Brisbane 5 - 22 May 2022 | Sunshine Coast and Noosa 29 Apr - 22 May 2022  | Moreton Bay 14 May - 5 June 2022

Please note that some show details have changed since the program went to print.

And here's a selection of pieces below to get you started.

BLUE TAC releases their new album ahead of their performances this weekend.

17 May 2022

If you want to listen to Blue Tac’s sound head over to Spotify: Love what you hear? Check out Blue Tac’s performance A Rock Act for Kids…..but not exclusively this…

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A Rock Act for Kids…..but not exclusively has changed their venue for their show on Saturday 21st of May

17 May 2022

Due to the unpredictable weather forecast this weekend, A Rock Act for Kids…..but not exclusively has moved its show from the great court to: Student Central, Building 42, Staff House…

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CONCRETE MIRAGE has changed their venue for shows this coming weekend (19-22nd May)

17 May 2022

Due to the unpredictable weather forecast this weekend, CONCRETE MIRAGE has moved its shows to the University of Queensland: 49-200 – Advanced Engineering Building, Learning Theatre (GHD Auditorium)The University of…

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Review by Catherine Lawrence of If You Build It…, presented by High Tide Circus

16 May 2022

The world premiere of ‘If You Build It’ was an entertaining way to spend a damp Sunday evening. The show was a veritable toolbox of delights: from creative calisthenics and amazing acrobatics, through to lyrical lyra, unicycle-riding, fun hula, and impressive juggling. Plus a couple of entertaining audience participation interludes.

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Review by Theatre Haus of Parasocial Parallex, presented by Andrew Gillanders

16 May 2022

‘Parasocial Parallax’ was addictive. Andrew Gillanders and the creative team behind ‘Parasocial Parallax’ have driven headfirst into a new age of theatre. ‘Immersive theatre’ is taking Australia by storm whereby…

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Review by Elise Lawrence of The Crash presented by Dugald Lowis

16 May 2022

A poignant one act play by Dugald Lowis, following one family in the aftermath of a tragic car accident. Two teenage boys have been killed in a horrific car crash.…

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Review by Rebecca Lynne of Bad Love, Presented by H.E.L.L.A Productions

16 May 2022

Emm Watkins’ tragically beautiful cabaret tells the story of how she fell in love with and eventually left an abusive partner, told with the deeply stirring music she created while…

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Review by Catherine Lawrence of The Rise of Suzi Quatro, presented by Georgie Neilsen

15 May 2022

Four great musicians, celebrating the trail-blazing impact of Suzi Quatro. The 14 May world premiere of Georgie Neilsen’s showcase of Suzi Quatro’s 1970s hits was a memorable addition to the special list of Australian Modern events. It was also a house first—what Chris Osborne described as ‘Australian Modern’s first full-on rock-n-roll gig.’

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Review by Nothing Ever Happens In Brisbane of ASK, presented by Tristan Niemi

14 May 2022

Highly provocative and original, this show is a wild ride, so if you get to see it, I suggest you strap on your seatbelt. On arrival at the door of…

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Review by Catherine Lawrence of Hello Stranger, presented by The Drawer Productions

14 May 2022

Hello Stranger is a thought-provoking show about memory, loss, and love; a funny, sad, educational, clever, and thought-provoking work of immersive theatre.

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Review by Catherine Lawrence of Speakeasy, presented by Candy Shop Show Australia

14 May 2022

The Candy Shop Show Australia has a winning formula: ‘dancing girls’ who can sing, tap, high-kick and Charleston through a variety of numbers and fast facts.

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MASTER OF DELUSIONS: FALSE PROFITS shows rescheduled due to COVID

14 May 2022

The showings of MASTER OF DELUSIONS: FALSE PROFITS on the 15th of May have been rescheduled to the 27th of May at 7pm & 9pm. All ticket holders will be…

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Review by Theatre Haus of The Virtuous Burglar, presented by Xth Act

14 May 2022

‘The Virtuous Burglar’ was madness. Dario Fo’s absurd comedy ‘The Virtuous Burglar’ at Anywhere Festival Brisbane was not what I was expecting. What a delight and a surprise! Tucked away…

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Review by Rebecca Lynne of Oberon 11 presented by Inscape Assembly

14 May 2022

This interactive experience showcases the budding talent and creativity of the Brisbane performing arts sector.

