The Queensland Theatre building is located at 78 Montague Rd, South Brisbane and includes our reception, two theatres (Bille Brown Theatre and Diane Cilento Studio) and an undercover car park. To arrive directly out the front of the theatre entrance, the best address for your GPS is 12 Boundary St, South Brisbane.
There is a council loading zone on Boundary Street that is directly out the front of the Queensland Theatre reception and 25m from the Bille Brown Theatre entrance. Two kerb ramps connect the loading zone to the footpath, which is then level access to the Bille Brown Theatre entrance. You can stop here for up to 5 minutes when dropping off people with a disability.
Undercover Paid Parking at Queensland Theatre
Queensland Theatre’s undercover car park is located within the Queensland Theatre building, 50m away from the Bille Brown Theatre entrance. The car park offers up to 14 parking bays, including one blue permit holder bay (3.2m wide, adjacent to a 2m wide clearance zone). The undercover car park has a 2.1m height clearance. Parking is $20 per bay and can be purchased with your tickets, through our website, over the phone or when you arrive at the theatre, pending availability.
Our car park opens 90 minutes prior to performance start times and closes 30 minutes after performances conclude. Our car park is strictly for patrons attending a performance at Queensland Theatre. If you have purchased prepaid parking, provide the booking name to the parking attendant and they will direct you where to park. If you require the use of the blue permit holder bay, please arrive as early as possible as it is not possible to reserve this bay ahead of time.
If there is parking available to purchase on arrival you must give your car keys to the parking attendant, who will in exchange give you a parking voucher to present at the box office, prior to the show commencing, to pay. Please note Box Office is not currently accepting cash; payment can be made via Visa, Mastercard or contactless payment. Once your parking voucher has been redeemed you can give it back to the parking attendant in exchange for your keys.
Queensland Theatre is surrounded by on-street metered Council parking. Patrons can pay for Council parking via Council’s designated mobile payment service CellOPark. Please note Council is removing physical parking meters and payment for those zones can only be made via CellOPark. Queensland Theatre highly recommends downloading the app prior to your arrival.
- There is a Council car park located at 12 Boundary Street with 43 parking bays, including two blue permit holder bays (3.4m wide). 40m from the Bille Brown Theatre entrance.
- There is a Council car park located at 15 Merivale Street with 22 parking bays, including two blue permit holder bays (3m wide). 150m from the Bille Brown Theatre entrance.
- Surrounding streets that also offer on-street, metered Council parking include Montague Road (flat), Cordelia Street (on an incline) and Boundary Street (on an incline).
Other Paid Car Parks
Box Office, Courtyard and Foyer
Queensland Theatre Box Office and Bar opens 90 minutes prior to performance start times. On arrival, you enter through a large automatic glass sliding door (2.3m wide) and into the courtyard. On your left is a lift, directly in front of you is the Box Office (counter is 1.1m high) and to your right is a ramp (1.1m wide, 7.5 m long) which leads you inside to the foyer.
The lift (1m by 1.7m) takes you up to the mezzanine level, which has a seating area for patrons with tables and chairs and the Bille Brown Theatre Door 2 entrance. The mezzanine level can also be accessed via an L-shaped staircase from the courtyard. The Staircase has 4 steps (17cm high, 30cm deep) with a landing (1.6m by 1.9m) followed by 17 steps (17cm high, 30cm deep) to the mezzanine level.
Box Office is open to assist with any on-the-day ticketing enquiries. If you have elected to collect your tickets, please go to the Box Office on arrival. If you have digital tickets on your electronic device, you do not need to show them to Box Office, show them to the usher when you enter the theatre. Please note that your confirmation email cannot be used as a digital ticket. Complimentary programs (physical and digital) are available at the box office.
The ramp leads you through the courtyard, which is a large split-level area with bench seating (ranging from 40 cm-55 cm high), there are 2 steps (17cm high, 30cm deep) connecting the two levels.
The courtyard leads into the foyer which contains the bar, and bathroom seating options. Seating options include tables (74cm high) with chairs and high bars (1.1m high) with stools.
There are Female, Male and All User/Accessible bathrooms. Inside the Female bathroom are five stalls, including one ambulant stall (0.96m by 2.6m, door frame 90cm wide). Inside the Male bathroom are three stalls, including one ambulant stall (0.86m by 1.6m, door frame 74cm wide) and 2 urinals.
There is one All User/Accessible bathroom (2.2m by 2.5m, door frame 96cm wide).
The bathroom door is fitted with a Special Access Automatic Toilet Door Systems. When the bathroom is vacant, simply press the “Push To Open” button for access. If the bathroom is occupied, access will be denied. Once inside, after the door is closed you can lock the door by pressing the “Push To Lock” button, an “Occupied” light will illuminate on the front panel, and the door lock will engage and disconnect the external open button. To exit, simply press the “Push to Open” button, the door will unlock and open, a “Vacant” light will illuminate, ready for the next user.
Inside the bathroom there is a handrail (80cm high) next to the toilet seat (45cm high) and a sink (80cm high) with a swivel mixer tap.
