A festival like NO other, Anywhere Festival features 800+ shows of all genres, that are performed ANYWHERE - in gyms, underground reservoirs, backyards, ferry stops, power stations, plant nurseries, golf clubs, rooftops, warehouses, cafes, trams, parks and heritage homes, from May 6-23, 2021.
Performances include everything under the sun, from theatre, comedy, music, circus, cabaret, dance, poetry, and walking tours, through to spoken word and even a little bit of magic.
Now in its tenth year, and running for 18 days, Anywhere Festival has this year added 5 x Show Hubs, Virtual Reality + performances right across the Ipswich and Moreton Bay region as well as still supporting shows on the Sunshine Coast and Noosa. With such a dizzying array of shows to choose from, here are just five of the many highlights:
Prison X - This immersive Andean mythological play that had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Films Festival, will sweep you behind a velvet curtain and into a labyrinthine metaverse (an infamous Bolivian jail), where you'll coexist with devils, saints, corrupt prison guards, and even an Aussie filmmaker. Judith Wright Performing Arts Centre, 420 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley. May 8, 15, 22
The Future of Storytelling - Bring your own brunch to EC Venue in Fortitude Valley or watch from home as your mind gets blown with an hour and a half of invigorating and inspirational discussions around online, virtual reality and performance with three people (Violeta Ayala, Deirdre V. Lyons, and Siobhan O’loughlin) leading the way. EC Venue, 17 MacLachlan St Fortitude Valley May 22
Muscle Up Circus - Inspired by the feats of old school circus strongmen and contemporary acrobatics and the rapidly growing trend of functional fitness, this unique and ground-breaking show brings the creativity, playfulness, theatrics, humour and skills of circus into a gym setting. Rebuild Health and Fitness, 10 North Rd Wynnum West. May 8
Coterie Cabaret - Leave your car keys in the bowl and step into the world of Coterie – a cheeky, irreverent, informative and hilarious celebration of sex, kink and fetishes. Seamlessly pairing elements of cabaret, burlesque, cirque, commercial dance and comedy intertwined with live music, this show will leave you more than a little hot under the collar. Arcana, 46 Evesham St Moorooka. May 8-9, 14-15
My Heart Goes Zoom - Your friend Siobhan is an extroverted film student whose classes have been transferred online during COVID-19. This two part, interactive romantic comedy stars YOU as Siobhan “boldly goes” to explore genuine human connection through a screen—because she has no other choice. Online. May 15
And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Jump into a real-life imagining of the classic board game of Cluedo or head up into the rolling green hills of Mt Mee and laugh along with a collection of comical companions at the Tongue in Cheek Winery Tour supping and sipping on a selection of fine cheeses and sample drops from the multi-award winning, Ocean View Estates as you go.
South East Qld
May 6-23, 2021