Popular Piazza regularly packed

South Bank Piazza

The Courier-Mail Piazza has enjoyed a surge in use by community, cultural and sporting groups over the past financial year, with a 35 per cent increase in patronage.

Close to 200,000 people visited the Piazza in the 2014-15 financial year, attending both ticketed and open events and cementing the venue as one of South Bank’s most popular community gathering spaces.

It’s no surprise that major events like Regional Flavours and Brisbane Festival continue to use The Courier-Mail Piazza as a central hub, but repeat bookings from small and medium-scale clients, including Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane State High School and the Bridge to Brisbane Lifestyle Festival, have fuelled the growth in patronage.

2016 will be the 20th consecutive year the Piazza will host the fantastic Buddha Birth Day Festival.

Head of Events and Marketing – South Bank Joanna Jordan said the secret to the Piazza’s popularity was its versatility as an event space.

“Because of its flexible staging and seating configurations, we’ve hosted everything from ticketed seminars with internationally renowned physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to the annual live performance of The Footy Show,” she said.

“It works for music concerts, for product launches, for theatre in the round, and the height span makes it suitable for circus and aerial performances too. We can leave the space open to view from passing visitors, or close it in for ticketed performances.

“The Piazza is also a relaxed space where families can feel comfortable – we often put bean bag lounges out for movie screenings and children’s events, and parents don’t need to be afraid of sticky fingers on plush carpets.”

The Piazza has a seating capacity of more than 2100 fixed seats, with additional floor seating available if required.

It is commonly used for stage productions, concerts, movie screenings, workshops and lifestyle festivals as well as corporate events.

The venue is managed by Brisbane Marketing and promoted in conjunction with our partner, The Courier-Mail.