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With a focus on theatre and dance, the QPAC Playhouse is a medium sized venue with sweeping views of the river and city skyline.
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Built in 1997, the 850 seat Playhouse is a traditional proscenium theatre that is ideal for theatre and dance. There are two levels – the stalls level and balcony – both providing an excellent view of the stage. Access into each row is via the side aisles.
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The Playhouse is at the Russell Street side of QPAC with two entrances facing the South Bank Parklands arbour. The closest parking is at the Performing Arts Car Park or the Grey Street entrance to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre car park.
The Box Office and cloakroom for the Playhouse are located on Level G. Large bags and umbrellas must be left at the cloakroom.
We’ve updated our cloaking policy to ensure everyone can safely enjoy their visit to QPAC.
Items larger than A4 must be left at the Cloak Room
Items such as backpacks and oversize items including large handbags and umbrellas present a trip hazard and are not permitted within QPAC theatres.
To avoid delaying your entry to the theatre, we strongly encourage patrons to avoid bringing to QPAC any items larger than an A4 sheet of paper. Backpacks, umbrellas and items – including handbags – larger than A4, must be left at one of our Cloak Rooms.
A large bag is defined as measuring 30cm long and 21cm wide or larger, or a bag that QPAC staff consider to be of an irregular size and which may create an unacceptable risk to the health and safety of patrons if permitted within QPAC theatres.
To ensure the safety and security of all patrons, QPAC reserves the right to inspect all bags and personal belongings that patrons wish to take into the theatres. Searches will be carried out courteously and discreetly.
Cloak Rooms are located at each theatre and are available to patrons with a valid ticket to a performance on that day.
If you are unsure whether a bag or other item needs to be cloaked, please seek guidance from QPAC Cloak Room staff.