Brisbane’s QPAC will be getting a brand new theatre, Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Deputy Premier and Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad and Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch announced on Sunday from the stage of the venue’s Lyric Theatre.
The Labor government has committed $125 million for the new 1500-1700 seat theatre, which will see QPAC become one of the largest performing arts centres in Australia. “We want Queensland to be the number one destination for arts in Australia,” Palaszczuk announced from the set of Disney’s Aladdin . “Not since the building of GOMA have we seen such a large injection of funding into our arts centre.”
“We are investing in the next generation of great stories, great talent and, of course, great companies that will grow in this state and continue to put Queensland on the map with regard to our cultural offerings,” said Enoch. “This new theatre, as part of QPAC, will give those small to medium size companies as well as our established companies a home to be able to tell their stories.”
QPAC will also contribute $25 million for the $150 million theatre, slated for completion in 2022, with the design chosen through an international competition. “Today’s...