The bar serves a variety of food and drink. At the end of the bar counter (1.1m high), next to the coffee machine, is a water station with complimentary water taps and drinkware. The taps (1.6m high) are operated by pulling the handle towards you in a downward direction. Please ask Front of House staff if you require assistance getting water. Below is an example of the menu, it is subject to change without notice. Please note food and hot drink service ends 30 minutes before the show begins, no food or hot drinks are permitted in the theatre, and cold drinks decanted into plastic drinkware can be taken into the theatre.
- Cold drinks - beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, juice and bottled still & sparkling water
- Hot drinks – coffee, hot chocolate, and tea
- Snacks – cheese platter, sandwiches, chips, chocolates, ice creams and cake (dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options available)
- Light meals – toasties and frittata/filo/sausage roll served with a side salad (gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available)
Inside the Bille Brown Theatre
The Bille Brown Theatre has 350 seats.
Theatre doors will open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance start time, bells will ring to let you know when it’s time to enter. To assist with safety and comfort patrons may request extra time to enter the theatre to navigate stairs prior to the doors being opened to the general public, please talk to Box Office on your arrival.
The theatre has two entrances; Door 1 entry is located in the courtyard, at the end of the ramp and to the left.
Door 2 entry is located on the mezzanine level and can be accessed via the lift next to Box Office or the staircase in the courtyard.
Refer to your ticket to find out which door you are entering through. When the doors open ushers will check your ticket and direct you to your seat. If you have a digital ticket, please have it open and ready on your electronic device.
Inside the theatre is a fixed seating bank with 10 rows (A-K, excluding I). There are two central aisles with 23 steps (16cm high, 35cm deep, and 1m wide) which divide the seating bank into three sections. Each aisle has a handrail down one side. The handrails are not continuous, with gaps to allow entry into each row. The theatre seats are 48cm wide including armrests, 45cm excluding armrests and the seat pad is 45cm deep.
Best seating options for patrons who are hard of hearing:
- Door 1 Row A, first row of the theatre. There are 6 seats in the centre bank, 26-28 and 32-34.
- Door 1 Row B, second row of the theatre. There are 8 seats in the centre bank, 25-28 and 32-35.
- Door 1 Row C, third row of the theatre. There are 10 seats in the centre bank, 24-28 and 32-36.
Best options for patrons wanting seating with no steps:
- Door 1 Row A, located at the front of the theatre.
- Door 2 Row K, located at the back of the theatre.
Best options for patrons wanting seating with limited steps:
- Door 1 Row B, up two steps from the front of the theatre.
- Door 1 Row C, up four steps from the front of the theatre.
- Door 2 Row J, down three steps from the back of the theatre.
- Door 2 Row H, down six steps from the back of the theatre.
For patrons who remain in their wheelchair, there are up to four wheelchair seating areas with companion seating. These are subject to availability based on production staging requirements.
- Wheelchair seat to purchase is Door 1 A22, (A22+23 seats are removed creating a space (1.1m wide) for the wheelchair). Companion seat is A21.
- Wheelchair seat to purchase is Door 2 K23, (K21-23 seats are removed creating a space (1.9m wide) for the wheelchair). Companion seat is K24.
- Wheelchair seat to purchase is Door 2 K27, (K27-29 seats are removed creating a space (1.9m wide) for the wheelchair). Companion seat is K26.
- Wheelchair seat to purchase is Door 2 K36, (K34-36 seats are removed creating a space (1.9m wide) for the wheelchair). Companion seat is K37.
For patrons who transfer into a theatre seat there are up to three wheelchair seating areas with companion seating. These are subject to availability based on production staging requirements.
- Wheelchair seat to purchase is Door 1 A19. Companion seat is A20. It is 2.2m from Door 1 entry (inside the theatre) to the wheelchair seat.
- Wheelchair seat to purchase is Door 1 A26. Companion seat is A27. It is 5.5m from Door 1 entry (inside the theatre) to the wheelchair seat.
- Wheelchair seat to purchase is Door 2 K18. Companion seat is K17. It is 4.5m from Door 2 entry (inside the theatre) to the wheelchair seat.
To check wheelchair seating availability or to purchase please contact the Box Office by phoning 1800 355 528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Queensland Theatre is working towards having wheelchair seating available to purchase through our website.
The Diane Cilento Studio has 88 seats.
Theatre doors will open about 15 minutes prior to the performance start time, bells will ring to let you know when it’s time to enter. To assist with safety and comfort patrons may request extra time to enter the theatre to navigate stairs prior to the doors being opened to the general public, please talk to Box Office on your arrival.
The Diane Cilento Studio has one entrance, which is located at the end of the bar down the corridor to the left. When the doors open ushers will check your ticket and direct you to your seat. If you have a digital ticket, please have it open and ready on your electronic device.
Inside the theatre is a seating bank with 5 rows (A-E). There are two aisles that run down either end of each row, with 5 steps (16cm high, 35cm deep, 1m wide) each. There are handrails down one side of each aisle. The theatre seats are 48cm wide, the seat pad is 45cm deep, and they don’t have armrests.
