The oldest surviving community theatre in Brisbane (circa 1936) Brisbane Arts Theatre stages plays adapted from children’s literature both classic and contemporary e.g. Roald Dahl & E.B. White. Here, children can enjoy traditional community theatre in a cutesy old-fashioned setting and meet and interact with the characters in the leafy cobbled courtyard afterwards.
At two and a half hours (including half hour interval) performances tend to be a bit long and wordy for toddlers and some pre-schoolers and as such are more suited to school age.
Seating is allocated and a snack bar open in the courtyard at intermission serving iceblocks, drinks, chips and pre-made sandwiches. can also accommodate birthday parties with a decorated table set up in the courtyard and BYO food.
Aside from the year round Saturday matinees and the odd Sunday matinee, during school holidays there’s a daytime session Tuesday to Friday excluding public holidays.
Need to know - Parking may be found in front or within the narrow the streets of Petrie Terrace behind.
Nice to know - Brisbane Arts Theatre can also accommodate birthday parties with a decorated table set up in the courtyard and BYO food.
NOW SHOWING - BEAUTY & THE BEAST- Dec 9 - Jan 12. Saturdays 2pm; Tue-Fri 11am. (Closed Dec 24-Jan 1).
In this fairy tale classic, love between a sweet young woman and a ghastly beast is only a heartbeat away.