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Brilliant performances in unusual locations – #anywherefest

Here’s some of the weirdest shows, strangest performance locations and the combinations that beggar belief at the 2019 Anywhere Festival in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Noosa this 9 – 26 May 2019.

This is just a selection of the nearly 500 performances of circus, comedy, theatre, immersive, walking tours, music, cabaret, poetry, magic and story telling in Brisbane and Sunshine Coasts biggest and must beguiling festival of independent performances.

Contact the producer of any show of interest at THIS LINK. Also includes web links, locations and performance details along with web site links for full details or contact Artistic Director Paul Osuch direct on 0452 635 488 or paul@anywhere.is

All images can be found AT THIS LINK.

Some shows have put out media releases and you can find them AT THIS LINK with Hi res images included.

The Anywhere Festival press release with welcomes from the Arts Minster, Brisbane City Council, Noosa Council and Sunshine Coast Council can be found AT THIS LINK.


TRANSPORT – Boats, ships, buses and feet

We have a huge first, with Canadian Company Talk is Free Theatre presenting the show they sold out around Canada exclusively in Brisbane for Anywhere Festival – TALES OF AN URBAN INDIAN –  on a city bus.

RUCKUS PRESENTS… NAUTICAL BUT NICE at the Maritime Museum. Not just anywhere though, it will be held underneath the hull of the HMAS Diamantina inside the dry dock.

STORYPLACE is a full day experience cruising the Noosa Everglades with stories from the traditional custodians of the land

Comedy hit TITANIC: THE MOVIE, THE PLAY is being performed while surrounded by ships at the Maritime Museum (instead of icebergs).

POETRY AT THE LIGHTHOUSE has got access for a performance to a very limited audience inside the Caloundra Lighthouse

IN FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT take to the skies in the hangar of the Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra.

Follow in the footsteps of Lady Bowen Diamantina in THE LADY DIAMANTINA BOWEN TOUR, starting from Old Government House.


Choose the fait of an accused murderer in MARY AND THE MURDEREat the University of Queensland.

NIFLHEL – One night in a mystery manor that will be revealed after ticket purchase “All the best people go to hell”.

AS IF NO-ONE IS WATCHING – Vulcana present a special part installation and part performance augmented by your smart phone on the grounds of Newstead House.

BUY SOME TIME is an app based experience that allows you to do as the name suggest from the Queensland Maritime Museum or the Maroochydore Bushland Botanic Garden.

THE TELEFON – You’re sitting at home, and suddenly you receive a phone call. What happens next is up to you.

SHIT TALK -Not a pub crawl, but a toilet crawl. One show happening in four different West End pubs at exactly the same time.

Bytes Theatre Company produced a show in the pool of the Buderim Aquatic Centre last year. This year, they bring ARIADNEinto the middle of a full size hedge maze at Bellingham.

GUMTREE ORGY by Lady Beard Theatre Co. is a show about Jane from HR holding her first orgy and she’s advertised on gumtree. It will be held in a room of the Metropolitan Spring Hill Hotel.

IN BLOOM by Underground Productions will be in Mappings Nursery, West End

ILLEGAL UNDERGRUOND IMPROV BATTLE is bringing back the 90s rave scene as an improv battle in an undisclosed Woolloongabba location.

URBAN TWITTERS DIS.CONNECT.ED. Just when you thought you could escape Twitter, D.I.V.E Theatre Collective Brin Twitter performances on the street of Noosa Junction

WITHIN A FLEETING MOMENTWhen every moment can be captured in a flash of a shutter, what does it mean to remember. A very special experience underneath the QA Hotel in New Farm.


Residential homes and their backyards are playing host to man shows in the festival, giving audiences an truly unique local community experience: MAN ABOUT THE HOUSEDESIGN NATION LIVEDANGEROUS SONGREMEMBERING SHAKESPEARE

THE BARDO, EPICURUS AND THE BANSHEE share songs, stories and hilarity at the LAngri Tangpa Buddhist Centre in Camp Hill.


THE SMOOTH END OF THE PINEAPPLE bring sketch comedy back in the format of an old style radio show while THE RADIOPLAY HOURS brings LITTLE WOMEN and the THE COFFIN IN STUDIO B to Glass House Mountains and Spring Hill.Boggo Road Gaol becomes the space for BOUNDLESS REFLECTIONS and HAVE I NONE, presenting a dystopian future.


Why use theatres when you have spaces like these? CÜPO + CONCEPT is hosting over 15 different productions this year, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLANDQUEENSLAND MARITIME MUSEUM, METROPOLITAN SPRING HILL HOTEL, HEYA BAR and many more venues are hosting multiple performances


Tim Ross returns to Anywhere’s Festival with MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE in three exquisite architecturally designed homes on the Sunshine Coast and Noosa as well as a one performance of DESIGN NATION:LIVE  in an Architects Studio in Tinbeerwah.

Scott Wings returns to Anywhere Festival with his five star WHIPLASH “visceral, intimate storytelling by one of Australia’s finest”.

Republic of Song return to Anywhere Festival after last night’s sensory deprivation experience of THE BALLAD OF ROSIE QUINNwith SKYWARD in the Powerhouse stores.