Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre, often referred to as QPAC, is situated within the Queensland Cultural Centre. QPAC was created by a local architect named Robin Gibson during the mid-1970s. This decision came after the State Cabinet officially acknowledged in 1972 that there was a requirement for a new Queensland Art Gallery, a significant performing arts center, and a new site for the Queensland Museum and State Library. The venue was inaugurated in 1985 by the Duke of Kent.

In recent years, QPAC has hosted some of the world's most prominent artists and performance groups as part of the QPAC International Series. This series featured renowned acts such as the Paris Opera Ballet in 2020, the Bolshoi Ballet in 2019, La Scala Theatre Ballet in 2018, The Royal Ballet in 2017, the Bolshoi Ballet in 2013, as well as the Hamburg Ballet, Hamburg State Opera, and Hamburg Philharmonic in 2012. Additionally, the American Ballet Theatre graced the QPAC stage in 2014.

QPAC also takes pride in organizing the Out of the Box Festival, catering to children aged 8 and under. Moreover, the Clancestry program is an integral part of the QPAC First Nations Program, which acknowledges the significant contributions of First Nations Peoples to Queensland's historical, creative, and cultural heritage.

As the primary venue for Queensland's leading performing arts companies, QPAC hosts the Queensland Ballet, Queensland Theatre Company, Opera Queensland, Queensland Youth Orchestras, and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, QPAC frequently welcomes some of Australia's foremost performing arts companies, including The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and Bangarra Dance Theatre.

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Sight Name: Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Sight Location: Brisbane, Australia (See walking tours in Brisbane)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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