Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
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Experience Unique Contemporary Performance in a Boutique Brisbane Theatre


Welcome to the Judith Wright Centre!

We’re home to an exciting blend of cabaret, circus, dance, music and contemporary arts in Brisbane, right in the heart of Fortitude Valley’s creative district.

Named after the celebrated poet, our boutique arts venue has evolved to become affectionately known by artists and audiences as ’the Judy'. We’re the base for internationally-recognised arts companies such as Circa, Expressions Dance Company, Flying Arts Alliance and the Institute of Modern Art, as well as a number of creative industry tenants including Carbon Media. Queensland artists are supported to develop and present works that connect with audiences locally, nationally and internationally through our Fresh Ground program.

We house some of Brisbane theatre’s most intimate spaces, offering a different perspective of live performance and ensuring you will always be close to the action. The Judith Wright Centre’s distinctive facilities include the signature Performance Space which seats up to 300 and our Shopfront with a maximum capacity of 80.

Audiences love that they get to see something unique here - whether it’s unconventional, cutting edge or blending existing genres into unexpected artforms - they have come to equate a night at the Judy with high quality, home-grown entertainment in a relaxed setting.

Our programming is complimented by presentation partnerships with arts organisations and independent artists, tenant activity and venue hire. Located on the fringe of the CBD, the Judy makes an ideal location to host some of the most original events in Brisbane. Our licensed spaces are highly flexible and as well as live performances can cater to everything from creative meetings of minds, film shoots and screenings, workshops and seminars, product launches, trade shows, arts festivals, awards nights, classes and conferences, all with the assistance of our highly professional events team.

With the experience made complete with Arthouse Coffee by day, plus Glass Bar and Mana Bar by night, there is always something to be discovered and something new to try. We look forward to seeing you at the Judy soon! 

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