That’s a wrap – Anywhere Festival wraps for 2023 (almost)

The 2023 Anywhere Festival has now officially wrapped up bar the voting after close to 400 performances of 88 productions of theatre, music, cabaret, circus, spoken word, immersive, comedy and multi arts shows across the nooks and crannies of Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

Thank you to the performers and groups, within whom this festival is nothing and for every person who came to hear and share stories in nooks and crannies.


Act React | Andrew Gillanders | Angel Strings | Apt. 13 Productions | Ashlee Cairns | Betty Nicholson and Lyn Panetta | Beverly Kills | Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc | Chris Martin | Contra Guitar Duo | Creative Street | Crew Arena Artistry | Dean Winchester & The Supernatural Band | D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective |  Electric Moon | Esther Hunter | Flaming Carnations | Ghostlight Theatre Co. | Glitter Martini | Grimes Productions | Hannah Gwatkin |  Harrison Mills | Hereafter Productions | Here + There Productions |  ImproMafia | Improv Queensland | Jackson Fryer | Kira-Lea Cathcart | K Mac | Leah Cotterell and Narelle McCoy | Legacy Ensemble | Lucinda Shaw |  Lunch Friend | Madcouch Productions | Manic Pixie Productions | Maxi Mossman |  Melissa Western | Minerva Theatre Co. | Muses Trio | Mystify Events | ON Theatre | Seismic Talent Agency | Sour Cherry Productions | Staged Theatre Company | Synergy Production Co. | The Riot | SHLT Theatre | Taylor Edwards | Top Dog Comedy |  Tyron and Lesley |  Underground Theatre Company | Vena Cava Productions 

Moreton Bay

6 Mangrove Productions | A Taste of Tarantino | Act React | Add Lib | Anne E Stewart | Apt.13 Productions | Bel Canto Singers | Blue Turtles Music | Bohemienne Dreams Dance Troupe | Caboolture Community Choir  | The Ceilidh Clan | Chris Martin and Taylor Edwards | Come Dance | Common People Dance Project | Debra Malone | The Deon Powter Band | Ftfoi | Flux Entertainment | Ghostlight Theatre Co.| Glitter Martini | Introspect Theatre Company | Jade and Aria | Karen Wallwork |Larrikin Puppets | Lulu Divine | Lyndon Davis and Gubbi Gubbi Dance | Mermaid Avenue | Minerva Theatre Co. | Mira Chorik, Kelli Dendle and Come Dance | Mozaic Dancers | Natasha Rose and Ronin | Prime Community Band | Rebecca Wright & Donald McKay |  Roar Academy and Redcliffe Musical Theatre  | The Seamstresses | The Smashing Bumpkins | Sour Cherry Productions | Tayiha | The Unknowns | Waiting for Brenda | The Wayward Brothers |The Zephyr Project | Zoe Quinn

Thank you to the locations

Moreton Bay

Beach Shack Cafe | Beachmere Hub | Hip Hops Brewers | Method Art Collective | Ocean View Estates | Samford District Historical Museum | Samford Valley Garden Centre | The Boneyard Collective | The Store of Requirement | Thirsty Chiefs | YMCA Mango Hill | Zesty Lemon


Archerfield Airport Terminal | Aria Property Group | Australian Modern | BFS Pedorthics Woolloongabba | Blute’s Bar | Cannon Hill Anglican College | Christ Church Milton | Cinnamon and Co. |  Communify |  CPL Ashgrove | Explore Fish Lane | Fringe Brisbane | GabbaXchange | Herston Quarter | Hiker Brewing Co. | House of Vincent |  The Junk Bar | QUT | South Brisbane Cemetery | St Laurence’s College | University of Queensland | The Wawahine Lounge | Westfield Mt Gravatt | Woolloongabba Substation

A special thank you to Paul Hey and the Paint Factory in Yeronga for hosting the final weekend of seven shows and making it possible to create an amazing final weekend hub in Brisbane

Thank you to this years interns: Kiara Auberson, Henry Solomon, Lachlan Driscoll, Joel Royal-West, Jodie Corr, Evelyn Lyu, Haley Meehan, Katie Yan

To the team supporting Paul in Brisbane: Willem Whitfield (Socials and Marketing) and Sam Morris (Box Office).

To the team in Moreton Bay Regional Council: Shane Rowlands, Melissa Western, Cassie Dimmick and the broader team in council making Anywhere Festival the amazing success it was in Moreton Bay.

To the Anywhere Festival Board Chaired by Michael Peterson and including Helen Hillman, Amanda Ralph, Gary McDonald, Megan Lavender, Marina de Jager, Jo Lovett and Heidi Gledhill.

For twelve years, Anywhere Festival has worked with the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland to create opportunities for local independent artists to present work, to demonstrate how the arts can add value to local businesses and provide incredible experiences anywhere but a theatre. More than just financial support; the team at Arts Queensland have consistently encouraged us to strive for better governance, growth and to hone our creative business model to make Anywhere Festival better than it otherwise could be.

Thank you to Aria Property Group has supported Anywhere Festival by providing in-kind office, rehearsal, and performance space in South Brisbane since January 2022, making it possible for over forty different acts to rehearse and perform rent free and hosting the Opening night at #explorefishlane

Thank you to Moreton Bay Regional Council and the team in council who delivered the third Anywhere Festival in the region.

We are proudly supported by Brisbane City Council to deliver the 2023 Brisbane Anywhere Festival. The festival “illustrates the inclusiveness and uniqueness of Brisbane’s communities and the lifestyle and leisure opportunities on offer.”

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