The Lyric Theatre is the grandest venue within the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), offering an unmatched venue for ballet, opera, musicals, and several other performances. Known for its harmonious blend of top-notch facilities, impeccable acoustics, and enchanting interior design, the theatre can accommodate around 2,000 guests, making it the most commanding space in the complex.

2000 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible



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Accessible Toilets

Hearing Assistance


About Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Seating plan
Popular productions

The Lyric Theatre, QPAC, can accommodate around 2,000 guests spread across three main sections: the Stalls, Balcony 1, and Balcony 2.  The venue has a typical horseshoe shape, offering clear views of the stage from all sections. That said, some seats offer better views than others. 


  • The Stalls, the largest section of the theatre has a cross-over section after row N to ensure seamless access to seats located toward the end. 
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats are available in rows N and W in the Stalls.

Balcony 1

  • Seats in Balcony 1 from rows A to J angle towards the stage, which may result in less optimal views.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats are available in row Q.

Balcony 2

  • Rows A to I in Balcony 2 taper toward the stage from both sides at an angle, so you may not get the best views from here. 
  • Rows J, K, and L in Balcony 2 since they provide unobstructed views of the stage. 

Know before you go

Getting there
Tips & guidelines
Nearby restaurants
  • By bus: Hop on buses 60, 61, 66, 100, 105, 107, 110, 111, and 130 to the Cultural Centre bus stop around 150 meters from the Lyric Theatre. Alternatively, you can get down at the Grey St at South Brisbane bus stop by bus 86. 
  • By train: Getting to the Lyric Theatre QPAC by train is convenient thanks to its proximity to the South Brisbane train station, which is a two-minute walk from the venue. Trains with codes BDBR, BDVL, FGBN, SHBR, and SHCL stop at the South Brisbane train station. 
  • By car: Driving to the Lyric Theatre QPAC is hassle-free thanks to convenient parking options, including the Performing Arts Car Park (P1). Visitors can also park their vehicles at other parking options, like the South Bank Parklands Car Park and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Parking, both located a stone’s throw from the theatre. 
  • By taxi: Guests arriving by taxi can get down at any of the passenger drop-off and loading zones on either side of Grey St. That said, we recommend the southbound drop-off zone if you are getting to the venue by taxi. 
  • Recommended mode of transport: Driving to the Lyric Theatre QPAC is the best and the fastest way to get there, especially if you are short on time. The best way to get to the venue via public transport is by bus since it is pocket-friendly. 
  • Parking: Guests can park at different parking options close to the Lyric Theatre, including the Performing Arts Car Park (P1) and three undercover car parks at the Cultural Centre. 

Frequently asked questions about Lyric Theatre, QPAC

How old is the Lyric Theatre, QPAC in Brisbane?

The Lyric Theatre, QPAC, is around 39 years old and home to some of Queensland’s top ballets, operas, and musicals.

When was Lyric Theatre, QPAC built?

Lyric Theatre at the QPAC was built in 1985 by Australian architect Robin Gibson.

What is the address of Lyric Theatre, QPAC?

The address of Lyric Theatre, QPAC, is Melbourne St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia.

What is the seating capacity of Lyric Theatre, QPAC?

Lyric Theatre, QPAC, has a seating capacity of 2,000.

Is there a dress code for Lyric Theatre, QPAC?

No, there is no strict dress code for Lyric Theatre, QPAC. However, smart casual is a perfect choice for a comfortable and enjoyable visit to the theatre.