New QPAC Theatre Design

The Queensland Government has unveiled the concept design of the $150 million new theatre to join the stage at the Queensland Cultural Centre at South Bank.

Michael Rayner said Blight Rayner + Snøhetta were honoured to be chosen to design the most significant cultural project in Brisbane in over a decade.

The new theatre will be constructed at Queensland Performing Arts Centre and will deliver a new world-class facility for the state, supporting more than 100 jobs during construction and more than 40 new full time jobs upon completion.

The new venue will make QPAC the largest performing arts centre in Australia.

It’s expected to deliver capacity for an extra 260 performances annually with the potential to welcome an additional 300,000 visitors every year.

The new theatre’s innovative design will ensure the Cultural Centre continues to be a much-loved destination for locals and visitors, and that’s good news for jobs and our cultural economy.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the winning design was selected following an international design competition and a rigorous evaluation process.

Another key milestone in the development of the new theatre is the announcement of the shortlist of tenderers for Managing Contractors: Multiplex Constructions QLD Pty Ltd, Watpac, CPB Contractors and Lend Lease.

The winning tender, to be announced later this year, will manage and participate in the design process and manage the construction.