Brisbane Festival’s family-friendly program will banish boredom!

There’s plenty to choose from; including these highlights…

The Physical Impossibility of Disappearing 

Celebrate the magic in movement and see performers flirt with gravity, twist into pretzels and leap like superheroes.

Featuring a charming selection of musical accompaniments, Circa’s talented line up will meld the world
of acrobatics, theatre and dance into a production that will help make the impossible possible.

September 24-26. Suitable for ages 3+, entry fees apply. Visit our event guide for more info.

Kaput

Renowned Australian circus performer Tom Flanagan bring his hilarious slapstick comedy show to The Telstra Spiegeltent.

Paying tribute to the era of silent movies, and influenced by Charlie Chaplin, Flanagan will take audiences on a chaotic journey as he tries in vain to fix his temperamental movie projector, struggling with tables, ladders and vacuum cleaners along the way!

September 20-21. Suitable for ages 4+, entry fees apply. Visit our event guide for more info. 

Hurry Up and Wait

An entire universe within a hat will be revealed when this show clowns its way into town. The show is a unique blend of Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett and tells the story of two bored clowns whose imaginations run riot while they wait for a grand circus parade.

The duo, played by Liz Skitch and Clint Bolster, feast on food that appears out of thin air and use everyday items to create amazing new worlds, proving there is nothing more powerful than your imagination

September 13-14. Suitable for ages 3+, entry fees apply. Visit our event guide for more info. 

Exxopolis

This one will be hard to miss. This dazzling labyrinth of giant inflatable sculptures will greet visitors to South Bank from Sunday 6 to Friday 26 September.

Covering more than one square kilometre of South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt, Architects of Air will use natural light and specially created coloured PVC to construct its giant Exxopolis structure – a series of beautiful walk-in spaces called a luminarium.

Inflatable domes will soar 10 metres into the air to provide the main focal points of the attraction, while twisting tunnels lead visitors through a maze of geometric pods, alcoves and crevices. Exxopolis is filled with subtle hues created by outside light passing through stretched plastic.

September 6-26. Suitable for all ages, entry fees apply. Visit our event guide for more info. 

Do Do Land

Performance artists Grupo Puja! will captivate festivalgoers near Treasury Casino and Hotel on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September! Based on Alice in Wonderland but taking place 40 metres above the ground. A giant crane will be used to haul performers balancing on a geometric stage into the air, where they will entertain the crowds below with a mix of dance, theatre, circus and vertiginous sport.

Three free performances set to take place high in the night sky will be illuminated by a striking light show.

September 6-7. Suitable for all ages, free. Visit our event guide for more info. 

Brisbane Airport Light Garden

This fairy tale forest will delight festivalgoers at South Bank. Hundreds of twinkling bamboo firefly lanterns will guide festivalgoers through the 150 metre long colonnade leading to a beautiful central sculpture made of approximately 1,500 bamboo poles stretching 12 metres into the sky.

September 6-26. Suitable for all ages, free. Visit our event guide for more info.

To see the full Brisbane Festival program, head to brisbanefestival.com.au.