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BLUE STOCKINGS on Saturday 14th of May has been canceled due to wet weather

14 May 2022

The showing of Blue Stockings on the 14th of May has been Canceled. All ticket holders will be notified and offered a refund. Contact [email protected] if you would like to…

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SERVITUDE on Sunday 15th of May has been rescheduled due to wet weather

14 May 2022

The showing of SERVITUDE on the 15th of May has been rescheduled to Sunday the 29th of May. All ticket holders will be notified and offered a refund or ticket…

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Music & Remembrance through Pandemic Times – Somewhere in the Light

13 May 2022

In an intimate evening of music and archival art, a songwriter and a cellist weave moving tributes and stories to acknowledge the inevitability of loss. In partnership with Anywhere Festival,…

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A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH LUCIFER on Friday 13th of May has been cancelled due to wet weather

13 May 2022

The showing of A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH LUCIFER on the 13th of May has been canceled. All ticket holders will be notified and offered a refund or ticket exchange. Contact…

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PARASOCIAL PARALLAX shows rescheduled due to COVID

12 May 2022

The showings of PARASOCIAL PARALLAX on the 13th & 14th of May have been rescheduled to the 28th & 29th of May. All ticket holders will be notified and offered…

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DETOX shows rescheduled due to COVID

12 May 2022

The showings of DETOX on the 13th & 14th of May have been rescheduled to 6pm on the 20th & 21st of May. All ticket holders will be notified and…

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Review by Theatre Haus of Throne, presented by Virgo Nash

12 May 2022

‘Throne’ was mutinous. Stepping down the rabbit hole of the heritage-listed Spring Hill reservoir is like entering Alice’s Wonderland, and the last thing you’d expect to be sitting in the…

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Review by Chris G. of Parasocial Parallax

12 May 2022

Henry Jenkins would love Parasocial Parallax. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Jenkins, a professor of media studies at the University of California, developed a theory of convergence…

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If you’re not living on the edge you’re taking up too much space!

9 May 2022
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It may not be the most important vote of 2022, but it’s sure to be the most fun!

9 May 2022

For one night only, May 21st, the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE) are presenting ShakespearePick and (re)Mix: A Night of Revels! Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo, and Juliet walk into a bar, and…

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Julie Barns reviews Trichotomy + Black Square String Quartet

9 May 2022

Housed in the gorgeous brick and stone heritage listed Holy Trinity Church in Fortitude Valley, I enter the performance space for Trichotomy + Black Square String Quartet via a pair…

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Review by Rebecca Lynne of The Crash presented by Dugald Lowis

9 May 2022

Presented as a collection of reflective monologues that blend into short interactions, this heartbreaking tale explores the complexities of love, life, and loss. Staged as a verbatim piece, the story…

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Review by Catherine Lawrence of The Last Laugh, presented by Fini

9 May 2022

Last Laugh is a thought-provoking work of contrasts and questions

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Argonautika Review by Kathryn Barnes

9 May 2022

Argonautika is an adaptation by Mary Zimmerman of the Greek classic Jason and the Argonauts, where Jason, the mythological hero sets sail on his ship Argo with his crew in…

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Review by Manna Marvel – Argonautika presented by BYTES

9 May 2022

It may just be that BYTES harnessed the ability to perform, as well as an epic theatrical event, the power of *meteorokinesis this evening. Perhaps it was an invocation of…

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Review by Fiona Davy of In Melodiam

8 May 2022

Hidden away in the basement of a West End café (Cinnamon and Co.) you will meet Edith (Claire Alcock), if you can see her – she is a ghost. On…

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... and get yourself a brand new selection of performance across Anywhere Festival.

