Top shows to see in Brisbane in 2022

From live music to theatre, comedy acts, exhibitions and festivals, Brisbane is putting on an exciting show in 2022. We've put together a list of some of the events you absolutely don't want to miss!

Alice - A Journey Through Wonderland, Brisbane Arts Theatre – 2 April to 21 May

A well-know classic, join Alice Liddle as she stumbles upon a world, unlike anything she has seen before. A family-friendly experience that kids are sure to love. Read more and book tickets on the Brisbane Arts Theatre website.

Brisbane Comedy Festival, various venues – 29 April-29 May

A selection of the funniest comedians from Australia and abroad performing stand up, improv, sketch comedy and much more. Highlights include Aaron Chen (30 April) and Brisbane-raised Becky Lucas (10-15 May). Find out more on the Brisbane Comedy Festival website.

Queensland Choir 150th anniversary year – 8 May to 18 December

Queensland's premier choir celebrates its 150th anniversary this year with three performances at Brisbane City Hall. Celebrations launch on 8 May 2022 with the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra joining the choir. Tickets for all shows are available on the Queensland Choir website.

Australian Women in Music Awards, The Tivoli – 18 May

Join the chorus of cheers for women in the Australian music industry at the third Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA). Be in the crowd as emerging artists including Glves are celebrated alongside industry icons like Dame Olivia Newton-John AC DBE, Tina Arena AM and Kate Cebrano. Book tickets to the awards and concert on the AWMA website.

Regurgitator, Princess Theatre – 19 May

Relive the rush of the mosh pits of your teen years with local legends, Regurgitator plugging in their amps at The Princess Theatre. Joined by special guests, Screamfeeder and The Stress of Leisure, you'll be reminded why these tracks still stand up as some of the best Brisbane has exported. Grab your tickets online on The Princess Theatre website.

World of Wonder: Margot McKinney, Museum of Brisbane – 18 June 

Renowned jewellery designer Margot McKinney has created a legacy that will ensure the McKinney name is synonymous with jewellery for generations to come. Her one-of-a-kind pieces will be exhibited at Museum of Brisbane in this luxurious and bold collection. Buy tickets on the Museum of Brisbane website.

Cirque Bon Bon, Brisbane Powerhouse – 23-26 June

Mind-bending contortion fuses with aerial artistry, dance and death-defying acrobatics in Cirque Bon Bon's 90-minute spectacular. This family-friendly performance returns after the show's worldwide run and includes new acts sprinkled throughout. Book tickets online on the Brisbane Powerhouse website.

Three 2.0, Brisbane Powerhouse – 13-16 July

A trio of works brings audiences into the stunning world of the Australasian Dance Collective artists and features a curated collection of new dance works designed to create 'connection and spark conversation'. Be front row to see the powerful choreography of Kate Harman, Cass Mortimer Eipper and Gabrielle Nankivell. Tickets are available online on the Brisbane Powerhouse website.

Bangarra Dance Theatre: Terrain, QPAC Playhouse – 5-13 August

Bangarra's award-winning Terrain returns to Brisbane as part of their 10th anniversary tour. This breathtaking exploration of our largest salt lake is a nine-part performance taking audiences on a journey of the power of body and land bringing spirit to place. Book tickets on the QPAC website.

Hoodoo Gurus, Riverstage – 13 September

Legendary Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus take to the stage at Riverstage to celebrate their 40th anniversary and the release of the new single, World of Pain. Joining them on stage is special guest, The Dandy Warhols. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.

Guns N' Roses, Suncorp Stadium – 22 November

Fans may get to rock out to Guns N' Roses in a November Rain as their rescheduled concerts hit Suncorp Stadium this November. An epic three hours of Axl, Slash and Duff's greatest hits will rock Milton in their only Brisbane concert. Tickets are available via the Ticketek website.

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**This article was updated in May 2022.**

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