January 2020 Events at QPAC and Brisbane Convention Centre
Visit Brisbane in January for a lineup of events at the Brisbane Convention Centre and Queensland Performing Arts Centre in South Bank, offering the perfect start to the New Year and a fantastic excuse to escape to the city. From RSPCA Pop-Up Adoption at the Brisbane Convention Centre to a full month-long run of The Book of Mormon, January is set to be an exciting month in Brisbane, which you can enjoy with an affordable city break in our Southbank accommodation.
Here at South Central, we provide tourist, couple and family accommodation Southbank Brisbane apartments with one and two bedrooms, modern and fully self-contained with stylish furniture in open-plan rooms offering full kitchen facilities and inviting private balconies. By booking with us this January, here are a few highly anticipated events that you can enjoy just minutes away from our prime location in South Bank:
Operation Ouch Live on Stage
Ideal for the kids on school holiday, Operation Ouch! Live on Stage is the popular ABC Australia show adapted for the stage with star presenters Dr Chris and Dr Xand. Following both national and international tours, the lively TV twins will return down under with more wacky biology experiments and fascinating facts in an entertainingly educational one-hour live show - a must-see for both toddlers and tweens that follow the series.
Stopping in Brisbane on a brand new 2020 Australian tour, Operation Ouch Live on Stage will have four performances at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre across January 3 and January 4.
The Book of Mormon QPAC
Straight from Broadway and the West End, The Book of Mormon returns to Brisbane in 2020 with an unmissable month-long run at QPAC. Hailed as one of the funniest musical comedies of the last decade, The Book of Mormon - created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park - is all set to stun Queensland audiences with a full-scale production that leaves nothing behind.
Featuring all the famous songs - such as “I Believe”, “You and Me (But Mostly Me)” and “Hello!” - an incredible cast and the original Broadway story that follows two mismatched Mormon missionaries in war-torn Uganda, The Book of Mormon is a must-see show for musical lovers and anyone looking start 2020 with a smile. For one whole month, The Book of Mormon takes over QPAC with matinee and evening performances starting January 3.
Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus
The most dramatic works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be literally taken to new heights in Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus - an explosive stage spectacular coming to QPAC featuring circus, magic, acrobatics and more with Mozart’s most celebrated compositions compiling the soundtrack.
In Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, witness Australia’s most talented performers perform a variety of gravity-defying feats and magic tricks guaranteed to blow you away, synchronised to the music of Mozart and rounded off with dazzling costumes, lights and stage sets. For circus, magic and classical music fans, this adrenaline-rushing exhibition isn’t to be missed at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre with both morning and matinee performances from January 7 to January 18.
RSPCA Pop Up Adoption Brisbane
For one day only, RSPCA Pop Up Adoption comes to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre with the special opportunity to adopt from hundreds of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens of all shapes and sizes. A must-attend event for animal lovers, pet owners, aspiring pet owners and kids, RSPCA Pop-Up Adoption will boast plenty to see, paired with the excitement of taking home the next lovable addition to your family.
Under one roof in Southbank Brisbane, head to Brisbane Convention Centre to meet cats and dogs of all breeds, all in need of a brand new home. There will also be a range of bargain pet products and services, including RSPCA animal experts providing need-to-know tips. Spoil your partner and kids to this one-day, six-hour convention from 9 am on January 12.
The Beatles Twist & Shout
When it comes to Beatles music tributes, few do it better than the Beatle Boys, returning to Brisbane this January with Twist and Shout - an all-embracing Beatles tribute in none other than QPAC’s spectacular Concert Hall.
Live on stage in full Beatles get-up - including the instruments - the Beatle Boys will deliver an unforgettable Beatles experience for Aussie fans of the Fab Four, full to the brim with timeless Beatles hits such as “Hey Jude”, “Yesterday”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “Let It Be”, “Helter Skelter”, “Twist and Shout” and the rest, all of which will be performed with note-perfect authenticity, stellar musicianship and state-of-the-art sound production. For Beatlemania all over again, don’t miss the Beatle Boys at QPAC on January 15.
Penn & Teller QPAC
Iconic magic duo Penn and Teller are touring Australia for the first time ever this 2020, heading straight from Las Vegas with an all-new show packed with trademark Penn and Teller sleight of hand, vanishing acts and world-class magic tricks that will leave you lost for words. A sell-out name that has performed around the world both on stage and TV, Penn and Teller are a must-see next year in Australia with limited dates that will see them stop in Brisbane.
To take centre-stage in the QPAC Concert Hall, this highly entertaining, internationally acclaimed duo will perform across five exclusive nights in Brisbane from January 22 to January 26.
Our Brisbane Convention Centre Accommodation Near QPAC
Be within walking distance of Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre this January with our family-friendly Southbank apartments on Peel Street. For a comfortable stay in the heart of Brisbane, South Central offers spacious one and two-bedroom city apartments with complete home amenities and large private balconies, free WiFi access, an onsite swimming pool and superb dining in our ground-floor restaurant, Peel St Tavern.
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