Brisbane has an active performing arts scene. The main theatres are on the South Bank but there are other theatres around the city, click on the heading to read more.
The centre of Brisbane nightlife is Fortitude Valley where there are numerous bars, nightclubs, small venues and large dance clubs. The Valley Scene was born out of an earlier existence as a red light district. Now the Valley is ranked as one of the best music spots in the world where there are numerous music venues with indie, alternative rock, international DJs, live jazz and much more. Some of the main venues are Kaliber (07 3854 0944); The Arena (07 07 3252 5690); The Globe (1300 762 545); The Tivoli (07 3852 1711) and The Zoo (07 3854 1381)
Cinemas are in Queen Street Mall all the major shopping malls and in most of the larger suburbs. Brisbane has a number of independent cinemas that show films not in general release. Click the heading to read more about cinemas in Brisbane.
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre has various events throughout the year and located on the South Bank
Major performances and large scale concerts are held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall.