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Top 10 Live Music Venues in Brisbane

Are you looking to host a live performance in Brisbane? Or maybe you’re looking for somewhere to sit and enjoy some live music? Whether you’re planning to host a live music event or are just keen to rock up and listen to some beats, HeadBox has the perfect intimate, grand, or exclusive venue for you.

1. Exclusive Hire, The Tivoli

Grand yet intimate, The Tivoli has been hosting extravagant events and gigs for decades and can sit as a backdrop to a truly legendary night. The Tivoli Theatre boasts over 100 years of history including performances by Bob Dylan, Silverchair and Taylor Swift. The venue can accommodate up to 1000 people and features a stage, lighting, sound and multiple bars.

  • Venue: The Tivoli
  • Address: 52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 1000
  • Event Type: Private parties, Wedding, Presentation, Networking venues, Conference

2. Main Arena, Brisbane Showgrounds

The sheer size of the Main Arena, impeccable facilities and prime inner-city location make this the ideal venue to astonish your guests. The Brisbane Showgrounds is an outdoor space perfect for music festivals or sports days with the capacity to host up to 15,000 patrons.

  • Venue: Brisbane Showgrounds
  • Address: 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 15000
  • Event Type: Parties

3. Upper Mezzanine, Lefty’s Music Hall

The jewel of Caxton Street, Lefty’s is characterised by a spirit of Americana and old-timey decor, transporting guests to the nostalgic old west. The Upper Mezzanine is perched above the action with views of the stage and an adjoining private bar to relax.

  • Venue: Lefty’s Music Hall
  • Address: 15 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 80
  • Event Type: Parties, Networking

4. Exclusive Hire, The Princess Theatre

The Princess Auditorium is positioned inside The Princess Theatre, located in the historic Clarence Corner, Woolloongabba. With a whimsical and nostalgic charm, The Princess Auditorium is a stunning space for gigs and performances with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment.

  • Venue: The Princess Theatre
  • Address: 8 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
  • Capacity: 950
  • Event Type: Parties, Wedding, Private Dining, Presentation, Networking, Conference

5. The Live Room, The Triffid

The Triffid is Brisbane’s home of live music! Walking distance from Fortitude Valley, The Triffid is an old commercial hangar in Newstead that merges its WW2 heritage with a large stage and unique beer garden. A grand venue with fantastic lighting and sound, The Triffid is completely transformable for any type of performance or event.

  • Venue: The Triffid
  • Address: 7/9 Stratton St, Newstead QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 700
  • Event Type: Parties, Wedding, Private Dining, Presentation, Conference

6. The Outpost, The Fortitude Music Hall

The Fortitude Music Hall has a prime location in the heart of Brisbane’s entertainment precinct and is inspired by some of the world’s most loved music venues. In all its finery – The Outpost is a private bar hidden away at the back of the mezzanine with a private bar, its own stage, AV system, and luxurious booths.

  • Venue: The Fortitude Music Hall
  • Address: 312-318 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 400
  • Capacity: 300
  • Event Type: Parties, Wedding, Private Dining, Networking, Meetings & Workshops

7. New Benner Theatre, Metro Arts @ West Village

The New Benner Theatre is Metro’s underground black box theatre boasting incredible flexibility, capable of realising any vision. The space is versatile and can be configured to any type of performance with tiered retractable seating giving you the option to make use of the full floor space.

  • Venue: Metro Arts @ West Village
  • Address: 97 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 120
  • Event Type: Parties, Wedding, Private Dining, Presentation, Team Activities, Networking, Conference, Meetings & Workshops, Studio

8. Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse

The iconic contemporary theatre at Brisbane powerhouse is one of the most sought-after event venues in Brisbane. This highly versatile space boasts a floorspace of 458m2 and is paired with exceptional built-in production facilities.  Showcasing some of the building’s original graffiti, The Powerhouse is certainly a mesmerising location for your next event.

  • Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse
  • Address: Yagara Country, 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005
  • Capacity: 716
  • Event Type: Parties, Wedding, Private Dining, Presentation, Team Activities, Networking, Conference, Meetings & Workshops, Studio

9. The Mezzanine, Milton Common

Milton Common is where all things beer, food, music and community come together. Tucked away in the heart of Milton, this groovy event space is intimate, fun and atmospheric with a wonderful selection of craft beer. Up on the mezzanine you can host a private performance with up to 80 guests.

  • Venue: Milton Common
  • Address: 35 Railway Terrace, Milton QLD 4064
  • Capacity: 80
  • Event Type: Parties, Private Dining, Networking, Meetings & Workshops

10. Exclusive Hire, The Smug Fig

Enjoy your own private bar and unique space at The Smug Fig! Your guests will be amazed by the 12-metre-long mural and an assortment of interesting paintings and artwork. Every Friday the venue has live performances from local musicians, attracting guests from across Brisbane. Oh, and did we mention they have happy hour from 3:30pm-5:30pm Friday to Sunday!

  • Venue: The Smug Fig Kitchen & Social
  • Address: 7 Jeavons Ln, Stones Corner QLD 4120
  • Capacity: 110
  • Event Type: Parties, Wedding, Private Dining, Presentation, Networking, Meetings & Workshops

When it comes to finding the perfect live music venue, Brisbane bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space for a memorable event. So let’s get started – contact the HeadBox team today!


1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

2. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

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5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.