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The Brisbane Cricket Ground is affectionately known as The Gabba because it is in the suburb of Woolloongabba. It is home to the Queensland Bulls Cricket Team, and the Brisbane Lions Football Club. The Gabba was established in 1895, built on what was originally swampland, and the first game of cricket, Parliament v Press, was played in 1896 and tied at 61 runs all. Today the Gabba hosts Test and Sheffield Shield matches, Ashes clashes and football games.
The Riverstage Brisbane is a real boon to the people of the city. This massive entertainment venue organizes quite a few events, popular among them being concerts and family shows. The venue is fully equipped with caterers and wait staff, making it an ideal place to hold any kind of event and family program. Many national and international events happen on a regular basis and if you're lucky you can catch some of your favorite stars. The venue has various amenities like dressing rooms, parking, offices and hospitality area which add to the spunk and value of the place.
Backing onto the Brisbane River, the QUT Gardens Theater plays host to many charity and fund raising events throughout the year. From concerts, theatricals to other events in performing arts, this place is buzzing all through the year. Concerts for the budget minded are also a priority with international superstars performing for student prices.
Constructed in 1888, this ornate, Italian style building has seen diverse theatrical productions, a range of businesses and silent movie screenings after 1912 for which it is best remembered. In World War II it became the entertainment unit's home for the American troops. Live theater returned after 1986 with groups like Twelfth Night Theater making it their home. The Princess Theater is now fast becoming the center for the smaller, non-funded theater companies who are bringing their innovative works under the roof of this remarkable little theater.
Metro Arts is a building that is completely dedicated to arts and creativity. Armed with an array of venues like theater and studios, this organization lends supports and encouragement to the artists. Check website for details.
Part of the Greater Union- Birch Carroll and Coyle group, Brisbane City Myer Centre cinema enjoys a central location within the heart of the city. Shoppers and tourists head here to catch their favorite flick or just to get a load of the movie hangouts in the city. Check the website for details on movie screenings, ticket rates and other facilities and get booking!
South Bank Cinemas a rather new addition to the Cineplex Australia group, was once on the verge of closing down. Now, having undergone a total revamp, the venue boasts of what is arguably the largest screen in the city, all of 25 meters! Each of the five cinemas has stadium seating arrangements, so that all patrons are at a vantage point. The comfy, high-back chairs offer lots of leg and arm space. Once settled into the red-and-black velvety interiors, all you have to do is relax and enjoy some of the best flicks to hit town at rates that will not burn a hole in your pocket. Check the website for more information.
Located within the Wintergarden complex in CBD, Strike Wintergarden is a one-of-a-kind entertainment space which offers a volley activities for Brisbanites. Featuring 12 state-of-the-art lanes, the place also features an awesome laser tag area. If sports isn't your thing, you can opt for the less draining pool tables or retire to private karaoke rooms where you can belt out your favorite numbers. Needless to say, Strike Wintergarden cuts the perfect picture for a totally rad night out with friends and family. The on site restaurant offers delectable pizzas along with some refreshing beers and cocktail, just the kind of motivation to play better! The facility is often rented out for big and small private celebrations and corporate events, check the website for more information.
Suncorp Piazza is Brisbane's stunning multipurpose venue that houses some of the city's biggest concerts, events in dance and performing arts, fairs, community events and more. The gorgeous amphitheater has a capacity of 2158 and has state-of-the-art amenities and fine technical apparatus that makes every event here successful. Popular events like the World Expo 88 are known to be held here.
A part of the Greater Union cinema chain, this theater is located at the prestigious Myer Centre. This multiplex has adequate comfortable seating, public parking and multiple screens to maximize your viewing pleasure. Grab a popcorn and soda from the refreshment stand and catch the latest movies from thrillers to chick flicks. Check the website for film times, tickets and other information.
Want to celebrate that special occasion with your loved ones, then Riverside Receptions is the place to be. Wedding receptions, private parties and the list of events held here is endless. The well-trained staff and support services ensure that the function is conducted smoothly sans any hassles. For booking and other details, check website.
Refurbished in 2010, Morris Hall is located within the Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie). The hall is a center of various local events of Churchie including exhibitions, Glass Expo and art awards.