From your front door to the stage door – the Top 5 Uber destinations during Brisbane Festival

September 7, 2017 / Brisbane

Ride with Uber this Brisbane Festival season

This September, Uber is teaming up with one of Australia’s leading international arts events, Brisbane Festival, to make sure you don’t miss a moment of festival action.

To celebrate this explosive program of art, music, dance and circus, we shine a light on the Top 5 most popular Brisbane Festival destinations, according to Uber riders.

1. Treasury Brisbane Arcadia

Home of The Courier-Mail Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Salome Lounge and the free Little Creatures LIVE, this bustling riverside landmark is the festival’s designated meet-up zone for Brisbane Festival performers and punters alike. Open all day until late at South Bank, Arcadia boasts pop-up bars, open-air dining and art installations guaranteed to keep you fed and entertained- you might even find yourself dancing along with street performers!

2. Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)

Get your cultural fix at Queensland’s premier arts institution by catching the finest works from artists across Australia, Asia, America, Europe and beyond. Picture a movie through a child’s eyes at the Blind Cinema, marvel at the art of world-famous artist Anish Kapoor and experience masterpieces from the modernist and contemporary era. Hunting for a creative gift? Pop into their bookstore to get art and design merchandise that’s sure to give you art cred.

3. Brisbane Powerhouse

In New Farm, across the river bank, lies Brisbane’s go-to place for performance culture. Be prepared to flex your funny bones at a stand-up comedy show or pull a heartstring at a theatre gig, and afterwards, enjoy a meal or drink at their trendy WATT bar while ogling at the best river view that Brisbane has to offer. Be sure to catch the world renowned performance, Chef: Come Dine With Us!, that Brisbane Festival will be bringing to the venue serving up a treat for all theatre-loving foodies.

4. Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Located at the heart of South Bank’s Cultural Precinct, QPAC performances are among the most talked about in the country. Don’t miss unforgettable shows that capture the human condition through theatre, modern dance and everything in between.

5. Sunsuper Riverfire

What better way to wrap up a festival than with a fireworks extravaganza to spark up the Brisbane sky. Each year, huge crowds snake along the Brisbane river in a bid to nab the best viewing spot. We suggest hightailing it to Eagle Street Pier, Kangaroo Point Cliffs or Victoria Bridge to catch the best angles as the light spectacle goes down.

Need a break from the razzle dazzle?

Pop into the UberLOUNGE^ at Treasury Brisbane Arcadia (in front of QPAC), where you can request a ride, and enjoy the balancing act of free mints, water and phone charging stations. The Uber team will be on hand to assist with any questions you may have about the app.

Ready for your escape act?

Our dedicated UberZONE on Stanley Street, South Bank, makes it easier than ever to tightrope out of Brisbane Festival in an Uber.

If you’re located at another Brisbane Festival venue, simply follow the in-app prompts to locate your closest Uber pick-up zone.

New to Uber? Get $20 off your first ride.
  1. Download the free Uber app at UBER.COM/APP
  2. Enter promo code BRISFEST20 *
  3. Request your ride – too easy!

*New users only. Valid in Brisbane. Expires 31/12/17. Not valid on UberEATS.

^ The UberLOUNGE will operate from the 9th to the 29th of September and not during Sunsuper Riverfire. Open the app and follow the prompts to your closest pickup location on Riverfire night.