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Plan your visit to QPAC. There is a variety of ways to make your way to the theatre.
QPAC is located in a vibrant part of the city that is currently experiencing growth and development including roadworks that have temporarily changed access to the Centre, in particular our car park.
Please note, current roadworks may cause delays in travel times and we suggest you leave extra time to get to QPAC, so you don’t miss the start of your performance.
We suggest you explore the mode of transport below that you wish to use to visit QPAC for further information, directions and maps specific to your needs.
We frequently update our traffic information page with specific events or roadworks that may impact on travel time and suggest you check these prior to your QPAC visit.
Driving to QPAC
Due to ongoing construction and roadworks, the Cultural Centre car parks, including the Performing Arts car park, are now only accessible via Stanley Place (adjacent to the State Library of Queensland).
Please note that map apps may not always be up to date with current roadworks.
There are a range of parking options around QPAC including:
Patrons travelling from the north or west can access Stanley Place from the William Jolly Bridge or Montague Rd.*
If approaching from Montague Rd, patrons will proceed past GoMA and then through the roundabout to turn left just after the Stanley Place bus and taxi zone to enter the Cultural Centre Tunnel.
Patrons travelling from the south or east can travel on Cordelia St through to Montague Rd or travel along Grey St and turn right into Stanley Place at Peel St.
Please note this section of Grey St can become congested due to current construction and roadworks and may not be the fastest route.
If taking the Grey St route, after turning right into Stanley Place, patrons will proceed around the roundabout turning right before GoMA (effectively completing a u-turn), to then turn left just after the Stanley Place bus and Taxi zone to enter the Cultural Centre Tunnel.
*If the Stanley Place turn off is missed and patrons remain on Grey St approaching QPAC it will be necessary to continue through to the Glenelg St roundabout, South Bank, and complete a u-turn to travel back along Grey St turning into Stanley Place from the other direction.
Best parking for the Lyric Theatre, Cremorne and Concert Hall
Fines apply for patrons requiring after hours release of vehicles.
P1 Monday to Friday: 5:30am to 12am
P1 Saturday and Sunday: 7am to 12am
P1 Public Holidays: 7am to 12am (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Pre paid parking tickets can only be used at Performing Arts Car Park (P1)
For the protection and safety of patrons, staff and the wider community, the car parks provide fully contactless payment via automated pay stations. Payment can be made on entry by credit card only (Visa or MasterCard). No cash payments are accepted.
Car park staff can be contacted via intercom at the auto pay stations to assist patrons with pre-paid car park tickets, or in the case of credit card or equipment malfunctions. Increased cleaning and sanitising of car park equipment and touch points is now in place to provide a COVID-safe environment.
Parking: $17 (per entry / per day) pay on entry (Visa or Mastercard)
Maximum height: 2.0 m
Pre-paid car parking offers guaranteed, safe and convenient parking at the Performing Arts Car Park (P1) marked on the map below.
You can use the pre-paid car park ticket even when the CAR PARK FULL sign is displayed.
Car park tickets MUST be presented to the attendant on entry to the Car Park (P1). If the booth is unattended, please use the intercom at the ticket machine and advise security of your booking details.
Pre-paid spaces are limited so, to ensure there is space reserved for you, we recommend you book your car parking when you book your tickets. Alternatively, you can pre-book parking at the Performing Arts Car Park (P1) online or by phoning 136 246.
Cost per entry: $23 (price subject to change)
Daytime Entry car park tickets
Entry: from car park opening time
Exit: by 90 minutes after the performance finish time
Evening Entry car park tickets
Entry: from 5pm
Exit: by the closure time of the car park that day
Book Pre-Paid Parking online
Pre-paid car park tickets:
Best parking for Lyric Theatre and Concert Hall
Undercover parking is also available at other Queensland Cultural Centre locations:
Entry via Stanley Place
Fines apply for patrons requiring after hours release of vehicles.
Monday to Friday: 5:30am to 12am
Saturday and Sunday: 7am to 12am
Public Holidays: 7am to 12am (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Parking: $17 (per entry/per day) pay on entry (Visa or Mastercard)
Maximum height: 2m (Queensland Art Gallery/Queensland Museum car park)
2.3m lower level (limited bays) and 2m on upper level (Stanley Place/State Library of Queensland car park)
For further details please check the Arts Queensland website.
Best Parking for the Playhouse
Convenient parking for the Playhouse, with easy access via Russell Street. Fully automated with cash and card accepted at 13 Pay Stations available near the Grey Street entrance and adjacent to lifts throughout the car park. For fast pay option, simply payWave at entry and again at exit using the same credit card.
Entry via Grey Street (northbound) or Merivale Streets (southbound)
Parking: $20 (2-3 hours or after 6pm) Fully automated with cash and card accepted at 13 Pay Stations
Opens: 24 hours; 7 days
Maximum height: 2.1-2.3m (depending on entry point)
For further details please check the BCEC website.
Entry via Tribune or Glenelg Streets
Parking: Approximately $20-$25 (3-4 hours); special rates after 6pm for online bookings. Pay at pay stations before exit
Maximum height: 2.1m
For more detailed information please check the Visit Brisbane website.
QPAC can easily be accessed by public transport.
QPAC can be accessed by bicycle from every side of the building including the Riverside Bikeway and Victoria Bridge. For details on bikeways and shared pathways in the precinct please visit Brisbane City Council: Cycling in Brisbane. Bicycles can also be taken on CityCats, ferries and Brisbane trains.
QPAC is a part of the CityCycle network and features a CityCycle Station on the riverside of the building outside the Playhouse entrance. Patrons can also access CityCycles at South Brisbane Railway Station and on the river end of Queen Street Mall.
If travelling on your own bicycle, there are a range of storage options around QPAC:
Please note that QPAC can take no responsibility for possessions or bikes stored at any of these facilities. Stowing your bike outside of designated areas could result in a fine or your bike being impounded, so please take care to store your bike thoughtfully.
Patrons in wheelchairs or who have difficulty walking can be set down at the designated drop off zones on Grey St (both southbound and northbound). The southbound drop off zone just outside QPAC is the best option for Lyric Theatre, Concert Hall and Cremorne Theatre performances.
From Monday 10 May until Tuesday 1 June 2021, the QPAC taxi zone on Grey Street southbound will be relocated a further 20 metres down the road towards South Bank. Pedestrian and PWD access is still available to via the QPAC pedestrian tunnel.
There is also a PWD drop zone accessible on Russell Street, which is best for Playhouse performances. Although Russell St is currently closed to general traffic due to construction works, PWD drop off is still available via traffic control attendants.
Please be aware that the set down areas have limited capacity and we recommend you allow sufficient time for possible delays.
After dropping off in these zones, parking is then available in all car parks close to QPAC, see the map below for directions to access these options.
Parking for people with mobility difficulties is available in all car parks.
Due to ongoing roadworks on Grey St, there have been changes to the drop off zones for coaches and buses. Passengers can be safely set down on Grey Street outside Queensland Museum or at State Library of Queensland.
Please check the Brisbane City Council website any further updates for coach parking locations, times and restrictions in South Bank and Brisbane CBD.
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