Brisbane Festival at Northshore Brisbane

The sustainable precinct is hosting the world premiere of innovative theatre and dance performance Salamander and family-friendly experience Erth's Shark Dive this September.
Marley Ng
Published on August 31, 2023

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Brisbane Festival is gearing up to be a big one this year, with over 1000 events taking place across the city in September. One of the key venues and major partners of the annual event, for the third year running, is Northshore Brisbane — Queensland's largest urban renewal precinct. The riverfront hub will play host to the world premiere of Salamander and the heart-pumping Erth's Shark Dive.

In Salamander, a brand new dance-theatre spectacle, L Shed at Northshore will be transformed into a flooded, climate-fiction world through a mix of light, sound, movement and design installations. The show features spellbinding choreography by Maxine Doyle and an ensemble of dancers, set to evocative music by Australian composer Rachael Dease and performed amongst sculptures by prominent artist Es Devlin.

Artwork of a woman and two men falling into the water by Damien Bredburg for Salamander show.

Image: Damien Bredburg

For fun with the whole family, innovative puppeteers Erth will be bringing their large-scale creations to Northshore from Sunday, September 17 to Friday, September 29. In Erth's Shark Dive, kids can choose to have a thrilling adventure or an awe-inspiring interaction with their choice of soundtrack.

Two children looking at a shark for the Shark Dive show, as part of Brisbane Festival.

Music-lovers can look forward to Sweet Relief! festival at Maritime Green on Saturday, September 16, and The Australian Voices choir is also putting on a free concert there on Saturday, September 2.

While you're there, be sure to make the most of your time at Northshore with uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River from The River Room cafe, a meal at Gusto Da Gianni or a sunset drink at Byblos Bar and Restaurant. Street food festival Eat Street will be running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with over 70 food and drink vendors, along with live music.

Book tickets for Salamander from $74 at the website. Tickets for Erth's Shark Dive are $29 and are also available to book at the website. For more information and help on getting to the venue. head to the Northshore website.


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