Located by Brisbane’s river and city skyline, the Playhouse has been a hub for captivating theatre and dance since its opening in 1997. This medium-sized venue, boasting 850 seats in a proscenium theatre layout, ensures an excellent view from every seat. The Playhouse at QPAC promises a memorable experience with its lineup of enthralling performances, catering to both theatre enthusiasts and those looking for an unforgettable night out.

850 Seats

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About Playhouse, QPAC

Seating plan
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The Playhouse QPAC has a seating capacity of around 850 spread across two main sections, including The Stalls and the Balcony. Its layout resembles most conventional proscenium theatres, with wider rows toward the back, particularly in the Stalls. 


  • The stalls have 17 rows, from row BB to row O, with around 25-35 seats in each row. Accessible seating is available at either end of row H in seats 03 and 37.


  • The Balcony has nine rows from row AA to row H, offering unobstructed views of the stage. Consider booking seats 15 to 26  in rows A to D in the Stalls and 8 to 30 in rows A to D in the Balcony for the best views and a comfortable experience. 
  • Avoid booking seats in row AA on the Balcony, as they are at an angle that obstructs the views of the stage. 

Know before you go

Getting there
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  • By bus: Multiple bus stops are conveniently located near the Playhouse, QPAC. Buses 60, 61, 66, 100, 105, 107, 110, 111, 112, and 113, all stop at the Cultural Centre bus stop. Consider taking bus 86, which drops you off at Grey St at the South Brisbane bus stop, around 200 meters from the venue. 
  • By train: Depending on your location, take trains with codes BNBR, BDVL, BRBN, BNFG, BRBR, BRVL, and more to the South Brisbane train station, which is a 3-minute walk from the Playhouse QPAC. 
  • By ferry: Thanks to its convenient location, the Playhouse QPAC can also be reached by ferry. Ferries NHAM, NTHQ, UQSL, and SYDS all stop at the South Bank Ferry Terminal, about 400 meters from the Playhouse QPAC. 
  • Parking: Driving to the Playhouse QPAC is convenient and hassle-free thanks to the multiple parking options nearby, including the Performings Arts Car Park (P1), Cultural Centre car park, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Parking, and the South Bank Parklands Car Park, all a short walk from the QPAC. 
  • Recommended mode of transport: If you are close to the Playhouse QPAC, we recommend taking the bus or the train if you are traveling from far away. 

Frequently asked questions about Playhouse, QPAC

How old is the Playhouse, QPAC in Brisbane?

Playhouse QPAC in Brisbane is around 27 years old.

When was Playhouse, QPAC built?

Playhouse QPAC was constructed in 1997.

What is the address of Playhouse, QPAC?

The complete address of Playhouse QPAC is Russell St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia.

What is the seating capacity of Playhouse, QPAC?

The seating capacity of Playhouse QPAC is 850.

Is there a dress code for Playhouse, QPAC?

Although the Playhouse QPAC has no formal dress code, wearing smart casuals is recommended.