Behind the Curtain

  • Show & Tell: Custom-made Shoes

    Explore some of Queensland’s performing arts history through items from the QPAC museum collection.

    In this episode we look at some famous footwear – custom-made for some of the biggest stars to appear on our stages.

  • Places that Inspired Boy Swallows Universe

    Author Trent Dalton takes us to the places that inspired key moments in his hit novel Boy Swallows Universe, and the stage adaptation written by Tim McGarry and directed by Sam Strong.

    The world premiere season of Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe, adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry, opened...

  • QPAC’s Warm Welcome

    Warm Welcome was a series of events looking at what happens when communities open their hearts, homes and institutions to people from other places.

    Watch what some of the people involved had to say about the importance of coming together, and having a space to dive deeper into what is presented...

  • What's in an Object?

    Keeping it Real was a thought-provoking exhibition that used objects from the QPAC Museum Collection to encourage big ideas to flow from conversations about small things. It reflected the idea that two people can view the same object, but interpret it differently based on their background and kno...

  • Ishmael: First Read in the Old Museum

    A look at the first day of rehearsals for Dead Puppet Society’s much anticipated world premiere production Ishmael at QPAC, which was part of Brisbane Festival 2021.

    A reimagining of the timeless novel, Moby Dick, Ishmael is set on a futuristic version of earth that has suffered a catastrophic ...

  • Ishmael: Composing the Soundtrack

    Wollongong based songwriter and musician Bec Sandridge composed the soundtrack for the theatre production Ishmael with the assistance of producer Dave Jenkins Jnr. Her first foray into composing music for a theatre show, Sandridge is known for a unique and commanding stage presence that has seen ...

  • Ishmael: Creative Development and Prototyping

    Director David Moreton shares insights into the creative development and prototyping for Ishmael.

    Presented by Dead Puppet Society, QPAC and Brisbane Festival in association with Screen Queensland.

  • Introducing Kids to the Orchestra

    QSO horn player Vivienne Collier-Vickers talks families through what they can expect when they come to see the Orchestra in our Concert Hall – from finding our foyer bar for last-minute snacks, to getting a sneak peek at where all the musicians sit, to the most important rule of all... having fun!

  • The Beginning of Shaun the Sheep’s Circus Show

    Two worlds gleefully collided when the internationally-acclaimed Australian circus ensemble Circa and Academy Award®-winning studio Aardman, brought Shaun the Sheep to the Lyrics stage in 2021.

    The thrilling world premiere tour of Shaun The Sheep’s Circus Show combined the extreme physicality an...

  • What to Expect from Shaun the Sheep’s Circus Show

    From Mossy Bottom Farm to the banks of the Brisbane River, Shaun and his woolly flock of friends came to life on QPAC’s Lyric stage in 2021 with internationally-acclaimed Australian circus ensemble Circa and Academy Award®-winning studio Aardman.

    This thrilling world premiere season of Shaun the...