencing growth and development including roadworks that have temporarily changed access to the Centre, in particular our car park.

Please note, current roadworks may cause delays in travel times and we suggest you leave extra time to get to QPAC, so you don’t miss the start of your performance.

We suggest you explore the mode of transport below that you wish to use to visit QPAC for further information, directions and maps specific to your needs.

We frequently update our traffic information page with specific events or roadworks that may impact on travel time and suggest you check these prior to your QPAC visit.

Keep updated via, and for planning your safe travel to QPAC.

Private Vehicle and Parking

Driving to QPAC

Due to ongoing construction and roadworks, the Cultural Centre car parks, including the Performing Arts car park, are now only accessible via Stanley Place (adjacent to the State Library of Queensland).

Please note that map apps may not always be up to date with current roadworks.

There are a range of parking options around QPAC including:

Detailed directions for car park access

Patrons travelling from the north or west can access Stanley Place from the William Jolly Bridge or Montague Rd.*

If approaching from Montague Rd, patrons will proceed past GoMA and then through the roundabout to turn left just after the Stanley Place bus and taxi zone to enter the Cultural Centre Tunnel.

Patrons travelling from the south or east can travel on Cordelia St through to Montague Rd or travel along Grey St and turn right into Stanley Place at Peel St.

Please note this section of Grey St can become congested due to current construction and roadworks and may not be the fastest route.

If taking the Grey St route, after turning right into Stanley Place, patrons will proceed around the roundabout turning right before GoMA (effectively completing a u-turn), to then turn left just after the Stanley Place bus and Taxi zone to enter the Cultural Centre Tunnel.

*If the Stanley Place turn off is missed and patrons remain on Grey St approaching QPAC it will be necessary to continue through to the Glenelg St roundabout, South Bank, and complete a u-turn to travel back along Grey St turning into Stanley Place from the other direction.

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Parking at QPAC


Performing Arts Car Park (P1)

Best parking for the Lyric Theatre, Cremorne and Concert Hall

Opening hours:
Fines apply for patrons requiring after hours release of vehicles.
P1 Monday to Friday: 5:30am to 12am
P1 Saturday and Sunday: 7am to 12am
P1 Public Holidays: 7am to 12am (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Pre paid parking tickets can only be used at Performing Arts Car Park (P1)

For the protection and safety of patrons, staff and the wider community, the car parks provide fully contactless payment via automated pay stations. Payment can be made on entry by credit card only (Visa or MasterCard). No cash payments are accepted.

Car park staff can be contacted via intercom at the auto pay stations to assist patrons with pre-paid car park tickets, or in the case of credit card or equipment malfunctions. Increased cleaning and sanitising of car park equipment and touch points is now in place to provide a COVID-safe environment.

Parking: $17 (per entry / per day) pay on entry (Visa or Mastercard)
Maximum height: 2.0 m

Pre-Paid Parking available at Performing Arts Car Park (P1)

Pre-paid car parking offers guaranteed, safe and convenient parking at the Performing Arts Car Park (P1) marked on the map below.

You can use the pre-paid car park ticket even when the CAR PARK FULL sign is displayed.

Car park tickets MUST be presented to the attendant on entry to the Car Park (P1). If the booth is unattended, please use the intercom at the ticket machine and advise security of your booking details.

Pre-paid spaces are limited so, to ensure there is space reserved for you, we recommend you book your car parking when you book your tickets. Alternatively, you can pre-book parking at the Performing Arts Car Park (P1) online or by phoning 136 246.

Cost per entry: $23 (price subject to change)

Daytime Entry car park tickets
Entry: from car park opening time
Exit: by 90 minutes after the performance finish time

Evening Entry car park tickets
Entry: from 5pm
Exit: by the closure time of the car park that day

Book Pre-Paid Parking online
Pre-paid car park tickets:

  • are subject to availability
  • can only be used at the Performing Arts Car Park (P1)
  • cannot be purchased online within 14 days of the event date
  • are not available for purchase within 2 days of the event date
  • do not relate to a specific parking space, including disabled car spaces
  • must be presented upon entry. We are unable to provide refunds for unused tickets or where the incorrect tickets are presented on entry
  • are valid for the specific date and entry time as specified at time of purchase

Other Queensland Cultural Centre Parking

Best parking for Lyric Theatre and Concert Hall

Undercover parking is also available at other Queensland Cultural Centre locations:

  • Queensland Art Gallery/Queensland Museum car park (P2)
  • Stanley Place/State Library of Queensland car park (P3)

Entry via Stanley Place
Opening hours:
Fines apply for patrons requiring after hours release of vehicles.
Monday to Friday: 5:30am to 12am
Saturday and Sunday: 7am to 12am
Public Holidays: 7am to 12am (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Parking: $17 (per entry/per day) pay on entry (Visa or Mastercard)

Maximum height: 2m (Queensland Art Gallery/Queensland Museum car park)
2.3m lower level (limited bays) and 2m on upper level (Stanley Place/State Library of Queensland car park)

For further details please check the Arts Queensland website.

