WHAT’S ON THIS MAY IN BRISBANE
Welcome to May!
Brisbane is serving up a blockbuster month of cultural events. Catch the tail of Autumn and immerse yourself in the cultural feast before the temperature getting colder and colder.
DISNEY’S ALADDIN | NOW - 3 JUNE
From the producers of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to life in this spectacular new musical. Breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 300 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast are all beyond your imagination. If you haven’t gotten a chance to watch it, go and grab the opportunity as it will end at the very beginning of June!
CARMEN & THE FIREBIRD | 25 MAY - 3 JUNE
Carmen, co-produced between Royal Ballet, Queensland Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater, has distilled the famous operatic story, Carmen, into a powerful, theatrical ballet. The Firebird is a production from the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. They bring this hallmark musicality and finely-crafted choreography to the iconic 20th-century ballet. It is your best opportunity ever to buy one and taste two of ballet’s best!
EXTRA SHOW ADDED
BURN THE FLOOR | 8 MAY - 9 MAY
How lucky we are to watch the Burn of Floor for the first time in Brisbane since 1999! Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the “pure dance joy” of Burn the Floor. In the past two decades, it continued to raise the standards of dance performance to another level. The highly acclaimed Burn the Floor has simply changed Ballroom style – worldwide.
PATRICIA PICCININI’S RETROSPECTIVE | NOW - 5 AUGUST
Have you ever heard Patricia Piccinini? The woman who is well known for her imaginative, yet strangely familiar, lifelike hybrid creatures. The most ambitious retrospective to date occupies GOMA’s entire ground floor, which recalls her most famous works from the past 20 years, and a suite of immersive multisensory installations – including a large inflatable sculpture.
EXPLORING ANCIENT LIVES
EGYPTIAN MUMMIES | NOW - 26 AUGUST
Ancient Egypt is now in Brisbane. Discover ancient Egypt and unlock the secrets behind their wrappings using the latest CT scanning technology in Egyptian Mummies. You will gain insight into the life and death of those six individuals who lived in Egypt long long ago.