Quality Hotel Airport International
528 Kingsford Smith Dr.
Brisbane, QL 4007
Phone: (61) 7 32686388
Fax: (61) 7 32687395
Touching the corners of Remora Road, the Grand Chapiteau Hamilton is a huge covered area with a white top supported by pillars and poles. This magnificent venue is a host to live entertainment shows including circus events.
Should you find yourself looking to catch a movie in Hamilton, you may well head over to Dendy Portside. Part of the famous BCC chain, the venue goes all out to make movie-watching comfortable and memorable for its patrons. Luxury stadium seating and surround sound are a given here, and 400 covered parking spaces allow for the holiday crowds. Inside, five screens belt out a fine melange of international and local films. If your timing is right, you might just catch sight of a cruise ship entering the harbor, so keep your eyes peeled. The entire venue can be rented out for a fun-filled celebration by the sea. Check the website for more information.
Located in the suburb of Ascot, the Doomben Racecourse hosts exciting races throughout the season. It is home to the Brisbane Racing Club and you can hire this venue for private gatherings as well.
The Balmoral Cineplex was originally a single open-air cinema. It has six cinemas presenting the latest movies with state-of-the-art sound technology. What is most appealing about the Cineplex is the way each cinema adopts its own theme. Styles range from 1970s style, movie snippets, Picasso and Mediterranean style. Check website for schedules.
Recognized all over the world, Albion Comedy Club & Restaurant is the most visited comedy club to dine at. Tuesday through Saturday the club has shows featuring five or six acts like Adam Vincent, Big Brother Little Brother, Fiona McGary and other international as well as Australian artists and acts. The club hosts regular events and shows, so for details about the acts as well as ticketing details, do check the website and contact them.
Located on the lowest floor of the Dockside Apartment Hotel, Dockside Comedy Bar is a place where everyone is equal and laughter is king. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday the international and local comedians perform their own brand of comedy to a receptive audience. To find out which comedian is performing, check out the web page or local entertainment guides. Early bookings are essential, as popular shows sell out weeks in advance.
Doggett Street Studio is an exhibition space that covers approximately 300 square meters (3229.17 square feet) of floor space and over 150 meters (492.13 feet) of hanging space. Since 1993, has branched to six exhibition spaces and is one of the largest exhibition spaces in Brisbane. The studio displays six separate exhibitions at a time, which means artists can target a larger audience and visitors can see more art on display. The space is available for hire not only by artists but also curators, galleries, touring bodies and institutions. Exhibitions such as Milkana Kirov's Still Life with Ultramarine Blue or Cath Brophy's Cupola are crowd pullers, as are artists like Nick Ashb, David Atkinson and Rachel Arthur. Do visit their site for more details.
Located just a short drive north of the city, Hawthorne Cinemas screens the latest movies and features state-of-the-art technology. The modest complex prides itself on its old-fashioned, attentive customer service. Cinema 1 was built in the 1940s and features a large screen. Cinema 2 has more modern styling with stadium seating and Cinema 3, whilst being smaller, is very comfortable.
Twelfth Night Theater is one of the most popular venue for small-scale theater productions. The charming venue is a small, two-stored building that has been simply but tastefully decorated. Many productions feature national and often international acting celebrities and this can draw quite a large audience. Productions are usually well-known comic or dramatic plays with a small cast. Call for performance times and details.
Hive has gigs mainly on Saturday nights that feature live bands though these recordings might find themselves on Cd's sometimes after performances. Bands such as Autumn to Ashes, UFIO, Winter Solstice have performed here. Unlike most venues, Hive actually encourages parents to come drop off their children to the venue and check out the place for their own satisfaction. Do forward your request for ticket bookings via email.
Situated in an urban setting, Palace Centro Cinemas boasts a beautiful facade and just as glorious interiors. Patrons come to watch a mix of mainstream international films and some offbeat artsy flicks. Once you have got your tickets in hand, deposit yourself in one of the luminous seats and let the magic of the big screen take over. Dolby digital sound reverberates in all four rooms. During the break, take a walk around; the Centro is a marvelous place to kill time and can cater for around 800 people at an event. Check the website for more details.
Brisbane Powerhouse for the Live Arts lies between two parks, New Farm Park and Powerhouse Park. For many years it was unused until Brisbane City Council made it a millennium project for restoration. Now it creates a different energy, or electricity! All sorts of theatrics and dynamic arts happen here, including events from the Brisbane Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival. They even have master classes for new media artists and curators. Go for it!