This exhibition has been cancelled. The Tony Gould Gallery will be closed until Thursday, 30 April 2020. More information here.

While the very idea of musical theatre conjures images of bright lights and Broadway, did you know that Australians too have been creating new musicals since 1920?

From Reedy River to Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and The Boy from Oz to Bran Nue Dae, discover the fascinating history of Australian made musicals and the remarkable stories of talent and tenacity that have brought truly Australian musicals to the stage.

“What a treat. Always a ‘must do’ to visit this wonderful gallery.” By Libby and Pete, Lake Macquarie, NSW
“BRILLIANT!!! Highly recommended to anyone who loves musicals. I was in heaven throughout. Thank you QPAC.” By Emma Mary Robertson, Hamilton, Qld

Presented by QPAC


  • The Australian Musical Book by Peter Wyllie Johnston and Peter Pinne

    While you're here, pick up a copy of The Australian Musical by Peter Wyllie Johnston and Peter Pinne. This book outlines the definitive history of a century of musical theatre in Australia, including behind the scenes stories of achievement and disaster. Richly illustrated with colour photos from the early days to the present, The Australian Musical is a book to treasure for years to come, and an invaluable resource for anyone involved with theatre and music. 

    This book is available for purchase at the Cremorne Theatre Box Office counter, located at the entrance of the Tony Gould Gallery, Cremorne Theatre, during Exhibition hours. 

    EFTPOS transactions only. No cash sales.

  • Bran Nue Dae

    This iconic Australian musical is playing at QPAC from 24 July 2020.