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Description

In the early 1900s Brisbane City Council cast its vision towards a tramway system. The result was the creation of the Brisbane City Council New Farm Powerhouse, designed by council Tramway Architect Roy Rusden Ogg and constructed in stages between 1928 and 1940. Built on the eastern riverside point of what is now New Farm Park, the water from the river provided...

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In the early 1900s Brisbane City Council cast its vision towards a tramway system. The result was the creation of the Brisbane City Council New Farm Powerhouse, designed by council Tramway Architect Roy Rusden Ogg and constructed in stages between 1928 and 1940. Built on the eastern riverside point of what is now New Farm Park, the water from the river provided cooling and the rail link supplied coal.

At its peak in the post-war years the New Farm Powerhouse supplied electricity for the largest tram network in the southern hemisphere and serviced many of Brisbane’s suburbs. When trams were replaced by buses, Brisbane City Council sold the building to the state. The Powerhouse was officially decommissioned in 1971.

Surviving two decades of neglect and a partially completed demolition project, the building was reacquired by Brisbane City Council in 1989. A significant example of industrial design of the art deco period, the power station was envisioned as a space for arts and culture.

The redeveloped Brisbane Powerhouse was designed by Brisbane City Council architect Peter Roy and was opened on 10 May, 2000 by Lord Mayor Jim Soorley. Seven years later the building underwent a further stage of development to increase audience capacities, restaurant and bar facilities as well as functions and conference spaces. Brisbane Powerhouse was re-opened on 6June, 2007 by Lord Mayor Campbell Newma.

Facilities

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Staging .glyphicons-keynote

Event Rooms

Rooftop Terrace

Min 50 people, Max 150 people

Riverbend Terrace

Min 30 people, Max 100 people

Park Mezzanine

Min 25 people, Max 40 people

Graffiti Room

Min 15 people, Max 25 people

Performance Lawn

Min 1 people, Max 100 people

Turbine Platform

Min 15 people, Max 25 people

Powerhouse Theatre

Min 288 people, Max 500 people

Visy Theatre

Min 112 people, Max 200 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Rooftop Terrace
100
50
-
-
-
80
150
-
Riverbend Terrace
-
-
-
-
-
30
75
-
Park Mezzanine
40
25
-
-
25
-
40
-
Graffiti Room
20
15
-
-
15
-
25
-
Performance Lawn
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Turbine Platform
20
15
-
-
15
-
25
-
Powerhouse Theatre
525
-
-
-
-
320
500
-
Visy Theatre
200
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Rooftop Terrace
100
50
-
-
-
80
150
-
Riverbend Terrace
-
-
-
-
-
30
75
-
Park Mezzanine
40
25
-
-
25
-
40
-
Graffiti Room
20
15
-
-
15
-
25
-
Performance Lawn
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Turbine Platform
20
15
-
-
15
-
25
-
Powerhouse Theatre
525
-
-
-
-
320
500
-
Visy Theatre
200
-
-
-
-
-
-
-