The Brisbane Cultural Precinct gets magical with the Out of the Box Festival – monsters will be sighted

The end of exams can’t come soon enough. Let’s celebrate – the Out of the Box Festival starts June 25th!

Out of the Box is a biennial festival of theatre, music, circus and art – all for the under 8s. Older children (and adults) love it too, though! Started in 1992, it is a national leader in programming for kids. QUT students and staff have been involved over the years both as participants as well as writing and thinking about this unique festival.

For eight days, the area round QPAC (and the museums and galleries) will be full of colour and energy, art and theatre, music and dance. Some highlights include:

You will need to purchase tickets for some events, but there are many free activities as well. Check the event schedule for the full details.

More on the festival from Brendan Ross, the OOTB director:


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    Rosemary Marson, President Creative Industries Alumni Chapter Reply

    The Out of the Box Festival is indeed a magical event in its focus on seeking to engage children under eights year in live theatre. What many people don’t realise is that QUT Creative Industries Alumni have always had a significant connection with the Festival. The current Artistic Director – Brendan Ross – is a Masters (Drama) graduate of QUT and back in the early 1990s when the Festival started, QUT graduate Susan Richter (Drama) – played a key role in developing the early years of the Festival.

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