Assistance animals (qualified and in-training) are welcome in all areas of Queensland Theatre. For comfort, seating areas with extra room in the Bille Brown Theatre and the Diane Cilento Studio are:
- Row A
- All aisle seating. In the Bille Brown Theatre row K38+39 seats have the most room.
Patrons who are hard of hearing or have booked into a specific Audio Described performance can borrow a ListenTech assistive listening device from the Box Office. The assistive listening device is a wireless system with transmitters and receivers that improves the experience for those with hearing loss. The Audio is sent directly to headphones (provided with the ListenTech device), a hearing aid or a cochlear implant. Upon your arrival, please go to the Box Office to sign out a device.
Queensland Theatre works with Auslan Stage Left to offer Auslan Interpreted services on specific performances and events. During an Auslan Interpreted performance or event, one or two interpreters are positioned in view, relaying the dialogue spoken by the actors, into sign language, in real-time. Suitable seating is reserved in the theatre to ensure optimal sightlines to the interpreters. Patrons must advise us at the time of booking that they will be using the Auslan service.
We happily accept calls via the National Relay Service. For more information about Auslan Interpretation, contact Auslan Stage Left. Queensland Theatre is working towards having Auslan seating available to purchase through our website.
The Auslan Interpreted service is available at the below performances:
- Gaslight Adapted by Johnna Wright and Patty Jamieson – Wednesday 28 Feb 1.00pm
- 37 by Nathan Maynard – Monday 22 Apr 6.30pm
- Medea by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks – Monday 27 May 6.30pm
- Cost of Living by Martyna Majok – Monday 1 Jul 6.30pm | All performances include surtitles.
- POTUS by Selina Fillinger – Monday 12 Aug 6.30pm
- Dear Brother by Lenny Donahue and Tibian Wyles – Interpreted Monday 23 Sep 6.30pm
- Round The Twist The Musical Book, Music and Lyrics by Paul Hodge – Wednesday 20 Nov 7.00pm
Queensland Theatre works with Vision Australia to offer Audio Described services on specific performances. This service allows blind or low vision patrons to enjoy our shows by having trained describers capture in live narration the action, costumes, sets, transitions, gestures, facial expressions and lighting or special effects in performance. This service can be enjoyed from anywhere in the theatre, via a ListenTech assistive listening device. Upon your arrival please go to the Box Office to collect your device. For more information about Audio Description, contact Vision Australia.
Tactile Tours are available for a selection of our shows, depending on the determined risk level of individual productions. Each tour offers blind and low-vision patrons the chance to touch and examine props and costumes and hear the cast and crew describe the visual aspects of the production. If you are interested in learning more about upcoming Tactile Tours, please contact Peter at email@example.com. Tours start 90 minutes before the designated start time of the performance.
Audio Descriptions and Tactile Tours are available at the below performances
- Gaslight Adapted by Johnna Wright and Patty Jamieson – Wednesday 28 Feb 1.00pm
- 37 by Nathan Maynard – Saturday 20 Apr 2.00pm
- Medea by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks – Saturday 25 May 2.00pm
- Cost of Living by Martyna Majok – Saturday 13 Jul 2.00pm
- POTUS by Selina Fillinger – Saturday 10 Aug 2.00pm
- Dear Brother by Lenny Donahue and Tibian Wyles – Saturday 21 Sep 2.00pm
- Round The Twist The Musical Book, Music and Lyrics by Paul Hodge – Saturday 23 Nov 2.00pm
Queensland Theatre is an affiliate of the Queensland Government's Companion Card program. A Companion Card is issued to people with a disability who have a lifelong need for attendant care support in order to participate in community activities and attend venues. Queensland Theatre provides Companion Card holders with a second ticket for their chosen companion at no cost.
To book companion card tickets please contact the Box Office by phoning 1800 355 528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Queensland Theatre is working towards having companion card tickets available to book through our website.
Queensland Theatre welcomes neurodivergent patrons and encourages the use of personal noise-cancelling headphones, sunglasses and audio descriptors. If there are themes or technical warnings for a production that you would like to know more about before attending one of our shows please reach out to our Box Office. Call 1800 355 528 or email email@example.com.
For select shows, spoiler sheets will be available closer to the season commencing. Please check the show page for availability.
A Relaxed Performances are open to everyone, they focus on modifying the sensory environment of both the venue and performance and theatre 'rules' are relaxed, while maintaining the creative integrity of the show.
Relaxed performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. This can include, but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, Tourette Syndrome, tics and involuntary movements, learning disabilities or dementia, babes in arms, as well as people living with anxiety or people who have experienced trauma.
Some things to expect include:
- Pre-show resources, such as a Social Story, are also available to help you prepare for your visit.
- We may make minor changes to sensory elements of a show such as reducing bright lighting or loud noises.
- There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement from the audience.
- The theatre doors remain open for patrons to come and go as they wish.
- House lights remain on but dimmed throughout the performance.
- A designated breakout space is available for patrons.
2024 performances with Relaxed Performances:
- Medea by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks — Saturday 1 June at 2pm
- Cost of Living by Martyna Majok — Saturday 6 July at 2pm
- Dear Brother by Lenny Donahue and Tibian Wyles — Wednesday 19 September at 1pm