The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (also known as QPAC) is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre and is located on the corner of Melbourne Street and Grey Street in Brisbane’s South Bank precinct.
QPAC was designed by local architect Robin Gibson in the mid-1970s, after State Cabinet formally recognised in 1972 the need for a new Queensland Art Gallery and a new major performing arts centre, in addition to a new location for the Queensland Museum and State Library. It was opened by the Duke of Kent in 1985.
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is one of Australia’s premier arts and entertainment venues. Since opening in 1985 with the purpose to contribute to the cultural, social and intellectual development of all Queenslanders, QPAC has grown into one of the most recognised performing arts centres in the Asia Pacific and a driving force of Queensland’s reputation as an exciting and innovative cultural destination. QPAC is a producer, presenter, investor, industry partner and venue that present around 1200 performances each year across its four theatres as well as a variety of free and outdoor performances. More than 20 million people have attended performances at QPAC since its opening.