Comedy / Music / Theatre

The Politics of Vodka Lime Soda (NEW SHOW ADDED)

Immersive / Participatory / Theatre

OBERON 11

Family Events / Music

ABBA k-roke

Immersive / Theatre

In Melodiam

Immersive / Theatre

In Melodiam

Music / Participatory / Spoken Word

Moreton Baybz hosted by Lulu Divine

Family Events / Music / Musical Theatre

Of the age: A Rock Act for Kids…..but not exclusively

Immersive / Theatre

In Melodiam

Theatre

A Matter of Material

 

BRISBANE

EC Venue | University of Queensland | Fish Lane 

Allison Engine Testing Stands | Anywhere Festival Hub at Old Jo Jo's Restaurant | Australian Modern | Blute's Bar | Brisbane Tool Library | By the Brisbane River at the Queensland Maritime Museum | Cinnamon & Co | Empire Revival | Global Change Institute  | The Great Court | Holy Trinity Church Hall | House Conspiracy | Loft West End | Mappin's Nursery and Aquarium | Mr Badgers | Next Level Studios | Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre | Old Ambulance Station | Plant Empire | Residential Homes | Salisbury Community Sports Club | Scarborough Beach Park | Senate Room | Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium | St Andrews Uniting Church | The Cave Inn | The Junk Bar | The Paint Factory | The Wawahine Lounge  | Vulture Street Espresso | West End Yoga  | Yoga In Daily Life |

MORETON BAY

Albany Creek Library | Apex Park | Arana Hills Library | Narellan Park| Bongaree Jetty | Bray Hall | Bribie Island Seaside Museum | Bribie Island Recreational Hall | Burpengary Community Hall | Caboolture Hub | Caboolture Library | Caboolture Regional Art Gallery | Caboolture Town Square | Hub undercroft Carpark | The Vault | CREEC Burpengary | Dayboro Community Hall |Encircle Kallangur Neighbourhood Centre | John Scott Park | Kruger Hall | Kumbartcho Sanctuary | Mermaids by the Bay | Method Art Collective | Morayfield Community Hall | Narangba Community Hall | North Lakes | North Lakes Community Centre | North Lakes Library (The Deck) | North Lakes Town Park | Ocean View Estates | Pause Restaurant | Petrie School of Arts | Pine Rivers Heritage Museum | Redcliffe | Bee Gees Way | Charlish Park | Redcliffe Art Gallery | Redcliffe Jetty | Redcliffe Library and Carpark | Redcliffe Museum | Scarborough Beach Park | Strathpine | Pine Rivers Art Gallery | Pine Rivers Park | Strathpine Community Centre | Strathpine Library | The Hideout Coffee House | The Hills District Community Centre | The Red Lounge | The Space | Woodford Library | Woody Point | Woody Point Memorial Hall | Woody Point Park South | Crockatt Park | Zesty Lemon Cafe

SUNSHINE COAST & NOOSA

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink | ALBA by Kurivita | Montessori International College | Nambour Aquatic Centre |Noosa Botanical Gardens | Secret Location in Noosa | The Butiner Studio | The Met

 

CABARET | CIRCUS | COMEDY | DANCE | IMMERSIVE
MAGIC | MUSIC | MUSICAL THEATRE | PARTICIPATORY | PERFORMANCE ART | THEATRE | WORKSHOPS  

OUR PARTNERS

Thank you to our many supportive sponsors. Your generosity and support makes it possible for us to provide support to local performance makers to take creative risks without the financial risks.

All 2022 partners to be revealed as we launch the festivals across each region from 10 - 24 March 2022 

"This is hands-down our actual fave performing arts festival of the year."

Nothing Ever Happens In Brisbane.com

"I discovered local nooks and crannies that not even the locals knew existed!"

Dave H. (Audience member)

"Anywhere Festival is THE place to discover local performances before they become big and see in weird locations once they are ;-)"

Vanessa J (Audience member)

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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.