Queensland Performing Arts Centre 30th Celebrations

By Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Since raising the curtain in 1985, QPAC has welcomed more than 20 million visitors and presented over 26,000 performances with more than one fifth of patrons attending free events. So take a bow Queensland! Thank you for inspiring 30 years of creating and sharing art at QPAC.

30th Anniversary Event - Happy Birthday to us (2015-04-19) by Queensland Performing Arts CentreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Happy birthday to us!

30 Years ago QPAC opened to great fanfare and ceremony           Over the course of three decades QPAC has become part of the fabric of Brisbane and a touchstone in the lives of many: those of you who saw your first live performance here; graduated from university in the Concert Hall; or simply had an incredible experience here. 

QPAC Celebrating 30!, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 2015, From the collection of: Queensland Performing Arts Centre
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30th Anniversary Event - The Qld Premier (2015-04-19) by Queensland Performing Arts CentreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Premier and Minister for the Arts Annastacia Palaszczuk helping to celebrate three decades of storytelling at QPAC.

Photo credit - Darren Thomas

30th Anniversary Event - John Kotzas (2015-04-19) by Queensland Performing Arts CentreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Queensland Performing Arts Centres Chief Executive John Kotzas officially opening the 30th Celebrations!

Photo credit - Darren Thomas

30th Anniversary Event - The Polytoxic Poodle Ladies (2015-04-19) by Queensland Performing Arts CentreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

The Polytoxic Poodle Ladies greeting the little patrons of QPAC

30th Anniversary Event - Cascade Court (2015-04-19) by Queensland Performing Arts CentreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

A fusion of classical Bollywood and regional specific folk dance enthralled the audience at the Cascade Court

30th Anniversary Event - Welcome to country (2015-04-19) by Queensland performing arts centreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Maroochy Barambah Songwoman providing the acknowledgement of Country

She is a world renowned and acclaimed Turrbal Songwoman who became the first Indigenous Australian to perform in an Opera at the Sydney Opera House

30th Anniversary Event - Nunukul Yuggera (2015-04-19) by Queensland Performing Arts CentreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers prides itself on being one of the best Aboriginal dance groups in Australia

Their performances mesmerize the audience, through their honest, heartfelt and spiritually lifting expression as if the Dreamtime unfolds before the eyes of the observer.

30th Anniversary Event - Nunukul Yuggera Dancers (2015-04-19) by Queensland Performing Arts CentreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers

30th Anniversary Event - Performance at the Tunnel (2015-04-19) by Queensland Performing Arts CentreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

30th Anniversary Event - The Mouldy Lovers (2015-04-19) by Queensland Performing Arts CentreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

30th Anniversary Event - Didgeridoo interlude (2015-04-19) by Queensland Performing Arts CentreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Didgeridoo interlude from the Overpass symbolises finale

Performer - Fred Iselin-Leone

30th Anniversary Event - Christopher Smith (2015-04-19) by Queensland Performing Arts CentreQueensland Performing Arts Centre

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Photography credit - Darren Thomas

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