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Parking

Best Parking for the Playhouse

Convenient parking for the Playhouse, with easy access via Russell Street. Fully automated with cash and card accepted at 13 Pay Stations available near the Grey Street entrance and adjacent to lifts throughout the car park. For fast pay option, simply payWave at entry and again at exit using the same credit card.

Entry via Grey Street (northbound) or Merivale Streets (southbound)
Parking: $20 (2-3 hours or after 6pm) Fully automated with cash and card accepted at 13 Pay Stations
Opens: 24 hours; 7 days
Maximum height: 2.1-2.3m (depending on entry point)

For further details please check the BCEC website.

South Bank Parking

Entry via Tribune or Glenelg Streets
Parking: Approximately $20-$25 (3-4 hours); special rates after 6pm for online bookings. Pay at pay stations before exit
Open: Mon-Sun
Maximum height: 2.1m

For more detailed information please check the Visit Brisbane website.

Other Car Parks – Secure Parking

Secure Parking offer $13 evening (after 4pm) and weekend parking at SW1 (32 Cordelia Street). Parking must be pre-booked online using Secure-a-Spot by selecting car park SW1. Once booked you will receive a PIN to enter and exit the car park.

Bicycles and public transport

Public Transport

QPAC can easily be accessed by public transport.

  • By train – to South Brisbane Station, opposite QPAC in Grey Street
  • By bus – to the Cultural Centre Busway Station on the Melbourne Street side of QPAC
  • By CityCat – to South Bank ferry stop, which is only a short walk along the river from QPAC
  • By Taxi – to the taxi area on the Grey Street side of QPAC. Free taxi phones are located in the Melbourne Street foyer, Cremorne Theatre lobby and near the Playhouse cloakroom.

For train, bus and CityCat timetable information, please phone TransLink on 131 230 or visit their website.

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Public Transport near QPAC


QPAC can be accessed by bicycle from every side of the building including the Riverside Bikeway and Victoria Bridge. For details on bikeways and shared pathways in the precinct please visit Brisbane City Council: Cycling in Brisbane. Bicycles can also be taken on CityCats, ferries and Brisbane trains.

If travelling on your bicycle, there are a range of storage options around QPAC:

  • Uncovered bike racks on the Grey Street side of the Melbourne Street Green
  • Uncovered bike racks on the Grey Street end of Russell Street outside the Playhouse
  • A limited number of covered bike racks inside the Performing Arts Car Park (free parking but please note opening and closing times)
  • Additional bike racks at South Brisbane Railway Station and in front of the ABC Brisbane building.

Please note that QPAC can take no responsibility for possessions or bikes stored at any of these facilities. Stowing your bike outside of designated areas could result in a fine or your bike being impounded, so please take care to store your bike thoughtfully.

Drop Off Zones

PWD Drop off Zones

Patrons in wheelchairs or who have difficulty walking can be set down at the designated drop off zones on Grey St (both southbound and northbound). The southbound drop off zone just outside QPAC is the best option for Lyric Theatre, Concert Hall and Cremorne Theatre performances.

There is also a PWD drop zone accessible on Russell Street, which is best for Playhouse performances. Although Russell St is currently closed to general traffic due to construction works, PWD drop off is still available via traffic control attendants.

Please be aware that the set down areas have limited capacity and we recommend you allow sufficient time for possible delays.

After dropping off in these zones, parking is then available in all car parks close to QPAC, see the map below for directions to access these options.

Parking for people with mobility difficulties is available in all car parks.

Bus and Coach Drop Off Zones

Due to ongoing roadworks on Grey St, there have been changes to the drop off zones for coaches and buses. Passengers can be safely set down on Grey Street outside Queensland Museum or at State Library of Queensland.

Click here to view the Bus Set Down Map.

Please check the Brisbane City Council website any further updates for coach parking locations, times and restrictions in South Bank and Brisbane CBD.


Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors - our First Nations Peoples - gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, towards creating a better Queensland. Queensland Government’s RAP Acknowledgment of Country