The Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba

8 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

The Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba


Queensland’s oldest-standing theatre is now Brisbane’s newest home for live music and performing arts.

At 133 years old The Princes Theatre reigns as Queensland's oldest standing theatre. The heritage-listed building, which opened in 1888, has over the years housed a picture theatre, a rag merchant, a secondhand dealer, a paper wholesaler, an engineering firm, and most recently, a church.

The reopening of this iconic destination was helmed by The Tivoli owners, brothers Steve Sleswick and Dave Sleswick, alongside prominent Brisbane businessman Steve Wilson.

Following meticulous and faithful restorations, The Princess reopened to the public in 2021 and now boasts a state-of-the-art performance auditorium designed for a standing capacity of 900 and a seated theatre capacity of 500. It also features four bars, a public cafe, private event spaces, a rehearsal room and an outdoor courtyard.

Princess Theatre Website



There is no on-site parking at The Princess. You can find some on-street parking in the surrounding areas but it’s pretty limited. There is a paid, undercover car parking at Princess Parking (not affiliated with The Princess Theatre). The venue recommends catching public transport or getting dropped off.

Public Transport

South Bank Train Station is the closest train station to The Princess and is less than 15 minutes walking distance. The closest busway station is Mater Hill. More information on how to route your trip can be found at

Wheelchair Access

The Princess is fully wheelchair accessibility, with a lift at the front of the building and down to the toilets in the basement. The closest disabled parking is right next door at The Princess Car Park (not affiliated with us).