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Fish Lane Opening 2022

Brisbane Anywhere Festival Official Opening Night Event (RSVP Here)

Embrace the unexpected when Anywhere Festival takes over Fish Lane in South Brisbane on Thursday 4 May evening. RSVP for the official opening event.

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Explore Fish Lane and Anywhere Festival

You’re invited to embrace the unexpected when Anywhere Festival takes over Fish Lane Arts Precinct, Thursday 4 May.

RSVP now for the formal proceedings from 5.30pm with a drink on arrival to mingle with participants, venue and anywhere partners.

At 6pm the festival will be officially opened with a Welcome to Country, a range of emcees from 2023 Anywhere Festival shows and key speakers Queensland Government Minister for the Arts Leeane Enoch, Brisbane City Council Councillor Sandy Landers, Aria Property Group’s Michael Zaicek, Anywhere Festival Chair Michael Peterson and Festival Director Paul Osuch.

From 6.40pm onwards, join the public activities and explore different locations along Fish Lane with free pop up tasters from festival acts…. or head over to the Fringe Brisbane Building around the corner for the first ticketed events of the festival including Date Night with Chris Martin & Taylor Edwards “the perfect sketch comedy show for couples and single freaks”  and Mystify Events with “Brisbane’s answer to game show theatre” What Line?

Catch pop-up performances by A Drop Too Many, Incendia and I’m Not Entirely Here on the corner of Fish Lane & Hope Street, and Mirror Mirror In The Mall and Eco-Warrior: A Climate Cabaret on the corner of Fish Lane & Merivale Street. Plus, meet roving performers Häns on Experience, Living Shakespeare, How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse and Banshee’s Luck.

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    Cabaret, Circus, Comedy, Dance, Family, Festival, Immersive, Kids, Music, Musical Theatre, Performance Art, Poetry / Spoken Word, Theatre, Visual Art

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    Total tickets per show




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    Fish Lane

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    Date & Time

    4 May @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


    180 min(s)

  • Premiere

    World Premiere


    Wheelchair accessible


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    Doors Open


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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.