Top shows to see in Brisbane in 2023

From live music to theatre, comedy acts, exhibitions and festivals, Brisbane is putting on an exciting show in 2023. We've put together a list of some of the events you absolutely don't want to miss!

Last Podcast on the Left, Brisbane Powerhouse – 24 January

Join Henry, Ben and Marcus as the trio dives into the dark side of humanity for the live recording of their podcast. The episode Mama Mia! Here We Go Again will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Find out more.

HAMILTON, Queensland Performing Arts Centre – 27 January

The multi-award winning musical lands at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in January bringing to life the story of American founding father, Alexander Hamilton. After creating a revolution in theatres across the globe, it's now Brisbane's turn to experience HAMILTON.

Ed Sheeran, Suncorp Stadium – 17-19 February

He's one of the world's biggest artists and now Ed Sheeran is returning to Brisbane for his + - = ÷ x Tour (pronounced 'The Mathematics Tour'). Join 50,000 of your mates as you sing and dance along to Galway Girl, The A Team and more of Ed Sheeran's top hits.

Vasantotsav: Rahul Deshpande Live in Concert, SunPAC – 25 March

For one night only, SunPAC will come alive with the sound of one of India's best classical singers, Rahul Deshpande, for Vasantotsav. The festival celebrates classical, semi-classical, folk and light music from India.

Brisbane Comedy Festival, various venues – 28 April-28 May 

A selection of the funniest comedians from Australia and abroad performing stand up, improv, sketch comedy and much more. Highlights include Sara Pascoe (4-6 May), Multicultural Comedy Gala (13 May), and Aboriginal Comedy Allstars (26-28 May).

Ballet Revolución, Queensland Performing Arts Centre – 14-16 May

It's ballet like you've never seen it before! With a distinct Cuban flair, Ballet Revolución has taken Europe by storm and is now coming to Brisbane for a limited time.  Australian choreographer, Aaron Cash, and Cuban choreographer, Roclan Gonzalez Chavez, blend contemporary ballet with salsa to the sounds of Dua Lipa, Justin Beiber, Daft Punk and more, to keep you entertained with a spectacular performance.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, Brisbane Powerhouse – 16-17 June

Can't make it to the Brisbane Comedy Festival? Don't worry! You'll be in stitches when the roadshow brings a taste of one of the world's biggest comedy festivals to our backyard. Find out more.

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

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